Monday, May 24, 2010

Recent small improvements #3

Hello larpers!

Here is a summary of the small improvements recently added to Larpwriter:

Document tagging

You can now categorize and sort your documents by giving each one one or more tags. When searching or clicking on the name of a tag, you get a list of all documents with this tag. Examples of tags: "task", "script", "game-document", "map"...

Download the list of players

From the 'Players' tab of your larp you can now download the list of the players with all their information in an Excel file (readable also by OpenOffice, Google Docs ...).


On the login page you can choose to be automatically connected each visit, to avoid having to enter your email and password.

The opening and closing of registrations are now listed in the history of actions of the 'Overview' tab.

In "full screen" edit mode, the lateral scrollbar was absent. This bug has been fixed


Thanks to La Porte des Songes and Guillaume for their suggestions.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

New: send character sheets by email

Hello larpers!

You can now in one click send by email a character sheet to its player. From the character page, click on 'Others actions' and then on 'Send by email'. The player will receive from Larpwriter an email telling him how to download from the website a ZIP file containing his character PDF sheet and all associated documents (group PDF sheet, game rules, etc.).

Similarly from a group page you can automatically send an email to all players of the group (and of its included subgroups) so they can download their character sheet and all related documents.

Finally you can do it once for all the characters of the larp from the 'Overview' tab.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Larpwriter is free


Using Larpwriter is now free, whatever the number of characters in your larp or murder party. It is possible to donate to help with the costs of website hosting and encourage its development :)

I abandoned the principle of payment because it was too complicated to manage: the resources and needs of different groups of larp organizers vary too much to establish a single price structure. This will also enable organizers to start working on a larp without being sure it takes place or before having enough funds. Also to take as much time as necessary to write a larp.

It will soon be possible to publish a larp or a murder party created on Larpwriter*. Any visitor will be able to download a public larp or make a copy on the website to customize it and the replay with his own players. This will be very simple to use since there will be no payment to make.


*: of course personal data will not be included in a public version (photos & names of players for example).