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Army Randomizer

Discussion in 'Access Guide to the Human Sphere' started by Balewolf, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. Balewolf

    Balewolf It's all opinion

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    I know there was one back before HSN3 came out, but it doesn't look like it's been updated at all. It was easy to use and made some great handicap lists. After doing some digging, I haven't been able to find anything other than a something that pulls premade lists up from a pool.

    Anyone know of any army list randomizers that are up to date?
     
  2. Reece

    Reece EI Aspect
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    Oh man, I completely forgot about that! That thing was cool.
     
  3. xagroth

    xagroth Mournful Echo

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    I have a game called Saganami Island Tactical Simulator, and one of the quirks you get was using a poker card set for random determination of stuff... without having a look at it (it's been years since I last played it, and I've been trying to sell it for months now) you would draw 3 cards, one would determine the quality of your ship's captain, other would determine a minus or bonus to the amount of points you had to build your forces ("lemon factor"), and the third card would determine your mission. Usually, the higher the card, the better.
    So if you would draw an ace, a one and a 7, you could use the Ace to get a +30% points for listbuilding (or a -30% if you chose the one!), while the mission could be just fend off the other player, etc...

    Ported it to Infinity, once could draw an extra pair of secondary objectives and choose one among the ones you draw to modify the amount of points you would have. Or if you want something less extreme, tie some forces as reserves that won't come in until something happens (a casualty, an objective...).
     
  4. Balewolf

    Balewolf It's all opinion

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    I'm talking more of something where you pick the army size, and the army randomizer throws in anything it wants to fill in the points and SWC. Sometimes you'd have 20 Daylami, or Saladin being led by a Ghulam LT. It was just silly stuff, but I'm board with running the starter boxes vs newer/learning people, and funky handicap lists from a generator would be fun to do.

    Your idea is pretty cool for a campaign of some kind.
     
  5. toadchild

    toadchild EI Aspect
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    The old random list generator was by @CoveredInFish. I don't know if there have been any developments lately.
     
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  6. Robock

    Robock Well-Known Member

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    i made my own randomizer in march 2016 using Excel Spreadsheet which I keep updating as my collection grows (it is a pain to update). Because that was my main problem with the random list generator : that it would make lists that required too many proxies for me to use with my models.

    Before that, one way to randomize was to shuffle and draw profile cards* until you reach the max. I now use a similar system sometime. Having a list of my profiles in excel I randomize the table then go down the list until I reach the pts/swc max, skipping over any that are too expensive.

    *profile cards are still in the old forum, but out of date now. I stopped using profile card as you need to take out model from the bag and then find the matching profile card. so much trouble compared to printing army list.
     
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  7. CoveredInFish

    CoveredInFish Diplomatic Delegate
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    My random list generator had the data coming from a source that doesn’t update anylonger.

    I have to admit that this stopped my development somewhat so that today still not all planned features are implemented.

    If I can find another compatible data source I might - if I find time - start developing again.