IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PCGEN - PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING!
When will 3.5e be supported in PCGen?
3.5e is supported in 5.6. Since PCGen is OGL compliant, we refer to 3.5e as
RSRD (Revised System Resource Document) that is the free version of the core
3.5e books that Wizards of the Coast produces. In the "Settings" menu of
PCGen, select the "Game Mode" menu item and you'll see how you can switch
between game modes like 3.5e and 3e. Depending upon which Game Mode you're in,
the list of books you can load will vary. We created a Game Mode for 3.5e
because there are a number of rules differences between it and 3e.
Where are Wizard's of the Coast's books and modules?
Those are handled under a special license by the gang at www.codemonkeypublishing.com
Where are the Star Wars/Call of Cthulhu/Wheel of Time files?
Even though Wizards of the Coast produces those books, they don't own exclusive
rights to that material. We'll need to get permission from both Wizards and
the other copyright owner(s) of said material before we can include them
in PCGen. It is our intention to acquire this permission, but we're being
very careful about how we proceed to maximize our chance of success. We'll
keep everyone informed when anything worthy of reporting occurs. :)
PCGen is OGL (Open Gaming License). Versions 4.0.0 through 4.3.12 were
D20 compliant - this compliance was dropped with version 5.0 because we wanted
to better support publishers who were no D20 compliant.
To avoid some common hot-topics that have been beat to death, here
are some basic ground rules for posting on our yahoo board:
Because PCGEN is an e-mail community dedicated to the (but always fun)
discussion of PCGEN product, there are some ground rules which everyone
needs to follow. Please read the following document carefully, or you
will be jumped on by the soft pawed one! (that would be the Moderator).
Where should I post my question?
- If it's data syntax or building-your-own class/feat/race/equipment/etc
related, then post it at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PCGenListFileHelp
- If it's xml related, then post it at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pcgen-xml
- If it's anything else related to PCGen, then post it at
Any special requirements if I'm reporting a bug, making a request or
Bugs: The title of the post must start with [BUG], and the body of the post
must contain the version of PCGen, your operating system version and a step-by-
step process to duplicate the bug. They get fixed much faster this way!
Feature Requests: The title of the post must start with [FREQ] (abbreviation
for feature request), and specific suggestions or requests are welcomed and
Documentation: The title of the post must start with [DOC] if you are
requesting clarification of documentation or if you have any suggestions about
improving the documentation.
Output/Character Sheets: The title of the post must start with [OS] if you're
commenting about the output sheets and want to make sure that the output sheet
monkeys notice your post.
Our hope is that this list will stay as a community of people willing
to share thoughts and ideas about various aspects of PCGEN; Criticism
and feedback on specific parts of PCGEN and any general issues with
PCGEN is very appropriate for this list and actively encouraged - provided
such feedback is well thought-out, rational, and promotes an open
discussion of the issue in question. Although this list is essentially
administered by those involved in the PCGEN project, posters will not be
removed from the list or blacklisted simply because they are critical of
a part of PCGEN or PCGEN in general.
An exception to this occurs in relations to trolling, flaming and
personal attacks. Simply put, trolling, flaming and personal attacks ARE NOT
tolerated on the PCGEN list. Posters who troll, flame or attack others
will be placed on REVIEW or removed from the list if such activity
continues. Wherever possible, the soft pawed one and/or other moderators
will intervene and try to nip flame wars in the bud before they spiral
out of control.
A few definitions:
Trolling: posting messages designed to draw an angry response from
those who read it
Flame: a sarcastic, biting message, which often attacks the
intelligence, education and/or perceptiveness of others and is usually designed to
draw an angry response from them
Personal attack: A negative comment in a discussion, which is directed
at/or dealing with a person or persons instead of the issue at hand.
This includes flaming publishers, whether PCGEN supports them or not.
We are not a discussion board that allows slamming of publishers, they
have their own boards for that.
Remember that everyone on the list comes from a different background.
We have engineers, lawyers, college students, and high school-age
members who post on a variety of topics. Please respect the fact that their
opinions might be different from yours and move on. Many users also
come from non english backgrounds or countries, bear this in mind when
you wish to flame them for their spelling or grammer!
In addition, please adhere to the following rules of etiquette:
1) Please refrain from using profanity and other insulting language in
your posts. This is to include starring out of letters or other forms
2) When responding to a post, make sure to quote only what is required.
In general, do not quote more than you actually contribute.
3) Do not make "me too" posts.
4) If a post begins to move off of its original topic, PLEASE GIVE IT
A NEW SUBJECT (and include [OT] in the subject header).
(This is an especially important rule as the PCGEN staff
who are on the list have a limited amount of time in which to read the
messages sent to it.)
4a) If an OT subject carries on too long a Moderator may step in and request
the contributers to the thread take it off-list.
5) If you're asking a Code Monkey Publising question, post it on their boards
at www.codemonkeypublishing.com in the Zoo Grafitti area (forums)
6) If it is about IP/Business/CMP vs PCGEN etc etc, then think
twice about posting, in fact think 3 times about it. If you are
keen to have such discussion, either do so @ CMP boards or start your
own Y! group (I will permit advertising of that group on this board)
7) Please keep your sig files reasonable in length. Five to six lines
is considered reasonable.
8) Please do not post virus warnings without the prior approval of the
9) When quoting, please remove the two pages of ads that appear from
various web-based email clients.
Benevolent Dictator of PCGen