At first it took some getting used to, but by nights end I saw how it did speed combat along. The players and especially the GM when rolling for initiative have to do the following to determine initiative :
1d10 + Agility + Power/Speed Bonus = first action phase
Then the character can act again 15 phases later in the same turn.
ex. Zero Hero with an Agility 22 rolls a 9 so his action phases would be 31, 16, 1
While the math itself is not that bad, try doing this quickly as a GM handling a dozen NPCs.
Enter the Villains and Vigilantes Action Tracker. You can try it out at the following site.
I would like to see the list place characters alphabetically automatically and further separate PCs from NPCs.
In between the two windows is the following...
You will notice there are buttons for Import and Export. Once you complete a list of characters to be involved in an encounter hit Export and you will get the following result :
Now just copy and paste this into a general text editor and save it. Later just open the text file and copy and paste it into the Tracker using the Import option. You could even just type up a list of characters using this format in the text editor and import that. This would allow a GM to create lists for each separate encounter he has planned and just open them when needed. I know I will be using this option a lot in the future.
When you hit either of the Roll Initiative buttons you will generate action phases for all of the characters like this :
Further more hitting the Create Turn Chart gives the following result :
As each character finishes their action just click on done next to that action and the chart auto updates.
I like this GM aid so far, I think there is some room for improvement as I mentioned above and I will mention here as they are made. Please check it out and tell me what you think of it.