This script is based on and intended for use with the game World of Synnibarr by Raven McCracken. All game concepts are copyrighted by Raven McCracken and I make no claims to them. I have "house rules" that resulted in changes to some of the tables that were published in the game, so they will be discussed below.
This script is intended to aid game referees in creating a complete list of spells known by a non-player character. To use the script, select information in the control panel fields (in the left-hand frame) and then click on the "Generate" button. A list of known spells, sorted by level, will appear in the right-hand frame, overwriting these instructions. By default, each time you generate a new spell book, it will overwrite any spells already displayed in the right-hand frame. If you wish to generate several spell books and keep them all, click on the "Append" radio button on the bottom of the control panel. Of course, this does NOT save the spell books between sessions - it just keeps adding new characters generated in the current session to the bottom of the right-hand frame. After generating a spell book you can return to these instruction by clicking on the "Read Notes" button, but it will overwrite any current spells in the content frame.
The other fields on the control panel have the following effects:
Name: Name of the NPC.
Format: Choose between a spell list of all spells known by an NPC, or a single spell tome.
Class: Used to select the general competency of the NPC as a practitioner of power. Also, used to specify if the character is a shaman or shadow master, since those classes have special rules for gaining spells.
Power: Category of power wielded by the character. Only Shamans can (and must) use Songs. Shadow Masters automatically use Psionics.
Level: This is the level of the NPC, used to determine how many spells he/she gets.
Quality: This field determines how many additional spells the NPC has gained through purchasing, finding or stealing spells.
Title: This field only applies to spell tomes. If a title isn't specifiied, it is generated through a VERY CRUDE name generator. Please use the generated characters as a starting point to help you come up with a name, and not as the final name... :)
At this time, the method I am using to display the spell books in the second frame doesn't seem to allow the information to be either directly printed or saved. I am still trying to find an alternative way to present the character sheet that will be printable. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know... :) As a temporary work-around, in Internet Explorer 4.0 (the browser I'm currently using), I can right click in the frame and choose the "view source" option. Then I save that source as an html document on my hard disk, open it in a new window, and print from there. Its kind of a pain, but I haven't figured out anything better yet.
Please email me if you find this script useful, or if you have any suggestions, additions or comments about its functions.
|0.9||04/20/98||This is the initial public release of the script.|