ACKS App

A thread for feedback on the new ACKS App!

A short summary of the current state of the project:

Link: https://acks-encounter.firebaseapp.com/

 

ToDo list:

  • Autarch branding and visual improvements
  • Users can enter their own CSV and use them as random encounter table. (Example: Dungeon Encounters)
  • More detailed magic items (e.g Intelligent Swords...)
  • Improve NPC equipment handling.
  • Random Army generator
  • Random City generator
  • Random Domain generator
  • Treasure map generator
  • Weather generator
  • Lair generation for a specific selected monster
  • Exporting encounters as text
  • Monster XP calculator
  • Magic item creation and spell research page
  • Add monster parts as loot on the encounters
  • Link spells with the spell description
  • Settings page to enable various Axiom or HFH rules
  • Improve NPC formatting
  • Make NPC activity context sensitive
  • HP and Initiative counter on Monsteror Encounter page
  • Improve Monster formatting
  • Improve NPC Party formatting
  • Improve Encounter formatting
  • Calculate saves for monsters
  • Popup dice roller

 

Release 1.1.0:
 
Besides lots of lots of things that changed in the background due to a framework upgrade there are some visible improvements:
* better navigation out of the SRD
* Previously created encounters can now be viewed on the "Stored Encounters & NPCs" page
 
Known Bugs:
* NPC groups generated on the "Random Adventuring Party" page are curently not saved correctly and cannot be viewded on the new "Stored Encounters & NPCs" page
* One level deep on the Wilderness and Dungeon Encounter screens, the list is showing as selectable/editable text, instead of buttons

Release 1.1.1

Features:

* Add character traits to all generated NPCs

* Add current monster activity to all encounters

 

Fixed bugs:

* Rare bug with a certain Tirenean Name

* NPC parties generated via "Random Adventuring Party" will now be saved correctly

* Encounter sceens now correctly use buttons insted of editable text.

 

Known Bugs:

* SRD doesnt display correctly in Firefox and nothing is display at all in Edge or IE 11+ 

* A Level 99 testing NPC is visible in the treasure generator

* The "Mortal Wounds" and "Tampering with Mortality" tables are not displayed correctly in the SRD 

I have been using this app since I saw it on my Patreon ACKS subscibtion. I think it is great and I love it. Fantastic.

Great to see that there is an entire list of improvements in line. In particular I look forward to this:

  • Link spells with the spell description
  • Settings page to enable various Axiom or HFH rules
  • Improve NPC formatting

When the app presents its NPC, PC, Parties and monsters, it would have been nice to see them compressed (like they are compessed in the Lairs and encounter book). On the phone you just want to quite quicly get the picture without having to scroll to much.

The app is a great product as it is and I use the web link on my PC and on my phone. 

Glad you like it!

NPC formatting changes are already implemented and will go live in a few days and I added the other formatting changes to my ToDo list. The settings page will have to wait till after the official release but now that I had to change the SRD already adding more anchor tags shouldnt be too difficult. Will have to see if I want to squeeze that one in.

 

Release 1.1.2

Features:

* Henchmen generator: Select the market class and see who arrives in the next 3 weeks. A minimum level for the henchmen can also be selected.

* New NPC formatting to more closely look like the stat blocks found in adventure modules 

* NPC Weapon damage and to hit values are now calculated depending on equipment. It does not consider dual wield, magic items or proficiencies at the moment though.

* NPC now have a random former occupation

 

Fixed bugs:

* The "Mortal Wounds" and "Tampering with Mortality" tables are not displayed correctly in the SRD 

* A Level 99 testing NPC is visible in the treasure generator

 

Known Bugs:

* SRD doesnt display correctly in Firefox and nothing is display at all in Edge or IE 11+ 

* NPC group alignment only displays "L", "N" or "C"

* Sometimes the Henchmen Generator doesnt generate henchmen. Probably performance related as it takes long to create dozens of NPCs.

Release 1.1.3

Features:

* Random NPCs can now be generated with a specific ethnicity

 

Fixed bugs:

* Fixed NPCs that are generated with 0 or less hitpoins.

 

Known Bugs:

* SRD doesnt display correctly in Firefox and nothing is display at all in Edge or IE 11+ 

* NPC group alignment only displays "L", "N" or "C"

* Sometimes the Henchmen Generator doesnt generate henchmen. Probably performance related as it takes long to create dozens of NPCs.

Release 1.1.4

Features:

* NPCs will now be formatted with similar stat blocks as the ones in the books

* New searchable "Monster List" that lists all monsters and can be used to generate specific encounters and lairs. 

* Encounters will display a short stat block under the button that leads to the full monster entry

 

Fixed bugs:

* Buttons in the lair generator are now actual buttons

* remove "Level 99" testing NPC from the treasure page

* Owls will no longer harass adventurers in the wilderness

 

 

Known Bugs:

* SRD doesnt display correctly in Firefox and nothing is display at all in Edge or IE 11+ 

* NPC group alignment only displays "L", "N" or "C"

* Sometimes the Henchmen Generator doesnt generate henchmen. Probably performance related as it takes long to create dozens of NPCs.

* Platinum pieces are worth 10 gold instead of 5

Treasure generation on random encounters doesnt work

Release 1.1.5

 

Fixed bugs:

* Treasure generation on random encounters doesnt work

* Platinum pieces are worth 10 gold instead of 5

* The "Sword, Weapon or Armor" treasure chances will now be calculated correctly instead of handing out all 3

* Black Puddings are no longer "Pudding, Black"

* Generating Encounters on the Monster List page no longer generates lairs by chance

 

 

Known Bugs:

* SRD doesnt display correctly in Firefox and nothing is display at all in Edge or IE 11+ 

* NPC group alignment only displays "L", "N" or "C"