I'm not familiar with Open Core, so I'll abstain from commenting whether
or not it can be done.
5.14.1 is a stable release, and certain things *can* be done with it.
Cutting edge is where I try things out (which by tomorrow should be
5.15.8 our last Alpha). It has the latest features and improvements (and
also bugs waiting to be discovered... always something we need people to
play with so we discover them all and get them fixed. Our coders are
real good about fixing bugs :-) )
Things that you can do - Text Substitution for die values; anything
CLASS Based is possible (Mind you class based is something with levels
or level progression).
Classless can be done, but would be very difficult at this point and
time. But you can do classless with ability objects up to a certain point.
With the Ability Object we can do a whole lot more than was possible
with Feats in terms of flexibility.
Anything expressed in a die value should be possible... The Stats can be
re-arranged, renamed, and the bonuses can be removed or modified.
Saves are limited to three at this point - but you can name them
anything and change the values there as well.
What it boils down to is these factors:
Patience, ingenuity, and familiarity with the lst code to understand
what can and can't be done. I say much patience as the program was
written with the d20 system as the central focus, so it was hard code
for certain d20 system standards... (Which have been getting removed as
we approach the 6.0 version)
On another note - To distribute sets based on other systems it IS
PCGen's policy to obtain permission and proper licensing, HOWEVER, for
PERSONAL USE you may and can do anything within reason with the program.
So if you want to try and make a Role Master based set, or a 3d6 Based
System Set go for it... You just can't advertise or share it here. But
by all means let us know it's possible and how you achieved it.
Eric Smith, our PR lead, will approach any Publisher and try and obtain
permission, especially if we can produce a working set for it.
Just to clarify, you don't need any ones permission to make a set for
personal use. We DO need permission to distribute a set for public use.
I think that covers the bases. Good luck and if you have any Lst Coding
questions, please join us on the PCGenLstFileHelp group.
Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
Admin Silverback, PCGen Board of Directors
Data Chimp, Docs Tamarin
Unique Title "Quick-Silverback Tracker Monkey"
> Not open core. I just did download PCGEN this morning (about 0830hrs
> 03 Dec) and thought if I was to gain enough of a knowledge of how
> systems were defined for the LST and PCC files, I might try my hand at
> porting the Rolemaster/Spacemaster system into PCGEN.
> However, I know I would have to get their permission.
> I was wondering if it could be done with the current (5.14) version.
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