Copying Stat blocks


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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

One thing I tend to do a lot is copy the stat block of a monster into my game notes so I don't have to flick through the monsters manual. This is particularly required if I am adding the Elite (or other) template.

A major source of annoyance for me is that the action symbols don't copy across. I would really like the action types to be included in the text for ease of use.


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CaniestDog wrote:

One thing I tend to do a lot is copy the stat block of a monster into my game notes so I don't have to flick through the monsters manual. This is particularly required if I am adding the Elite (or other) template.

A major source of annoyance for me is that the action symbols don't copy across. I would really like the action types to be included in the text for ease of use.

I advocated using letters at one point...

A << An action
A\ << two actions
A\\ << three actions
/A << a reaction
A (strikethrough) << not an action

It's compact, clear, consistent, and compatible. I am certain the art department will never allow it because it's too simple. <Grin>


Pathfinder Maps, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

I too find it frustrating that the symbols don't copy. I go back and add [[A]] for each action (usually in a dark red). It would be very nice if the symbols were released for use at least once the new edition is released.


Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber

Yes! This is very important.

In a similar vein, spell and monster stat blocks do not copy over with the block of Traits, and that would be super helpful to get copied over.


Any time I 'copy' stats from the book. I'm taking a screenshot of the PDF, pasting it into an image editor (Paint) and then pasting into a Word Processor (Word) that allows for images.

To me it makes a consistent look and feel to the original (since it's a direct copy) And usually the info I'm copying it very clear and doesn't have any short hand that I may have added to make the descriptions,etc any smaller.

So far with the play test I've been very happy with this, and I have encouraged my players to do the same things for feats, spells and features.

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