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Alternative Web SWRPG Dice Roller?

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Folks,

So, I was looking around, and it seems that the Dice Roller at http://game2.com/eote/ is now offline. Instead, you get sent to a Chinese language parked domain page.

Does anyone know of any alternative dice rolling programs that can be used for SWRPG and are available as a web page?

Thanks!

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Does anyone know of one that reads the results out loud? Or presents them as text?

That shouldn’t be too hard to do. You would mostly be taking existing code and ripping out all the graphics-related stuff.

Or, if your screenreader handles alt tags properly, just make sure that the tags are set correctly on the page as output.

What type of program did you have in mind and where would it run?

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Does anyone know of one that reads the results out loud? Or presents them as text?

That shouldn’t be too hard to do. You would mostly be taking existing code and ripping out all the graphics-related stuff.Or, if your screenreader handles alt tags properly, just make sure that the tags are set correctly on the page as output.What type of program did you have in mind and where would it run?
  

This one is excellent, in my opinion: http://rpg-dice-roller.herokuapp.com/star_wars/roll

 

It has the results as pictures and text, both with the whole result and the results after the cancelled dice have been removed.

Preferably on a tablet. That's the issue, really. I want to use text to speech but I can't customize what gets read out loud on my tablet. That is done pretty easily on a PC but putting a PC at the game table is a problem.

The one Kymrel works but gives TOO much info. Definitely better for me than the FFG one as far as dealing with the results goes. If it just gave the final reults, it would be perfect! A step in the right direction, though, so I'm happy :)

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I am slightly confused by the need for text to speech. Is there a particular reason for this?

Officer Zam beat me to it.

Thought that might be it, was just wondering if there was something great about having the dice rolls read out that I was missing!

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I am slightly confused by the need for text to speech. Is there a particular reason for this?

Officer Zam beat me to it.

Thought that might be it, was just wondering if there was something great about having the dice rolls read out that I was missing!

There's definitely some added suspense as I wait for someone else to read my dice for me so there very well could be!

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The one Kymrel works but gives TOO much info. Definitely better for me than the FFG one as far as dealing with the results goes. If it just gave the final reults, it would be perfect! A step in the right direction, though, so I'm happy :)

The code for that one is available at https://bitbucket.org/Cenix/dice_roller and features can be requested through the “issues” page at https://bitbucket.org/Cenix/dice_roller/issues

I’ll file a request with the author to make it more tablet/screen reader friendly, and see if maybe there is some code I can contribute that will help in this area. It would be helpful to know exactly what tablet environment you’re using and what features are turned on, so that we could simulate that for ourselves and test out the code.

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Okay, Issue #2 has been filed on that code at https://bitbucket.org/Cenix/dice_roller/issues/2/make-app-more-friendly-for-visually and we will see what the author says. If they are amenable, then I’ll be happy to take a look through the codebase and see if there is anything I can do to help.

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