EvilGenius
 member, 73 posts
Tue 25 Feb 2020
at 13:14
Battlemap Generator
I've been in several games (and run a few) where the GM uses text maps to visualize battles. I've found that keeping these maps in text files or whatnot and them manually updating them was a bit of a pain.  So, I wrote a quick Battlemap Generator web app for making these RPoL maps.  It saves any maps you make to your browser's local storage so you can retrieve them.  Feel free to use it, if you think it'll be useful to you.  It's completely free.

http://battlemap.andrewcooperonline.com/

This message was last updated by a moderator, as it was the wrong forum, at 20:23, Sun 10 May.

MrKinister
 member, 45 posts
Tue 25 Feb 2020
at 17:12
Battlemap Generator
Nice. =D
ThaClown
 member, 17 posts
Wed 26 Feb 2020
at 04:36
Battlemap Generator
Thank you so much!
Ski-Bird
 subscriber, 72 posts
Sat 29 Feb 2020
at 05:57
Battlemap Generator
I know it couldnít have been quick to get something like this thrown together .. but now my maps will be!  Thanks.
EvilGenius
 member, 75 posts
Sat 29 Feb 2020
at 12:44
Battlemap Generator
You're welcome. I admit to having done this for myself but it seemed silly to hog it all.
Shannara
 moderator, 3848 posts
 When in doubt,
 frolic!
Sat 29 Feb 2020
at 13:36
Battlemap Generator
If you're willing, you might send a message to Skald in the Heaven forum, and he could add the link to the resources available there.  :-)
gmpax
 member, 1179 posts
 {insert witty quote here}
Sat 29 Feb 2020
at 21:12
Battlemap Generator
HOLY HANNAH, thank you SO very much for this!!

I've been using MSPaint to hack and chop together battle maps for encounters, and it's ... well, it's a struggle to get it to work correctly.

I'll be using this, from now on, to track character positions in the future!!
EvilGenius
 member, 76 posts
Sat 29 Feb 2020
at 22:46
Battlemap Generator
In reply to Shannara (msg # 6):

Will do.
EvilGenius
 member, 77 posts
Sun 1 Mar 2020
at 00:50
Battlemap Generator
If y'all think of any improvements, just let me know.

Andrew
Sithraider
 member, 199 posts
 Momento Mori
Sun 10 May 2020
at 03:39
Battlemap Generator
Iím just messing around with your battlemap generator. Super cool.

Iím curious if you could add an image button to the grid. In the same fashion as the colored text. So that when you select an empty square, then the image button, it queries you for an image link. And just wraps the url you paste in it with the <img src=ď rubb code. I put two 100 pixel images in it just to see if it would work, and I think you could use tokens for players and monsters that way.

I know it wonít show the pics here, but this is what the output looks like. Youíd have to put something in each square or set the minimum spaces to 100 pixels. Otherwise it doesnít give equal sized squares.

Anyway, super cool and easy to use generator. I think that is way easier than using excel.

 ABCDE
01<img src="https://i.postimg.cc/X7sjzH3n/cleric.png">    
02     
03  <img src="https://i.postimg.cc/KvxjV3MD/zJq3HP4.png">  
04     
05     

This message was last edited by the user at 03:40, Sun 10 May.

praguepride
 member, 1612 posts
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Mon 11 May 2020
at 01:10
Battlemap Generator
Another idea is having a toggle so you can "fill" in tiles to make them impassable to better illustrate walls etc.


 ABCDEFGHIJ
01          
02   G      
03          
04  H1 H2     
05          
06   ==      
07          
08          
09          
10          

byzantinex
 member, 202 posts
Fri 15 May 2020
at 15:35
Battlemap Generator
In reply to EvilGenius (msg # 1):

Awesome! Thanks for doing this!