For further reading:
PCGen Online Documentation:
Race Lesson Files:
On 2/20/2013 8:58 AM, Andrew wrote:
> I'm responding directly to you, since your message was sent to a Moderator Only posting group
> (ListFileClass is for Data Monkeys to give 'Classes'). I've taken your message and am sending it to
> the correct group and answering your question at the same time.
> Depending on the version of PCGen would determine whether you had access to the In-Built LST Editor.
> That is by far the easier method for a person new to PCGen. However, Version 6.0 doesn't have the
> In-Built Editors due to a rebuild effort underway to make it more intuitive and smarter for the
> The Method our data team does is a sure-fire method. It requires a Text Editor (Our Wiki houses a
> list of Editors - wiki.pcgen.org look under Content and then under Data Team for all the tools and
> tips/tricks of the data team).
> Once you have a text editor, I'd recommend checking out the Documentation, we do have a LST File
> Class on Race Entry.
> After that, it's a matter of either using the custom data set we've made available for new users, or
> making your own data set with at least a pcc file, and the lst files you'll want/need.
> For PCGen, a race is a single line affair, though you can set the option (6.0+) to allow a
> multi-line set up.
> As an example: (Each indent represents a TABSPACE)
> ABILITY:Special Ability|AUTOMATIC|My Race Ability One
> (Note: Each Ability will need an entry in an Ability File or you'll have unconstructed references)
> That's a basic race, so RaceName is a Medium Humanoid (Primitive), with a +2 to Strength, -2 to
> Charisma, a tougher skin grants them a +1 AC bonus to Natural Armor; they have a race ability called
> 'My Race Ability One' along with a normal Reach of 5'.
> Hope that helps. Any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
> FROM: rueschk@...
> DATE: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:38:00 -0000
> SUBJECT: Adding races
> I'm new on these boards and I'm having trouble finding my
> way around. Can someone point me to a very basic breakdown
> of how to add custom races to pcgen?
Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
Admin Silverback - PCGen Board of Directors
Data 2nd, Docs Tamarin, OS Lemur
Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
Unique Title "The Torturer of PCGen"
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