An interactive character sheet for "Shadows of Brimstone" written in React.
Looking at the view counter on Neocities, it looks like more than a few people have found this site by chance/randomly. I figured it was time to write a post about what this thing is, how/why I'm making it, what to do if there are problems with it, and what my future plans are for it.
HOWEVER: If you just want to jump to your character sheet, you can do so by clicking "Character sheet" in the top nav.
This site was built to be used with the board game Shadows of Brimstone.
Excellent question! Here are couple of reasons:
Negative. I wanted this thing to be as self contained as possible, so all data is stored directly on whatever machine you are accessing it from. It uses something called "LocalStorage". Other websites use that space to save your preferences, username, address, etc. I use it to store your character information. This also means that if you "clear your cache" on your web brower, you'll also lose your character sheet.
Because of how React works, if you make a change, and can see that change on the screen, it's already been saved. Everything is automatically saved due to the underlaying structure of the application.
UPDATE: When editing items, you WILL see a save button. This is to prevent someone from accidently losing a bunch of work entering an item
Currently, I'm only testing against the latest versions of Chrome on Windows and iOS. There are a LOT of different browser combinations out there, and since this is jsut a side project of mine, I can't take the extra time needed to test them all. That being said, if you ARE using Chrome and there is still a problem, you might have some bad data saved in your character sheet. You can try clearing it here:
Currently this site is very much alpha (not even all functionailty has been created, much less tested). Hopefully in the next week or so I'll be able to get the last major pieces in place:
What I WON'T be doing is adding a database of cards, character base stats, or character ability upgrades. That stuff is all FlyingFrog property.
Yep! A special thanks to Klutz over at BoardGameGeek for all of their work making awesome character sheet images for this game!
Also: Friends don't let friends play as the Drifter. Ever.