Spellbook – PF v1.4

Seems like it’s been a while since I’ve pushed out an update. I got an e-mail about a cleric domain spell not showing up in the My Spellbook section when sorting spells by cleric level, so I went ahead an fixed that, and also added another feature I’ve been meaning to get in. You can now add spells to your spellbook from any spell list, such as the All Spells list, or when viewing class spell lists, by long clicking on the spell, which will pop up the option to add it to your spellbook. It makes it quick to add a bunch of spells in a row and should help when first populating your spellbook.

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I’m looking into adding a spell counter, which would let you keep track of spells cast & memorized, but I still haven’t found a great way to implement it. Some classes have to memorize spells while others can cast away as they please. I’m trying to find a way to appease both.

A note about spells from the Advanced Players Guide. They’re coming! The spells are published under a different license, so I’m not allowed to sell them, or charge for access to them. My plan is to change the app to be free, so that I can include the spells, then charge for the core spells and My Spellbook functionality using the new in-app purchase system Google is releasing in the near future. I’m still figuring out the logistics to make sure everyone who has already paid will not be charged again. I’m aiming for a smooth transition, but can’t make any promises yet. UPDATE: I’m an idiot. I had an exchange with someone at Paizo, and I was wrong about the license. Expect the spells added soon!

Finally, I’m looking into tablet support. I’ve gotten my hands on a Xoom, and there are a few bugs that popped up with the Spellbook app which I need to fix. Additionally, I’d love to make use of all that extra space to consolidate different parts of the app for a better tablet experience.

As always, happy gaming!

10 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Meg

    Awesome! Thanks for the update. I look forward to using it in my next game.

    Also, have you considered creating a character sheet app that could be used on tablets?

    February 28th, 2011

  2. Jon

    Have you considered making hot links between spells that referance other spells in their discriptions. Like Teleport Ring saying that it works like Greater Teleport.

    Great app though.

    March 10th, 2011

  3. Jens

    Yep, in fact the D&D version of the app has that feature.
    For technical reasons that I won’t bore you with, it’s a bit harder to pull off in the Pathfinder version, but I will implement it.

    March 10th, 2011

  4. Joppe

    Are you fixing the cleric domain bug also in the d&d version? As a cleric this is the only thing that bugs me about spellbook ;-).

    Secondly, is your code available somewhere so we could draw inspiration and extend your app?

    March 14th, 2011

  5. Jens

    Is there a bug with cleric domains in the D&D version?
    The code is currently not available anywhere.

    March 14th, 2011

  6. Joppe

    Yes, in the exact same situation that you describe above.

    When you sort on ‘spell level’ in ‘my spellbook’ the domain spells are not shown.

    March 14th, 2011

  7. Jens

    That was a specific spell that wasn’t showing up… are none of the domain spells showing up in the d&d app?

    March 14th, 2011

  8. Joppe

    I don’t think so,

    I have barkskin and entangle selected but neither are showing up
    I have tried Wail of the banshee too and it isn’t showing up either.

    March 14th, 2011

  9. Jens

    Huh… I’ll have a look at the code. Thanks for letting me know!

    March 14th, 2011

  10. Rowyin

    This is a great app, though I have two questions. Do you have any intentions of making it so useres can add custom spells? And is there a way you can set up the “my spellbook” area so you can mark off prepared spells?

    March 23rd, 2011

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