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#1 ynnen

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:39 AM

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce an exciting new product available at the iTunes App Store! With the WFRP Toolkit, you’ll always carry a full set of dice for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay in your pocket.

At the core of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay is its innovative dice system, which provides an unparalleled number of story-telling options. With the WFRP Toolkit on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, you can have the convenience of a full set of WFRP dice at your fingertips. Its intuitive design ensures a seamless fit into your WFRP sessions; simply tap the dice you need, then shake your device to roll them!

You can read the entire announcement here.



#2 smythe

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:22 AM

Cross posted from Strike-to-Stun ( http://forum.strike-...p?p=53489#53489 ).

Good lord. It's $2.99 for a dice app!

sigh.

I am a ***** and did buy it however.

Abominably slow to load up (I have an iPhone 3Gs).

You can get rid of the initial FFG Movie by either tapping on it when it shows up, or going into OPTIONS and disabling it.

Does save the dice that you've selected if you close the app down.

You can't actually save a set of dice and use them later .... not sure if that'd be useful or not.

Very pretty. Visually and aurally appealing.

Not intuitive. You have to read the directions. But, it's a quick read and it's simple to operate.

Can't tell if I'd use it or not. We'll have to see.

Again ... $2.99? Really?

 



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Posted 20 May 2010 - 01:37 PM

 I'd pay for an Android app.



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Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:59 PM

I would pay for an official PC Sofware for making my on Action-, Talent- Career Crads etc.


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Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:16 PM

ynnen said:

 

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce an exciting new product available at the iTunes App Store! With the WFRP Toolkit, you’ll always carry a full set of dice for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay in your pocket.

At the core of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay is its innovative dice system, which provides an unparalleled number of story-telling options. With the WFRP Toolkit on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, you can have the convenience of a full set of WFRP dice at your fingertips. Its intuitive design ensures a seamless fit into your WFRP sessions; simply tap the dice you need, then shake your device to roll them!

You can read the entire announcement here.

 

 

 

That's a Great and Gorgeous App on its 1.0 version. Here's, as a faithful warhammer GM who plays every week, my UPDATE GAMER WISHLIST :

  • List all dices on the same screen, without having to slide left or right. We always use all kind of dices, unlike Dicenomicon.
  • Display the check result immediatly on the screen, not in an additionnal a touch window. It will usefully save GM's time.
  • Enable an UNLAUCHED POOL SAVE option we could name. It will usefully save GM's time, like Dicenomicon (ie : beastmen attack, wizard NPC spell, etc...).

Then some technical updates possibilites

  • Start faster since there's no multitask yet.
  • A true iPad+iPhone app.

Thanks.



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Posted 21 May 2010 - 12:38 AM

willmanx said:

  • Enable an UNLAUCHED POOL SAVE option we could name. It will usefully save GM's time, like Dicenomicon (ie : beastmen attack, wizard NPC spell, etc...).

Nice idea.

 



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Posted 21 May 2010 - 01:40 AM

 Only after I had bought the damned thing did I realise that I've no user for it as I really REALLY like rolling the dices. ^_^

An application for cards would be marvelous reference for GMs and players alike. Nice START really. :P


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Posted 21 May 2010 - 04:01 AM

Yeah I said on the news page that I'd be all over an Android version, but after stopping to think about the fact that I've bought 3 expansion packs of dice to add to my core set, I can't imagine spending more money to be able to not use them.



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Posted 23 May 2010 - 03:33 PM

I am really glad to see an iPhone app. I hope that this product generates enough interest to guarantee frequent updates, and more WFRP apps. 

I'd also love to see an Android version for those of us who are iPhoneless.



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Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:58 AM

willmanx said:

ynnen said:

 

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce an exciting new product available at the iTunes App Store! With the WFRP Toolkit, you’ll always carry a full set of dice for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay in your pocket.

At the core of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay is its innovative dice system, which provides an unparalleled number of story-telling options. With the WFRP Toolkit on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, you can have the convenience of a full set of WFRP dice at your fingertips. Its intuitive design ensures a seamless fit into your WFRP sessions; simply tap the dice you need, then shake your device to roll them!

You can read the entire announcement here.

 

 

 

That's a Great and Gorgeous App on its 1.0 version. Here's, as a faithful warhammer GM who plays every week, my UPDATE GAMER WISHLIST :

  • List all dices on the same screen, without having to slide left or right. We always use all kind of dices, unlike Dicenomicon.
  • Display the check result immediatly on the screen, not in an additionnal a touch window. It will usefully save GM's time.
  • Enable an UNLAUCHED POOL SAVE option we could name. It will usefully save GM's time, like Dicenomicon (ie : beastmen attack, wizard NPC spell, etc...).

Then some technical updates possibilites

  • Start faster since there's no multitask yet.
  • A true iPad+iPhone app.

Thanks.

 

Urrgh...

EDIT : Display a REAL check RESULT on the screen, not the total of each success, failure, bane and boons you got. I mean : substract success and failure, substract banes with boons. For now the small online compact roller is way more useful.



#11 Llanwyre

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 10:33 AM

Love it! I'd love to see some meatier NPC/location database stuff eventually, ideally with iPad support!



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Posted 01 June 2010 - 10:23 AM

Llanwyre said:

Love it! I'd love to see some meatier NPC/location database stuff eventually, ideally with iPad support!

 

That would be the exact day that I ordered an iPad.



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Posted 09 June 2010 - 06:50 AM

 Any chance of getting that app on the android market (which btw has more customers than the I-store...)?



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Posted 09 June 2010 - 07:05 AM

doctor-boom said:

 Any chance of getting that app on the android market (which btw has more customers than the I-store...)?

 

That's really interesting! Any numbers to back those figures up? I couldn't find any. The last figure on smartphone market share that I saw were 9% Android to 28% iPhone. Are people just buying more apps for Android?



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Posted 09 June 2010 - 08:50 AM

Well, I for one dig on the iPhone version of the app! I downloaded it a week or two ago and remain amused by it. I enjoy rolling the physical dice too much to give them up, but this will be great for situations when a huge handful of dice would be unwieldy.



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Posted 10 June 2010 - 01:09 AM

Llanwyre said:

That's really interesting! Any numbers to back those figures up? I couldn't find any. The last figure on smartphone market share that I saw were 9% Android to 28% iPhone. Are people just buying more apps for Android?

As far as I know, Android users are buying less apps. I think doctor-boom is confused by the fact that more Android phones than iPhones were sold in North America during the first quarter of 2010. That's only a 3 month period, and just before the release of a new iPhone at that, so it doesn't mean that Android is actually overtaking the iPhone yet (though I'm certain that in the long run it will).

Android is still the smaller market for now. But it's an increasingly interesting one.



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Posted 11 June 2010 - 06:06 AM

 My bad, should have said "growing faster".

.Aka, there's been more android phones sold in q1 2010 than iphones. Not exactly the same thing.



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Posted 07 July 2010 - 10:16 PM

 After using the app for the first time in game last night I'd like to give some feedback

PLEASE make it stop the annoying 'zoom in/zoom out' thing every time you roll the dice.  Worst example of this is when you roll a righteous success on an expertise die.  For a start, it should recognise a righteous success and immediately roll another die for me anyway, but when it doesn't, I have to tap-hold on the screen to zoom out, a new expertise die, tap on that  then roll again.  At which point the app then zooms back in every time.

Just leave me on the 'zoomed out' view all the time, there really is no need to give me that extra couple of centimeters screen view.

Expertise die: I've already said when I roll a righteous success automatically roll me another expertise die but I think it's worth repeating

Total: on the dice summary, please net off the banes/boons and successes/challenges.  I know it's easy subtraction but the computer can do that calculation quicker than I can so make it do so!



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Posted 08 July 2010 - 12:40 AM

Yes, all of these would be very welcome changes!



#20 Munchkin

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 04:21 PM

I like the app and do use it during games - though it sometimes is a pain having to pick the phone up and shake it to get the dice rolled. A simple roll button could speed this up.

 






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