Custom Calendar

NimrodYanai
NimrodYanai

We should have the option to have a custom calendar, in which we can decide the current year, the number of months and days in a month and year, etc.

That way, we can have an in-game calendar where we can mark important events, holidays, etc.

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  • thaen
    thaen
    Posts: 324

    Thanks for posting this request!

    This seems like it could be done with just text on a wiki page.  How would you want this feature to be different from just text on a wiki page?

     

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  • DungeonMasterLoki
    DungeonMasterLoki
    Posts: 296

    I love this idea. I think I was lobbying for this about 12 years ago before the Reforge. IMHO the functionality seen here would be wonderful if it were intergrated into OP, it's the tool I've been using. There are a lot of time travel elements to the new campaign so it would truly be a boon. 

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  • thaen
    thaen
    Posts: 324

    @DungeonMasterLoki, what would integrating that into OP look like?  You can put a link to it in the wiki pages.  Are you just wanting it to display in the page?

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  • NimrodYanai
    NimrodYanai
    Posts: 22

    Well, the way I see it, we will first need a builder -  years (numbers and letters designation), number of months in the year, number of days in a month (allow either default for standard months or custom for months with a different number of days), as well as fields for the names of each year/month/day.

    then, we need the functionality to link adventure logs to specific dates in the calendars (for example a start and end date for each log).

    we need a way to link wiki pages to the calendar for different occasions (annually,monthly, one time) so that once linked, it will appear automatically as designated.

    I would even consider having a "multicalendar" calendar, for worlds with multiple calendars. Even Forgotten Realms for example has several calendars, so you can have your calendar show the date for different ones (like we have calendars showing Christian/Jewish/Islamic dates together).

    I think the most important functionality is the automatic roll of the calendar (holidays, etc) and integration with the adventure log.

  • thaen
    thaen
    Posts: 324

    Thanks for the clarification!

    To build that kind of functionality into the current system would be a fair bit of work, so we would need a fair bit of support from the community saying that they wanted this feature before we could put dev time into it.  (So if you're a community member reading this and you want this feature, above and beyond other features, leave a comment saying so.)

    In the mean time, I took a look at the fantasy-calendar.com tool that DungeonMasterLoki linked to.  Other than being able to link the dates directly to Adventure Logs, on a quick glance, it seemed like that covered the features you were wanting.  I didn't play around with the Events tab, but that seems like it might include holidays. 

    As far as linking the dates directly, you could just put the dates that a particular Adventure Log covers at the top of the Adventure Log, or skip the "official" Adventure Log and create wiki pages instead with titles that include the "in campaign" dates.

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  • DungeonMasterLoki
    DungeonMasterLoki
    Posts: 296

    Glad the link helped a bit. Like I said, this is a low priority nicety having full integration. In the meantime using the already established external tol is fine with me. In my case it is not so much being able to attach a log to a date as it is a matter of using it to keep track of time on the fly during games. I run multiple concurrent campaigns with time and dimensional travel being a major element. For me being able to build multiple calendars for the different worlds is a much higher priority than for many other DMs. 

    The Fantasy Calendar does allow for holidays, leap years, solistes/equinoxes, and can even generate weather. I highly advise it to my other DMs. 

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  • NimrodYanai
    NimrodYanai
    Posts: 22

    I like that tool, but if it's not built in, we can't connect things to and from it.

    It should be a built in tool. Even if you can use an API to import existing calendars from tools like that one, we need to have it inside the website.

  • UselessTriviaMan
    UselessTriviaMan
    Posts: 485

    It's interesting, and I might use it if there were a built-in calendar like this, but I agree that this should be a low-priority item.


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