• Campaign Software: What Should It Do?

    by  • December 10, 2008 • Hobbies, RPGs • 0 Comments

    The ISS Operating System title screen

    The ISS Operating System title screen

    Work continues apace on the ISS Operating System campaign management software for Traveller.  Code to manage campaigns, and to generate worlds, subsectors and Vilani words is in place.  All of that will be stored in a database, and you’ll be able to view your data onscreen, print it out, or publish it as webpages, wiki-formatted text and auto-publishing blog entries.

    There’s still much to do. Important includes such things as Character and NPC generation, Calender and Event funtions,  and Encounter creation.  Additional things that I think are useful are inventory, money, religion, shops and location systems.  And, of course, functionality to aid in running encounters including specific combat and skill routines.

    The ISS Operating System program

    The ISS Operating System program

    But, my question to you is what am I missing?  What would make a program like this really stand out for you?


    Michael has been writing professionally for print, television and the internet for thirty years. As a Senior Producer at CNN International, he examined the future of technology with dozens of brilliant scientists, philosophers and entrepreneurs on the acclaimed series Future Summit. Before that, in the CNN International newsroom, he helped lead the production of award winning coverage of news like the 9/11 attacks, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the devastating 2004 tsunami in Asia. As a director, he has created a dozen short films in the last seven years. He lives with his wife, dog, four cats and two horses in the suburbs of Atlanta.


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