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    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    MonkGirl

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    Default PCgen 3.X other classes?

    Is there a way to gain other classes for the program to use such as from phb2 or tome of battle? I've never really dealt with the mechanics of it but i have been looking into the preferences and other menu items but no luck so far...
    I have to give Paizo credit...

    They took an established work and said they fixed it but didn't actually fix it and yet still made money off from it.

    How can you beat that?

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    Halfling in the Playground
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    Default Re: PCgen 3.X other classes?

    I do not believe so, which is sad because I love that program. The best I could do was recreate the urpriest caster level progression and give spell books an arbitrary number of pages.

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    Default Re: PCgen 3.X other classes?

    Is there any other free generators out there that is like pcgen and the ability to put classes into it?

    Also is there an online version? I'm not talking about the javascript ones since they don't explain most things...
    I have to give Paizo credit...

    They took an established work and said they fixed it but didn't actually fix it and yet still made money off from it.

    How can you beat that?

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    Default Re: PCgen 3.X other classes?

    Poking around the subversion repository, it looks like it should be possible to at least do the PHBII classes with a custom .lst file. Tome of Battle would be more complicated, since it doesn't have a concept of maneuvers unless you fake them as spells. Seems to be a fairly powerful and customizable tool, but the learning curve looks pretty steep.

    The legal issues of incorporating content not under OGL probably make doing so for anything other than personal use more trouble than its worth, though.
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    Halfling in the Playground
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    Default Re: PCgen 3.X other classes?

    There's always hero forge. Unfortunately, it always runs slowly for me, no matter what I run it on. It still has a problem with not explaining things too well, but at least it is better than the javascript builder I used to use.

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    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    MonkGirl

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    Default Re: PCgen 3.X other classes?

    how do you do the custom classes with a custom.lst file?
    I have to give Paizo credit...

    They took an established work and said they fixed it but didn't actually fix it and yet still made money off from it.

    How can you beat that?

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    Default Re: PCgen 3.X other classes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Evard View Post
    how do you do the custom classes with a custom.lst file?
    I have played with custom data sets and added a couple classes, feats, etc. here & there. I think your best bet is to start with the SRD class list file to see how it is done. Keep the list file documentation (found here: http://pcgen.sourceforge.net/autobuilds/pcgen-docs/ ) open to understand what the various tags mean. The first one or two are pretty slow going, but after that it gets easier.

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    Default Re: PCgen 3.X other classes?

    HeroForge, definitely. It's incredibly customisable - being made in Excel, modifying stuff is mostly just a case of unhiding the right tab and adding in a few cells.
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    Default Re: PCgen 3.X other classes?

    Heroforge is fantastic. You have to use Spellforge for spells, but it does almost every book, and even accepts homebrew.

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    Default Re: PCgen 3.X other classes?

    It is definitely possible to manually add classes to PC Gen...however, it can be extremely difficult, and there are some class features that may be beyond PC Gen's ability to list. I would strongly suggest reading the tutorial in the program, and looking for online assistance.

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    Default Re: PCgen 3.X other classes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thurbane View Post
    It is definitely possible to manually add classes to PC Gen...however, it can be extremely difficult, and there are some class features that may be beyond PC Gen's ability to list.
    That's true. I did fairly easy things like Duskblade, Hellreaver, & Bear Warrior. I am pretty sure the ToB stuff would be hard to do. You may be able to make maneuvers & stances like spells, but I am not so sure it can be done properly.

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