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So you're saying that we're not getting a full blown char sheet? I for one that would be using it would want to be able to print out a full blown char sheet that I could use in my games. Please give us both options, one to generate a full blown char sheet that we can save and print and a text option so they can be pasted in the forums as you suggested above.
1. An option to include forum bbcode formatting would be nice. That way, we can copy/paste directly, without trying to format ourselves.
2. I think i'd prefer this as a layout for the top piece.
3. If you can add tables to the forum's bbcode, then that could help with the formatting, assuming the bbcode is implimented as suggested above.
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("Where's the 5 poison resist from?") and wanting to peruse the options to help check the "math" of the generator.
maybe a way to copy/paste from the forums into charater builder? That way someone can post their character, and someone else could test it out, or even use it in their own campaign. A player could then use the proposed character themselves, or a DM could make them an NPC.
My suggestion is:
Stop adding features! Get it working with PHB/DMG/MM with a printable character sheet and ship it!
Once that is done, begin playing catch up on books in FIFO order while adding 1-2 incremental features at the same time.
This is a live service tool. It does NOT have to be perfect when shipped to be useful to subscribers. :-)
Can the power cards generated please contain the flavour text as it supports our roleplaying? Thankyou.
First, thanks, as always, for the opportunity to watch the development of this as it happens.
One thing off the top of my head: Please give us the ability to print out our PCs in both the traditional portrait and the new landscape sheet format offered with the published 4e character sheets.
-Lefty (Jim C.)
I wonder if there would be any benefit in listing item levels and/or a source reference (PHB pxxx) for items/powers/feats in the copy/paste text?
I can forsee wondering how this character or that character came to certain bonus ("Where's the 5 poison resist from?") and wanting to peruse the options to help check the "math" of the generator.
This would be simplified by having quick, easy source references.
Then again, I suppose that could be handled, in part, by typing in the option name(s) in the Compendium and using that as a reference. . .
Also for the restrictions thing, it would be nice if we can export our restrictions list and give it to someone else to import. That way if a DM decides to restrict something, he can give the file to all his subscribed players, and they can make the character in their own copy of the builder.
The FAQ mentions the restrictions page/tab (which thrills me to no end because I will invariably not want to include some material). Will we be able to restrict individual feats/powers or just entire books/magazine sources? I know it wont be active in the beta but it's just one of those questions that might help sort out preconceptions.
(I know it would be more work to be able to select/deselect indivdual items but it would make using it in games that don't allow certain feats/powers/items easier.)
Former DDI subscriber
As one of my campaigns is set in Monte Cook's Ptolus (a large city)
Digging around on the site, I saw an untitled link that lead here: http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/4dnd/20081105b
Which is the FAQ for the Beta. It went up recently (yesterday) and seems to indicate that DDI subscribers can DL the beta from here:http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/insider/characterbuilder
But that page is just the usual preview (with no link).
Am I missing something, or have I jumped the gun? Is there a set day for Beta launch?
As one of my campaigns is set in Monte Cook's Ptolus (a large city), we've tinkered with the Ranger a litlle bit: our Ranger has Streetwise instead of Nature as possible skill. (Psst, I'm at work, so my skill names may be off; but it's an official skill.)
Is this tinkering (exchanging class skills or designating an additional skill as class skill) already possible with the Beta?
If not, will it be supported in the full version?
Baron von Bomberg
Source for everything listed is something I am considering, and waiting a bit to see if everyone wants it, vs the extra text that the output would contain.
Attack bonuses is another thing like that. I suspect we will include them both though as they seem very useful.
Since there's never a feature that "everyone" wants when it comes to customizing output like this (I like it, sothers may see it as clutter) - perhaps implementing it as an option to be toggled would suit "everyone" better?
You can also override rules and take whatever skill you want if you press the house rules button. So in this case you would do that for your ranger.