Developer’s Blog #3 – August 8th, 2017

Hello all,

Here is the latest in updates and features for our site:

Newly Added Features:

The following content has been added to the website:

Our Companion Site

We have consolidated the basic rules and other supplemental information as well as our blog onto a single site.  The link is now called Guidebook.  This will make our main site’s menu cleaner and easier to use.  Expect many frequent updates to this site.

Updates to the USOR Blog Pages

The Game User Guide blog has been re-titled to “Getting Started” and each of the steps have been reworked and re-worded for greater clarity.

The “About USOR Rules” Blog page has had its verbiage updated.

New Blog Main Page: Settings

This new section of our blog showcases the various settings for our game.  Right now, we have only one: Fragments of Karn.  But, we have others in the works so stay tuned for other exciting settings!

New Blog Main Page: Basic Rules

We are in the process of migrating all content of the Rules website over to the blog.  This includes rewording and reorganizing much of the basic rules content.

Features in Process:

A New Web Platform

We are in the process of updating the website.  The effects may not be readily apparent once this has occurred but in the grand scheme of things, this upgrade will allow us to do more things with the site and its features as a whole.

In the immediate future though, here is what you can expect:

  1. One login.  Currently, a separate login is required for both the Chat Room and the Main Site.  With this upgrade, one login will give players access to the entire site.
  2. Character Sheet Improvements: the character sheet should be more user friendly and easier to read.  Here are some of the major improvements to be added:
    • Separate character sheets for each of the Primary/Secondary Focuses.  Now character sheets will show only skills and abilities that a character will have access to based on his/her Primary and Secondary Focuses.
    • Character sheets will now be broken into tabs.  You won’t have to scroll through a long character sheet anymore.  Now, its sections will be broken into individual parts and will be easier to read.

Progress: 50% Complete

Estimated Completion Date: September 1, 2017

Digital AT Calendar

A digital AT Calendar is in process.  Currently, the AT Calendar must be physically printed out and used by hand.  We hope to remedy this with a completely digital version.

Progress: 70% Complete

Estimated Completion Date: September 1, 2017

Expanded Basic Rules Page

We are in the process of adding more clarifications to the rules of the game, so be sure to check this page on our Guidebook frequently.