Character operations Manual #starfinder


Andrew Maitland
 

Volunteers. You want to keep the project alive, we need volunteers willing to step up:


LST Monkey - Writes books in the language for pcgen (Human Readable, made to be fairly easy to pick up by home brewers)

Java Monkey - Writes modular code that makes PCGen do things. (It's the engine that manages everything - GUI, formulas, and reads LST files to make them do things)


Everything else is knowing various languages - character sheets are either HTML or XSLT/XML (Or if you're old school we do have txt)


On 7/27/2021 4:39 AM, Crogonint wrote:

Er.. mah.. GERD!! That is such good news!! Reading around, I thought the project was dead headed! What can we do to keep the ball rolling? Is there a Patreon or a Kickstarter? Any way to help out with content or graphics design or anything? I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see this be able to integrate with MapTool someday, or maybe even Foundry or something. :D

 

I'm figuring out how to use the software the old fashioned way.. by beating my head on it until it makes sense. ;) The part I'm still struggling with is the plethora of templates for the character sheet in the program, and to print (to PDF) and etc. I'm pretty sure that 'Fantasy' means Pathfinder 1st Ed. but... I'd love to help flesh that out, I have no idea where I'd start, though. :) I'm also a phenomenal graphic designer if you'd like some stuff to drop in the GUI to help out. :)


markjmeans
 

I few years ago I used PCGen to generate Pathfinder NPCs and monsters for MapTool. There is a MapTool macro set for PCGen that, among other things, has token templates for all the Pathfinder stats. And also has macros to run a game (tracking line of sign and vision if using VBL), etc. And most importantly a macro that allows importing all the stats, HP, vision, abilities, etc into the tokens’ templates from a stat block. So I would add the NPC or customized monster in PCGen, export to statblock, and then copy-paste it into the MapTool macro to import a statblock. It works MOST of the time. There used to be (several years ago) a formatting (I loosely say bug) in the statblock export that used a special non-space white space character that would cause MapTool to fail to parse the statblock, but I worked on a fix for that when I started using MapTool. After I helped find and fix that bug I used MapTool with PCGen for several years with only an occasional hiccup. Hopeffully there is a Starfinder macro set for MapTool you can use or maybe you can adapt the Pathfinder macro set.

 

 

 

 

From: main@pcgen.groups.io <main@pcgen.groups.io> On Behalf Of Crogonint
Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 04:39
To: Andrew Maitland <drew0500@...>; main@pcgen.groups.io
Subject: Re: [pcgen] Character operations Manual #starfinder

 

Er.. mah.. GERD!! That is such good news!! Reading around, I thought the project was dead headed! What can we do to keep the ball rolling? Is there a Patreon or a Kickstarter? Any way to help out with content or graphics design or anything? I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see this be able to integrate with MapTool someday, or maybe even Foundry or something. :D

 

I'm figuring out how to use the software the old fashioned way.. by beating my head on it until it makes sense. ;) The part I'm still struggling with is the plethora of templates for the character sheet in the program, and to print (to PDF) and etc. I'm pretty sure that 'Fantasy' means Pathfinder 1st Ed. but... I'd love to help flesh that out, I have no idea where I'd start, though. :) I'm also a phenomenal graphic designer if you'd like some stuff to drop in the GUI to help out. :)


Crogonint
 

Er.. mah.. GERD!! That is such good news!! Reading around, I thought the project was dead headed! What can we do to keep the ball rolling? Is there a Patreon or a Kickstarter? Any way to help out with content or graphics design or anything? I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see this be able to integrate with MapTool someday, or maybe even Foundry or something. :D

 

I'm figuring out how to use the software the old fashioned way.. by beating my head on it until it makes sense. ;) The part I'm still struggling with is the plethora of templates for the character sheet in the program, and to print (to PDF) and etc. I'm pretty sure that 'Fantasy' means Pathfinder 1st Ed. but... I'd love to help flesh that out, I have no idea where I'd start, though. :) I'm also a phenomenal graphic designer if you'd like some stuff to drop in the GUI to help out. :)


Andrew Maitland
 

Well, that's the million dollar question. (When I get to it...) I've been tackling bugs so the release has those... But I suppose I can get one initiated right tomorrow evening. (It's been forever!)

On 7/25/2021 6:26 PM, luskey dotson via groups.io wrote:
When will the next release be?


On Sun, Jul 25, 2021 at 20:08, Andrew Maitland via groups.io

Uh...

Ahem, the character operations manual is completed and in the repo. Next release it will be available.




On 7/23/2021 10:56 AM, David wrote:

FYI, the program is written in Java, however the data is in the LST format, which is what is needed for "coding" up books.

Load up the program, and click on Help, then Documentation. There are also Youtube videos on how to create the LST Datasets.

Long time ago, Admin and Data Monkey......


-- david
Papa.DRB

My better half and me (1969/12/06)
My better half and me (2004/09/25)
My better half and me and granddaughter (Sarah) (2017/08/01)
Love Me If You Can by Toby Keith (video)
Word of the Day (gif)
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." -- Will Rogers
Madness takes its toll - please have exact change.
For those who believe, no proof is necessary, for those who don't believe, no proof is possible. (Stuart Chase 1888-1985)
Cthulhu for President - Why choose the lesser of two evils.
On Fri, 07/23/2021 12:29 PM, luskey dotson via groups.io wrote:
Its the Character Operations Manual, It holds a vast majority of the archetypes and also other feats that aren't in the other books, Like for me, my character has Ambush awareness as a Feat that isn't listed, Also I play the battleflower archetype which is one of the better ones because its one of the few that allows you to choose whether or not you want to take on the archetype feat or your regular one. 

On Friday, July 23, 2021, 10:18:08 AM CDT, Richard L'Abbé <malkevian2001@...> wrote:


what manuel you are talking about?

I begin to learn java a little and understand pcgen a little to

Richard

OptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "sorry for my poor english, but french is my first language");


;-) java



Le 2021-07-22 à 16 h 57, texas_cowboy_outlaw via groups.io a écrit :
Well thats highly disappointing, unfortunately I don't know how to do any of that at all, I can barely use the program as is and its relatively easy


luskey dotson
 

When will the next release be?


On Sun, Jul 25, 2021 at 20:08, Andrew Maitland via groups.io
<drew0500@...> wrote:

Uh...

Ahem, the character operations manual is completed and in the repo. Next release it will be available.




On 7/23/2021 10:56 AM, David wrote:

FYI, the program is written in Java, however the data is in the LST format, which is what is needed for "coding" up books.

Load up the program, and click on Help, then Documentation. There are also Youtube videos on how to create the LST Datasets.

Long time ago, Admin and Data Monkey......


-- david
Papa.DRB

My better half and me (1969/12/06)
My better half and me (2004/09/25)
My better half and me and granddaughter (Sarah) (2017/08/01)
Love Me If You Can by Toby Keith (video)
Word of the Day (gif)
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." -- Will Rogers
Madness takes its toll - please have exact change.
For those who believe, no proof is necessary, for those who don't believe, no proof is possible. (Stuart Chase 1888-1985)
Cthulhu for President - Why choose the lesser of two evils.
On Fri, 07/23/2021 12:29 PM, luskey dotson via groups.io wrote:
Its the Character Operations Manual, It holds a vast majority of the archetypes and also other feats that aren't in the other books, Like for me, my character has Ambush awareness as a Feat that isn't listed, Also I play the battleflower archetype which is one of the better ones because its one of the few that allows you to choose whether or not you want to take on the archetype feat or your regular one. 

On Friday, July 23, 2021, 10:18:08 AM CDT, Richard L'Abbé <malkevian2001@...> wrote:


what manuel you are talking about?

I begin to learn java a little and understand pcgen a little to

Richard

OptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "sorry for my poor english, but french is my first language");


;-) java



Le 2021-07-22 à 16 h 57, texas_cowboy_outlaw via groups.io a écrit :
Well thats highly disappointing, unfortunately I don't know how to do any of that at all, I can barely use the program as is and its relatively easy


Andrew Maitland
 

Uh...

Ahem, the character operations manual is completed and in the repo. Next release it will be available.




On 7/23/2021 10:56 AM, David wrote:

FYI, the program is written in Java, however the data is in the LST format, which is what is needed for "coding" up books.

Load up the program, and click on Help, then Documentation. There are also Youtube videos on how to create the LST Datasets.

Long time ago, Admin and Data Monkey......


-- david
Papa.DRB

My better half and me (1969/12/06)
My better half and me (2004/09/25)
My better half and me and granddaughter (Sarah) (2017/08/01)
Love Me If You Can by Toby Keith (video)
Word of the Day (gif)
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." -- Will Rogers
Madness takes its toll - please have exact change.
For those who believe, no proof is necessary, for those who don't believe, no proof is possible. (Stuart Chase 1888-1985)
Cthulhu for President - Why choose the lesser of two evils.
On Fri, 07/23/2021 12:29 PM, luskey dotson via groups.io wrote:
Its the Character Operations Manual, It holds a vast majority of the archetypes and also other feats that aren't in the other books, Like for me, my character has Ambush awareness as a Feat that isn't listed, Also I play the battleflower archetype which is one of the better ones because its one of the few that allows you to choose whether or not you want to take on the archetype feat or your regular one. 

On Friday, July 23, 2021, 10:18:08 AM CDT, Richard L'Abbé <malkevian2001@...> wrote:


what manuel you are talking about?

I begin to learn java a little and understand pcgen a little to

Richard

OptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "sorry for my poor english, but french is my first language");


;-) java



Le 2021-07-22 à 16 h 57, texas_cowboy_outlaw via groups.io a écrit :
Well thats highly disappointing, unfortunately I don't know how to do any of that at all, I can barely use the program as is and its relatively easy


David
 

FYI, the program is written in Java, however the data is in the LST format, which is what is needed for "coding" up books.

Load up the program, and click on Help, then Documentation. There are also Youtube videos on how to create the LST Datasets.

Long time ago, Admin and Data Monkey......


-- david
Papa.DRB

My better half and me (1969/12/06)
My better half and me (2004/09/25)
My better half and me and granddaughter (Sarah) (2017/08/01)
Love Me If You Can by Toby Keith (video)
Word of the Day (gif)
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." -- Will Rogers
Madness takes its toll - please have exact change.
For those who believe, no proof is necessary, for those who don't believe, no proof is possible. (Stuart Chase 1888-1985)
Cthulhu for President - Why choose the lesser of two evils.

On Fri, 07/23/2021 12:29 PM, luskey dotson via groups.io wrote:
Its the Character Operations Manual, It holds a vast majority of the archetypes and also other feats that aren't in the other books, Like for me, my character has Ambush awareness as a Feat that isn't listed, Also I play the battleflower archetype which is one of the better ones because its one of the few that allows you to choose whether or not you want to take on the archetype feat or your regular one. 

On Friday, July 23, 2021, 10:18:08 AM CDT, Richard L'Abbé <malkevian2001@...> wrote:


what manuel you are talking about?

I begin to learn java a little and understand pcgen a little to

Richard

OptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "sorry for my poor english, but french is my first language");


;-) java



Le 2021-07-22 à 16 h 57, texas_cowboy_outlaw via groups.io a écrit :
Well thats highly disappointing, unfortunately I don't know how to do any of that at all, I can barely use the program as is and its relatively easy


luskey dotson
 

Its the Character Operations Manual, It holds a vast majority of the archetypes and also other feats that aren't in the other books, Like for me, my character has Ambush awareness as a Feat that isn't listed, Also I play the battleflower archetype which is one of the better ones because its one of the few that allows you to choose whether or not you want to take on the archetype feat or your regular one. 

On Friday, July 23, 2021, 10:18:08 AM CDT, Richard L'Abbé <malkevian2001@...> wrote:


what manuel you are talking about?

I begin to learn java a little and understand pcgen a little to

Richard

OptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "sorry for my poor english, but french is my first language");


;-) java



Le 2021-07-22 à 16 h 57, texas_cowboy_outlaw via groups.io a écrit :
Well thats highly disappointing, unfortunately I don't know how to do any of that at all, I can barely use the program as is and its relatively easy


Richard L'Abbé
 

what manuel you are talking about?

I begin to learn java a little and understand pcgen a little to

Richard

OptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "sorry for my poor english, but french is my first language");


;-) java



Le 2021-07-22 à 16 h 57, texas_cowboy_outlaw via groups.io a écrit :
Well thats highly disappointing, unfortunately I don't know how to do any of that at all, I can barely use the program as is and its relatively easy


luskey dotson
 

Well thats highly disappointing, unfortunately I don't know how to do any of that at all, I can barely use the program as is and its relatively easy


Joel Fischoff
 

On 07/22/2021 1:50 PM texas_cowboy_outlaw via groups.io <texas_cowboy_outlaw@...> wrote:
Is there any timeline for when the character operations manual will be
available as a source, it contains all of the archetypes and their abilities\
Unless you want to volunteer, the answer is 'probably not.' The guy that was doing the Starfinder section retired from doing PCGen work. (And became a Venture Agent, I think.)


luskey dotson
 

Is there any timeline for when the character operations manual will be available as a source, it contains all of the archetypes and their abilities