At Adventurer’s Codex, we have always focused most of our efforts to building a great tool that can improve everyone’s D&D experience, but recently we have begun to branch out and focus our efforts in other places, like community engagement.
Some of you might be worried about how Cloud Syncing will be impacted, but rest assured, we are still, steadily, making progress towards that goal. We have begun to post more frequent updates on our progress, which I’ll get into further down this post.
To all of our Patrons who have supported us up to this point, we can not thank you enough. Your support helps us keep the lights (servers) on. That said, we also have to apologize to our Patrons. Our Patreon page and rewards have been lacking since its creation. This short coming has, finally, been addressed.
We have created Goals, added new, meaningful Reward Tiers, and updated our About Us page to give a better insight into Adventurer’s Codex. Check out all of these new updates here.
It’s hard for anyone to be motivated to contribute when they don’t know what their contribution is going to. We have addressed this with our goals. We will eventually add more goals that will benefit the app and the community. Check out our progress or contribute to all these goals here.
$250: Help Keep The Lights on
This goal is pretty straightforward. Adventurer’s Codex’s expenses are mostly run out of our own pockets, and on average, this is how much it costs to keep the project running for free to all users.
$750: Extra Features Every Other Month
This goal will pay for an extra feature to be added every other month. This is on top of all the constant updates that we release. With this goal, one of our developers can take a full couple of days off from our day jobs to dedicate to working on a cool, new feature in Adventurer’s Codex. This feature could be almost anything from a full Compendium to squashing some long standing bugs.
$3000: Get Paid To Work Part Time
The previous goal allowed one of us to take a couple of days off of our day job to work on Adventurer’s Codex, but with this goal, one of us can take a couple weeks off. This would greatly increase the velocity at which features get developed, which means that there are cooler features for you guys faster.
Before, our only true reward was to be glorified in the illustrious Wall of Thanks and early notices of version updates. We have, finally, updated those rewards to be more meaningful and added more tiers. These new rewards are more fun and personal. Enjoy personal thank you notes from our developers, drawings of your favorite D&D character, feature polls, live streams, and much more! Check all of these shiny, new rewards here!
Pre-Made Characters and Campaigns
Recently, one of our new moderators on Reddit had the great idea to create a Dropbox folder that has some pre-made Adventurer’s Codex characters and campaigns. We plan to add more content to these folders, but we thought this would be a great opportunity for all of our users to get involved.
If you have a character or campaign you’d like to contribute, you can send it to us on Reddit. We strongly encourage using SRD and homebrew content. Unfortunately, we wont be able to accept any other content for legal reasons. Check out the Dropbox Folder and the Reddit thread.
We have begun to organize our work into two week cycles known as Sprints. This helps us break down our larger features, like Cloud Syncing, to smaller, more manageable pieces. The added benefit is that we can more easily compile some insight into what we’re doing and our progress. If you’re an existing patron or have visited our Reddit page recently, you might have noticed our new Progress Reports.
These bite sized updates help you guys see what’s going on behind the curtain, so to speak.
A special thanks to Seankipp and chartorres who have contributed to the automation testing recently. If you would also like to contribute, check out our contribution guidelines.
Questions, Comments, Concerns?
We’d love to hear what you think of Adventurer’s Codex, what features you love, what features you want, and what features you don’t like or want changed. We built this tool for you, and we want to make it the best that it can be. If you like what you see, support us on Patreon. The funding we get from users like you helps us pay for servers and other operations costs.
If you want to contribute, and make Adventurer’s Codex even better, as always, drop by our Github page and checkout the project. We’re always looking for great new ideas, and if you find any bugs, file an issue!