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    DOE: Alignment Graph Extension

    Overview
    One of the often used aspects of Role-Playing Games (RPGs) is that of Alignment. While some Players and GMs use Alignment and others don't, for those that do the assessment of how a Character is performing within his stated Alignment is normally left up to the subjective session-by-session decisions of the GM.

    This Extension provides a tool for the GM to determine his Players' Character's Alignments in a more consistent fashion. It allows the GM to record a Character's Alignment using a simple 2-Axis scale measured as two Percentages: Good and Law (eg. a Character with a Good/Evil Axis of 20%/80% and a Law/Chaos Axis of 40%/60% would be classed as Neutral Evil). The Results of the assessment are then displayed on a colour-coded Circular Graph and the GM has the choice of sharing this evaluation with the Player or keeping it hidden to himself.

    Included on the Graph is a "Grey Area" at the boarder of each Alignment, which can be set to three values: 10%, 5% or 0%. The Grey Area and the Colours used by the Graph are selectable via Options on the standard Fantasy Grounds Options Window.

    The GM can also choose to display all of his Players' Alignments on the same Graph, with or without the Group's Actual Average Alignment and/or Perceived Average Alignment (the GM can choose to have a Character's Alignment included in the Group's Perceived Alignment or not).

    The Players, on the other-hand, can display their Character's Alignment (if allowed by the GM) with or without the other Characters' Alignments and/or the Group's Perceived Average Alignment.

    In addition, the Extension provides an Alignment Quiz which the Players can take (as their Characters) that will display their determined Alignment, with or without the other Characters' Quiz Results and Group Average. The GM also has access to the Quiz, but his Results are never included with the Group's Average.

    Of course, the Labels of the various Alignments can be changed by changing the relevant String Resources within the Extension, so the Extension can be used to assess any 2-Axis-by-3-Category "thing".

    A screenshot is provided.
    AG_Figure_12.png

    Full details are provided in the accompanying Manual (a Module). The Manual can be opened by Fantasy Ground v3+ using any Ruleset, with or without the Extension being loaded.

    Version
    • 1.0.0 - Initial Creation
    • 2.0.0 - Compatibility Update
    • 2.2.0 - Compatibility Update, Fixed issues with Simple Brown & Simple Gray Themes, add support for StarFinder Ruleset (Graphics still required)
    • 2.2.1 - Compatibility Update
    • 3.0.0 - Current - See Post #49


    Manual Version
    • 1.0.0 - Initial Creation
    • 2.0.0 - Compatibility Update
    • 2.2.1 - Current - Compatibility Update


    Rulesets
    This Extension works with:
    • CoreRPG Ruleset v3.3.8, CoreRPG Ruleset v3.3.9, and selected Child Rulesets.


    Dependencies
    This Extension is dependent on:


    Wiki Page & Full Documentation


    Rulesets By Dulux-Oz


    Other Extensions By Dulux-Oz


    Downloading The Extension
    This Extension and its accompanying Documentation can be downloaded from the links at the bottom of this post.

    Loading The Extension
    This Extension is loaded exactly like all other Fantasy Grounds Extensions - by first copying the .ext file to the Extensions Folder under the Fantasy Grounds Folder and then re-starting Fantasy Grounds. If the Extension is compatible with the currently installed version of a given Ruleset it will be displayed in the Extensions List for that Ruleset and can be loaded by clicking on the Checkbox next to the Extensions name.

    If the Extension has large red 'X' next to its name in the Extension List then the Extension or an Extension that this one is dependent upon is not compatible with the chosen Ruleset. Make sure that you have downloaded and installed the latest copy of this Extension and any Extensions this one is dependent upon.

    When Fantasy Grounds Updates
    After a Fantasy Grounds version update you should verify that all Extensions (not just this one) have been either updated themselves or verified by the Extension author that they work with the new version of Fantasy Grounds. If you have any issues with Fantasy Grounds after an update then it is best to disable all Extensions and then re-enable them one by one until the issue re-appears.

    Helping Out
    If you like this Extension and find it useful, you may like to consider showing your support by making a Donation so that this Software and similar Software can continue to be maintained and developed.

    Donations can be made via PayPal to:

    Thank you

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    • DOE: Alignment Graph Extension: 1,324
    • DOE: Alignment Graph Extension Manual: 995
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    Last edited by dulux-oz; November 10th, 2019 at 11:21.
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    Very clever and useful!
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    It has just been brought to my attention that this Extension may cause my Locations Database Extension and my Weather Extension to not work properly.

    I apologise for this, and will have the issue resolved ASAP in the new version of the Locations Database Extension and Weather Extension.

    In the meantime, all I can suggest is to (at the moment) not use this Extension with these other two.

    Sorry
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    any info on an update to make this work with the locations extension?

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    It's not this Extension that's causing the problem (per say) - its that this Extension uses updated code common to the Locations Extension and so "breaks" the older use of the code. When the new v4 of the Locations Extension is released it'll have the new code as well, and so they'll both "play nice" with each other again (incidentally, its the same story with the old version of the Weather Extension - they're all inter-related at a "common code" level, even if they don't appear that way on the surface).

    I've had to work through a few "interesting" issues to get the new functionality of the Locations extension to work properly with the Savage Worlds Ruleset, and there's a new version of FG about to be released (the one currently in Test Mode) so I've had to make sure things that got broke got fixed.

    So, short answer: Soon(TM) - in fact, as Soon(TM) As I Can!

    In the meantime, the work-around is to load the current Locations Extension for game-play, and then reload the campaign without the Locations Extension but with this one for Gm Book Keeping - a PITA, I know, but I'm working as quick as I can (while still trying to earn a living, eat, sleep, shower, etc, etc, etc)

    Sorry

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    Error typing in PC name field

    First off, I use both this and the Campaign Style extensions, great job on both. My players say great things about the alignment quiz. Looking forward to trying out the Weather and Locations extensions once they update.

    On to the issue. When I try to make any change to the Name field of a PC I get the error:
    Code:
    Script Error: [string "AlignmentGraph/Scripts/lsAGManager.lua"]:224: attempt to index a nil value
    I haven't made any changes in a long time, but I also haven't messed with the name field of a PC for a while. If I open another campaign with AG I get no errors. If I do not load AG I get no errors. Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    None right now, but I'll take a look and see what I can work out

    Thanks for letting me know (and for the nice words)

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    Hi Everybody,

    Just a quick note to let everyone know that I've released a new version of the Extension and have attached it to the first post in this thread.

    Also note that this Extension is now dependent upon another (you'll have to load both). Full details and a link to the other Extension's Thread are in the first post.

    Cheers
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    Hi Everybody,

    I've just placed an update to the Extension (and the Manual) on the first post. Be aware that you will also need to download the new version of the DOEBase Extension.

    As normal, if you have any issues or suggestions then please let me know.

    Enjoy!

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    This is a great extension. Thanks!
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