Kuat Drive Yards
Tabletop Simulator Utilities
Just as an FYI for those who want to bring things into Tabletop Simulator, I've created a collection of resources for Armada: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=897127367
it has all the dice and defense tokens from KDY.
I've altered how defense tokens work as far as the various colors.
The Green/Red combo works as you expect.
The Blue/Yellow combo works like this: Blue gets flipped when used. Yellow gets discarded when used. Yellow is NOT refreshed to blue when vanilla tokens do. It's a two-time use type deal. Maybe new upgrades will let you refresh them, but for now they're just two-shots.
The Orange token gets discarded when used. It's a one-time use thing.
The Future of KDY
Time for a peak behind the curtain a little.KDY started off as a way for me to develop my own cards for Armada. I felt like sharing, so I did. I'm plodding around with a few ideas about what to do with it next that isn't just iterative versions. I've gotten a handful of requests to start supporting other games, like X-wing and Firestorm Armada. I've also been kicking around a few ideas for game engines of my own.To that end, KDY v2 is being worked on slowly, in my spare time. It's going to be a complete rewrite, with a lot more features and hopefully a better user experience (I'm not a fan of the current layout system). Chances are it will take quite a while, but I've got a few three-day weekends coming up and my life should be stabilizing soon. So far, I'm going endeavour to support SW: Armada, X-Wing, Rebellion, ST: Attack Wing, Firestorm Armada, Firefly the Boardgame, Twilight Imperium, and a few others, plus my own homebrew systems.As I get closer to finishing this, I'll post more about what to expect, and if there are any changes that will affect content.
Higher Quality Cards
Hey folks,One day, I will open a news post with something other than "folks", but that is not this day.Did a little bit of re-vamping of the rendering system. Font size and leading (spacing between lines) is smaller. In order to compensate for this, the preview versions of the cards on each individual page is larger. For those of you who use the preview cards for whatever reason (I believe that Green Knight uses them for Vassal, for example) should have an easier time. As of this post, I'm still having the server crawl through content to force a re-render - it is possible that it won't get to everything by the time to see it. If you are still seeing an old smaller version of a card, make sure you refresh without cache (for Chrome that is CTRL+SHIFT+R, I don't know what other browsers hotkey for such a thing is). That being said, if you are the owner of a card (or an admin) you can also Force Re-Render from a card's individual page.
A small update
I took some time to make a few changes. For one, I've updated a few things on the Print Queue
page. I've also changed it so that Faction Tokens and Defense Tokens are pre-rendered PDFs. Less load on the server when you want to print your tokens.
I've also tweaked the sizes of some ship and squadron dials. Bear in mind that the images you get from here are still 1/4 inch large in each direction than you expect (that is a 1/8th bleed on the left, right, top, and bottom).
More changes have been made.
Welcome back, folks.As you might have seen, I've made a few changes to KDY. From an aesthetic standpoint, I've move a few menu items around from the left menu bar to the top user bar - nothing is missing, its just moved. I've also re-designed a few of the card layouts to be a bit more inline with official cards - primarily point-value and upgrade type placement. Also, the faction icon on an upgrade card will not replace the upgrade type. This means that you can now see what kind of upgrade card a Rebel upgrade card is without flipping it over.From a more user-interface perspective, I've started laying some groundwork on the fleet builder. For now, all that you can get to is your personal inventory. For now you can indicate how many of a given expansion (or cards / ships, etc if you've got individuals) you have bought. When the fleet builder comes along, you will be able to restrict your choices based on what cards you actually have. More news on the fleet-builder will be incoming sometime next month (I'm going to be in England for some time, so chances are I won't be able to work on it for a bit).Additionally, if you haven't figured it out, you can now filter out more than one parameter in a given section. This means that you can now filter upgrades by upgrade type AND by faction and so on instead of searching for just one of those parameters at a time.We've also got a neat chat room for those of us who just want to kick up your feet and chill out.
Content: 41 Damage Cards 44 Miscellanys 70 Objectives 363 Ships 427 Squadrons 673 Upgrades 6 Articles 62 Expansions 152 Users