Re: [pcgen] custom campaign file
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ricky Hunt" <rickyhunt@...>
Sent: Sunday, June 02, 2002 8:25 PM
Subject: [pcgen] custom campaign file
> I have been playing around with a custom campaign file and trying to
> determine the best way to do it. First, I tried copying each item that I
> was going to use into giant custom lst files. That idea was quickly
> abandoned. :-)
> Next I made a large pcc file full of lst files. I mainly did this because
> only use about half of the prestige classes from any of the supplements
> EXCLUDE: them from the relevant lst file. I recently got bitten by the
> changes in the monster manual files, when several lst files were added and
> the templates were split. Since I didn't have these in my custom pcc
> they weren't picked up.
Sorry about that. Trying to reorganize them so there weren't so many
EXCLUDE/INCLUDE statements needed for the different items.
> Now I am trying to make my custom PCC file so that it references the other
> PCC files that I want to pick up. The problem is how to exclude items
> I don't want to use. I can't add "EXCLUDE:Cavalier", for instance, after
> PCC reference. If I make a copy of the Sword and fist PCC file and make
> changes in it and put it in my custom dir, I have to check those files
> every update to make sure they haven't changed.
> What would really be useful for this purpose would be a way to exclude and
> include items from the custom PCC file directly. For instance, I could
> ...swordfist.pcc|(EXCLUDE:CLASS.Cavalier) and it would know to exclude the
> cavalier from the class list of that PCC. That way, even if a new
> of the swordfist.pcc file added several new lines, Cavalier would still be
> excluded from the class list and the custom file writer wouldn't have to
> check the PCC file after each update.
> Is there any way to do this that I have missed or would this be a request
> for a new feature?
You can exclude a whole LST file, but not part of one that way. I think
Bryan already knows of that wish. If there isn't a FReq, there needs to
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