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Re: [pcgen][Trackered] Re: RSRD Hidden Feat Potential Typo

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  • Andrew Maitland
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    Message 1 of 5 , Dec 23, 2006
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      Eddy Anthony wrote:
      > Tom Parker scribed:
      >
      >
      >> Not sure I'm clearly communicating my point. I understand that the
      >> intent is to use a Feat as a Special Ability for reuse and consistency.
      >>
      >> However, go look at the RSRD LST Files, specifically the Feat files.
      >>
      >> Trap Sense is NOT a Feat. Putting in:
      >>
      >> VFEAT:Trap Sense
      >>
      >> ...won't get you anywhere. The error of using an undefined Feat is
      >> silently consumed by PCGen. The above line is as useful as:
      >>
      >> VFEAT:FooBar
      >>
      >> ...since FooBar doesn't exist as a Feat.
      >>
      >> Putting in:
      >>
      >> VFEAT:Trap Sense Ability
      >>
      >> ...would have an effect, since Trap Sense Ability IS a Feat. This is
      >> similar to what the Rogue does at 3rd level (though it's using
      >> FEATAUTO rather than VFEAT)
      >>
      >> Same goes for VFEAT:Detect Evil. There IS NO Detect Evil Feat (run a
      >> search through the LST files), and PCGen doesn't automagically create
      >> one... so is that tag a typo (and should be removed) or is the lack of
      >> a Detect Evil Feat a typo?
      >>
      >> I don't comprehend why we would want to refer to feats that don't
      >> exist (if referring to something that doesn't exist really is a
      >> workaround, the code base is more strange than I thought!)
      >>
      >
      > Yeah, that's a straight forward data bug, need a tracker for that.
      >


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