What Is Marble
Marble (Marble) was inspired by the Maric's Place Live Action Role Play (LARP) which is run in Canberra, and occasionally other places around Australia.
Marble is going to be a web based application which support GM's who run LARPs. Initially Marble will be targeted at the Maric's Place game, but will hopefully be extended to include other LARPs.
Some of the site will be available to any one who
wonders by. This information will be the publicly
available (aka out of character) inforamation about characters,
and events. Both players and GMs will have access
to more detail. For the players Marble will:
A Java platform will be used to develop the Marble. This will at least include JSP and Servlets, but may also include a full J2EE environment. I am also considering using JDO as the interface to the database to avoid having to deal with the database issue of mapping between objects and the relational information.
I also have high hopes that this might, if done in the right way, will allow me to be able to extend the Java classes so that I can build a stand alone version of Marble.
I would like to acknowledge several people who are currently keeping me motivated and interested in the Maric's Role Playing System project.