Re: Hit Point Bug

Andrew Maitland

I've always been partial to ye olde Excel myself. A simple little formula keeps perfect track of HP and Spell Levels, or points.

PCGen is primarily geared towards creating and maintaining. The Temp bonuses do allow for some neat on the fly calculation changes, but for the more mundane tracking, I would say MS OneNote, MS Excel or the open source equivalents out there (Libre Office if Windows), or if going real basic Notepad will do in a pinch. (Though I grew up in the era of notebook binder paper and sticky notes for tracking such things.)

Honestly, I export to PDFs and html (The html should retain the information, at least until you close the browser, and PDF can be saved with values. That's my go to!)

Hope that's helpful!

On 9/3/2020 1:17 PM, MVLaRocca via wrote:
Thanks for the information.?? I didn't realize that it was a convenience field but it doesn't seem to work very well as it blanks out anything I put into it every time I switch to another character or tab.

Is there anything else that you can recommend for tracking Hit Points between sessions that is a little more permanent (other than the GM's Notes that is)???

Thanks again,

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From: Andrew Maitland via <drew0500@...>
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Subject: Re: [pcgen] Hit Point Bug


That's just a convenience field for when PCGen is running. There is nothing stored between sessions set up for that. (Character sheets are the output, they don't have any direct input back into the program)

On 9/3/2020 12:12 PM, MVLaRocca via wrote:
Hi Everyone,??

Noticed this the other week and don't really see a solution for it.?? I keep trying to use the "Wounds/Current HP" box under the character sheet to keep track of my characters' Hit Points between games, but for some reason the information doesn't save.?? There have even been times that the update that I write in the field simply disappears when I change screens (either to another character or another tab on the same character).?? I've even tried writing it in different ways (-3 HP, or -2 or 14 for the new HP total) but nothing seems to stay on screen so that I can keep track.?? I am currently using the "Standard.htm.ftl" as that is the closest to my homebrew Pathfinder system, but I have not really tried any of the other Character Sheet layouts (preview.html keeps crashing the whole program).??

Does anyone know a fix to keep that field from just blanking between sessions??? I've had to start using the GM's Notes on the Description Tab to keep track but its a pain to keep swapping back and forth.

Thanks in advance for any help,

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