SF Character Sheets, what is "Upgraded Score" used for?


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On the Paizo SF Character Sheets (and in particular, the form-fillable sheets created by Gilfalas), what is the purpose of the "Upgraded Score" boxes under the Ability Scores?

Each Ability has a box for Score, Modifier, Upgraded Score, and Upgraded Modifier. I'm wondering what's meant to be tracked under the Upgraded boxes.

On the form-fillable sheets created by Gilfalas, the Upgraded Modifier starts at -5 unless something is entered into the Upgraded Score. The rest of the sheet seems to use the values entered in the Score box, not the Upgraded Score box.

I'm wondering how people fill in this part of the Character Sheets. I first thought that you enter your base (i.e. Level 1) score in the "Score" box and never change it. As you progress through the levels, you update the "Upgraded Score" to show how you have increased your Ability Scores, leaving the first box (Score) unchanged.

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It's for the personal upgrades.
This way you know what score to use when using the level 5/10/15/20 statboosts, as the personal upgrades do not count against that.


To expand on the example.

If you had 16 DEX at start, then grabbed a +2 augment, you would have a 18 upgraded score, but still a 16 basic score.

When you hit level 5 and apply a boost to DEX, your base DEX goes to 18, and the upgrades score goes to 20.


Ah, page 212 Personal Upgrades!

OK, that explains it. Thank you both!

I don't really understand why the Character Sheet should include such boxes, seems to muddy the water more than anything. If you get a Personal Upgrade you should record it somewhere on your sheet (under Equipment maybe). But that's just me.

It seems the form-fillable sheets created by Gilfalas doesn't take such upgrades into account when it comes to auto-filling the ability modifiers.


xris wrote:

Ah, page 212 Personal Upgrades!

OK, that explains it. Thank you both!

I don't really understand why the Character Sheet should include such boxes, seems to muddy the water more than anything. If you get a Personal Upgrade you should record it somewhere on your sheet (under Equipment maybe). But that's just me.

Because they modify your ability scores, which means you'll want to keep track of it 100% more than things like "flashlights and boardgames".


xris wrote:
It seems the form-fillable sheets created by Gilfalas doesn't take such upgrades into account when it comes to auto-filling the ability modifiers.

It was a design mistake/oversight when I made the sheets. Had I planned better, the left stat block would not have modified skills, the 'upgraded scores' would have.

That way you would have had the left column showing your base stats and the right would be what you change for modifiers and THAT would have done what the left column does now.

In honest truth I was really lucky to do what I did on the sheet with the meager skills I have.

In any case I am stunned and delighted that the sheet is being used and helping people this long after I made it.

I am going to see if I can do a simple field move and improve the functionality.

Edit: I did a field move (I don't know why I did not think of it before frankly) and now the attributes entered on the Upgraded scores section will determine all attribute bonuses used in sheet calculations.

Use the link in my profile to download version 1.09 from my google drive.

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