The system I use now is kinda complicated, in that I have three sheets of paper needed to create a new species of Catfish. The first sheet has a list of 100 gems. The second sheet is a code, where each letter of the alphabet is given a number. The number is then assigned to either a column, or row, where each column, and row are given characteristics, to combine with column... so anywho... is there an easier way?
The easiest simplification I can think of would be to use letters to label your rows/columns, which would remove converting from a letter to a number, and would instead provide letters -> characteristics on a single sheet.
I do have a few questions about the game, but not enough reputation to post comments. Where do the letters come from? Also, is the list of 100 gems coming as a result of the multiplication? How do you determine which numbers to multiply? Additional details on how the game is played would be helpful.