General query - PCGen in 2004
- A bit late but here goes:
Better equipment sheets - Would like a sheet similar to those that
were in version 3, i.e. a basic char sheet for that equipment set. Or
a heading on the existing character output sheets stating the
equipment set used to generate the sheet. While I can currently print
a character sheet for each equipment set say Adventuring and Formal
Court, there is no way to quickly tell the two apart.
Export/Import of program preferences - To avoid the problem of having
to enter yet again the browser location, paper size etc. with each new
release or after wiping out the options.ini file to fix a problem.
Maybe a PCGEN_Pref environment variable pointing to a file location
listing the common preferences.
Lst editor for basic equipment - So one can create that quiver or
scabbard to modify into a Scabbard of Greater Magic Weapon usable once
Description text for items - especially magic items. Would be nice to
have a text field to add 'Flavor text' like "Silver hilt with ruby
pommel and mithril quillions, Giant Bane in Elven runes on the blade.
Found in the Xirex dungeon." Would be great if magic items could be
check-boxed to print in the existing OS Magic Item area without having
to reenter the information.
A way to have weapons NOT show as weapons on the character sheet - my
monk has never used her dagger as a weapon but PCGen must be sure that
it is her favorite weapon as it lists it first and twice(melee and
thrown). Still, it is handy to have one listed as carried when it is
rope cutting time.
Inclusion of Chainmail Bikini's stuff - After I purchased their
Beyond Monks pdf supplement, they have since given me two updates, one
when they revised it to version 2 and another a couple of weeks after
WOTC released 3.5 where they had revised BM to be 3.5 compatable.
Both of these updates were free. IMO, such companies should be
included in PCGEN, assuming of course they agree.
- My priorities are:
> 4. data bugs/incompleteness (make what's there work3.5, and Wood Elves and other variant races are
> first!) [my group use a lot of non-standard races in
> 6. output sheet bugs (make the current sheets workformatting. we usually either convert to PDF and
> better!) [the direct print option screws up the
print or just get a pencil and copy it longhand. the
auto-generate history needs work. height/weight/age
never works. If there is no official data, default
data for different size creatures should be
> 5. output sheet features (more character sheets andthe ability to use Neverwinter Nights Potrait .TGA
> options!) [maybe some sample character portraits and
format. Also, an option to have a generic "paperdoll"
section of the sheet that indicates what magical items
are on which part of the body]
> 3. new data (more books!) [I would like Way of theWitch and Encyclopedia Arcane: Shaman/Chronomancer.
Wizards said anything about adding non-SRD, but
official fan-licensed material? Like maybe from
Planescape http://www.ps3e.com/ and Mystara
http://www.mystara3e.starflung.com and Dragonlance
http://www.dragonlance.com/ and Dark Sun
> 1. code features (more functionality) [Is there away to make it easier for me to hook my own dice
roller output the program? Like can I have ability to
tell it to run an external program or go to a webpage
> 2. code bugs (stability/errors) [not many of these.]but I understand about the legal issues. Maybe a
> 7. other [I really miss the ability to use Star Wars
generic sci-fi option that can be easily modified?]
--- merton_monk@... wrote:
> What are of PCGen do you think needs the most__________________________________
> attention? Pick one, or
> prioritize them in order of importance.
> 1. code features (more functionality)
> 2. code bugs (stability/errors)
> 3. new data (more books!)
> 4. data bugs/incompleteness (make what's there work
> 5. output sheet features (more character sheets and
> 6. output sheet bugs (make the current sheets work
> 7. other
> How many of you are using Mac OS X for which java
> 1.4 is not
> supported (I think this is anyone pre 10.2 or 10.3)?
> I'm just
> looking for a rough number here, so a vote of "Me"
> is all that's
> necessary - I don't need a count of those who are
> not affected. :)
> Feel free to expound on what you'd like to see as
> major/minor goals
> for PCGen in 2004. GURPs, WarhammerFRP, ShadowRun,
> For your purposes, what is PCGen's most appealing
> attribute? Why do
> you use it instead of some other character
> generator, or do you use
> it in combination with something else?
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