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Re: {Disarmed} Re: [pcgen] Re: Should we rename Companion to Party?

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  • UnclePete
    I ll vote against Companion for the same reasons as stated by Andrew, below. I also like the idea of the user customised field names, but a default of
    Message 1 of 8 , Mar 12, 2012
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      I'll vote against 'Companion' for the same reasons as stated by Andrew,
      below. I also like the idea of the user customised field names, but a
      default of 'Party' is fine by me.

      Pete

      On 03/13/2012 01:06 AM, Andrew wrote:
      >
      > Hi,
      >
      > I'd vote for the change as we already have a 'Companions' box that
      > displays when you have a Master
      > w/ Familiar, Psi Crystal, Animal Companion, Special Mount or any other
      > defined companion/master
      > relationship in the actual code.
      >
      > Having two entries with the same name is 'confusing' or as Tom would
      > say - 'ambiguous'. Especially
      > when you have someone that doesn't know this and tries to explain a
      > problem. And since I'm the one
      > handling OS block issues, avoiding any duplicate naming issues would
      > be nice.
      >
      > I like James' idea of making your own nameable fields. :) So 2nd for
      > that idea.
      >
      > On 3/12/2012 5:43 AM, FerretDave wrote:
      > > companions / party - makes no real difference either way, means the
      > same thing. I'd leave it as is.
      > >
      > > --- In pcgen@yahoogroups.com <mailto:pcgen%40yahoogroups.com>, James
      > Dempsey <jdempsey@...> wrote:
      > >> Hi Ragabash,
      > >>
      > >> That's a good point and it led me to think of a third option.
      > >>
      > >> We could do away with the MISC.x output and move these notes fields
      > into
      > >> the general notes system, where you can add custom titles and text to
      > >> each note. They appear the same in the UI and most output sheets will
      > >> grab the MISC entries and follow them with the custom notes. The Bio,
      > >> Description, Companions, Magic Items then just become suggestions and
      > >> each person can decide if they want to them or not.
      > >>
      > >> Cheers,
      > >> James.
      > >>
      > >> On 12/03/2012 12:50 PM Ragabash Moon wrote
      > >>> Hmmm I think it could just as easily change as stay. I mean, if
      > you use it for
      > >>> party members, cool. If you use it for animal companions cool.
      > Heck, you could
      > >>> even use it for both.
      > >>>
      > >>>
      > >>> So, I abstain from the vote, but I make this post to give both
      > sides something
      > >>> to think about. :)
      > >>>
      > >>> RagabashMoon@...
      > >>>
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