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BigNickR07 Jan 2013 8:13 a.m. PST

I was doing some personal archeology through old 20 and 80 gigabyte desktop hard drives from computers past, and found my old directory of TABLEMASTER saved tables.

But no sign of my LEGIT COPY of the program. (IE paid for by me, ages ago)

For those of you who don't know of it, Tablemaster was an old Windows 3.1 & Windows 95 based piece of software that let you make some pretty impressive one-click multiple-tiered random generation tables. Simple language, saved files as *.txt files that you could edit in notepad or any other word processor.

I can't find any legitimate links to the software on the internet… Now, I've found and downloaded a fileshare network, justifying this by saying that I -did- pay for it way back when…

But I'm wondering if there's still a community for this program, any newer or more "shiny" replacement to buy, or even anyone that could fill me in on what ever happened to the delvs?

BigNickR07 Jan 2013 8:18 a.m. PST

I mean I have a LOT of old stuff for this…

Battletech tables for random mech assignment, a mercenary contract generator, all the items from the 2nd edition AD&D "Encyclopedia Magica"… a "What pill did FRIEND COMPUTER just give me?" generator for PARANOIA! a sith/jedi name generator…

Plus a bunch of half finished crap for some kind of long-forgotten and ill thought out homebrew game system I was working on when I was 14…

Talk about random finds! (And great memories)

BigNickR07 Jan 2013 8:21 a.m. PST

and I just found this on of all things a fellow battletechers site: link

"Wintertree Software TableMaster – Webpage currently nonfunctional
TableMaster – file
Wintertree Software made many very good programs for RPG enthusiasts. Perhaps the best of these is Table Master, a program that you can use to randomly determine results from any kind of table. I have designed files for it that allow you to generate Clan and Inner Sphere pilots, and Inner Sphere 'Mechs for each of the factions in the Battletech Master Rules and Mechwarrior 2nd Ed. 'Mech tables. Random encounter tables or anything else can be made with this software. Since the Wintertree Software link is down and I have been unable to find it anywhere on the web, I have uploaded a working copy of the program. This is NOT the shareware version and is provided with the knowledge and permission of the original author. "

So I am deleting my "ill gotten" file and installing this "legitimate" version on principal.

BigNickR07 Jan 2013 8:56 a.m. PST

…and it won't run in 64 bit windows.

So back to that "is there a modern replacement"?

(Jake Collins of NZ 2) Inactive Member12 Jan 2013 1:34 p.m. PST


I've got it working on Win7 32bit. Can you give some advice about how to make tables with it? I'm a Traveller player.

Wargaming Resources Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member17 Aug 2015 1:04 p.m. PST

I feel your pain! I also had TableMaster, and to be honest, I've never found anything as good – it was so easy to use and yet could create very detailed results.

I actually have my original software, but will it run on a Mac – nope :-(

Wish I could find a good replacement…

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