Working on Fading Suns 20 - Questions
- Hi. I'm currently working on a PC gen module for fading suns d20.
Here's what I have hammered out.
The Vorox race is proving a bit difficult.
Question: Any idea on how to implement the bonus 2d8 Hitpoints for
the vorox at first level? Currently I'm using a BONUS: tag that adds
10 HP's, I can't find how to do this as a die roll in the docs.
Question: The vorox has several movement modes, and extra limbs. Is
a template the appropriate place to add these sorts of things? I'm
running into some odd issues with this.
I have the "easy" classes implemented.
Knave, Beastfriend, Techie, Soldier, Starwolf are pretty much
shippable as is.
The Priest, Noble and Guilder class all allow you to choose an
affiliation which grants you a circumstance bonus and a bonus
(prechosen) class skill. At the moment I have them choose a SA that
describes their house affiliation and what they should choose. THEN
I have them choose a new class skill using the ADD:CLASSSKILL() tag.
The problem with this is that it doesn't really do the work for
them. Is there a way to just add assign a new class skill based on
the results of a choice? I thought that the generic ADD:LIST might
have potential here, but alas...there is no BONUS tag that adds class
Problem B: Guilder access to super skills
The Guilder presents a special problem. They can choose any ten
skiils as class skills (excepting psi and theurgy specific skills).
ADD:CLASSSKILL(ANY)|10 accomplishes this, except that it doesn't
exculde the occult skills, even if they have PREXXX tags associated
with them. Any ideas on how to get around this?
Problem C: Occult based classes.
The problem here is again one of adding class-skills, based on
previous choices. At one level, a player chooses a path and gains
the first class-skill for that path, for the next two subsequent
levels they gain the second and third class skill. Then, they gain
the option of a bonus feat OR the fourth class skill associated with
their first choice.
And THEN they choose another path and begin the whole rigamarole
This is how I have it implemented at the moment: at the first level
they choose an SA that unlocks all of the class skills associated
with that path (that is the classes start with the class skills, but
need the SA's to put points into them). They gain additional SA's to
remind them of when they are allowed to put points into the higher
degree path skills. However there is no restrictions on the higher
level paths, well except for 4th degree paths which require a
Psi/Theurgy feat 4th degree - Path name as a prereq.
This is kludgy and ugly...there MUST be a better way of doing this.
Any suggestions from the veterens?
Problem D: The Living Weapon.
This guy was really ugly for a while, but I've only got one point
left to really worry about...the Living weapon improves his crit
threat and multiplier as he goes up, in a way that stacks with the
improved Critical Feat. I've tried a few things, including the
BONUS|COMBAT tags, but they don't seem to be working (accorging to
the default template).
There is another problem with the Living weapon, and thats with the
Vorox only combat feats...the extra attacks DON'T add to the living
weapon unarmed cycle. I'm not sure how I'm going to deal with this,
but I haven't gotten there yet, so I'll worry about that later.
Problem E: Wyrd
Wyrd is a mana pool that needs to be calculated for Occult
characters, and has special rules for improving. Is there anyway to
keep track of this pool...it improves no matter what class you are in
after you get it, but improves different depending on what class you
The feat tree is done. I just need to add descriptions, and in a few
cases add the appropriate bonuses. Except for the vorox feats, I
don't see any long term problems here.
All of the skills are entered, i just started using the new PCgen
release, and it organizes skills slightly differently.
Question: How do I get my skills to organize into custom
subcategories? I have TYPE:Strength.Psi.Bedlam, but when I use the
stat/type/name ogranization the Psi category (and its associated
skills) don't show up at all.
All combat equipment has been entered. There are a couple of odd
issues, but I think they are the result of typos. Just data entry to
go on this.
None yet. The only template I'm considering is the Vorox one.
Custom material may be forthcoming for symbiotes and demon
possession, but only if I finish the main source.
Any suggestions on the difficulties I mentioned above would be very