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Re: [PCGenListFileHelp] Stacking problem

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  • Eddy Anthony
    ... Only problem with that is that if it s typed armor it won t be added to touch AC which Class Defense provides for but armor does not. ... I agree with the
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 27, 2004
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      Emily Smirle scribed:

      > Eddy Anthony wrote:
      >> I'm trying to implement the Class Defense Bonus from Unearthed Arcana and
      >> have run into a small problem. If the bonus is set to TYPE=ClassDefense and
      >> SHOWCLASSDEFENSE:Yes is set in the game mode then the class tab will display
      >> the Defense Bonus in the lower right pane. The problem is the Defense bonus
      >> does not stack with armor, if I set the bonus type to TYPE=Armor then PCGen
      >> will correctly use only the highest bonus but the user has no way to
      >> ascertain what his class defense bonus is.
      >> Is there a way to get PCGen to only use the higher of two different typed
      >> bonuses?
      > Why not call it an Armor bonus, seeing as it is essentially an Armor
      > Bonus that comes from metagame elements, rather than a hunk of metal or
      > whatnot?

      Only problem with that is that if it's typed armor it won't be added to
      touch AC which Class Defense provides for but armor does not.

      > I've got a bee in my bonnet about people that create new bonus types for
      > flavor reasons, and then violate all the bonus stacking rules. grr.
      > Book of Exalted Deeds does it all over the place. :P

      I agree with the sentiment but in this case Class Defense is different
      enough to deserve a unique type.
      ~ Eddy
      ~ Doc Chimp, Data Tamarin
      ~ PCGen BoD Documentation Second
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