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posted Oct 22, 2012 20:05:30 by OliverBernuetz
Hi there,

Has anyone looked at setting up a RQ6 version of Hero Labs? There's already a Call of Cthulhu version so it shouldn't be too difficult (he said realizing it'd probably be a hell of a lot of work). Just curious as it'd be a great tool.

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lawrence.whitaker said Oct 28, 2012 18:05:00
No, we haven't looked into it. We're certainly interested in this kind of electronic support, but it will take development time and money which, right now, we don't have (time being far more acute than the money).
OliverBernuetz said Oct 29, 2012 02:29:31
I've been reading the wiki about how to use the authoring kit but I'm not sure I have the skill sets to handle something like this. I'll do some more reading and try and figure out if it's something I could do for you.
registrations said Oct 29, 2012 08:31:14
I find having a ton of cash means you can buy someone else's time...if you crowd fund it, I bet there are enough supporters on here to chuck a heap of cash at it??

Certainly lots of people to pimp a Kickstarter for it??

DarrelRossouw said Nov 09, 2012 10:44:41
I'd love to see this happen! Maybe a Kickstarter project is the way to go?
OliverBernuetz said Nov 09, 2012 14:18:11
I don't know that a Kickstarter thing is necessary. I don't have any experience with software programming but it looks more like a time issue to me. I think (cue derisive laughter) that I could maybe do it given the time. The documentation they have for the authoring kit is daunting in its depth AND Call of Cthulhu's already done. I know it's not exactly the same but there are still a lot of similarities between RQ and CofC. If we did a Kickstarter thing you'd have to have a project manager which might complicate matters even. It's pretty obvious I have no background in this BUT I do have the mindset necessary to go through and try and set it up.

I'm just not sure a Kickstarter campaign is necessary.

sdavies2720 said Nov 09, 2012 14:19:17
Kickstarter has now opened in the U.K.. Just saying! I'd support this.

I'd also support a hardcover printing kickstarter.
parker_seand said Nov 21, 2012 02:10:14
Please say no to Hero Lab... They are the worst... Charging extra for every book in the line is just horrid... $150 plus for the entire Pathfinder line... Just... no...

Not only that, but their billing has been compromised at least twice that I haven been personally victimized by... I use a separate checking acct for all online transactions. The first time was when I bought Army Builder, and I started finding charges on the account in Russia... I had to cancel the card ang get a new one... Once was forgivable... so when Hero Lab came out for Mutants and Masterminds I got it then too (before I realized they were gonna charge more for Ultimate Power and Masterminds Manual)... I had not used that new card anywhere else but with Wolfs Lair... And sure enough... Someone tried to rent a car in Wales...
Armak said Nov 24, 2012 19:14:19
herolab not really interesting for me or my gaming group either. Would rather you spend the time toget glorantha add on rules to RQ6 in place
PhilHibbs said Dec 04, 2012 12:06:17
One thing to bear in mind when looking at the cost of Hero Lab is that it is a very small niche market and so they have to charge fairly high amounts. An iPhone app can sell 250,000 copies for $0.99 and make a ton of money. An RPG character generator might sell a few hundred copies and so would have to be priced at $50 in order to pay a single meagre salary for a year. If they are "the worst", then that is only because they are "the only".
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