I was looking for a fun project with some technical complexity to it, that I couldn't get anywhere else and would actually use.
I play Dungeons and Dragons maybe 18 times in a year. My character's abilities shifts from time to time to keep up with current D&D rules. I don't play often enough that rule changes really sink in, and I tend to forget a bunch of what my character can do. Also with weeks or months between game sessions I do not always track the state I left my character sheet effectively. What is my character's health? What powers have I used up? Am I poisoned or cursed or do I have a protection spell cast on me?
There are some software tools to help create and level up a D&D character, but not much in the way of this kind of tracking type tool.
- Create something that will make my characters abilities easier to see at a glance
- Create something that will let me track my character's health (hit points) and what powers are available from game to game.
- I anticipate that I will use this pretty exclusively on my mobile phone, but it should look readable on larger devices as well.
Character Tracker Demo
Character Tracker Source in BitBucket