Re: CMP vs. PCGEN Datasets
- Gotcha. Thanks Barak and Tir and everyone else. I was just curious
and appreciate the history lesson.
--- In PCGenListFileHelp@yahoogroups.com, "Barak" <barak@...> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > more curious. Why do CMP datasets (in many of the cases I've looked
> > at) combine all the information for a monster (in this case Dragons)
> > into basically one line vs. the PCGEN rsrd dataset where they have
> > dragons given class levels and abilities allocated that way.
> Two reasons... dataset age and inertia. :p
> First, age. Many of the tags necessary to do it the way it is done
> did not exist when the first sets were created (as noted by Tir
> the thread). What with WotC pulling the CMP license, causing all of
> minions to disappear and leaving just me tending the garden, there's
> time to try and update to more current practices.
> Second, inertia. When datasets were still being produced, many data
> were new to data entry, so were pointed to the existing datasets to
> examples. So, of course, they got built the same way.