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  1. Yeah, it seems like he cannot post because he is moderated because he has never posted, so I'm not sure how new users escape that cycle. Anyway, if anyone was serious about the OggDude request and would like to follow-up with him, that will have to be done via the SWRPG Discord until such a time where that is sorted.
  2. Does anyone know how to get forum / mod help around these parts? @duffn would really love to be able to reply to these posts, but his replies seem to be permanently stuck awaiting moderation. Until that happens, any feature requests for the site will have to go straight to Nick via the SWRPG Discord Server
  3. When I started SWSheets in the summer of 2015, I never guessed it would see any adoption outside my local EotE group. Today, the site has almost 10K characters and continues to grow – nearly half of the site’s 7500 users joined in 2019. Seeing this community grow and adopt the site has truly meant a great deal to me. However, my career changed in 2017 and left little time for side projects. I’ve continued to pay the monthly bills for the servers, but that’s been the extent of my stewardship. Since 2017, I’ve been waiting in my hut in the desert and looking for the one to bring balance to the force. A New Hope This past November, Nick “@duffn” Duffy started contributing new features to the site at a furious pace. Here’s just some of the highlights of his work: FINALLY allowed Knowledge: Warfare and Lightsaber in all systems (you have no idea how many people asked for this over the years) Added the “Adjustments” column on skills to track your automatic boosts and other modifiers Added ranks to talents New look & feel on the site Added private notes to characters & vehicles A bunch of smaller “quality of life” enhancements that you may not notice Through this work, Nick has proven himself to be a good steward of SWSheets. As such, I’m handing over ownership of the domain and the servers to his care. What This Means For Users Nick pays the bills on the site and is the new benevolent dictator of its future. I will always care about this site and this community, so I’ll continue to have access in case he goes rogue or has questions. What This Doesn't Mean for users The site and all content on it is licensed as CreativeCommons-NonCommercial, so Nick cannot decide to start making money off of SWSheets without launching a brand new site. Likewise, the site is still entirely open source so anyone can contribute. In short, you’re getting a better steward and more new features, but you shouldn’t expect a major change in the site’s direction. Thank You While finding a new owner is the obviously right thing to do, this is still a hard decision for me to make. This community’s adoption, suggestions, and contributions over the years has always meant a lot to me. I hope in a few years’ time that I can get back to making fun roleplaying tools for all of you. I cannot wait to see what @duffn does with the site. Assuming his posts start getting approved by moderators, I'll let him reply below with his thoughts.
  4. Yep! @Duffners has been on fire lately, adding a bunch of new features to the site in response to some of the longstanding feature requests like this one and about allowing Lightsaber and Knowledge: Warfare in all systems. He's got some more great stuff coming down the pipe soon. It's a lifeday miracle!
  5. While I'm not ready to talk publicly about what Plan B is, I came up with one and it is still in the works. Expect some good news over the summer.
  6. Hi, I'm the creator and owner of swsheets.com. While I'm looking to transition the site to someone else, SWSheets isn't going down.
  7. Since it's been awhile, let me make clear that I'm no longer looking for a new maintainer for the site. Instead, I'm working on that "Plan B" mentioned above. Stay tuned.
  8. That's extremely kind. I appreciate the willingness to contribute but I have to politely decline. Even if the site were free to run, I don't have the time to add new features. Donations aren't going to fix that I'm afraid.
  9. Over 2,000 characters have been created on swsheets.com since it launched in May of 2015. When I built it, I just needed a simple tool to help my local group track their heroes. I never expected to see the adoption from the PbP and online community, but it has been thrilling to watch unfold. I love the site and the community around it, but I no longer have the time to show it proper TLC. The time has come for me to find a new owner and caretaker for SWSheets, someone who can take on the expenses of running it and spend more time on new features. Requirements You are capable of adding new features. I will only consider transferring the site to folks who have submitted at least a couple of pull requests. The site is written in Elixir and Javascript, and deployed via Ansible. See it on Github. You are willing to take on the expense of running the site. It’s about $85/year between the domain name and the server fees. If you’re interested, there’s a number of open issues on the SWSheets Github issues page. One you’ve had two pull requests against these issues merged (with at least one not marked as “Beginner Friendly”), I’d be happy to talk about transferring the site, domain, etc. to you. Deadline If I haven’t found anyone by March 31st, 2018, then I’ll figure out a plan B. FAQs Q: Why not take donations instead? A: I don’t have the time to work on the site. Taking donations would require time to integrate with PayPal / etc but would also create an expectation from donors that I would spend further time improving SWSheets. It wouldn’t be fair. Q: Does this mean the site is ending? A: No! I want to avoid that and will figure out something else before that happens.
  10. Thanks for sharing! Always fun to see another open-source SWRPG tool. Hope you're enjoying Ruby on Rails! =)
  11. I just posted an Compact NPC Vehicle Sheet as well. You can find the full info on it at http://rollcasual.com/post/121278404358/tools-you-can-use-compact-npc-vehicle-sheet Feedback is appreciated. It looks like so:
  12. I’m happy to announce that SWSheets.com has officially left Beta. No terribly serious issues were found by the first round of users. The most severe were that I totally forgot about the Medicine skill and that I had an ordering issue with large sets of talents or attacks on a character. I was thrilled to see the enthusiastic reception from folks here on the forums. This was the primary source of bug reports which were *extremely* helpful to me, so thanks a bunch. You can see a few familiar names on the SWSheets Thanks page as a result. =) Over the weekend I’ll be putting together the list of features for the next release (codenamed “Mynock”). This is your last chance to weigh in here or on the SWSheets issues page for what matters most to you. Full announcement with a full changelog and some stats at http://rollcasual.com/post/120740040833/swsheets-out-of-beta. Thanks! SP
  13. Just wanted to let you know this is now fixed. Thanks for the bug report and please let me know if you have any further issues!
  14. I really appreciate you speaking up for AoR and FaD characters. I want to add support for them, but knowing someone actually wants that feature helps me prioritize that work. I've added https://github.com/citizenparker/swsheets/issues/28 as well as https://github.com/citizenparker/swsheets/issues/29 to track those two requests. Ouch, you're right. I added https://github.com/citizenparker/swsheets/issues/30 to track this and will correct it over the weekend. Thanks for reporting it.
  15. Don't feel obliged to use Github. Ultimately I'm thrilled that anyone has feature requests or has found bugs, so I'm beyond happy to discuss it here rather than force you to use a different tool. Those links to the Github project are just to let you track the progress of a specific bug/feature if you are so inclined. Thanks so much, I really appreciate the enthusiasm. I felt a bit like a marathon racer collapsing at the finish line when I announced this, but my spirit has been renewed by the participation of you and others. I'm back at my full strain threshold. =)
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