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sedmeister
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Old January 29th, 2017, 08:34 PM
Hi, I have looked over the forums briefly and am unable to find a thread that speaks to this question.

Basically, I need some concrete details on Web View for Realm Works.

I am kicking off two campaigns as GM this month, one for a physical group and one for a virtual group.

Murphy's Law dictates so of course the remote group are all MAC users. The local group use Windows but none of them a) have laptops and b) all use a combination of Android and iOS tablets.

We were planning on using Realm Works in between game times to keep up to date on world lore and journal entries. So at the moment, whilst Realm Works is awesome for me as GM (I have purchased the full version), it is next to useless for the players.

Seeing as we are about to kick off for the year, I have an honest question, when will Web View be ready? With a honest answer, I can decide to spring for a few months or a years subscription to City of Brass instead.

Yours sincerely looking for an honest answer so I can plan my year!
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Old January 29th, 2017, 08:37 PM
Oops, just found the other thread. I mistakenly thought the user join date was the comment post date.
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Old January 29th, 2017, 08:42 PM
The most honest answer you will get is the time-frame is unknown.
LW are fully focused on the content market. I would wager a guess that we won't hear anything about other big additional features until that is implemented.

My feedback... for what it's worth. My player's didn't use Obsidian Portal even when I did populate it for my players. And for that reason the tool choice I have made is a selfish one. RW smashes the competition for functionality with the exception of web access.

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Old January 29th, 2017, 08:47 PM
Thanks. I guess the other thought I had is that City of Brass (and OP) gives me the flexibility to update on any platform rather than being tied to my PC.

Do you know why LW went for content market first over web access?
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Old January 29th, 2017, 08:52 PM
I would assume...

Everyone benefits from the ability to purchase and import content.
Not everyone benefits from web-access and not all groups care to use it.

LW makes more $$ off the content market which can be used to drive further improvements.

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Old January 29th, 2017, 08:54 PM
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Do you know why LW went for content market first over web access?
Definitely NOT official, and relying on leaky memory....

A) Web access was never a major thing in RW, especially as it is not envisioned as VTT replacement. The main idea was at the table use (Player view) and Player-Mode.

B) User survey...

C) Revenue stream

D) Content market was part of the KS, web view was not
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Old January 29th, 2017, 09:07 PM
Does City of Brass support XML import?

Someone's already figured out how to import from Obsidian Portal > Realm Works.
If they supported XML import you could technically use Realm Works and just do uploads into CoB.

Of course, this is advanced stuff and just playing with ideas. No idea if its actually possible.

Having used City of Brass, Obsidian Portal, Scabard, OneNote and Epic Words I will never go back.

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Old January 30th, 2017, 04:36 PM
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Having used City of Brass, Obsidian Portal, Scabard, OneNote and Epic Words I will never go back.
Yeah, but there's plenty of stuff that Epic Words had that I wish I still had. Assigning exp and items/inventory, player blogs, etc.

How does that song go, "the waiting is the hardest part?"
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Old January 30th, 2017, 04:51 PM
Ah see I use Hero Lab for most of that. I did like their XP tracker though I use Google Sheets for that now as a backup XP Journal to cross reference Hero Lab against.

We use a private facebook group for the player blogs. They type up summaries and I paste it into RW and then make that snippet available for them to view.

So workarounds have been found.

The process of getting email verified was broken on Epic Words and enough to turn my back on it.

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Old January 30th, 2017, 05:16 PM
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Yeah, but there's plenty of stuff that Epic Words had that I wish I still had. Assigning exp and items/inventory, player blogs, etc.

How does that song go, "the waiting is the hardest part?"
You're thinking of the wrong song.

I'm a man with a one track mind,
So much to do in one life time (people do you hear me)
Not a man for compromise and where's and why's and living lies
So I'm living it all, yes I'm living it all,
And I'm giving it all, and I'm giving it all,
It ain't much I'm asking, if you want the truth,
Here's to the future, hear the cry of youth,
I want it all, I want it all, I want it all, and I want it now,
I want it all, I want it all, I want it all, and I want it now,
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