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Battle of the Character Generators! 
23rd-Apr-2004 01:06 am
KOC
A couple weeks ago I asked if any one knew of character generators that worked and most of you replied with helpful responses. Of the two programs,
Red Blade
and
Code Monkey's PCGEN, I would have to give the nod to Red Blade. User friendly, just as flexible as PCGEN and stable. Downside is that it prints in HTML so it uses your browser.

PCGEN prints its own files, but still has fundamental bugs that after two hours I could not fix, such as will not allow paladins Weapons Focus. It also works hard at being user unfriendly. I want to make characters, not learn another language.

Red Blade has it's share of quirks, but because it's easier to work with I give it the nod over PCGEN.
Comments 
22nd-Apr-2004 11:19 pm (UTC)
Can't you just flash screen the html and print that? or text extract it?
22nd-Apr-2004 11:30 pm (UTC)
Yes, but it would be nicer if it printed itself. It's a personal preference thing. Red Blade is a good program.
23rd-Apr-2004 01:14 am (UTC)
That's just lazy. Though really, until one of them actually prints into the right slots from a character sheet pdf, I don't actually care.
23rd-Apr-2004 01:30 am (UTC)
Is it a bad thing to ask for a program that does what it advertizes? I shouldn't have to struggle with it at all. And if you don't care, why post?
23rd-Apr-2004 05:35 am (UTC)
when you grabbed the pcgen did you take any of the patches?
23rd-Apr-2004 10:42 am (UTC)
The latest claimed to have all the patches in one, full down load.
23rd-Apr-2004 02:16 pm (UTC)
o i believe they had a few patches that weren't included. also i know i have the e-tools program and i'm not sure if pcgen has it but with e-tools it has different printout formats that you can download to change the appearance of the character sheet's etc
24th-Apr-2004 05:35 am (UTC)
Thanks, I'll look into that.
23rd-Apr-2004 07:01 am (UTC)
Thanks for the review :)
23rd-Apr-2004 10:43 am (UTC)
Hope it helps.
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