Re: [pcgen_bod] Re: [pcgen] [DATA] [FREQ] Wild Empathy for Rangers and Druids (RSRD)
- Cross-posted from the BoD list, cause the man has a point.
On 9/29/04 11:13 AM, "Devon Jones" <soulcatcher@...> wrote:
> I disagree with this on the book issue. Thing is, I think we have free
> reign with the xSRD - there is no reason for us to not put in everything
> we can from the SRD, when out competetion *does* (Campaign Suite, DMs
> Familiar, etc). All we are doing if we refuse to put SRD info in pcgen
> is giving our a competetion an edge.
> Now, of course, this is our policy for *books* that we add as sources,
> but I think we need to look hard at why we continue to do this for the
> xSRDs I personally think there is absoluly *no* reason for us to do so.
> Eddy Anthony wrote:
>> Hi Monch
>> I took a look at this idea yesterday and it falls outside of the way we
>> treat SA right now, let me explain. We normally put in just the text of the
>> name of the SA but there are cases where we put in more. These cases are
>> where the ability provides a bonus that can be put in a formula but how it
>> is used is not put in. WildEmpathy does not provide any bonuses just the
>> ability to do something other PCs cannot. What you suggest here is to
>> provide the characters total bonuses to the roll they need to make for this
>> ability and we don't code the Sas that way. There are at least two reasons
>> for this, the first is that we have a project policy of keeping thing such
>> that you still need the books and this strays over that line just a little.
>> Second, unless we put in a long explanitory line about what this is the end
>> user has no way of knowing what the bonus is, they can't see that we have
>> added all the bonuses together and since we don't do this anywhere else they
>> might not understand that is what was done.
~ Eddy Anthony (MoSaT)
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