November 2013

Shadowrun combat manager

I have released an app on google play for shadowrun 4th and 5th edition which handles the, at times, very complex initiative round for gamemasters. I hope it will help others as it is helping me manage the endless lists of combatens who are constantly changing positions in the list due to modifiers added during combat.

The app will also be released on ios as soon as i have ironed out all the bugs which may exist.

I have build the app using phonegap and jquery mobile, which has been a very fustrating process due to a number of challenges with the integration to the os. But it allows be to have one code base while publishing for multiple platforms.

the app can be downloaded here

It should be quite strait forward to use, but changing the version is done by clicking the menu button and selecting settings. Some users had difficulties finding this so I thought i would mention it.

My current development road map is:

  1. Save list between uses
  2. Use number fields for initiative and phases
  3. Combat actions - effect on initiative
  4. Profiles
  5. Like the suggestion for matrix/magic have to see what I can do here.

So far I am on version 1.4, with most bugs fixed and 2 items on my road map done. Next up is combat actions for fifth edition.