On 12/2/05 1:50 AM, "Tir Gwaith" <thoron-tir-gwaith@...
> Temporary bonuses are the end-all-be-all.
Finally you've come around :D
He he, just playing, I saw your follow up post ;-)
> Let's NOT go that route
> without some other sort of backup. If they are strictly Temp bonuses,
> ppl like me who print up a PDF and then travel to my game won't have
I agree. I like temp bonuses, but I run my games with PCGen right at the
table. For those creating sheets to take to a game the temp bonuses are not
as useful as they could be because you have to take care to note which temp
bonuses you are using on your sheet. For this reason we really need to have
Temp bonus output tokens (hint hint):
[ 1025212 ] OS tokens for Temporary Bonus Tab items
With this you could make several versions of your sheets and see at a glance
which temp bonuses were for what.
I realize this will not suit some folks play style and some will want one
sheet with everything listed on it, I agree we should aim to support that as
well. I see no reason not to at least try to support both styles.
Our problem is that we don't have a good solution with any of these styles,
let me count them off:
Problems with the current implementation are that the skill variants are not
activated unless you have ranks in survival and also it has been pointed out
that these synergies stack and this set up has now way to express that.
Problems with a temp bonus set up are detailed above.
Problems with expressing this with SA tags, well where would you put it? I
see no way to add them automatically since Survival can be used without
ranks. We could make a template to hold them and the user could add it
manually if they wish to display such things but then that becomes one more
weird work around template to get buried in the race tab.
I don't like the idea of these sub-skills which are not skills at all but
circumstantial variations, the skills block is long enough already with all
the untrained skills before you start adding these type of variants.
I would have less of a problem if we had the option to filter them out so
you could choose to include them on the OS or not the same way you can opt
to see untrained skills or not.
~ Eddy Anthony (MoSaT)
~ PCGen Content Silverback