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Re: [pcgen] Re: How do I load other Pathfinder source books onto PCGen?

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  • Eric C Smith
    Yep, thats what I do for my players. Maredudd
    Message 1 of 17 , Dec 29, 2012
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      Yep, thats what I do for my players.

      Maredudd

      On Dec 29, 2012, at 8:56 AM, FerretDave wrote:

      > Greetings,
      >
      > What I do, is create my own 'Campaign data set' (.pcc file) that contains all the sources that I use for my campaign, I actually have several of these - one for each of the distinct campaigns currently in progress (each using a slightly different set of sources).
      >
      > My players then merely have to load in *one* source. They don't have to worry about any of the underlying detail then, I understand PCGEN so I sort out the complex bits, they are just 'users' and use the config I give them...
      >
      > Cheers
      > D
      >
      > --- In pcgen@yahoogroups.com, Andrew Wilson <andrew@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > On 20 December 2012 01:28, FerretDave <ferret.griffin@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > > Greetings,
      > > > Is it worth just considering *NOT* unloading characters when new sources
      > > > are *added*?
      > > >
      > > > Having that as a default action (and save the newly loaded sources in with
      > > > pre-existing
      > >
      > > characters) seems to be more of what most people intend...
      > > >
      > > > Of course, if they *remove* any sources then this is not appropriate!
      > > >
      > >
      > > So, what do you do instead? How do you get rid of a source once
      > > you've had it and a character open together?
      > >
      > > I was surprised and annoyed when the program closed a character
      > > when I was trying to add a source. Some people don't come to a
      > > mailing list looking for how to fix their problem. They just decide
      > > we're too arcane for words and move on.
      > >
      > > I'm already fighting a loosing battle to get my group to use PCGen.
      > > They like the output, but find the program hard to use, they're actually
      > > paying for Herolabs :-(
      > >
      > > The fewer things that frustrate/annoy the users the better.
      > >
      > > I really think our "simple" loading screen and the "load sources with
      > > character" are a retrograde step. They make the program harder to
      > > use. And we now get lots of questions about where all the data is,
      > > because the "simple" loader is hiding its existence.
      > >
      > > andrew
      > >
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >
      >
      >
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