Boz's Comprehensive TRP3: Extended Advanced Guide
2. Jumping Into Advanced Items
4. Demo: Making A Card That Flips
In this comprehensive guide I will show you how to create your very own amazing items using TRP3: Extended, and how to make them operate with Workflows. This guide is for those of you that may have already seen and read through my first guide, which can be viewed here. If you have not reviewed that guide, I highly recommend giving it a read if you don't understand the basics of TRP3: Extended, or if you don't already have it installed.
However, if you have already viewed that guide, have TRP3: Extended installed, and/or want to learn a few advanced techniques to make your items more epic than ever, then you've come to the right place. Today we'll be showing you how to create a "Random Card" in Extended using Workflows so that card can flip into one of five different rarities. If this is confusing right now, don't worry. Just read through these modules and watch the demonstration video at the end of this guide and you'll be making your own deck of cards or items in no time! Sound good? Then let's jump into it.
2. Jumping into Advanced Items
In the previous guide, we used Create Item -> Blank Item to create a wearable Soldier's helmet for our character. However, we kept the item simple and didn't add much to it or really delve into the possibilities that the creator tool has to offer. If we look at the interface on a new item, there are two options within the Gameplay Attributes section that can give us more flexibility when wanting to customize our item with more features. The first option is to check the box that says "Container".
You'll notice that next to "Main", the Container option is there. If we click that section, we'll see new features that allow us to put items inside of this main item, otherwise known as the "Root" or "Parent" item.
This can be used to create anything ranging from a belt to a backpack, to a pistol or a rifle that uses an actual bullet item so that it can fire. For a brief example, I'll show you what a working pistol looks like created as a container item: Working Pistol Video
If you would like to see an in-depth tutorial on how to create a working weapon, let me know and I'll create one as soon as I can!
But, for now I'd like to move over to the bread and butter of most advanced items, and that is when the "Usable" option is toggled on. You'll notice that there is now a "Workflow" tab, as well as a box for you to input "usage text." You know, "Drink Me!" or "Read this!"
Once you see that option, clicking the tab will bring you to a brand new blank menu that might leave you confused. But, don't worry. In the next module I'll explain exactly what you'll be doing inside of that Workflow section to take your items to the next level. Be sure to watch the short video I'll provide for you!
Now that you've selected the Workflow tab, you'll notice that it is entirely blank. If you followed along and created a "Blank Item" or normal item, then it will look like this:
In which case, you'll only have to worry about one section to work with as opposed to several workflows at once. This is ideal for when you're practicing and learning how to make items work for the first time. You can see at the bottom that there is a "Add elements to workflow" option. This is where you can add things like effects, conditions and delays to your item in order for it to execute properly when you "Use" it. For the sake of demonstrating how this works, I've created a video that details an easy four step process on crafting a working Hearthstone. You can view that video here.
Otherwise, I have one other treat for you today and that is the Random Card expert item. This is a lot more advanced and can be used to create not only this demonstrational item, but a deck of cards, tarot cards, or anything you'd like. You will find this video in the final module below.
4. Demo: Making a Card That Flips
I hope you enjoy this demonstrational video and if you would like to see more guides in the future, do not hesitate to reach out to me and I will create any item I can to the best of my ability for you all to enjoy. I will also be working on Create Campaign guides so that you can make your own working quest system for your phase, which will take your RP to an entirely different level. But, for now sit back, relax, and enjoy. Thank you again for your interest in TRP3: Extended and I hope this guide was able to assist you in some way.