So, maintenance is over.
Facebook integration should be up and working. Small performance boost. But sorry, no new features.Read More
It's been a long time since I did the Stroll
So, times fly and features get postponed.
Some of you might remember that me and my GF moved in together this summer and that I really didn't have the time and energy to give the site it's full attention.
Well, let's just say I don't really need any more donations for flowers any more...
I've moved to my own place again and I actually switched jobs. These two things kinda take all the focus...
My GF thinks I drink to much beer, which is not true. I can still see my feet!
She's happy about the flowers though, so, thank you ;)
Any way, I haven't really had the time to build new features this summer. We've moved togheter and it took much time and effort to get things goings so I decided to get a more powerfull server for the page. I hope this will increase the performance and lower the loadtime for the pages for...Read More
It took a couple minutes more to get the print/generate spell cards to work again. I see a huge difference in performance and I hope you do too.
Let me know if there's any function that stoped working after the update.
With this done, I can now start to map out the new version of the site.. custom spells...
I've been testing the site with a different setup and I'm very pleased with the results. The /spell and /spells_light will load waaaay faster.
Im planing to start at:
I'll keep you posted with any changes.Read More
I still in the middle of moving. This means no Internet, no RPG no computers.. I don't even know when the Internet will be installed (the horror !!!!).
I'll need to make this a bit shorter than I first intended. But I'm glad that so many of you participated in this competition and I feel like more will come. I've gotten some nice feedback from a couple of users and it's always nice to get a PM or mail from...
To be able to win you have to Like and / or Share the post on Facebook.
The competition will continue until we reach 10 000 users.
The winner will be drawn rand...
34% of you wants a whole new page with only the custom spells.
37 % of you wants a whole new page that includes the original spells as well.
25% of you wants the keep the old page but include custom spells with a filter-function.
I'm still brainstorming with myself here. But It's nice with feedback and you seem to like my surveys so let's boot up another one.
65% wants to include custom spells as a feature.
45% of them want to separate them from the original page and 55% want to include them (but with a easy filter)
Some of you have left some good comments, keep 'em coming..
The ability to select what classes can use the spells is of course something that we need.
My thoughts so far:
- Be able to create your own spells. If you want, you can save them in a colle...
I get this question A LOT. Will this page support it, does it support it, where can I add my own spells and so on.
Add custom spells ? Merge them with the others? Create a separate page for these spells all together.
Open up for other games? Or try to make a template so we know that the spells "works" for D&D ?
Feels like a huge project either way.
So, help me out. Answer a few questions on the survey or send me messa...Read More
You no longer see how many cantrips that are prepared in a spellbook.
You do how ever see the number of added cantrips in a spellbook and number of spells + prepared. Much easier and better overview when creating a new character. Especially when you start at a higher level than of level 1.
I hope you like it !Read More
I was hoping to get the sorting order of the spells (cantrip -> 9) worked out before this weekend. But unfortunate I haven't had the time nor thought of a good way to fix it.
Just to make it a bit more easier on you I have gone back to call Cantrips "level 0" on some of the spell-pages. This will help you when you want to brows the spells by level.
Yeah, that's right. You are now able to generate PDFs / spell cards while using IE / Edge. My access to a windows-based computer is restricted so there haven't been much testing. I tried it in IE11 and Edge and it worked So I hope I can leave it there!
Let me know if it doesn't work for you.
But it would be nice if you include a Windows-version and IE / Edge -version for debugging.
There was some problem with resetting the filters under the Class-spell-pages. Thanks to a user and a awesome step-by-step guide I was able to quickly re-create the problem and fix it.
I took a look on the Class-exclusive-pages and fixed the sorting-lists aswell.
Thank you John.Read More
This time they wanted to be able to see just how many spells they have prepared in a spellbook. Kind of hard to keep count while playing and when you have imported all the spells from a class.
I decided to separete the number of prepared spells by cantrips and lvl 1 spells and higer.
Im still testing this, and you can see the number of active spells obove the Spellbook-icon or below the name of the spellbook.
The icons that does not update when your are adding or removing a spell from the spell-beta (light) page have been bugging me for a while now and it's time to fix it.
I dont know how many of you use it, but it quite nice not to have to reload the page every time you add or remove a single spell from the active spellbook when browsing around. The buttons work, but the state +/- does n...Read More
This week to celebrate 8000 users I ran a little donation campaign to let users get rid of the ads for a lower price. Also the plan was to match the sum of a donation and give it to the Save the Children foundation. We did hit the 8 000 mark which for me, is a huge step. But..
It didn't go exactly as planned and we didn't get that many donations this weekend...Read More
To celebrate 8k members I'll double up on the donation. It only takes $5 to disable the ads. Of Course you can donate other sums as well.
For every dollar donated I will match the sum and donate to the Save the Children foundation.
I know that many of the active users here are teenagers and perhaps not every one have something to give. Or perhaps donates on their own to othe...
We are only about hundred new accounts away to hit 8 000 users!
10 months ago I wrote the article; 100 and counting (100 accounts) and look at this now. I couldn't imagine that this page would grow like this.
Thank you for all the kind words I've gotten over these past months. Not only about the new design but for the core features on this page.
To celib...Read More
The default size of the spell cards have been A4 (a European but non-North American standard). There's not much in difference between the A4 and US Letter so I decided to go with the latter. I've tried a couple of prints and I can't see any difference between spell card in Letter and A4.
If there are some users who would like the A4 back, let me know and I'll add a radio button where you can select the size of paper. But try it out first.
I've gotten some emails from users with the request of only show the spell from "that" class. But, I haven't really seen a use for it when you so easily can use the filters. But I decided to go ahead with it any way.
Under the menu Class you will find the "class exclusive" spells and under the menu Spells you will find a subpages with classes which have "class available" spells. I hope some of you will find it useful.
But I decrease the loading time of some of the pages with a second. Doesn't sound like much for some, but in the long run it will make a difference.
I'll soon force the visitors to use https over normal http, this too will help with the page load. I'll leave this release for 12-24 hours and monitor the perfomance before I do something else.
I don't know if you like stats or not, but here it is. Well, some kind of beginning at least.
I've gotten some PMs from users that feel that the scroll was a bit strange. And I agree, the smooth-thingy didn't work out and had to go.
Im still tweaking and the page might feel a bit slow at times. Files will be compressed and the respons should get better.
- You can find the stats here
So, almost two days have passed and things are going.. ok.. A little bug here, a typo there. Bear with me for a couple of days. Some optimization needs to be done as well.
A couple of people have approached me about the new layout. Asking if there is a chance that they can change the background color to some thing more dark. And yes.
If you have an account you can navigate to User Profile --> Layout and choose from six color schemes and if you want it on light or dark background....
Trying different ways of interacting with the navigation. In this image the spellbooks has it's own navigation that follows you around throughout the pages.
Wednesdays looks like it have the lowest number of visitors of the week... so perhaps we should go for it?Read More
I noticed that some mails for the password-reset didn't get delivered to the users so Im trying out another solution. I hope this will work out for you.
You are now able to:
1. Register a new account using Facebook.
2. Login with facebook if the email address is the same as on D&D-spells
3. Connect your D&D-spells-account with a Facebook account for easy login. Take a look under User Profile.
The new Spells-page included a little bug for the navigation.
When new users created a spellbook or when none was active, the navigation got a bit scared and ran away.. This made all the books sympathise with the navigation and dedicated to roll a natural twenty on a hide-roll.
Im sorry to say I don't have the time to fix the issue right now, but the books are back in the game (or naviga...
On the spell-index-page "Spells Light" i added some icons so it's easier to see that you can expand the rows to see the spells description. You can click on the right side of the name all the way past the Level column.
You are now able to add and remove spells from the list to the active spellbook. But right graphics will not at this moment change. So the button will still be green or red until you reload the page. The buttons will not update when activate another spellbook from the na...
So I'm working on a new version of the spell page. Mostly to be able to add spells to an active spellbook without a page-reload. But I didn't really like the bloated information on the old version (that some of you really like).
On the new page you are able (at this moment) sort by name or level, search by name or description. Add selected spells to a book or generate a PDF with spell cards.
You will find the page in the Read More
Mistakes were made...
In the last update it snuck up a bug that doesnt allow the users to select multiple spells and use the button "Add selected to active spellbook".
You can still add them from the spell-page or use the buttons on the right on the spell-index-page.
I'll try to sort this out momentarily
This means that you can filter, click on a spell to read more about it and then return to the spell-index and last list is still active. The list will persist even if you close the browser.With some browsers the links for the active filters will disappear. So I added a button called "Reset your filter". Use this to get a full list of spells.
If you visit the spell-page or a certain spell that is included in your current book and switch to a new one, the add / remove button for that spell will not change / updated to inflict the changes (perhaps in the future). But of course the spell...Read More
Been beta-testing the new way to activate the books for a while now. But when I release the function to the public the navigation got a bit messy. There are duplicate names rendered for the books until activate a new one. But after a page-reload its a bit messy again.
Im sorry to say that Im all out of time today and I have to leave it like this for a while (24 hours). But you can get a feel for it.
+ Added a minimize button for spellist under t...
So, I've been flying around in the world the last week. Unfortunately i picked up a bad cold and my constitution modifier was a bit low.. so.. you know.. sinusitis.
But now Im getting better and is slowly starting to code again.
I've been trying out a way to switch between active spellbooks directly from the navigation and Im happy with the results, so this will go live on the next release.
I think I have found the bug that made the star-icon for the...
So I decided to give the members an option to get rid of the ads. I got a couple of questions about this over the last couple of weeks.
So, when you buy me a beer (donate up to the sum of $10) the ads will be removed when you are logged in.
I have to manually add the users who have donated, and if you use another email address when you donate just give send me a mail with what address you used and Ill add it to your account.
If you have donated under the sum...
- Is the new navigation better? worse?
- Is it easier to go to a specific spell when you view a book? (it should be on smaller devices)
- A better view for users with higher resolution.
- New section with stats.
- And probably some more
+ Be able to activate another spellbook from the navigation.
+ New look for the spell-page. Easier to add / remove spells and a better overview of that...
A updated navigation is on the way. It makes it easier to select which spellbook is active and the spellbook-page is getting a new look to make it easier to view from smaller devices.
I'm rewriting the spell-page to be able to expand more information about the spell without the need to open it up in another tab. You should also be able to add a spell to the active spellbook without the need of a page-reload.
The number of reported bugs is down to zero (I hope that you just blindly accept an error) and I dont get many new requests for new features. I feel like the site works "ok" and I can move on. The site will need a new look and some features might be rewritten and optimized.
The rate of new registered users have lowered a bit and about hundred new users is created ever other day (I still think it's freakin' awesome number).
I get some donati...
In the class-exclusive list of spells I had to remove the feature to be able to select a couple of spells and add them to the activated spellbook. This feature will be back in a later version. You can still single-click to add or remove the spells from the icon to the right.
When you work with your spellbook and press the star to toggle the spells state, the information is sent to the server and the spell do in facet change state, but the icon for the star won't be updated and you cant use the filter-button to view only the prepared spells. As for now, you have to toggle the spells and if the icon won't change, do a page reload and the correct state should be loaded. You can change all the spells and then...Read More
I've added the feature under the Classes menu. The pages ain't pretty but they work. Perhaps later on I'll add some class information, care to provide me with it?
Warlock - Exclusive
I've gotten help from some friends that will go through the spells with me and check the description and move the (components info) to the Components column and split the info about At Higher Levels to it's own column. The text in the description will be formatted for easier read.
There might be some formatting error on the print with special characters but hopefully it's fixed during the day.
exempel Read More
Now when that is done the EE spells will be accessed without an account. But of course you need to have an account if you want to save a spellbook and keep track of your spell slots.
The next update will be out later this week.
Some quick info. You have 10 slots, every slot can be increased to 10. If there is a reason why you need to be able to increase it further let me know.
It doesn't look pretty in every mobile and landscape mode is prefered. I'll put it on the to-do-list.
When you view your spellbook for the first time the slots will be created and the page will reload.
Ooh, and for every beer that gets donated I'll code for an hour ;)
Have a nice weeke...Read More
Yes, spell slots are finally here. Nothing fancy and nothing that looks what class or level you are.
In general there is 9 slots, I added one more if you have any house rules or I've missed some feature or so. And yes, the normal spellcaster can have 4 spells in the first spells slot, but here you can toggle between 0 - 10.
Many users asked for this feature and I hope you will like it.
First, you need to create a spellbook "'Manage spell books" under your profile. I doesnt matter if you have 1 or 24 books, you need to activate one before you can begin (see image). An active book has the star next to it and the word "Yes". Then you can just browse around on the spell-page and select the spells you want to either create a spell card from or use...Read More
So, Im a bit behind the schedule.. I've been working on the spell-toggle-thingy for the active spellbook when I get a couple of minutes to spare, and I'm not really there yet. I think i need to revise the code and start from another angle.
I've gotten a couple of emails with correction of the spell description and even some where the spell is associated to the wrong class. It looks like it had more errors than i first though...
It's been awhile since my last update of the page. Just popped in to let you know I updated two spells that didn't have complete descriptions. If you stumble upon more spells that are missing descriptions or have a some other kind of issue please let me know.
So, now you should be able to toggle the prepared-status without a page reload. Use the stars. I noticed that you sometimes need to hit the stare twice so be patience. After the toggle you do need to change the filter or sort once. So if you only filter on "Prepared" and hit the filled stare to turn it off, you still need to change the filter or sort the spells in another order. Im gonna tweak this a bit.
Please let me know if...
I pushed a new version just now but I had to revert back immediately. The release worked great in develop mode but in production we had some issues in the /spellbook/view-section. I need a bit more time to debug. But I think you sone enough will be able to toggle prepared / not-prepared with out the page reloading all the time.
Have a nice weekend.
I can't believe it! Im getting some nice feedback every day and a couple of requests every week. Im really glad that people find this tool useful.
The number of error-reports is down to around 0,2 / week so perhaps it's time to leave the beta-stage. But I keep adding more and more features and I do rewrite the code to optimize the load time for the pages.
You got the "prepared" feature last week and by now I really wanted to fix...Read More
You can now prepare and un-prepare your spells in a spellbook, just toggle the stars. I'm sorry for the page-reload between every click but it seems like I dont have much free time on my hands. An update WILL come.
Ofcourse you are able to filter the spells by prepared under the /view spellbook-page.
Filter by Prepared and then choose how you would like to sort them. Level and Name is my favorite. How about you?Read More
So I rebuilt the backend to be able to manage the articles in a better way. The front page was starting to get a bit long. From now on you will just see a couple of news and beta announcements on the front page and you have to go to the /articles page to see them all. It's not all tested so don't get too upset if something is a bit off.
Well, a couple of days ago we got the 700th user. I get a lot of emails from users who love this tool and are eager to see what's next.
Even if I don't have the same amount of time new features will be added.
In a couple of days / weeks you can look forward to:
I've cleaned up how the print will look from the "view" Spellbook page. Remember that it's up to the browser how to output the information. Ex. Safari will print the spells as the page is, while Google Chrome will fill the width of the page with one spell (as meant).
I've added the ability to choose how the PDF will sort the spells when it's generated. By default it's the default order..duh! (level, a-z), but you can choose to generate the PDF by the way the tables state.
It's important that you first sort the spells and after that's done, you can check / mark the spells.
The summer vacation is over and now there is time to get going.. I've got some nice input from a couple of users and added a few requests.
It didn't take so long to fix. All the spells from the ELEMENTAL EVIL PLAYER'S COMPANION is now added to the site.
To be able to access them you need to have an account and be logged in (will be listed with the other spells). This might be revised when the beta has ended.
I got a mail from the user Sean asking me if Im going to add the collection of spells from Elemental Evil. A couple of months ago I thought no. I think I got stuck on the line "This supplement provides new options for player characters in that epic campaign. If your Dungeon Master allows, these options can be used in other campaigns as well." and thought that there is no need to include these spells.
I decided to look thin...
Ok, so I got informed that you couldn't add a collection / group of spells from the spell-page unto the active spellbook ( Add selected to active spellbook ), this is now fixed. Sorry for that miss.
Where, what, when..
Yeah, I decided to give the design a nudge. I hope it's for the better. And I added some nice response-messages when you add/remove spells and spell books.
Wow, it didn't take long for you to grow over 100 registered accounts. I've received some nice inputs and donations. I'm glad that other players find this tool helpful and I'm looking forward to come up with new features. If you stumble upon a bug or problem, have an ide for a new feature or perhaps just want to say hello, you can go through the contact form.
I think that's it for now, I wish you all a...Read More
The following changes have been made to accommodate for the recent update / change in the spell texts
The following PDF to make it easier for you to find answers to your questions:
Sage Advice Compendium (version 1.0)
The PDF not only collects Sage Advice questions to date, but also lists the sources of the game’s official rules. Even better, we’ll expand that document every time we publish Sa...Read More
After you have created an account you can head over to Manage spellbooks and create your first spellbook. Select what class it's based on, enter a name and choose if you want all the spells for that class to be imported upon creation.
To be able to add new spells to a spellbook you have to ACTIVATE it. Head over to the spells section and start adding more s...Read More
Fight alongside Drizzt Do’Urden in the new Dungeons & Dragons storyline on computer, console or tabletop this Fall.
Today, Wizards of the Coast announced Rage of Demons, the new storyline for Dungeons & Dragons fans coming in Fall 2015. The demon lords have been summoned from the Abyss and players must descend into the Underdark with the iconic hero Drizzt Do’Urden to stop the chaos before it threatens the s...Read More