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@Haria We're working on it, we just branched into supporting FantasyCraft and Killshot. There's somebody working on OSRIC, but I don't know how polished it is.


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. :)


@Xaikon http://paizo.com/campaigns/NightfliersDarknessInTheFrozenNorth/discussion&a mp;page=4#161


Specifically what problem house rules do you need in PCGen Haria?

There's a yahoo group specifically setup to help users "hack" pcgen to make it do what they want to do for their own games..


mcv, have you taken a look at Realmsworks by Lone Wolf?


Yes, and James and Andrew appreciate you identifying the corner cases :)


We still use it because we haven't found a forum software that lets people post to or create threads via email.

And you can sign up with a non-yahoo email last I knew.


From the PCGen doc's wrote:

I want to help!

Well of course you do! OK, there are a vast variety of ways in which you can help us here at PCGen. We can use:

JAVA Coders (Code Monkeys)
LST file editors (Data Monkeys)
Admin Monkeys
Documenters (Doc Monkeys)
Public Relations (PR Monkeys)
Checking Licensing (Data License Monkeys)
Anybody who wants to, no matter your level of experience!

We could go into vast detail here on how you could help in any particular section. But the way to join is posting a message to Yahoo! with the title:

"I WANT TO HELP"

Someone will claim your soul shortly afterwards and help you offline on how to go about doing things.

Needless to say, this is one of the most fun and rewarding communities you can join! PCGen is about FUN, just read an average day of the message boards and you'll see what I mean!

See Monkey Teams Explained for details on the various PCGen teams.

&

http://pcgen.org/autobuilds/pcgen-docs/faqpages/faqiwannahelp.html

Although it looks like the Yahoo groups we use might be down right now.


Slatz Grubnik wrote:

The very first thing I noticed was that there's no longer an NPC generator. There was when I used it a long time ago, but not any more. This was a feature I used very frequently.

A previous poster mentioned not all sources currently available for Pathfinder are also available for PCGen (such as Mythic Adventures and Gamemastery Guide). And many still are still in Alpha or Beta, I'm noticing.

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... :)


What would you term complete? And how can PCGen improve this?


On the PCGen FB page we're seeing several people that can't use it because of being in a country other than the US. :(

https://www.facebook.com/PCGen/posts/10152478045707159


Oh look, it works on my phone now too. :)


How many sources were you loading?


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 posted it to our main forums so you'll get some more traffic. :)

Also note that starting with 6.03+ we're going to be transitioning to the Freemarker output system. This might help you with customizing the xml file for what you want.

http://wiki.pcgen.org/Template_Engine


Use an egg timer &/or a small hour glass.


Hey, Kyle starting with 6.03.00 we are going to be transitioning to using Freemarker for our output template. Instead of the arcane system we use currently.

http://wiki.pcgen.org/Template_Engine


There are some wierd ass names that that nameset can generate though. :)


If you have two types of Natural Armor they don't stack.


PCGen


Yes it was Scott, was going to look up my thread on Enworld to verify but was distracted by work work.

And to answer GP, it's a concern be cause it "can" affect the consumer by affecting collaboration and creativity which can then affect the d20 market. Not saying that is but it's a valid concern.


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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.


This may come out of left field, and my surch fu may be failing me. But is there any guides or restrictions on selecting what geographical region your character is from?

I'm specifically looking for official rules, blogs &/or FREQ's


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
[Paizo] Pathfinder Player Companion: Blood of Angels
[Super Genius Games] The Genius Guide to: The Talented Rogue (PF)

For the full detail on all changes made in this release, check out the release notes here:

Release Notes

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

PCGen Project


Obsidian Portal can help with #5, have each player create a character for your campaign. And then after every session create a note on the character what was gained/lost from that session. And then the players can make a note on what they are increasing with each level gained.


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 :)


With Herolab (and PCGen too) you don't see the whole class or feat text. You need to actually have all the text descriptions to understand the item in question.


Umm, why would they think that? It clearly states that you need to own the book/source that the item/class/race is in and be able to show it if asked.


PCGen, making d20 players lives easier since 1998. :)


Generally I would look for a law firm with Publishing and Intellectual Property experience.


Good you found the answer Dabo. :)

BTW you are aware of the main PCGen Yahoo Groups right?


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.


And Lone Wolf hands Paizo a nice check every month or so to be the official Pathfinder character generator. :)


That's odd, We haven't had any reports of major bugs that haven't been fixed in the last production cycle. Neither have we had reports of it crashing.


I second the suggestion for PCGen, and it's free :)


The Mad Dog Barbarian is in the Player's Companion: Animal Archive and isn't coded up yet.


No I thought you might want to give them a hand if you hadn't been following their discussion :)


Zaister, talk To Doug Limmer and Paul Shipley on the PCGen list. They are currently working on getting a PCGen set working.

Jeremy, going to be sending you an email shortly making sure PCGen still has permission to distribute said set. :)


As an idea you joins use the journaling ability in PCGen to record purchases (plus keep track of loot etc.)


I like jEdit personally :)


I'm not sure if this is a code bug, or an issue with the character sheet script. You can make this go away by actually buying coins, or rounding to the nearest .25.

I'm checking with the code monkey's to see what's up with it.

Tracker for bug.


That's a wierd bug, I can't remember anyone ever reporting that email the pcg file to either me or Papa

my email:
nylanfs@yahoo.com


Well I would hope so since we've been doing it for 12 years :)


For those that might be interested here's some beginning video's for making pcgen datafiles.

Here's some indepth text based classes.

And here's our discussion group devoted to helping people make their own data files for home games or otherwise.


Well it's OGL, so if somebody is interested in making the dataset I'll make sure the publisher is okay with it. :)

hint, hint, nudge, nudge . . .


BTW, if anyone ever wants some help with PCGen they can drop me a line with Google Hangouts and if I'm free I'll try and give a hand.

I'm on G+ under Paul Grosse (or nylanfs, not sure which.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/116014144896688531460


Dammit it I had the whole process typed out, hit preview and it wiped out what I took about 45 minutes of typing out.

Here's where I think is messing up for you. When PCGen is started for the first time. It assumes that you want to enter in your own values for your attributes. If you select "Method" and then either select "Roll 4d6 drop lowest" or "Point buy method > 20 points". Then click on "Roll" on the summary page and it will either make a bunch of roles for you or set everything to 8's and let you add from your point pool.

Then select your race, then select class and then you're load and skills should be correct.


I'm downloadind the latest version and will post a step by step process that I use to make a character so we can compare and see why it's not working the way I (and you) expect.

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