Re: Advanced Race Guide?
>I also foresee some potential difficulties from the fact that this bookWhile I (still!) don't use Pathfinder (soon I hope...) I have had similar issues with homebrew around 3.5 and the Forgotten realms stuff.
>overlaps or borrows from every previous Paizo Pathfinder hardcover
>rulebook, and a few of the paperback ones as well. Getting them to play
>nice together may take some work.
One of the approaches I took (which is fine for my own homebrew) was to assume that certain combinations would always be used, and I built those together.
A more appropriate method however, that I've toyed with (and with some success) is to effectively build just about everything into a 'core set' (so it's all defined regardless of which other sets you include), but essentially have a 'PRE' on relevant 'expansion' bits to prevent them from being used unless the relevant expansion is used.
In context: feat X is defined (slightly differently) in books B & C, but not in the core rulebook A. If I include A,B & C as sources, the feat is duplicated, and complains, while it's fine if I only include B *or* C.
Solution - define the feat in A (with little or no detail - perhaps just a note to which sources you need for it), with a PRE to prevent it from being used, and then in each of B & C, they .MOD it to the appropriate description and remove the PRE.
The .MOD's should be applied in the date order of the expansion, so it's then safe to include one or the other, or both.
It may be prudent to consider something like this approach for sources to alleviate this issue?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Doug Limmer <adventure@...> wrote:
> The featured and unusual races themselves are entered, along with their
> alternate racial traits. They might even work correctly. (Note that
> this does not include any spells, alternate favored class bonuses, or
> the like.)
> The feats are all entered, at least in some skeletal fashion.
> There may be a few individual archetypes, equipment, etc. that have been
> And that's it. Considering that the book is almost all "crunch", it'll
> take some time before everything is in place and tested. And PCGen
> typically doesn't release a book's data until the whole thing has been
> put in place and tested.
> I also foresee some potential difficulties from the fact that this book
> overlaps or borrows from every previous Paizo Pathfinder hardcover
> rulebook, and a few of the paperback ones as well. Getting them to play
> nice together may take some work.
> On 9/13/2012 4:58 AM, Ragabash Moon wrote:
> > So, just curious how is the Advanced Race Guide programming going? I
> > know it
> > takes time, and I can wait, just wondering how it's going so far. :)
> > OH and a side note, I downloaded the new beta today and OMG the new
> > interface
> > look is very nice! Great job to all involved in that!
> > Ragabash Moon
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