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The cost of Herolab is ridiculous and I probably wouldn't buy it even if I wasn't poor. My question is why do you want a character generator? If the main draw is being able to have all the resources at your immediate disposal and convenience (which would be the draw for me and was why I was in love with 4E character generator program before Wizards ruined it), you can get the same effect with sites like d20pfsrd.
Some people are math challenged, plus you can save you character at different levels and plan your character out better.
Ryan Dancey wrote:
In fact, I did not want an explicit prohibition because I thought there were a lot of utilities like character creators that could be and should be possible and it would be too hard to write a term that excluded something like Baldur's Gate while enabling something like PCGen.
Which is why we explicitly state that the data files for PCGen are covered under the OGL and are OGC. And that the program itself is NOT OGC. :)
And Yea! Ryan mentioned us!
Kydeem de'Morcaine wrote:
Did you get a chance to try them out Kydeem?
Kydeem de'Morcaine wrote:
I use Herolab to make my PC's (when player) and NPC's (when GM). But it won't work on my android tablet yet. So I have to have printed sheets. One guy uses PCGen on his laptop.
Here's something to help you out Kydeem
If you add 1 to the feat remaining box when leveling up it should work fine. Just checked this in v60301.
Gestalt characters will probably never be supported as presented, there is to much work vs requests for them. The closest is what I'll refer to below.
And since Andrew was able to get a classless d20 system working using pure data files (Eclipse: The Codex Persona) I would find it unlikely that what you would want to do wouldn't be possible. :)
From the PCGen doc's wrote:
Although it looks like the Yahoo groups we use might be down right now.
Slatz Grubnik wrote:
Okay the NPC generator is a definitely valid issue. The developer that originally did that left the project, and none of the developers that are part of the project (new or old) have any knowledge of the code he used to make that, and since it was seriously out of date and causing bugs in the rest of the program it was cut out. There are plans to bring it back with properly documented code in the future.
As a volunteer project we can only work on as many sources that the volunteers chose to pick up. Of course we are always looking for more data monkey's, wink, wink, nudge nudge... :)
That's still up in the air ATM, all the character sheets will eventually migrate over (this is probably over a multi-year timeframe also).
I just like giving a heads up when I see people using output sheets for things other than a pure character sheet. :)
You also might want to check out the other output files to see if they might give you options that you need.
Also if you want to make your own output go ahead, and then make a JIRA tracker attach the file and we'll put it in the regular releases.
I can verify that unless the publisher has specifically said we don't have to, PCGen always asks permission before putting a dataset for each source book into distribution. Even then I usually shoot the publisher a note when it does so they can get some PR buzz from it if they want.
And when there was first talk about the 4e OGL (which wasn't released yet under the GSL). The licensing manager for WotC (who name escapes me at the moment he's no longer with WotC) had a couple of discussions about adding a line to the new license requiring that there needs to be a bibliography requirement for for EVERY OGL item that was used in a source book so that a) the original publisher/author could get credit, and b) clear up a LOT of the clutter from Sec. 15's.
I'm having a disagreement with a rules lawyer. His argument is that if region selection isn't detailed in the GTOP then "being" from those regions isn't valid for PFS play. And my counter argument is that per the AR Inner Sea Primer traits are legal and to select those traits you have to be from (or spend significant time there) a certain region.
PCGen is pleased to announce the release of the v6.02.01 Production Release of PCGen. This release includes 150+ bug fixes and improvements that we've made since the 6.2 production release. The highlights of the changes for PCGen 6.02.01 are listed below:
Main Changes: Update to Paizo name in data, Numerous corrections to typos in the data, & Numerous other small code and data fixes
The following new sources were added in 6.02.01
[Paizo] Pathfinder Player Companion: Andoran - Spirit of Liberty
For the full detail on all changes made in this release, check out the release notes here:
PCGen is a RPG character generator and maintenance program (d20 systems). All datafiles are ASCII so they can be modified by users for their own campaigns. Please join us http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pcgen/ or visit our site http://pcgen.org.
Public Releations Team
Rite Publishing wrote:
Just to be clear no 3rd party publisher can use any part of the Golarion deities, as they are Paizo's IP and are not Open Gaming Content you can't reference them at all as a 3rd Party Publisher.
Well not entirely true Steve, you "could" use the Community Use policy. But then you couldn't make money off said product. But it's possible. :P
I should also note that PCGen uses the Community Use Policy :)
It would depend on the license. Lone Wolf in the past has negotiated exclusive rights to be the only character generator (for non-ogl systems). I can not state categorically that they have in Paizo's case, I am certain that Rob definitely would have tried.
And by "Official" I was referring to the statements & press releases that Paizo and Lone Wolf have made in the past. Not that everyone must accept what is on the character sheet as truth.