d12dev are creating Chartopia, a software tool for roleplaying gamers.
6

patrons

$10
per month
Intro
Chartopia aspires to be the premier tool to create, manage and share random generator for not only table top roleplaying games, but for authors and storytellers searching for inspiration.

Not only does Chartopia provide the digital tools to create, organize, edit and roll on your own random tables, it provides a means to share your creations, or discover those of others.



The classic pencil and paper role-playing game, that ebbs and flows by a flexible narrative rather than abide by the rigid rules of board games, have for decades relied on publishers to provide source material to describe worlds, characters, equipment and events. Players, often wanting to expand on what publishers offer, create their own random tables that they share with friends and fans via email or blogs.

As you may have experienced, random tables (and random generators) exist in a multitude of formats, whether they be on an author's blog, inside a friend's spreadsheet, as a .pdf, or perhaps as a massive stash of notes meticulously written out by hand.

Chartopia is therefore trying to solve two big problems:
  • Streamlining the workflow of the Game Master and
  • Improving the content creation and content discovery of new roleplaying material for one's games.
You can find out more about what Chartopia has to offer by going to the website. It's totally free to use and we welcome any feedback.

We need your help
Software side projects don't come cheap, especially when web services become involved. For that reason, we use Patreon not only to help keep the site live, but to help grow a community around it.

About d12dev
Currently there are two active d12dev developers:
I'm Glenn, a day job software developer, part time music teacher and lead developer of Chartopia, which has been a project almost 4 years in the making.
I've teamed up with Olga, also a software programmer. She has been meticulously adding to the Chartopia Domain Language.

Current Features
There are already plenty of fantastic features for you to use, all of which are listed on the features page but the core ones are
  • Search from hundreds of existing charts
    • You can view the entire chart to see its content or
    • Roll on the chart and be given a random result.
  • Chart creation
    • Markdown is supported
    • Charts results can roll on other charts
    • Add equations or use the results of equations to roll multiple times on linked charts.
  • Charts can be 'rolled upon' using a single button press that will randomly display a result to the user.
  • Results that call upon other linked charts will collate all the results together and display it to the user.
  • Folder and tagging tools to help organise your creations.
  • Dice roll history
  • .csv export, in case you want to transfer your work to different formats.

Release Plan
There are some exciting new features planned. Here's a preview.
  • Extend the Chartopia Domain Langauge
    • Variables
    • Unique results
    • Case control (upper, lower, title case)
    • Filtering and combining tables
  • Group based (collaboration) editing of charts (create as a team!)
  • Asset uploading - upload your own images and files, rather than linking from elsewhere.
  • Comment system
  • Badges and XP/Prestige, because celebrating the most active in the community deserves recognition.
  • A means to embed Chartopia chart and dice rolling in to blogs (outside of Chartopia's website)
  • Templates for custom styling of table and rolled results
  • For publishers of commercial (or exclusive) roleplaying content, we intend to add features whereby their content can be 'unlocked' to a subset of Chartopia users. If you're a publisher interested in this feature, let us know.
  • And of course, native iOS and Android apps. The mobile browser version of Chartopia is quite good, but having a native version would add polish.

Tiers
Become a patron
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
In addition to our sincere appreciation, you will have access to our regular polls. These could be anything from features to content. Any ties will be broken, as appropriate, with a random die roll. Furthermore, we'll remove the Patreon logos from our site when you log in.
Level 2 Randomizer
$2 or more per month 1 patron
Get access to our invite only Discord channel to engage with us about features and content.
Includes Discord rewards
Proclamation of your business
$10 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
We can offer advertising space on our website. Provide us with a static 150x150 px image of you choice (tasteful please) and we can add it so that it shows on all search result pages. Different placement and sizes can be negotiated. You can see existing examples on d12dev.com.
Become a webserver saviour
$40 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Awesome! You've just helped pay for our current monthly server costs. If you contact me in advance, we can figure out an appropriate way to acknowledge your contribution.
Goals
$10 of $50 per month
Servers don't come cheap. If this milestone is reached, it ensures Chartopia can keep running 24/7 will all the web services it needs to provide all the best functionality. Note that this is the cheapest and nastiest server setup available.
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Intro
Chartopia aspires to be the premier tool to create, manage and share random generator for not only table top roleplaying games, but for authors and storytellers searching for inspiration.

Not only does Chartopia provide the digital tools to create, organize, edit and roll on your own random tables, it provides a means to share your creations, or discover those of others.



The classic pencil and paper role-playing game, that ebbs and flows by a flexible narrative rather than abide by the rigid rules of board games, have for decades relied on publishers to provide source material to describe worlds, characters, equipment and events. Players, often wanting to expand on what publishers offer, create their own random tables that they share with friends and fans via email or blogs.

As you may have experienced, random tables (and random generators) exist in a multitude of formats, whether they be on an author's blog, inside a friend's spreadsheet, as a .pdf, or perhaps as a massive stash of notes meticulously written out by hand.

Chartopia is therefore trying to solve two big problems:
  • Streamlining the workflow of the Game Master and
  • Improving the content creation and content discovery of new roleplaying material for one's games.
You can find out more about what Chartopia has to offer by going to the website. It's totally free to use and we welcome any feedback.

We need your help
Software side projects don't come cheap, especially when web services become involved. For that reason, we use Patreon not only to help keep the site live, but to help grow a community around it.

About d12dev
Currently there are two active d12dev developers:
I'm Glenn, a day job software developer, part time music teacher and lead developer of Chartopia, which has been a project almost 4 years in the making.
I've teamed up with Olga, also a software programmer. She has been meticulously adding to the Chartopia Domain Language.

Current Features
There are already plenty of fantastic features for you to use, all of which are listed on the features page but the core ones are
  • Search from hundreds of existing charts
    • You can view the entire chart to see its content or
    • Roll on the chart and be given a random result.
  • Chart creation
    • Markdown is supported
    • Charts results can roll on other charts
    • Add equations or use the results of equations to roll multiple times on linked charts.
  • Charts can be 'rolled upon' using a single button press that will randomly display a result to the user.
  • Results that call upon other linked charts will collate all the results together and display it to the user.
  • Folder and tagging tools to help organise your creations.
  • Dice roll history
  • .csv export, in case you want to transfer your work to different formats.

Release Plan
There are some exciting new features planned. Here's a preview.
  • Extend the Chartopia Domain Langauge
    • Variables
    • Unique results
    • Case control (upper, lower, title case)
    • Filtering and combining tables
  • Group based (collaboration) editing of charts (create as a team!)
  • Asset uploading - upload your own images and files, rather than linking from elsewhere.
  • Comment system
  • Badges and XP/Prestige, because celebrating the most active in the community deserves recognition.
  • A means to embed Chartopia chart and dice rolling in to blogs (outside of Chartopia's website)
  • Templates for custom styling of table and rolled results
  • For publishers of commercial (or exclusive) roleplaying content, we intend to add features whereby their content can be 'unlocked' to a subset of Chartopia users. If you're a publisher interested in this feature, let us know.
  • And of course, native iOS and Android apps. The mobile browser version of Chartopia is quite good, but having a native version would add polish.

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Tiers
Become a patron
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
In addition to our sincere appreciation, you will have access to our regular polls. These could be anything from features to content. Any ties will be broken, as appropriate, with a random die roll. Furthermore, we'll remove the Patreon logos from our site when you log in.
Level 2 Randomizer
$2 or more per month 1 patron
Get access to our invite only Discord channel to engage with us about features and content.
Includes Discord rewards
Proclamation of your business
$10 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
We can offer advertising space on our website. Provide us with a static 150x150 px image of you choice (tasteful please) and we can add it so that it shows on all search result pages. Different placement and sizes can be negotiated. You can see existing examples on d12dev.com.
Become a webserver saviour
$40 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Awesome! You've just helped pay for our current monthly server costs. If you contact me in advance, we can figure out an appropriate way to acknowledge your contribution.