[EDIT: now has Starship tools included. Also contains source data from ALL sourcebooks.]
I'm the GM of our group's current campaign, and I created this tool to make it easier to:
- Find my party's stats quicker, without having to search through sheets of paper
- Run combat quickly
- View stat blocks for any pre-made NPC
- Insert any pre-made NPC into an encounter automatically
- Provide a tool for my players to help them quickly and easily level up and auto-calculate their new stats.
- Provide a tool to quickly calculate a starship's stats using PCs as the crew
- Provide a way to quickly and easily run starship combat [end of EDIT]
So, after more than a year of evolution, the tool has essentially become a character generator with a built-in combat aid.
Download it here. (Latest version is CharSheet&CombatTool_v209. You may download CharSheet&CombatTool_209_example if you want to see an example of the sheets all filled out correctly.)
CharSheet&CombatTool_v209 is compatible with versions of Excel from 1993 - 2007.
CharSheet&CombatTool_v209_excel2007 is compatible with versions of Excel from 2007 - 2010.
New: There are also Word documents that allow you to export any PC/NPC statblock to Word.
I know others have had character generators out there for a very long time, and I'm sure theirs are more robust than mine, and have every single bug worked out of them. But the advantages of mine are:
- It's an Excel spreadsheet that uses NO macros.
- It allows 16 characters to be created on the same page (well, 8 per page). A GM can just scroll up and down to see the whole party's stats and abilities all at once.
- All the data of all 16 characters can be linked to a Combat tab, where all the vital info is summarized in a format that allows the GM to run combat right from the laptop. A basic die rolling function is also included.
- Built-in instructions: almost every cell has a note attached to it if you select the cell itself, which describes how to use that cell.
I wanted to make this available in case anybody else found it useful. (By the way, I highly recommend starting at the 'Intro' tab which gives directions for how to use the tool.)
Please let me know your feedback, both positive and negative. Let me know which features you like best, and point out any bugs you might find.
Acknowledgements: This tool derives most of its info from EwokOnToast's fabulous Index. A big thank you to Ewok, RD, JemyM, and anyone else who contributed to such a great resource for all of us!