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#1 Amphiprion

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:10 AM

Hello,

I will begin to develop a version of the descent Assistant application.

 

FFG: What is the restrictions to avoid the suspension of my application (like for Mansion of Madness)

 - i know to not reuse real images or scan

 - what else ?

 

Players: What is your needs for this new application version, and for those who used the V1 application, what was missing for you

 

Thank you.



#2 Robin

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:16 AM

I presently use the Descent dice Android application.

I don't feel an urge to have more than it,

 

However, what could be nice, would be a way to record the state of a current campaign (heroes, gear, gold, XPs, quests won, etc.) to help setting the next quest (or encounter, if we had to interrupt play in the middle of a quest) up.

 

If it could hold on a smartphone - and not only on a tablet or laptop - all the best (but this would perhaps be asking too much ).  :rolleyes:


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#3 Amphiprion

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:18 AM

It will be on phone and tablet



#4 Amphiprion

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:29 AM

Hello,

If you are interrested you can test the beta, before the public realease to GooglePlay

 

To do that, become member of the following community:
https://plus.google....263260959558700

Then go here:
https://play.google....centv2assistant

 

Thank you

 

PS: the images show the french version, but the application is French/English

 

descentv2-1.pngdescentv2-5.png



#5 Kunzite

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:50 AM

Is this available for iPhone? I am be very interested in beta testing for it!

 

Like Robin, I think I would love a paperless way of keep track of the basic needs of a campaign record keeping. EXP for both heroes and OL, gold for heroes, quests and who won them . Maybe a list of OL cards and the ability to add cards in as the OL gains them. It would help with planing for me, but I know that might be pushing it for an app.

 

All of this information would be great for records on FFG research team. We could really see how balanced the game is from there >D!

 

A place for notes would be awesome as well. As the OL, I track how many search tokens are reveled in each quest along with how many times each side misses (the heroes often feel they miss more then the OL. They just seem to attack more and their turns are longer. Though sometimes the dice lean to one side over another, I find the number is often really close to equal. The test has been enlightening). Highlights would be nice to keep record of as well, but I end up drawing those anyhow. I am sure this would be helpful so that different people could keep record of what they want.


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#6 Amphiprion

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:24 PM

No iPhone for now. May be later, but it is not sure as the iOS development is not as nice as coding in Java.

 

My next feature will be the campagne, track, then after that i will release the App to public, see feedback and then add many more features if needed or requested.

 

The current version allow to:

- look all monsters (filter by Trait)

- look all heros (filter by Archetype)

- look all Lieutenant

- Create Game session

     - add monster/lieutenant/hero to a game session

     - add notes and photos to heroes

     - add/remove Health/Stamina/Condition to monster/lieutenant/hero


Edited by Amphiprion, 21 August 2013 - 12:26 PM.


#7 Kunzite

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:50 AM

That sounds awesome. When it moves to iphone, please updates us. I know I can put that to hard core use. Thank you! We needed something like this!


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#8 rugal

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:35 AM

personnaly, i need an assistant for pc

 

i've got no Iphone nor android, and nothing that looks like the same



#9 Kunzite

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:10 AM

Having it for the PC isn't a half bad idea. One could, presumably, put it directly onto the PC if they don't have a smart phone. Those with iPhones could then punch it in via web browser.


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#10 Amphiprion

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:24 AM

Descent V2 Assistant V1.1.4 

 

I think i will sent the application to public (release) very soon.

 

v1.1.4
   - Add campain managment
      - Xp, photos et notes of the overlord
      - Management of Quests (name, winner, photos, note)
   - add XP and Gold management to Heroes


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#11 MrRoza

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:50 PM

Sadly I don't have an Android device, so I am hoping for a Iphone/Ipad based version of this as well.

But mostly I just wanted to say that I think this is an incredible effort and a really amazing job on designing this, Amphiprion. 

So keep up the great work! And I'll keep dreaming about that iphone app ;).


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#12 Amphiprion

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:52 AM

V1.1.8
 - image loading optimization
 - Add all heros of Convertion Kit
 - fix few bugs



#13 Amphiprion

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:16 AM

v1.2.0
- conversion kit fully added (english and french)



#14 Amphiprion

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 06:22 AM

Descent: Second Edition Assistant is available for everyone on the Android Market

https://play.google....centv2assistant



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:24 AM

How about having audio files of the quests flavor texts read by someone with an epic voice? My friends always make fun of me for acting out the voices. 



#16 Kunzite

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:19 PM

How about having audio files of the quests flavor texts read by someone with an epic voice? My friends always make fun of me for acting out the voices. 

 

Aww! that's sad! I picked out the guy that does the voices the best, and most of them are silly. He makes it fun!


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#17 Slidr

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:37 PM

Just downloaded it, i`m very excited...although there is still some work to do.

Maybe you could add pictures of painted Miniatures. If that is legal.

 

Keep up the good work!


Edited by Slidr, 04 September 2013 - 01:44 PM.


#18 Amphiprion

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:28 AM

Good news, i will remove the App before Monday 16th September.

 

1) FFG do not respond to my question about what accepted in this thread

2) The is several WIKI about Descent with all card scan and FFG seams ok with that (me i have made the effort to use no official images)

3) As soon as my application is published, il receive a mail from FFG to command me to remove the App before 16th september.

 

I find their way to behave very awfull... And finely that tell me that they appreciate the work of fans ! You're kidding!!!!



#19 centralx

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:37 AM

Did you get a letter to cease and desist? Maybe they are working on one they are going to charge for. 



#20 Amphiprion

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 02:02 PM

They blocked my Mansion of Madness assistant several month ago, and there is no FFG application incoming. I think they block our work only for copyright purpose, without looking the benefit for their games to have fan made assistants.






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