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Is there any interest in an 'offline' deck builder?

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Gamer257

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Hi everyone! First off, I just want to say that the Thrones community is awesome...just like the card game! I never had the pleasure of playing 1.0, but I am in love with 2.0!

I'm a software engineer by trade and I occasionally do little side coding projects for myself. Currently, the community has two EXCEPTIONAL deck builders out there....Thrones.DB and CardGameDB's deck builder. These are great, but I needed/wanted a deck builder I could use "offline" as i don't always have access to an internet connection and I just wanted to code something using the Lazarus IDE :).  So I built my own personal AGoT Deckbuilder that allows me to construct decks on my PC or Surface offline and then either export the decks as an Octgn file which I can play online or a text file which I can print if I want as a deck list for a local tourney.

*I* wanted an offline version of a deck builder, but I don't know if there is any other interest in the community for such a piece of software?  If there is, I could use a few Beta testers to check my work and ferret out any bugs that I may have missed in my first version of the software.  I still have a few features I want to add to it, but it is mostly done now.

Also, if there is interest, does anyone have any good suggestions as to a delivery method that would be good to use to get it out to people? I've never done anything like this for a community before so I'm a bit new on the delivery side of things.

Why am I even bothering? Simple. When you create something, you want to share it! And I just want to give a little something back to this awesome community that surrounds this game.

 

And if you've read this far and are curious about the software, it's not your traditional DB app as it doesn't use any RDBMS to work.  I've designed it to use simple flat files (aka. *txt files).  It's pretty quick.  Anyway, if you're interested in giving it a go, let me know and we can work something out.

 

Thanks,

Crazymoo (aka. Gamer257)


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SerBronn

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I actually would use it, as I am offline moste weekday evenings atm.



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Okay, SerBronn, I've uploaded the Zip file onto my Google Drive.  PM me an email address for yourself and I'll see if I can share it with you so you can download it.

 

If anyone knows of a better way or place for me to host this file, I'd be much obliged for any advice you can give!  Thanks!



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I would give it a try but I only have an iPhone. If you have or do branch into doing an iPhone app that needs testing I'd be glad to help you out.

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If anyone knows of a better way or place for me to host this file, I'd be much obliged for any advice you can give!  Thanks!

 

google drive is fine, but it'd be more convenient if you set the settings so that anyone with the link can view it. right click the folder, choose "view link" then "sharing settings"



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Okay, let's give it a go:

https://drive.google...MDA&usp=sharing

 

And let me know about any bugs you may uncover if you choose to use it.  I've written a brief ReadMe.txt that explains it a bit after you unzip the file.



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just as an fyi these projects have existed several times in the past and every time ffg has put a cease and desist to it. not sure why, just figured id pass along the info before too much more work went into it.



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Oh, okay.....wasn't trying to hurt their business.  If anything, I'm trying to promote their great game.  No biggie i guess.  Worst-case scenario I keep it for myself since I built it for myself in the first place. 

 

Pipes moderates here, right?  I guess I can wait to hear from him?



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If you want to know for sure whether or not you should continue work, instead of waiting for Pipes I would email legal@fantasyflightgames.com.

 

I highly doubt he would be able to speak to FFG's position on community-made software, but you should be able to get a definitive answer from their legal department.  Don't be surprised if a response takes a week or two, though.  Pretty standard for legal departments of big companies for inquiries like this.



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Well, okay.  I'll take it down off of my google drive and write them a letter.  Thanks for the input guys!



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Keep us updated on the response from FFG. Would have been really into trying this app out.


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Will do.


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Well, it's been 3 weeks and I've heard nothing back.... sooooooo

 

http://www.cardgamed...t-deck-builder/







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