[yapc] Perl + Pathfinder == <3

YAPC::NA Director admin at yapcna.org
Sat Jan 28 01:00:02 PST 2012

Chris Nehren will give a talk at YAPC::NA_2012 that he describes as:
     I like Perl. I like tabletop RPGs (especially tabletop RPGs whose
     mechanics are licensed under the OGL, like D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder). I
     like Unix. And I like running games.
     But I’m lazy. And running games is a *lot* of work. What’s a lazy
     GM to do? Solve the problem in as generic a way as possible, of
     course! I’ll give the computer some data and some instructions
     about how to do the tedious stuff (managing initiatives, monster
     health, combatant status, that sort of thing). Then, I can focus on
     the fun part—interacting with my players.
     And as I like Unix, this means simple text files and a text mode
     interface. No Web servers or browsers needed—I want this to run
     offline and not kill my laptop’s battery.
     So, in this talk I’ll be discussing some tools I’ve put together
     to make running an OGL d20 tabletop RPG easier. They may / may not be
     useful for anyone else. But hopefully they’ll be interesting on
     their own.
[From the YAPC::NA_Blog.]
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