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Need a good character sheet


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Does anyone know of a good form fill-able character sheet that won't cost me money and isn't on excel?


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Robespierre wrote:
Does anyone know of a good form fill-able character sheet that won't cost me money and isn't on excel?

Necero's sheet is a pdf with auto calc on most of the important parts.

Grand Lodge

http://pathfinderdb.com

Taldor

check out the current project by BlueCanary. the most comprehensive sheet out there.

excel sheet
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Nezthalak wrote:

check out the current project by BlueCanary. the most comprehensive sheet out there.

excel sheet
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OP stated they didn't want an excel sheet.

Taldor

well, they should re-think that. it's really great :)

sorry OP, I can't read :(


I started with Neceros' sheet and really enjoyed it; after a bit I started using PCGen to calculate everything, because a sheet won't catch every mistake, and unless you are a rules encyclopedia, you'll make a mistake. PCGen and Hero Labs will output stats in various formats...including a sheet. :)


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Nezthalak wrote:

well, they should re-think that. it's really great :)

sorry OP, I can't read :(

I agree I've seen some very good excel sheets ;)

I also used pcgen extensively back in 3.x days before WotC got all "we're going to sue you" on them. Might have to try it now with PF, only sticking point was custom items as I recall (being as back then we were doing a lot of converting from 2E for characters).


Nezthalak wrote:

well, they should re-think that. it's really great :)

sorry OP, I can't read :(

I don't have excel that's why.

Taldor

the stuff at Hero Labs is really decent from what i've played around with without access to excel.


Hero lab costs money.

Andoran

OpenOffice can do most Excel stuff, you could download that (it's free) and try the Excel character sheet to see if it worked.


I'm doing that right now since Nez likes the sheet so much.


I began my career as an excel/access small business programmer, so I doubt I will ever feel the need to come off that platform. I'm still using the old pathfinder excelerator character sheet which I make specific updates to myself for each character. I really like the simplicity over the sCoreForge which is tremendously disorienting for me.

I think my next iteration (if I find the time) would be a straight pathfinder pdf sheet but all the fields done with drop down menus and linked back to an access back end for data (assuming that can still be done, but I am pretty sure it can). I would add in the condition modifiers so one could easily add charging/power attack/sickened etc.


Skylancer4 wrote:

I also used pcgen extensively back in 3.x days before WotC got all "we're going to sue you" on them. Might have to try it now with PF, only sticking point was custom items as I recall (being as back then we were doing a lot of converting from 2E for characters).

Right click on any item in the equipment section, go down to customize item.

It's a LOT easier than it was back in 2006.


http://www.myth-weavers.com/forumhome.php

Mythweavers is pretty excellent, though there are a handful of things I don't love about their sheet. It's not super automated, but it can handle a few things and won't get in your way if you're putting custom values into fields. It won't do anything really in the way of error checking though.

On the plus side it's free, keeps your sheet online and available from anywhere, looks pretty, and it is very easy to use.


I wrote a Character creation program a couple of years back that I was going to use, but then APG came out and blew my whole concept of automating as much as I could out the window. You can find it on my development blog if you want a look. I have moved jobs so no longer writing in that language it's in, so really haven't had the time or motivation to get back into it to only automate what is needed, and leave the rest to be control by conditions and effects.

The reason I starting developing that was because I had this great fillable/savable (if you had full adobde) PDF called SSA-X2 which was fantasic and based a lot of my ideas from it. But the guy who was developing this went from 3rd to 4th ed, so there was no pathfinder version, and before I could convincing him to make a pathfinder version he stopped all development. You can see a preview of the page here, and really only needs some tweaking like the skills, and CMD/CMB stuff.

Now that fortunately is not the end of the story, he did put up all his source code for someone to continue on with this, and I fortunately grabbed it before his domain shut down, but I haven't had the time or the knock with Abode to modify the page. I've put the notes he had on his page to be able to edit the pdf, so if someone is good with these, let me know and i'll put the files up somewhere for you to download

Development info:
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It is highly recommended you have a dedicated code editor capable of managing JavaScript syntax (as the code editor built into Adobe Acrobat is very rudimentary). Notepad++ is a free tool that suits this role wonderfully.

All dialogs code has been created using Windjack Solutions AcroDialogs plugin for Adobe Acrobat. Though the code (and thus the dialogs themselves) can be modified through JavaScript alone, AcroDialogs makes initial dialog creation and tweaking immensely less tedious. We can't tell you enough how useful this plugin has been, nor how helpful the people at Windjack Solutions were in answering our questions.

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Google Docs, search for a template called "Epizephyrii's Pathfinder Character Sheet". It's a spreadsheet, but not Excel.


Sorry to High JAckthis thread but is there a good barbarian sheet, I end up writing all my rage stats outside the boxes, and then it gets sloppy.


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can check here http://www.d20pfsrd.com/basics-ability-scores/character-creation there are a few different links to different character sheets

Lobolusk:

If you go to the dyslexic studeos and download all of the sheets, or just download the one specific to the babarian, they have a specialty sheet for each class, the barbarian has a rage box on it next to the abilities that it applies too, they just aren't form fillable


materous wrote:

can check here http://www.d20pfsrd.com/basics-ability-scores/character-creation there are a few different links to different character sheets

Lobolusk:

If you go to the dyslexic studeos and download all of the sheets, or just download the one specific to the babarian, they have a specialty sheet for each class, the barbarian has a rage box on it next to the abilities that it applies too, they just aren't form fillable

YOU the man now DAWG!!!


is there a good form fillable character sheet for animal companions?

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