now that herolab is unuseable--what other options are there?


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VestOfHolding wrote:

Yeah, Bluestacks is a solid Android emulator for Windows. Not sure about other operating systems. I would absolutely recommend Pathbuilder2e. I happily paid the extra $5 to remove ads and support the dev. Hell, I'd probably do it a second time.

Not only is it a fantastic character builder app, but ever since it also added being able to apply conditions (including custom conditions! So I made a few for things like Rage and a couple custom buff spells my party uses), there's literally no reason for me to look at Herolab again.

Oh man, and if the dev is able to continue with his idea of making a Steam version? Hells yes.

I'm still baffled that Paizo didn't approach the guy for a business partnership. His PF1e app was insanely good, but this PF2e is just amazing because of how well categorized and streamlined everything is.

You can build a level 1 character in just a few minutes. Choosing everything ahead is also way easier and then you use the book to go more in depth on the choices (specially on Deity and other stuff the APP can't reference).


The Rot Grub wrote:
Slyme wrote:

The default storage is on your device, if you pay the $5 to upgrade it has cloud storage.

Even if you don't pay for the upgrade, you can still save your characters as PDFs and store the pdf anywhere you want.

Thanks. Sounds promising and I'll try it out.

My hesitation is that it seems someone is being extremely generous in programming Pathbuilder and that it might not be sustainable in the long run to keep with all new content into the future ad infinitum, without reliable revenue.

It's probably the developer's hobby and not commercial. I see no reason how this app can pay a full time developer's salary which means it's already not sustainable. It will probably last until they get bored of programming or Pathfinder.

It's only $5 even if you paid.

I've seen "always online" cause problems at conventions where the internet isn't too good.


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That's the thing, while making changes to your character in herolab requires you to be online, they also allow you to print your character sheet. I will say that while the character sheet they print isn't the greatest, it does look exactly like the character sheet from herolabs classic.


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Ah, the internet. I love how people proclaim their stance like it applies to everyone, rather than just saying "I don't like X" or "I find X unusable, can anyone offer any options?" When people make broad statements that sound they have decreed that their stance is the law of the land, whether that was their intent or not, I tune out and frankly ignore any followup points they may have (sadly in the Internet Age that means I spend a lot of time not listening to folks). Personally, I (see it's not that hard) find Herolab to be a decent tool, though it is far from perfect, but what is? My group plays every week and while I have my gripes it works for me.

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I enjoy Herolab online and the stuff they are doing with the Campaign Theater looks really cool and helpful. The subscription fee was an issue when I first started but it is worth the constant updates fixes and improvements. I hope they can get enough people supporting it to keep it moving forward :)


Gave Pathbuilder a shot. It does a lot of things well, but it doesn't include text of spells and abilities on the PDFs it creates, which is important to my players. Also, I'm not sure the Pathbuilder developer can sustain what seems like a passion project for the entire life cycle of PF2. (If people pay a one-time $5 fee, how does he keep going?) I'm very happy that it exists though, for those who don't want to invest in HLO.

I'll tell my players about it, too, for those who want to tinker with characters on their own.


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The Rot Grub wrote:

Gave Pathbuilder a shot. It does a lot of things well, but it doesn't include text of spells and abilities on the PDFs it creates, which is important to my players. Also, I'm not sure the Pathbuilder developer can sustain what seems like a passion project for the entire life cycle of PF2. (If people pay a one-time $5 fee, how does he keep going?) I'm very happy that it exists though, for those who don't want to invest in HLO.

I'll tell my players about it, too, for those who want to tinker with characters on their own.

To both you and Mappy:

Someone mentioned it at the bottom of the previous page. The developer also has a patreon with 180 patreons currently. While still not a dev salary, not bad for a side project.

Sovereign Court

In addition he has kept up with PF1 for the few years since he started with it and has the vast majority of options available.

I can see about not having spell descriptions printed out, but I suppose if your players have the app or similar they can look up the spells on there.

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