Birchbeer wrote:I can work on the layout, that will be easy to fix. Also, I can review a way to export or save the info as text.
Thanks. I should ping Ashtagon and ask her to take a look at this.
She is a real wizz with CSS coding and might be able to help you make something that looks very similar to the official Spelljammer house style.
Birchbeer wrote:My next steps were to implement some more of the World Builders guide - water percentage for earth worlds, and some more descriptive text for the non-earth planets.
Here is a thing. I'm not sure that it would make sense to integrate all of this into a single generator. If you look at what the Donjon generators are doing, they are all focusing on one specific type of content generation. Trying to get that to all link together would make something really complex.
I actually think that if you created a related suite of generators, that all did different parts of the process, and made some sort of way that people can pull the names off of your Random Sphere Generator and put them into other generators, they would be able to get an overview of the sphere with this generator and then generate worlds or moons with other generators.
Birchbeer wrote:I could build a planetary Demographics calculator, though some of my cultures would be different eras so they'd have different numbers to work with. I'd also have to change the main program to list out the various cultures present... not impossible but a bit more work.
Hmm. How about if you keep this thing, as it is, but get celestial bodies to present the viewer with a button that will open an appropriate world/moon generator on a separate browser tab?
Birchbeer wrote:As for the fantasy world generation... that's a bit more graphic than I can do currently. I'd like to do a randomized Phlo map at some point... just something that lays out a new section of the Phlo that's not been found yet.
I realise that sort of thing is tricky, I'm still trying to work out how to create maps for Spelljammer planets myself. What I don't want to do is churn out maps in bulk that can not be edited. That would just force a later person to spend ages creating clones of non-canon maps at higher resolutions.
Mmm. The Phlogiston is a weird thing as most of it has not been mapped. I've been saying for years that I'd quite like to see diagrammatic maps (like the ones used on the London Underground) but there is also Nerik's map out there.
Another sort of map that would be useful...and something that would fit very very will into this
generator that you are working on, would be the sidebar sphere maps, that have circles for the inner planet orbits, arcs for the outer planet orbits and the worlds stuck over the top of the circles and arcs. While I am not convinced it would be good to add in the other sort of generators I was talking about, I think it would make perfect sense to both generate the text for the celestal bodies in a crystal sphere and the sidebar map that goes with it.
I actually think that this Random Sphere Generator would be ideal for GMs who want a basic overview only, and that a collection of add-on tools would be good for people who want to add more detail.
Birchbeer wrote:I should get back to this within 2 weeks... unfortunately need to focus on some other things.
Hopefully some other people will have had a chance to search for bugs or make suggestions by then.