Conan RPG Character Generator
A Rails webapp to create, save, and export characters for the Conan RPG by Mophidius Entertainment
No longer deployed, code held here for posterity.
This project was an excellent learning experience, and provided the foundation for a journey in full-stack development.
Perhaps I'll get back to this, however there is not much incentive here. For everything I learnt, what I learnt most of all are my limits, and that back-end development just doesn't have that je ne sais quoi for me that front-end development does. Ultimately, in hindsight this was an overly-ambitious foray into full-stack web development, especially for my first.
Coming away from this, I'm able to take what went well (designing an intuitive interface to guide uninitiated players through a relatively complex RPG character creation system), and grow from what went poorly (trying swallowing an elephant in one bite by designing a relational database with a complexity to match its domain). This experience provided context for the things I learnt in future database management classes, and planted a seed for future interface design and development. What more could I ask for?
- Create a character and save it to your account
- Maintain an index of characters
- Export a character to a PDF character sheet
- Tooltips for game mechanics
- Update a character sheet values
- Level up a character