Re: [pcgen] Need help adding some data to Pcgen 51514 (Pathfinder beta)
- Hi Will,
Welcome to the PCGen Community.
Question - Is this feat only for this particular player or is it
available to anyone?
If it's only one player (As in this guy is really special), then don't
worry about PREREQs, you add it to him when he qualifies, or key it to
his character only. (I like a Template for each of my characters when
I'm GMing, if I need to add something only to them I attach it to that
'character's template' and I'm done.)
And as a future reference lst coding questions are preferable on the
PCGenListFileHelp Yahoo group. ;)
First prime example is to look at the Animal Companion Special Ability,
since this feat will be mimicking that behavior, a working example is
best for a visual aid.
Here is how I'd do it. I'll use an existing example for my homebrew
campaign, since saying Foo and Bar gets old.... Time to shake things up
a bit :)
Now going by your request of ADDING this to the existing Animal
Companion List I'll have to tweak mine. (Mind you this was a special
ability, so I'm modifying it to a feat.)
Each line represents a tab for the spacing.
Raven Wolf Animal Companion
(First thing is the name of your feat. Mine happens to be simply what
you get. Use OUTPUTNAME if you want to change the name)
(I'd do this if I'm substituting out the actual ability. Otherwise
having a unique name is good)
(TYPEs are handy to put things in different 'pools', as a feat the TYPE
is good for organization or grouping things together. In an ability it
has more uses, such as where it will be available and show up. Details
for that are another topic of discussion.)
DESC:You have the Raven Wolf Animal Companion
(Whatever you want the feat to say on the sheet AND in the GUI when
selecting it. Mine is simple and to the point.)
<Snip the un-needed stuff for a new Companion type>
COMPANIONLIST:Animal Companion|Raven Wolf,Dire Kitten,Fog Bear
(This says to add to the Animal Companion these races - Raven Wolf, Dire
Kitten and Fog Bear. Only the first one actually exists, the other two
are names I made up. And if you place that in your feat, PCGen will tell
you about an unconstructed reference, handy if you misspell the race name. )
Now, if this animal requires you to be a certain level, or reduces the
effective level to compensate, you may append a special tag
'|FOLLOWERADJUSTMENT:-3' adding that will reduce the effective level by
3, you may adjust the number as you desire.
COMPANIONLIST:Animal Companion|Raven Wolf,Dire Kitten,Fog
So any of my animals in this list will be effectively five levels lower
in the Animal Companion Progression.
As far as limiting who can take it, well that is up to you. You can
limit feats with PRExxx tags. From class, to level, to certain abilities.
If you want only a ranger, or druid or characters that get access to
animal companions, then the way to do that is
PREABILITY:1,CATEGORY=Special Ability,Animal Companion
If you want to limit it by character level
PREPCLEVEL:MIN=x with x being the level they can get it
If you want to limit to just Druids,
Is that what you were looking for?
Don't hesitate to ask if you need any further help. Though, ask on
PCGenListFileHelp and others like me will leap in and offer you their
Andrew Maitland (LegacyKing)
Admin Silverback, PCGen Board of Directors
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> Hi everyone.
> I am trying to add a few nuggets of data to my campaign so as to give a player access to a specific animal companion, by using a feat. I have added the data of said creature to my database, but how do I set the feat up, with prerequisites and allowing the creature to be added to their animal companion list?
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