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Re: CMP vs. PCGEN Datasets

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  • Brandon Morrison
    Gotcha. Thanks Barak and Tir and everyone else. I was just curious and appreciate the history lesson. ... today ... earlier in ... my data ... been no ...
    Message 1 of 12 , Sep 5, 2008
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      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
      today
      > did not exist when the first sets were created (as noted by Tir
      earlier in
      > the thread). What with WotC pulling the CMP license, causing all of
      my data
      > minions to disappear and leaving just me tending the garden, there's
      been no
      > time to try and update to more current practices.
      >
      > Second, inertia. When datasets were still being produced, many data
      monkeys
      > were new to data entry, so were pointed to the existing datasets to
      use as
      > examples. So, of course, they got built the same way.
      >
      > Barak
      >
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