So... I guess I'm not the only one. The Internet is full of people like me, I know. But I just felt like showing what I've made for MGT with my Excel-knowledge.
First of all:
Copyrights... I've stolen, copied, ripped high and low for this one. From wikipedia, from the Traveller wiki at http://traveller.wikia.com/wiki/Manual_of_Style
, from MGT the book, from http://www.travellermap.com
etc. So the information itself is NOT written by me. Just put together in one place by me.
Due to the item above; I have yet to decide wether or not I can/will distribute this. I will definetly not charge anything for it if I do distribute it. But not yet knowing the final shape of the OGL (or whatever it will be called eventually) I will wait and see.
So this is just a demo. Some screen Dumps for your comments and feed back.
I started out as I often do with creating an Excell sheet for building Characters. I usually go about this with as few formulas and rule coded in, relying on people to buy the rules to play the game and build characters, so this is NOT a Character building tool! It is however a quite decent Character Sheet, that I personally think looks nicer and cleaner that MGTs.
thing coded here is the World Info. You open up a drop down and select a Home World and the World Data will fill in itself.
Currently All worlds in the Spinward Marches are in here. As listed in:
Sector Data from Travellermap.com
Once I started to fiddle with that I wanted a Log sheet to keep notes about the ongoing Adventure... the result was something like this:
And since I had all the World Data... I just had to get Subsector info etc automated as well so I created something that looks like this:
SubSector Info example:
What you do on this screen is select a SubSector (only in Spinward Marches) and you will immediately get a MAP, list of Worlds, UWPs and a briefing about the Sector (Info snipped from Traveller Wiki
You also see where that subsector is located within the sector.
Then after some fiddling about I just had to create a sheet for Automate translation of UWPs...
World Info Example:
Again, all you do is select a world from a pick list (all worlds in Spinward Marches) and the Sheet fills out itself with all the info I could find.
These Four Functions are all created on their own Excel Tab so you can easily flip between them.
What do you think?
"I put the sexy back in dyslexic!"