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Old 02-01-2007, 12:36 PM   #1
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Sony Reader and RPG gaming (D&D) . . .

Is the reader capable of looking at documents that include links, and can you follow those links within the reader to other properly-formatted pages?

For example, since part of the reason I want one is for gaming, can something like this be put on there in RTF and used sufficiently and with little hassle:

http://systemreferencedocuments.org..._sage/home.html

I know there are other hypertext versions of the SRD available as well.

Any gamers here that use this thing for their gaming?

Thanks for your thoughts.
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Old 02-01-2007, 12:47 PM   #2
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I don't think anyone has found a way to do links in an RTF so far. They do work -- within a given file -- in PDFs and LRF (BBeB) files, but I don't think anyone's figured out how to put links in their own BBeB files yet.

It sounds to me like a tablet PC, or just a plain old laptop might be more suited to your RPG needs -- at least until the tech matures and branches some more.

The Reader really and truly is optimized for reading page by page, front to back, like a novel. It does that quite well, but it doesn't do much else well. The iLiad might be more suited to your RPG purposes since it seems to be a bit more flexible in its approach to handling files, but that's not a terribly experienced opinion, as I haven't had much exposure to that device.
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:51 PM   #3
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FYI: latest BookDesigner, released today, now handles links in BBeB files.

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Sweet! Thanks for pointing that out.
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Old 02-01-2007, 11:20 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone. I usually use my laptop for this kind of stuff, and was just wondering out loud about how the Reader could be used for gaming.

I am mainly interested in the readability, and the E-ink technology is indeed beautiful to behold.

Peace!
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Thanks everyone. I usually use my laptop for this kind of stuff, and was just wondering out loud about how the Reader could be used for gaming.

I am mainly interested in the readability, and the E-ink technology is indeed beautiful to behold.

Peace!

I've tried using mine for gaming, and found it lacking in a couple respects:

I have the PDF versions of the rulebooks, and they are too small to read on the reader screen. I guess the HTML versions of the D&D books might solve that problem... Now I just need Games Workshop to put all their Warhammer content in HTML ;-)

They're reference books, so when I want to look up the precise penalty to AC for charging, or something, I want to either be able to search for it or at least have an index that can be used quickly and easily. Perhaps with links in BBeB that second one will be possible, I'll have to try it out.

The refresh rate, especially when I'm jumping around looking for something, is actually a hindrance. It doesn't bother me when reading straight through, but for some reason when doing random access looking for a particular rule, it really seems too slow. The other players will usually find the rule much more quickly in their dead-tree books.
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Old 04-20-2008, 10:56 AM   #7
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I've tried using mine for gaming, and found it lacking in a couple respects:

I have the PDF versions of the rulebooks, and they are too small to read on the reader screen. I guess the HTML versions of the D&D books might solve that problem... Now I just need Games Workshop to put all their Warhammer content in HTML ;-)

They're reference books, so when I want to look up the precise penalty to AC for charging, or something, I want to either be able to search for it or at least have an index that can be used quickly and easily. Perhaps with links in BBeB that second one will be possible, I'll have to try it out.

The refresh rate, especially when I'm jumping around looking for something, is actually a hindrance. It doesn't bother me when reading straight through, but for some reason when doing random access looking for a particular rule, it really seems too slow. The other players will usually find the rule much more quickly in their dead-tree books.
Old thread I know but anyway - I have an html version of the SRD docs that I converted to Mobipocket using mobipocket creator and on the PC it looks useable...

Anyway, real question: Has anyone tried using the Irex iliad for their Character sheet? I was thinking maybe it would work quite well for taking notes etc etc....

If so, is annotating a blank PDF character sheet the way to go? (cant test as I dont have an iliad!)

cheers!
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:35 PM   #8
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Charachter sheet 4E d&d

I know i necroed this thread, but i created a test character sheet for prs- 600. And i Would like some reply.
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