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  • Keith Ratliff
    Is there a way to make PC Gen output instead of to HTML or PDF instead to XML? I am the programmer of Rat s Character Sheet for ETools but have abandoned
    Message 1 of 23 , Sep 7, 2006
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      Is there a way to make PC Gen output instead of to HTML or PDF instead to XML?

      I am the programmer of "Rat's Character Sheet" for ETools but have
      abandoned ETools for PC Gen a while ago.

      However, I am of course partial to my own sheet. =) If there is the
      possibility of making PC Gen implement it, that would be awesome, even
      if that possibility would require some additional coding.

      Keith Ratliff
      "Rat"
    • Jerry Hill
      ... Take a look in your OutputSheets directory. There should be a file called base.xml there. That s the file pcgen uses internally to generate the xml that
      Message 2 of 23 , Sep 7, 2006
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        On 9/7/06, Keith Ratliff <dracorat@...> wrote:
        > Is there a way to make PC Gen output instead of to HTML or PDF instead to XML?

        Take a look in your OutputSheets directory. There should be a file
        called base.xml there. That's the file pcgen uses internally to
        generate the xml that gets transformed into the PDF character sheets.
        If you make a copy of that file, put it in [pcgen
        dir]/outputsheets/d20/fantasy/htmlxml/, and name it something like
        csheet_xml_base.xml, then you can export to it just like an HTML
        character sheet.

        The copied file needs to be renamed because pcgen only looks for files
        starting with csheet_ as character sheet templates. I'm not sure what
        determines which directories pcgen looks in, but the one I mentioned
        above definitely works.

        --
        Jerry
      • Keith Ratliff
        OK Ill start playing around with this. Thanks! ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        Message 3 of 23 , Sep 7, 2006
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          OK Ill start playing around with this. Thanks!

          On 9/7/06, Jerry Hill <malaclypse2@...> wrote:
          >
          > On 9/7/06, Keith Ratliff <dracorat@... <dracorat%40gmail.com>>
          > wrote:
          > > Is there a way to make PC Gen output instead of to HTML or PDF instead
          > to XML?
          >
          > Take a look in your OutputSheets directory. There should be a file
          > called base.xml there. That's the file pcgen uses internally to
          > generate the xml that gets transformed into the PDF character sheets.
          > If you make a copy of that file, put it in [pcgen
          > dir]/outputsheets/d20/fantasy/htmlxml/, and name it something like
          > csheet_xml_base.xml, then you can export to it just like an HTML
          > character sheet.
          >
          > The copied file needs to be renamed because pcgen only looks for files
          > starting with csheet_ as character sheet templates. I'm not sure what
          > determines which directories pcgen looks in, but the one I mentioned
          > above definitely works.
          >
          > --
          > Jerry
          >
          >
          >


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        • karianna03
          Keith, Would you like to join our team? We d love to have another Output Sheet monkey on board. Naturally if you became a team member we d have to accept
          Message 4 of 23 , Sep 8, 2006
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            Keith,

            Would you like to join our team? We'd love to have another Output
            Sheet monkey on board. Naturally if you became a team member we'd
            have to accept your new sheet ;p

            Karianna
            Chair Monkey

            --- In pcgen@yahoogroups.com, "Keith Ratliff" <dracorat@...> wrote:
            >
            > OK Ill start playing around with this. Thanks!
            >
            > On 9/7/06, Jerry Hill <malaclypse2@...> wrote:
            > >
            > > On 9/7/06, Keith Ratliff <dracorat@... <dracorat%40gmail.com>>
            > > wrote:
            > > > Is there a way to make PC Gen output instead of to HTML or PDF
            instead
            > > to XML?
            > >
            > > Take a look in your OutputSheets directory. There should be a file
            > > called base.xml there. That's the file pcgen uses internally to
            > > generate the xml that gets transformed into the PDF character sheets.
            > > If you make a copy of that file, put it in [pcgen
            > > dir]/outputsheets/d20/fantasy/htmlxml/, and name it something like
            > > csheet_xml_base.xml, then you can export to it just like an HTML
            > > character sheet.
            > >
            > > The copied file needs to be renamed because pcgen only looks for files
            > > starting with csheet_ as character sheet templates. I'm not sure what
            > > determines which directories pcgen looks in, but the one I mentioned
            > > above definitely works.
            > >
            > > --
            > > Jerry
            > >
            > >
            > >
            >
            >
            > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
            >
          • Darin McBride
            ... Sneaky doesn t even begin to cover this. Subtle doesn t even try to cover it. ;-) (The more OS s we can choose from, the better! :- )
            Message 5 of 23 , Sep 8, 2006
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              On Friday 08 September 2006 03:52, karianna03 wrote:
              > Keith,
              >
              > Would you like to join our team? We'd love to have another Output
              > Sheet monkey on board. Naturally if you became a team member we'd
              > have to accept your new sheet ;p

              "Sneaky" doesn't even begin to cover this. "Subtle" doesn't even try to cover
              it. ;-)

              (The more OS's we can choose from, the better! :->)
            • karianna03
              Well those of you who have known me on the boards over the years have probably noticed that I m a little over zealous in getting in new volunteers, but it
              Message 6 of 23 , Sep 8, 2006
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                Well those of you who have known me on the boards over the years have
                probably noticed that I'm a little over zealous in getting in new
                volunteers, but it really is a great team to work in, honest!

                Karianna
                <carefully hiding the 'whip of volunteer persuasion'>

                --- In pcgen@yahoogroups.com, Darin McBride <dmcbride@...> wrote:
                >
                > On Friday 08 September 2006 03:52, karianna03 wrote:
                > > Keith,
                > >
                > > Would you like to join our team? We'd love to have another Output
                > > Sheet monkey on board. Naturally if you became a team member we'd
                > > have to accept your new sheet ;p
                >
                > "Sneaky" doesn't even begin to cover this. "Subtle" doesn't even
                try to cover
                > it. ;-)
                >
                > (The more OS's we can choose from, the better! :->)
                >
              • Keith Ratliff
                Lol. What does joining the team entail? ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                Message 7 of 23 , Sep 8, 2006
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                  Lol. What does joining the team entail?

                  On 9/8/06, karianna03 <martijnverburg@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > Well those of you who have known me on the boards over the years have
                  > probably noticed that I'm a little over zealous in getting in new
                  > volunteers, but it really is a great team to work in, honest!
                  >
                  > Karianna
                  > <carefully hiding the 'whip of volunteer persuasion'>
                  >
                  >
                  > --- In pcgen@yahoogroups.com <pcgen%40yahoogroups.com>, Darin McBride
                  > <dmcbride@...> wrote:
                  > >
                  > > On Friday 08 September 2006 03:52, karianna03 wrote:
                  > > > Keith,
                  > > >
                  > > > Would you like to join our team? We'd love to have another Output
                  > > > Sheet monkey on board. Naturally if you became a team member we'd
                  > > > have to accept your new sheet ;p
                  > >
                  > > "Sneaky" doesn't even begin to cover this. "Subtle" doesn't even
                  > try to cover
                  > > it. ;-)
                  > >
                  > > (The more OS's we can choose from, the better! :->)
                  > >
                  >
                  >
                  >


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                • karianna03
                  Ah, well that s the easy part :-), first of all I highlight this to the Content Silverback (Frank) and his Output Sheet 2nd (Chuck) and they ll tell you
                  Message 8 of 23 , Sep 8, 2006
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                    Ah, well that's the easy part :-), first of all I highlight this to
                    the Content Silverback (Frank) and his Output Sheet 2nd (Chuck) and
                    they'll tell you exactly how to proceed. In the mean time you might
                    want to investigate:

                    http://www.legolas.org/pcgen/pytw/#Welcome

                    Check out "Teams", "The Team", "Content" and "OS" sections. Should
                    give you an idea of what you'd be getting into.

                    Since you're keen to work on your own sheet, we'd happily have you
                    working on that but we'd also hope that you could fix the occasional
                    bug / implement the occasinoal feature in Output sheet land :-)

                    You of course get full medical (the doctors are monkeys however), free
                    bananas, an adoring community (yeah OK I might be starting to stretch
                    it here) and a brand new room in the "Soul Jar" (Tm).

                    Karianna
                    Chair Monkey

                    --- In pcgen@yahoogroups.com, "Keith Ratliff" <dracorat@...> wrote:
                    >
                    > Lol. What does joining the team entail?
                    >
                    > On 9/8/06, karianna03 <martijnverburg@...> wrote:
                    > >
                    > > Well those of you who have known me on the boards over the years
                    have
                    > > probably noticed that I'm a little over zealous in getting in new
                    > > volunteers, but it really is a great team to work in, honest!
                    > >
                    > > Karianna
                    > > <carefully hiding the 'whip of volunteer persuasion'>
                    > >
                    > >
                    > > --- In pcgen@yahoogroups.com <pcgen%40yahoogroups.com>, Darin McBride
                    > > <dmcbride@> wrote:
                    > > >
                    > > > On Friday 08 September 2006 03:52, karianna03 wrote:
                    > > > > Keith,
                    > > > >
                    > > > > Would you like to join our team? We'd love to have another Output
                    > > > > Sheet monkey on board. Naturally if you became a team member we'd
                    > > > > have to accept your new sheet ;p
                    > > >
                    > > > "Sneaky" doesn't even begin to cover this. "Subtle" doesn't even
                    > > try to cover
                    > > > it. ;-)
                    > > >
                    > > > (The more OS's we can choose from, the better! :->)
                    > > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    >
                    >
                    > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                    >
                  • Keith Ratliff
                    OK I reviewed it and I m up for it. See, I wasn t too sure about being up for it until I saw that I d get in good with Phylacteries United. I mean, who
                    Message 9 of 23 , Sep 8, 2006
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                      OK I reviewed it and I'm up for it.

                      See, I wasn't too sure about being up for it until I saw that I'd get in
                      good with Phylacteries United. I mean, who wouldn't want to disembody their
                      soul and store it in a jar?

                      --- Why am I seeing so many hands held up?

                      --- Imps.

                      Now question... As I understand it, PCGen and E-Tools are at their base
                      level done by the same folks yes? Is there an issue with creating the XML in
                      the same format as the E-Tools XML? Ideally, if this could be done, it would
                      allow all the E-Tools sheets that currently exist to be used with PCGen as
                      well.

                      --Keith

                      On 9/8/06, karianna03 <martijnverburg@...> wrote:
                      >
                      > Ah, well that's the easy part :-), first of all I highlight this to
                      > the Content Silverback (Frank) and his Output Sheet 2nd (Chuck) and
                      > they'll tell you exactly how to proceed. In the mean time you might
                      > want to investigate:
                      >
                      >
                      > http://www.legolas.org/pcgen/pytw/#Welcome
                      >
                      > Check out "Teams", "The Team", "Content" and "OS" sections. Should
                      > give you an idea of what you'd be getting into.
                      >
                      > Since you're keen to work on your own sheet, we'd happily have you
                      > working on that but we'd also hope that you could fix the occasional
                      > bug / implement the occasinoal feature in Output sheet land :-)
                      >
                      > You of course get full medical (the doctors are monkeys however), free
                      > bananas, an adoring community (yeah OK I might be starting to stretch
                      > it here) and a brand new room in the "Soul Jar" (Tm).
                      >
                      >
                      > Karianna
                      > Chair Monkey
                      >
                      > --- In pcgen@yahoogroups.com <pcgen%40yahoogroups.com>, "Keith Ratliff"
                      > <dracorat@...> wrote:
                      > >
                      > > Lol. What does joining the team entail?
                      > >
                      > > On 9/8/06, karianna03 <martijnverburg@...> wrote:
                      > > >
                      > > > Well those of you who have known me on the boards over the years
                      > have
                      > > > probably noticed that I'm a little over zealous in getting in new
                      > > > volunteers, but it really is a great team to work in, honest!
                      > > >
                      > > > Karianna
                      > > > <carefully hiding the 'whip of volunteer persuasion'>
                      > > >
                      > > >
                      > > > --- In pcgen@yahoogroups.com <pcgen%40yahoogroups.com><pcgen%40yahoogroup
                      > s.com>, Darin McBride
                      >
                      > > > <dmcbride@> wrote:
                      > > > >
                      > > > > On Friday 08 September 2006 03:52, karianna03 wrote:
                      > > > > > Keith,
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > Would you like to join our team? We'd love to have another Output
                      > > > > > Sheet monkey on board. Naturally if you became a team member we'd
                      > > > > > have to accept your new sheet ;p
                      > > > >
                      > > > > "Sneaky" doesn't even begin to cover this. "Subtle" doesn't even
                      > > > try to cover
                      > > > > it. ;-)
                      > > > >
                      > > > > (The more OS's we can choose from, the better! :->)
                      > > > >
                      > > >
                      > > >
                      > > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                      > >
                      >
                      >
                      >


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                    • Andrew Wilson
                      ... Not accurate I m afraid. CMP are the current maintainers of ETools. They also produce PCGen data sets. They are a commercial organisation set up by some
                      Message 10 of 23 , Sep 8, 2006
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                        On Fri, Sep 08, 2006 at 09:18:59AM -0700, Keith Ratliff wrote:
                        > Now question... As I understand it, PCGen and E-Tools are at their base
                        > level done by the same folks yes? Is there an issue with creating the XML in
                        > the same format as the E-Tools XML? Ideally, if this could be done, it would
                        > allow all the E-Tools sheets that currently exist to be used with PCGen as
                        > well.

                        Not accurate I'm afraid. CMP are the current maintainers of ETools.
                        They also produce PCGen data sets. They are a commercial organisation
                        set up by some people who were very important in settig up the PCGen
                        project, but these days they spend most of their time concentrating on
                        the CMP end of things. Most of the code work on PCGen is done by
                        volunteers (at least one of whom is connected to CMP, but mostly not).

                        I suspect that the ETools optput format is copyright to Wotc. If anyone
                        ahd permission to have PCGen produce the same output it would be CMP. I
                        doubt that they have the time to tackly a project of that scale.

                        To be honest I don't think this will ever happen.

                        andrew
                        --
                        Gemini: (May 21 - June 21)
                        The entire Southern region of the U.S. will fall in love with
                        you overnight when you accidentally win three consecutive
                        stock-car races.
                      • karianna03
                        Hi all, ... -I suspect that the ETools optput format is copyright to Wotc. If -anyone had permission to have PCGen produce the same output it would -be CMP.
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                          Hi all,

                          >> Now question... As I understand it, PCGen and E-Tools are at their
                          >> base level done by the same folks yes? Is there an issue with
                          >> creating the XML in the same format as the E-Tools XML? Ideally, if
                          >> this could be done, it would allow all the E-Tools sheets that
                          >> currently exist to be used with PCGen as well.
                          >
                          > Not accurate I'm afraid. CMP are the current maintainers of ETools.
                          > They also produce PCGen data sets. They are a commercial
                          > organisation set up by some people who were very important in
                          > setting up the PCGen project, but these days they spend most of
                          > their time concentrating on the CMP end of things. Most of the code
                          > work on PCGen is done by volunteers (at least one of whom is
                          > connected to CMP, but mostly not).

                          -I suspect that the ETools optput format is copyright to Wotc. If
                          -anyone had permission to have PCGen produce the same output it would
                          -be CMP. I doubt that they have the time to tackle a project of that
                          -scale.

                          -To be honest I don't think this will ever happen.

                          I'm not too sure on this, in theory we'd need to gain permssion from
                          CMP and WoTC (I think), we could get the Pauls to check, it maybe
                          relatively easy to get permission

                          K
                        • Paul W. King
                          ... I m fairly certain this is true, but I ll ask. Paul W. King PR SB, BoD
                          Message 12 of 23 , Sep 8, 2006
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                            > -I suspect that the ETools optput format is copyright to Wotc.

                            I'm fairly certain this is true, but I'll ask.

                            Paul W. King
                            PR SB, BoD
                          • Paul W. King
                            ... When you say format, are you talking just sheet layout, or the desire to use the same variables as well? Paul W. King PR SB, BoD
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                              > Is there an issue with creating the XML in the same format as the
                              > E-Tools XML? Ideally, if this could be done, it would allow all the
                              > E-Tools sheets that currently exist to be used with PCGen as well.

                              When you say format, are you talking just sheet layout, or the desire
                              to use the same variables as well?

                              Paul W. King
                              PR SB, BoD
                            • Keith Ratliff
                              The XML format itself. My sheet has its own layout. Indeed I coded it 100% from scratch in notepad. That s just my style. But when I coded it, I used output
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                                The XML format itself.

                                My sheet has its own layout. Indeed I coded it 100% from scratch in notepad.
                                That's just my style.

                                But when I coded it, I used output XML files from E-Tools to map out the
                                sections of it. For example:

                                Evaluating a Will Save:
                                <xsl:value-of
                                select="sum(saving-throws/saving-throw[name='Will']/modifiers/modifier[@name='feature'
                                or @name='user']/@value)" />

                                The source document has an XML Snippet:
                                <saving-throws>
                                <saving-throw>
                                <name>Fortitude</name>
                                <abbr>Fort</abbr>
                                <ability>Con</ability>
                                <modifiers>
                                <modifier name="base" value="9"/>
                                <modifier name="ability" value="2"/>
                                <modifier name="magic" value="0"/>
                                <modifier name="feat" value="0"/>
                                <modifier name="race" value="0"/>
                                <modifier name="familar" value="0"/>
                                <modifier name="feature" value="0"/>
                                <modifier name="user" value="0"/>
                                <modifier name="misc" value="0"/>
                                </modifiers>
                                </saving-throw>
                                <saving-throw>
                                <name>Reflex</name>
                                <abbr>Ref</abbr>
                                <ability>Dex</ability>
                                <modifiers>
                                <modifier name="base" value="5"/>
                                <modifier name="ability" value="0"/>
                                <modifier name="magic" value="0"/>
                                <modifier name="feat" value="0"/>
                                <modifier name="race" value="0"/>
                                <modifier name="familar" value="0"/>
                                <modifier name="feature" value="0"/>
                                <modifier name="user" value="0"/>
                                <modifier name="misc" value="0"/>
                                </modifiers>
                                </saving-throw>
                                <saving-throw>
                                <name>Will</name>
                                <abbr>Will</abbr>
                                <ability>Wis</ability>
                                <modifiers>
                                <modifier name="base" value="9"/>
                                <modifier name="ability" value="6"/>
                                <modifier name="magic" value="0"/>
                                <modifier name="feat" value="0"/>
                                <modifier name="race" value="0"/>
                                <modifier name="familar" value="0"/>
                                <modifier name="feature" value="0"/>
                                <modifier name="user" value="0"/>
                                <modifier name="misc" value="0"/>
                                </modifiers>
                                </saving-throw>
                                </saving-throws>

                                I would like to be able to recreate all of the base XML Document as an
                                output style from PCGen. Just the XML. No other code, no other features.

                                All other features of my sheet are 100% mine, implemented fully 100% by me,
                                on my own time, with my own style, constructs, methods, etc. I was very
                                careful not to even look at other sheets because I wanted my sheet to have a
                                fresh look and feel, not a recreation of the same ol' same ol'. (Although
                                how the sheet looks to the end user does have some basis in sticking with
                                sheet layout standards)

                                The question here is in structure of the XML. While XML itself isn't
                                copyrighted by anyone, save conventions are (c) the W3C organization, the
                                actual DSD (Document Style Definition) may be (c) E-Tools. I checked the
                                license agreement for E-Tools already and it doesn't list the XML in any
                                part, but it would be better to check with them I think than to just assume.

                                --Keith


                                On 9/8/06, Paul W. King <paulking.rhochi@...> wrote:
                                >
                                > > Is there an issue with creating the XML in the same format as the
                                > > E-Tools XML? Ideally, if this could be done, it would allow all the
                                > > E-Tools sheets that currently exist to be used with PCGen as well.
                                >
                                > When you say format, are you talking just sheet layout, or the desire
                                > to use the same variables as well?
                                >
                                > Paul W. King
                                > PR SB, BoD
                                >
                                >
                                >


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                              • Edwin Holley
                                ... I would suggest taking a look at the PCGen output sheet stuff, and making even brand spanking unique er character sheets :-). And ... putting
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                                  <SNIP>
                                  > The question here is in structure of the XML. While XML itself isn't
                                  > copyrighted by anyone, save conventions are (c) the W3C organization, the
                                  > actual DSD (Document Style Definition) may be (c) E-Tools. I checked the
                                  > license agreement for E-Tools already and it doesn't list the XML in any
                                  > part, but it would be better to check with them I think than to just assume.
                                  >
                                  > --Keith
                                  >
                                  >
                                  > On 9/8/06, Paul W. King <paulking.rhochi@...> wrote:
                                  >
                                  >> > Is there an issue with creating the XML in the same format as the
                                  >>
                                  >>> E-Tools XML? Ideally, if this could be done, it would allow all the
                                  >>> E-Tools sheets that currently exist to be used with PCGen as well.
                                  >>>
                                  >> When you say format, are you talking just sheet layout, or the desire
                                  >> to use the same variables as well?
                                  >>
                                  >> Paul W. King
                                  >> PR SB, BoD
                                  >>
                                  I would suggest taking a look at the PCGen output sheet stuff, and
                                  making even "brand spanking unique" er character sheets :-). And ...
                                  putting them in the files section on the group. Who dosn't love new
                                  character sheets, especially unique ones (even better if they have
                                  pretty graphics, to impress the non-PCGen enabled (poor folks)).
                                • Keith Ratliff
                                  Well, at issue here is that I have my own version of a character sheet. Here is how version 1 looked and I am working now on version 2 with even more features:
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                                    Well, at issue here is that I have my own version of a character sheet.

                                    Here is how version 1 looked and I am working now on version 2 with even
                                    more features:

                                    http://keithratliff.com/sheet/rat_v1.gif

                                    Now, if I can't duplicate the ETools XML output structure (IE, they say
                                    "no") then I'll use the base.xml instead and make version 2 be PCGen only.

                                    But as a character sheet designer, it would be ideal to be able to include
                                    as many users as possible, and that means continuing to include the ETools
                                    people. The best way I see to do that is to take the time (which I am
                                    willing to do) to make a basic implementation of the same XML for PCGen.

                                    If we get a "yes thats OK" response, that is exactly what I intend to do.

                                    Truthfully, I already started, but if the no response comes through Ill
                                    abandon it and go back to the sheet directly.

                                    But I know that if the answer is PCGen only, then I will have a lot of
                                    disappointed "customers" of my sheet who have been loyal supporters all
                                    along. And while I technically owe them nothing (since its always been free)
                                    I still feel bad about excluding them going forward.

                                    --Keith

                                    On 9/8/06, Edwin Holley <eholley@...> wrote:
                                    >
                                    > <SNIP>
                                    >
                                    > > The question here is in structure of the XML. While XML itself isn't
                                    > > copyrighted by anyone, save conventions are (c) the W3C organization,
                                    > the
                                    > > actual DSD (Document Style Definition) may be (c) E-Tools. I checked the
                                    > > license agreement for E-Tools already and it doesn't list the XML in any
                                    > > part, but it would be better to check with them I think than to just
                                    > assume.
                                    > >
                                    > > --Keith
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > > On 9/8/06, Paul W. King <paulking.rhochi@...<paulking.rhochi%40verizon.net>>
                                    > wrote:
                                    > >
                                    > >> > Is there an issue with creating the XML in the same format as the
                                    > >>
                                    > >>> E-Tools XML? Ideally, if this could be done, it would allow all the
                                    > >>> E-Tools sheets that currently exist to be used with PCGen as well.
                                    > >>>
                                    > >> When you say format, are you talking just sheet layout, or the desire
                                    > >> to use the same variables as well?
                                    > >>
                                    > >> Paul W. King
                                    > >> PR SB, BoD
                                    > >>
                                    > I would suggest taking a look at the PCGen output sheet stuff, and
                                    > making even "brand spanking unique" er character sheets :-). And ...
                                    > putting them in the files section on the group. Who dosn't love new
                                    > character sheets, especially unique ones (even better if they have
                                    > pretty graphics, to impress the non-PCGen enabled (poor folks)).
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >


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                                  • Chuck Pint
                                    ... only. ... include ... ETools ... to do. ... been free) ... Correct me if I m wrong, but you use a XML output from eTools, and then feed that to a xslt form
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                                      --- In pcgen@yahoogroups.com, "Keith Ratliff" <dracorat@...> wrote:
                                      >
                                      > Well, at issue here is that I have my own version of a character sheet.
                                      >
                                      > Here is how version 1 looked and I am working now on version 2 with even
                                      > more features:
                                      >
                                      > http://keithratliff.com/sheet/rat_v1.gif
                                      >
                                      > Now, if I can't duplicate the ETools XML output structure (IE, they say
                                      > "no") then I'll use the base.xml instead and make version 2 be PCGen
                                      only.
                                      >
                                      > But as a character sheet designer, it would be ideal to be able to
                                      include
                                      > as many users as possible, and that means continuing to include the
                                      ETools
                                      > people. The best way I see to do that is to take the time (which I am
                                      > willing to do) to make a basic implementation of the same XML for PCGen.
                                      >
                                      > If we get a "yes thats OK" response, that is exactly what I intend
                                      to do.
                                      >
                                      > Truthfully, I already started, but if the no response comes through Ill
                                      > abandon it and go back to the sheet directly.
                                      >
                                      > But I know that if the answer is PCGen only, then I will have a lot of
                                      > disappointed "customers" of my sheet who have been loyal supporters all
                                      > along. And while I technically owe them nothing (since its always
                                      been free)
                                      > I still feel bad about excluding them going forward.
                                      >
                                      > --Keith

                                      Correct me if I'm wrong, but you use a XML output from eTools, and
                                      then feed that to a xslt form to get the Output Sheet? If that's the
                                      case, you should only have to rewrite base.xml on the PCGen side in
                                      order to feed that into your xslt form. While it would be tedious, it
                                      should be entirely possible to do (note that base.xml is a fairly big
                                      file). Also, if that's all you do, then I don't see why you would need
                                      anyone's permission. Note that under LGPL license PCGen is written
                                      under, if you want to distribute your Output Sheet, you simply have to
                                      offer it back to the project.

                                      If I missed something, or have the wrong assumtions, I'm sure someone
                                      will let me know...

                                      Chuck
                                      OS Chimp
                                    • frank_kliewe
                                      ... in ... their ... [snip] ... Hi Keith, I ve sent you a PM about joining the team. Please check your inbox. :) Cheerio, Frank Kliewe PCGen Content Silverback
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                                        --- In pcgen@yahoogroups.com, "Keith Ratliff" <dracorat@...> wrote:
                                        >
                                        > OK I reviewed it and I'm up for it.
                                        >
                                        > See, I wasn't too sure about being up for it until I saw that I'd get
                                        in
                                        > good with Phylacteries United. I mean, who wouldn't want to disembody
                                        their
                                        > soul and store it in a jar?
                                        >
                                        > --- Why am I seeing so many hands held up?
                                        >
                                        > --- Imps.
                                        >
                                        [snip]
                                        >
                                        > --Keith
                                        >

                                        Hi Keith,

                                        I've sent you a PM about joining the team. Please check your inbox. :)

                                        Cheerio,

                                        Frank Kliewe
                                        PCGen Content Silverback

                                        --
                                        I don't think you understand. I didn't come to rescue Rambo from you. I
                                        came here to rescue you from him.
                                        (Col. Trautman in "First Blood", 1982)
                                      • Keith Ratliff
                                        ... permission. That pretty much is all I am asking for. The only reason I might need permission is that I am copying a structure created by a company. Thus,
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                                          > Also, if that's all you do, then I don't see why you would need anyone's
                                          permission.

                                          That pretty much is all I am asking for. The only reason I might need
                                          permission is that I am copying a structure created by a company. Thus, it
                                          might end up having been caught under some copyright clause somewhere. But I
                                          do see it as minor since the structure isn't anything special or anything
                                          with intellectual works in it.

                                          I do have an email for a CMP person from when I used to be active on their
                                          forums. I don't usually contact people directly but this might be cause to
                                          do so.

                                          Regardless, thanks for all the input folks. =) I gots me a sheet to
                                          programme!

                                          --Keith

                                          On 9/8/06, Chuck Pint <pcgen2006@...> wrote:
                                          >
                                          > --- In pcgen@yahoogroups.com <pcgen%40yahoogroups.com>, "Keith Ratliff"
                                          > <dracorat@...> wrote:
                                          > >
                                          > > Well, at issue here is that I have my own version of a character sheet.
                                          > >
                                          > > Here is how version 1 looked and I am working now on version 2 with even
                                          > > more features:
                                          > >
                                          > > http://keithratliff.com/sheet/rat_v1.gif
                                          > >
                                          > > Now, if I can't duplicate the ETools XML output structure (IE, they say
                                          > > "no") then I'll use the base.xml instead and make version 2 be PCGen
                                          > only.
                                          > >
                                          > > But as a character sheet designer, it would be ideal to be able to
                                          > include
                                          > > as many users as possible, and that means continuing to include the
                                          > ETools
                                          > > people. The best way I see to do that is to take the time (which I am
                                          > > willing to do) to make a basic implementation of the same XML for PCGen.
                                          > >
                                          > > If we get a "yes thats OK" response, that is exactly what I intend
                                          > to do.
                                          > >
                                          > > Truthfully, I already started, but if the no response comes through Ill
                                          > > abandon it and go back to the sheet directly.
                                          > >
                                          > > But I know that if the answer is PCGen only, then I will have a lot of
                                          > > disappointed "customers" of my sheet who have been loyal supporters all
                                          > > along. And while I technically owe them nothing (since its always
                                          > been free)
                                          > > I still feel bad about excluding them going forward.
                                          > >
                                          > > --Keith
                                          >
                                          > Correct me if I'm wrong, but you use a XML output from eTools, and
                                          > then feed that to a xslt form to get the Output Sheet? If that's the
                                          > case, you should only have to rewrite base.xml on the PCGen side in
                                          > order to feed that into your xslt form. While it would be tedious, it
                                          > should be entirely possible to do (note that base.xml is a fairly big
                                          > file). Also, if that's all you do, then I don't see why you would need
                                          > anyone's permission. Note that under LGPL license PCGen is written
                                          > under, if you want to distribute your Output Sheet, you simply have to
                                          > offer it back to the project.
                                          >
                                          > If I missed something, or have the wrong assumtions, I'm sure someone
                                          > will let me know...
                                          >
                                          > Chuck
                                          > OS Chimp
                                          >
                                          >
                                          >


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                                        • David M. Bebber
                                          On Fri, 08 Sep 2006 17:09:20 -0500, Keith Ratliff ... I have a few questions about your sheet.... 1. The sample character is wearing
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                                            On Fri, 08 Sep 2006 17:09:20 -0500, Keith Ratliff <dracorat@...>
                                            wrote:

                                            > Well, at issue here is that I have my own version of a character sheet.
                                            >
                                            > Here is how version 1 looked and I am working now on version 2 with even
                                            > more features:
                                            >
                                            > http://keithratliff.com/sheet/rat_v1.gif
                                            >
                                            I have a few questions about your sheet....

                                            1. The sample character is wearing Bracers of Armor +8 (Armor Bonus), and
                                            a Ring of Protection (Deflection Bonus) but his Armor Bonus is a 0 in the
                                            AC section... it's all lumped into the Misc. modifier box.

                                            2. The sample character is a High Elf (Favored Class Wizard) Fighter 3 /
                                            Cleric 6 / Wizard 5. The Wizard levels don't matter, however the 2 level
                                            difference in Fighter / Cleric should give a 10% XP penalty... your sheet
                                            shows a 20% XP penalty.

                                            Nice sheet though... and welcome to the Jar.
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                                          • Keith Ratliff
                                            Thanks! And both the errors you report were errors at the time in ETools. =) But good catch. There are few other errors on that screenshot too. I had people
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                                              Thanks!

                                              And both the errors you report were errors at the time in ETools. =)
                                              But good catch. There are few other errors on that screenshot too. I
                                              had people report them in the past, but I don't recall what they are
                                              off the top of my head.

                                              It is after all, a sample to show off what the sheet is, not what the
                                              character is. =P

                                              (Although one could argue that accuracy might be compromised. But I
                                              made sure that my sheet is accurate in reporting, which it is, but the
                                              source application has to be accurate in outputting, which I find PC
                                              Gen to be. =] )

                                              On 9/10/06, David M. Bebber <bebberd@...> wrote:
                                              > On Fri, 08 Sep 2006 17:09:20 -0500, Keith Ratliff <dracorat@...>
                                              > wrote:
                                              >
                                              > > Well, at issue here is that I have my own version of a character sheet.
                                              > >
                                              > > Here is how version 1 looked and I am working now on version 2 with even
                                              > > more features:
                                              > >
                                              > > http://keithratliff.com/sheet/rat_v1.gif
                                              > >
                                              > I have a few questions about your sheet....
                                              >
                                              > 1. The sample character is wearing Bracers of Armor +8 (Armor Bonus), and
                                              > a Ring of Protection (Deflection Bonus) but his Armor Bonus is a 0 in the
                                              > AC section... it's all lumped into the Misc. modifier box.
                                              >
                                              > 2. The sample character is a High Elf (Favored Class Wizard) Fighter 3 /
                                              > Cleric 6 / Wizard 5. The Wizard levels don't matter, however the 2 level
                                              > difference in Fighter / Cleric should give a 10% XP penalty... your sheet
                                              > shows a 20% XP penalty.
                                              >
                                              > Nice sheet though... and welcome to the Jar.
                                              > --
                                              > Using Opera's revolutionary e-mail client: http://www.opera.com/mail/
                                              >
                                              >
                                              > PCGen's release site: http://pcgen.sourceforge.net
                                              > PCGen's Wiki: http://www.legolas.org/pcgen/pytw/#Welcome
                                              > PCGen's alpha build: http://pcgen.sourceforge.net/07_autobuilds.php
                                              > PCGen's Online Docs: http://www.legolas.org/pcgen/docs/
                                              > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                              >
                                              >
                                              >
                                              >
                                              >
                                              >
                                              >
                                              >
                                              >
                                              >
                                              >
                                            • Keith Ratliff
                                              Whoops! Follow up... PHB Page 60 - it is 20% per class, not 10 % so that part is right. As for the bracers, I totally agree their AC should have shown in the
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                                                Whoops! Follow up...

                                                PHB Page 60 - it is 20% per class, not 10 % so that part is right.

                                                As for the bracers, I totally agree their AC should have shown in the Armor box.

                                                --Keith

                                                On 9/10/06, Keith Ratliff <dracorat@...> wrote:
                                                > Thanks!
                                                >
                                                > And both the errors you report were errors at the time in ETools. =)
                                                > But good catch. There are few other errors on that screenshot too. I
                                                > had people report them in the past, but I don't recall what they are
                                                > off the top of my head.
                                                >
                                                > It is after all, a sample to show off what the sheet is, not what the
                                                > character is. =P
                                                >
                                                > (Although one could argue that accuracy might be compromised. But I
                                                > made sure that my sheet is accurate in reporting, which it is, but the
                                                > source application has to be accurate in outputting, which I find PC
                                                > Gen to be. =] )
                                                >
                                                > On 9/10/06, David M. Bebber <bebberd@...> wrote:
                                                > > On Fri, 08 Sep 2006 17:09:20 -0500, Keith Ratliff <dracorat@...>
                                                > > wrote:
                                                > >
                                                > > > Well, at issue here is that I have my own version of a character sheet.
                                                > > >
                                                > > > Here is how version 1 looked and I am working now on version 2 with even
                                                > > > more features:
                                                > > >
                                                > > > http://keithratliff.com/sheet/rat_v1.gif
                                                > > >
                                                > > I have a few questions about your sheet....
                                                > >
                                                > > 1. The sample character is wearing Bracers of Armor +8 (Armor Bonus), and
                                                > > a Ring of Protection (Deflection Bonus) but his Armor Bonus is a 0 in the
                                                > > AC section... it's all lumped into the Misc. modifier box.
                                                > >
                                                > > 2. The sample character is a High Elf (Favored Class Wizard) Fighter 3 /
                                                > > Cleric 6 / Wizard 5. The Wizard levels don't matter, however the 2 level
                                                > > difference in Fighter / Cleric should give a 10% XP penalty... your sheet
                                                > > shows a 20% XP penalty.
                                                > >
                                                > > Nice sheet though... and welcome to the Jar.
                                                > > --
                                                > > Using Opera's revolutionary e-mail client: http://www.opera.com/mail/
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > > PCGen's release site: http://pcgen.sourceforge.net
                                                > > PCGen's Wiki: http://www.legolas.org/pcgen/pytw/#Welcome
                                                > > PCGen's alpha build: http://pcgen.sourceforge.net/07_autobuilds.php
                                                > > PCGen's Online Docs: http://www.legolas.org/pcgen/docs/
                                                > > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                >
                                              • David M. Bebber
                                                On Sun, 10 Sep 2006 15:10:23 -0500, Keith Ratliff ... Doh, ya caught me on that one... my group RELIGIOUSLY avoids the XP penalty, so I
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                                                  On Sun, 10 Sep 2006 15:10:23 -0500, Keith Ratliff <dracorat@...>
                                                  wrote:

                                                  > Whoops! Follow up...
                                                  >
                                                  > PHB Page 60 - it is 20% per class, not 10 % so that part is right.
                                                  >
                                                  > As for the bracers, I totally agree their AC should have shown in the
                                                  > Armor box.
                                                  >
                                                  > --Keith
                                                  >

                                                  Doh, ya caught me on that one... my group RELIGIOUSLY avoids the XP
                                                  penalty, so I plead Nolo Contendre.
                                                  ;)

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