Re: 4E questions
> > For the stats I didn't choose, I see a +2 in the Race Adj columnand a -
> > -2 in the Other Adj column -- it's like the system isPREFEAT
> > somehow "canceling" out the bonus with a generic penalty if the
> > fails.Maybe I can work around it by defining some extra VARs or something.
> Hmm, yeah that's not pretty.
If I define VARs in the class for each ability score, and always add
them (most will be 0) in the class file, then I could have the "Human
Ability Bonus" feats bonus the VARs instead of the stats directly
(that way, the source of the stat mod would still be the race file,
but the actual amount would be configured through a hidden feat).
That might be enough to get PCGen to think that the bonus is coming
from the Race file (albeit indirectly).
I'm beginning to think I didn't express myself clearly after reading
the minutes from the last BoD meeting. I really only care about
tracking bonuses by bonus type, not by source. It would be perfectly
fine (for me, at least) if I could get access to stat groups by bonus
type, without caring what the source of the bonus was. If a feat
gives an untyped bonus to a score, I'm fine with that showing up as
a "Misc" bonus. If a feat gives a +1 feat bonus to something, I'd
like to be able to track that. Ideally, I'd like to be able to do
... or something similar. I think these kinds of tags would be a lot
less work, since, as I understand it, you do track all the bonuses by
type (so I don't think it would take a massive new code addition to
implement them -- the info should all be there, you just have to look
up the bonus of the requested type for the object and pull it out). I
can still make the categories mutually exclusive (without needing the
ACTYPE-style of tags) if I do some clever math (instead of using
the .MISC tags, I can report the Misc bonus as TOTAL - Type1 -
Type3 ... etc.)
I don't think I'm terribly crazy here, as a lot of the 4e static
print-out and fill-in character sheets (even the official one) do
more detailed breakdowns like this, and supporting this kind of thing
would seem like a natural thing to want to do for 4e.
What I probably should do is learn a little more Java and try to do
it myself (I hear that C# and Java are pretty similar).
> Well the last 10% is what we're all here to make better :-)I know, and believe me, that's why I'm not complaining. In my
limited experience interacting with the team members, they've all
been pretty wonderful about giving advice and help to users.