Using commas in the SA: tag
- I'm not sure if this is a bug or a feature request but I finally
found the cause of what is personally one of the most annoying
aspects of PCGEN.
1. Start PCGEN
2. Load the DnD Core Rules
3. Create a new undead creature (i.e. Vampire Spawn)
4. Go to the abilities tab
You will notice that in the Special Abilities area, PCGEN has broken
sentences in odd ways. Why? Because of the commas in the SA tags of
the monmantypestemplates.lst file. Apparently, PCGEN uses the comma
character to delimit SA tags which means that any commas used within
a single SA tag are treated as delimiters and the resulting fragments
appears in alphabetical order.
Anyone have a suggestion for how to approach this problem? For the
moment, I changed the lst file so that each immunity is its own SA
tag (i.e. SA:Immune to mind-influencing effects SA:Immune to poison
SA:Immune to sleep SA:Immune to paralysis SA:Immune to
stunning SA:Immune to disease. SA:Not subject to critical
hits SA:Not subject to subdual damage SA:Not subject to
ability damage SA:Not subject to energy drain SA:Not subject to
death from massive damage.) Not very elegant, but it does work. I'm
interested in any other suggestions.