"Goons" Record Sheet (Pre Release)

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InsidiousAlgorythm InsidiousAlgorythm's picture
"Goons" Record Sheet (Pre Release)

Whipped this up this morning. Fairly basic npc sheet.

As usual guys, please let me know what you think and ideas you may have.

http://black-ocean.org/eclipse%20phase%20goon%20squad.pdf

InsidiousAlgorythm InsidiousAlgorythm's picture
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so it's either so good that no one has said anything or it's terrible and no one wants to tell me...

Seriously, though, I was wondering if I should add more details (with less npcs) or keep it how it is.

Tachi Tachi's picture
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I actually saved a copy last night, I just didn't have time to post as I was up to my elbows in a writing project. It looks good though. I wouldn't add much, not for no-name faceless NPC goons who'll likely die moments after making their debut. If a GM needs more, they can use one of the simple one page charsheets.

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Lilith Lilith's picture
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I've not GMed (or played yet, for that matter) EP yet, which is the only reason why I haven't commented as to this sheet's usefulness. That said, it certainly seems like it has enough information, and if the chance were to arise I'd definitely make use of it.

Arenamontanus Arenamontanus's picture
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Yes, this looks like a good sheet. I haven't tried, but is the forms editable? I like being able to run things on my laptop while GMing.

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InsidiousAlgorythm InsidiousAlgorythm's picture
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Arenamontanus wrote:
Yes, this looks like a good sheet. I haven't tried, but is the forms editable? I like being able to run things on my laptop while GMing.

Haven't considered it, I'm old fashioned =)

Will look into it though, never tried making one editable.

thelabmonkey thelabmonkey's picture
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Looks useful and clean. If I could make one suggestion it would be to differentiate the columns a bit more. Either a vertical line separator in light/medium gray or actually place a very light gray background on the first and third columns...

great job!

Octomorph Octomorph's picture
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I think it's okay, but not as good as your character sheet ;)

A couple of things:

Change Player to NPC Name or just Name
I'd break out the weapons from gear and make the weapons section a small table or multiple columns to handle name, skill, Modes, Ammo, DV, AP, Range, Notes - there's simply not enough room in the space provided to get all that down in readable format.

I'm also a big fan of checkboxes to mark off wound damage - makes it easier to see at a glance how much left. Perhaps reduce the number of goons per page to spread things out?

Tyrnis Tyrnis's picture
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Seconding Octomorphs suggestions as well as the suggestion to make this an editable form. I GM from my laptop as well (even when I'm playing tabletop, and I often play purely online games, even if I haven't had much luck with finding an online EP group), so a sheet that can only be printed, no matter how well-designed, doesn't end up being useful for me.

InsidiousAlgorythm InsidiousAlgorythm's picture
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I working on changing some of those things, but not being an online gamer and not in possession of the vaunted Laptop I have no use for editable forms so making them such is a low priority for me right now. I will continue "fixing" them and after that will look into making them editable, but again, not having ever bothered with that part of the program I can't make any guarantees.

InsidiousAlgorythm InsidiousAlgorythm's picture
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I separated the columns a bit for you guys, but I'm unsure what you mean by checkboxes for damage. Can you clarify?

As for the weapons, I'd much rather keep it simple as these are Goons, who will be dead in a couple of phases, not major players and shouldn't have more than one or two weapons and items anyway. If you really need all that info then use the line under it perhaps? I could possibly reduce the number of lines in the gear and weapons area and add those things, but would rather keep it at four goons per page.

The link has been updated.

InsidiousAlgorythm InsidiousAlgorythm's picture
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Solution!

After playing a bit with it, I can make things editable. However I'm going to start fresh and make both a "Goons" sheet and a "Portfolio" set just for you Laptop GMs. I will post a new topic when I have it done enough to post =)

Tyrnis Tyrnis's picture
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Thanks! I'll look forward to seeing it when you're able to get it done, and hopefully will be able to put it to good use when I run a session for some friends late next month.

InsidiousAlgorythm InsidiousAlgorythm's picture
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Revised, Version 2

5 tracks per sheet.

http://black-ocean.org/epnpcrecord.pdf

kenkthulhu kenkthulhu's picture
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Dude - well done. I like it. I like that it has everything there that I would need.
I would only suggest that to have some standout for the boxes you could have a layer of washy color behind everything.

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thelabmonkey thelabmonkey's picture
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kenkthulhu wrote:
Dude - well done. I like it. I like that it has everything there that I would need.
I would only suggest that to have some standout for the boxes you could have a layer of washy color behind everything.

Seconded. Very efficient use of space sharing everything but hit/sanity/etc points. Having alternating gray backgrounds or some other form of delineation between each mook's personal field (hit/sanity/etc) would make it a bit more readable when you have all 5 out in combat at once.

Very well done.

InsidiousAlgorythm InsidiousAlgorythm's picture
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Fixed and Updated.

thelabmonkey thelabmonkey's picture
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Awesome.

InsidiousAlgorythm InsidiousAlgorythm's picture
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Thanks!

I'm going to try and do up some Interactives for this sheet this week, will post something as soon as I get it going.