TaleSpire Dev Log 348

Heya folks,


Work on AOE[0] feature has been going well. In fact, if all goes to plan, we should have a Beta in your hands by the weekend.

The goal for the Beta is to test the basic functionality. What we have is as follows:

  • While using a ruler, a GM can press a key[1] to turn that ruler into an AOE
  • Players and GMs can use the Tab key to view the names of the AOEs
  • GMs can right-click on the handles of an AOE or bring up a menu that lets them delete or edit the AOE
  • AOEs are saved in boards.
  • They are also included in published boards.

For now, the visuals of the AOE are exactly the same as the rulers. This will probably change before the feature leaves Beta.

Yesterday was spent making a fast way to place and update the names above the AOEs. The result is a slightly generalized version of the code I use for bookmarks and creatures. Now that I have this, I’d like to go back and try replacing the creature and bookmark implementation with this new version, but that’s a task for another day.

As you can see, the names in the above videos are just dummy values. Today I’ll be adding the code for setting and changing names. I expect that to be a quick job so getting the Beta out by Saturday seems feasible.

I guess we’ll know soon enough!

Until next time,
Peace.

Disclaimer: This DevLog is from the perspective of one developer. It doesn’t reflect everything going on with the team

[0] AOE = area of effect

[1] The keybinding is configurable in settings



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Tolkraft
Tolkraft
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Nice job!
Any chance to have a set of colors to choose from, in order to differentiate different AoE?
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Baggers
Baggers
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It's a feature we'd like to add, but probably after we get it out of beta
Alwaysstrugglinggob
Great job! This is something we have been missing for a while. I do like the ability to move it, for self-centered AoEs such Spirit Guardians and Darkness. This is great. 
SirDJ
SirDJ
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Awesome!
Will this carry across sessions, or even save in the text string for a board?
Gazza
Gazza
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Yes, it will persist on the board after you exit.

It will be in published boards. Slabs aren't explicitly mentioned, but I don't think they'll have it.
Baldrax
Baldrax
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Nice work, this will help a lot!
In the future I'd love to also see cylinders and classic square/cube based AOE's, which would be more compatible with popular rules systems, perhaps customizable.
But this is awesome progress and we'll put it to use immediately when it is released.
MCFBarbosaMcfera
MCFBarbosaMcfera
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Nice tool!! It will help a lot!! Today for wall of fire I need to put some props on table.. and its not so good...