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DickNervous
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Old October 13th, 2017, 12:10 PM
What: The ability to have a snippet populated automatically when you enter a value into a different snippet.

Examples:

In Traveller there are 8 digit hex codes that describe all the information about a planet called a UWP. Each digit represents a different attribute such as tech level, law level, atmosphere, etc. For each value there is a description of what the value means. For example, a "Hydrosphere" level of 5 means that 50-60% of the planet is covered by water. It would be nice to be able to enter the UWP (in separate snippets) and have a corresponding snippet populated with the expanded description of what that value means.
I have done this with an Excel spreadsheet using simple lookup tables.

Similarly, in D&D weapons have attributes such as amount and type of damage, weight, etc. Instead of having to click a link to get that information when looking at a character sheet, it would be nice to have it right there on the sheet. Or have the details of a spell, magic item, etc.

How: One way would be having a custom snippet that you can configure to look for a value in a table that you create in Mechanics. When you type in the value, it replaces the value with the description from that table. Of course my level or programming knowledge is "knows just enough to be really dangerous", but I think that would be the simplest way to do it.

If you want to see the excel spreadsheet I made to get a better idea of what I am talking about, just let me know. I will be glad to share it.
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Bidmaron
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Old October 13th, 2017, 12:39 PM
+1 here!
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Old October 15th, 2017, 02:22 AM
+1 sounds usefull, but ranks only on the lower levels of my personal wish list.


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