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2014 Jun 9 9:30 AM

More Micro Generator Examples

(This is a follow-up to my previous post on the topic. To see all the examples in a slightly more readable format, click here.)

Magic Item Type Example

Here we have the classic Magic Item Type selection table from page 23 of Monsters & Treasure. The Code for Magic Item Type

This script selects items from a table that has one result for a range of rolls. The list syntax is slightly different than we’ve seen. It’s a list that contains lists.

<script>
function getMagicItemType() {
var magicItemTypesTable = [
	[20, "Swords"],
	[15, "Armor"],
	[5, "Misc. Weapons"],
	[25, "Potions"],
	[20, "Scrolls"],
	[5, "Rings"],
	[5, "Wands/Staves"],
	[5, "Misc. Magic"]
];
function randomTableValue(table) {
	// How large is this table? What's the maximum roll? d12, d100, or what?
	var max = 0;
	for (var i = 0; i < table.length; i++) {
		max = max + table[i][0];
	}
	var roll = Math.floor(Math.random() * max) + 1;
	// Find our roll result in the table:
	var countUpToRoll = 0;
	for (var i = 0; i < table.length; i++) {
		if (roll <= table[i][0] + countUpToRoll) {
			return "d" + max + " = " + roll + ": " + table[i][1];
		} else {
			countUpToRoll = countUpToRoll + table[i][0];
		}
	}
}
var itemType = document.getElementById("magicitemtype");
itemType.innerHTML = randomTableValue(magicItemTypesTable);
}
</script>
<div>
<button onclick="getMagicItemType();">Roll Magic Item Type</button>
<span id="magicitemtype"></span>
</div>

Arena Fighter Name Generator

We can slightly vary the generated content with randomness and conditional execution.

Math.random() returns a value between 0 and 1.

<script>
function arenaFighterName() {
function arnd(a) {
	// Return random element of array a.
	var i = Math.floor(Math.random() * (a.length));
	if (typeof a[i] === 'function') {
		return a[i]();
	}
	return a[i];
}
function namePart1() {
	return arnd([
		"Al", "En", "Ro", "Fel", "Ston", "Hal", "Jo", "Nel", "Ve", "Ga"
	]) + arnd([
		"rick", "bert", "wick", "thor", "ky", "son", "frey", "sley", "gil"
	]);
}
function namePart2() {
	var x = Math.random();
	if (x < 0.25) {
		return "the " + arnd([
			"Brave", "Bloody", "Bold", "Cruel", "Clever", "Cunning",
			"Indomitable", "Destroyer", "Quick", "Heartless", "Sly"
		]);
	} else if (x < 0.5) {
		return "of " + arnd([
			"Green", "New", "River", "Dun", "Lun", "North", "Wolver",
			"Tam", "Chapel", "Wit", "Bran", "Mor", "Ep", "Grims", "Gos"
		]) + arnd([
			"thorpe", "by", "ford", "bury", "ham", "shire", "ton", "don",
			"ly", "field", "beck", "gate", "well", "holme", "wick", "port"
		]);
	} else if (x < 0.75) {
		return namePart1();
	} else {
		return "";
	}
}
var name = namePart1() + " " + namePart2();
var outputSpan = document.getElementById("arenafightername");
outputSpan.innerHTML = name;
}
</script>
<div>
<button onclick="arenaFighterName();">Arena Fighter Name</button>
<span id="arenafightername"></span>
</div>

Dynamically Chosen and Arranged Images (Geomorphs!)

We can play with images as well as text.


<script>
function shuffleGeomorphs() {
function arnd(a) {
	// Return random element of array a.
	var i = Math.floor(Math.random() * (a.length));
	if (typeof a[i] === 'function') {
		return a[i]();
	}   
	return a[i];
}
var geomorphImages = [
	"img/g01.png",
	"img/g02.png",
	"img/g03.png",
	"img/g04.png",
	"img/g05.png",
	"img/g06.png",
	"img/g07.png",
	"img/g08.png",
];
var imageOutputs = document.getElementById('geomorphgrid').childNodes;
for(var i = 0; i < imageOutputs.length; i++) {
	imageOutputs[i].src = arnd(geomorphImages);
}
}
</script>
<button onclick="shuffleGeomorphs();">Shuffle Geomorphs</button>
<div id="geomorphgrid">
<img src="img/g00.png">
<img src="img/g00.png">
<img src="img/g00.png">
<br>
<img src="img/g00.png">
<img src="img/g00.png">
<img src="img/g00.png">
</div>

3 comments:

JDJarvis, June 9, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Great examples again. How and where are the geomorphs stored before they are shown?

Paul Gorman, June 9, 2014 at 10:25 AM

The image files would have to be stored on the web at a know URL, so the actual items in the geomorphImages array might look like “https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5306/5669546361_c08f1517d8_s.jpg".

JDJarvis, June 9, 2014 at 1:10 PM

okay thanks, should have realized but for some reason my brain wasn’t clicking on it correctly.

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