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    Default PCGEN question

    Is there anyway to add the classes from other books into this program or would that be some copy write violation? I was going to take a look at the Beguiler but found it wasn't there ^ ^.

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    Someone who's willing to put the elbow grease into it could create the information PCGen needs to understand the Beguiler class, however, it is pretty much a no-go to redistribute any D&D 3.5 information that isn't in the SRD for reasons that you've already guessed.
    "Okay, so I'm going to quick draw and dual wield these one-pound caltrops as improvised weapons..."
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    "Oh, hey, look! Blue Eyes Black Lotus!" "Wait what, do you sacrifice a mana to the... Does it like, summon a... What would that card even do!?" "Oh, it's got a four-energy attack. Completely unviable in actual play, so don't worry about it."

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    I would love to know just how to get feats into there. I am a PCGEN noob though.
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    isnt e-tools better?

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    E-tools is pretty darn good. It is easier to add in new feats/equipment. Adding classes can be a pain, but it is still easier than PCGEN from my experience.
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    You probably would want to start here, it seems like the List File section is where you would want to begin should you decide to start there. Under List Files->LST File Class, lessons 12 and 13 appear to deal with feats.

    If you're less into reading and more into hitting things with hammers, go into your PCGen folder->data->my_dataset.* Everything in there is a lst file, it opens up with any generic text editor, have at it. I'd give you more info, but I never learned java. Looks like there's enough comments that you could figure things out without learning the full language, though.

    *Haven't fiddled with PCGen in a long time, so I don't know if this is a default directory. If it isn't, go to data\d20ogl\srd\basics.

    Edit for all the new posts: Yeah, I enjoy e-Tools a bit better, but it's kinda not distributed anymore to my knowledge.
    Last edited by OracleofWuffing; 2009-12-31 at 05:52 PM.
    "Okay, so I'm going to quick draw and dual wield these one-pound caltrops as improvised weapons..."
    ---
    "Oh, hey, look! Blue Eyes Black Lotus!" "Wait what, do you sacrifice a mana to the... Does it like, summon a... What would that card even do!?" "Oh, it's got a four-energy attack. Completely unviable in actual play, so don't worry about it."

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    Default Re: PCGEN question

    thanks, but e-tools? I'll search for that and see if it works a tad bit better

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    eTools is no-longer distributed. You might be able to find a torrent of it. And if you want to create your own data sets for the linked lessons above are a good start. You can also join out Yahoo group PCGenListFileHelp group and ask questions on creating your own data files.
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    PCGen is a great tool, and I use it a lot. However, putting in a class manually is a major headache, and often produces unexpected glitches. I tried to put in Dragon Shaman a while back, and the results were not great. YMMV.

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