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Galenthor

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Re: AToW programs?
« Reply #30 on: 08 July 2018, 21:23:03 »
Had security settings set to private instead of public access. That's fixed. Sorry!

for some reason, I have a couple of problems... one, the site is going on about something called clonetree, and b, it's in a zip file, which I thought was a dead mode... is there a way to get it utility that doesn't involve going through multiple sites and the outdated zip ?

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« Reply #31 on: 08 July 2018, 21:28:44 »
I have been playing the game since it originally came out back when I was just out of high school, and I have taken multiple reads of the book, but still find it to be extremely confusing on making a character... I look forward to the completion of your program, and hte opportunity to test it...

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« Reply #32 on: 22 July 2018, 18:47:42 »
I wish Megamek would put in ATOW features. :)
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« Reply #33 on: 31 July 2018, 11:31:19 »
I removed the whole 'life path' section and gave my 11-year-old the rules on Traits, Attributes, and Skills and explained doing the Traits first (trying not to spend more than 1000 on that), then Attributes (with the understanding of leaving herself at least around 1000XP after that), and then the remaining points on Skills. Gave her 5000 points to spend.

Took her a half hour doing it that way, which isn't bad when she kept asking things like, "What's Ambidexterity mean?" and "Can I have a pet fox?" and "Can I have a tail?"

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Re: AToW programs?
« Reply #34 on: 31 July 2018, 12:54:29 »
I removed the whole 'life path' section and gave my 11-year-old the rules on Traits, Attributes, and Skills and explained doing the Traits first (trying not to spend more than 1000 on that), then Attributes (with the understanding of leaving herself at least around 1000XP after that), and then the remaining points on Skills. Gave her 5000 points to spend.

Took her a half hour doing it that way, which isn't bad when she kept asking things like, "What's Ambidexterity mean?" and "Can I have a pet fox?" and "Can I have a tail?"

Yeah, point-buy isn't complicated at all. The problem may be that the life-module approach is presented as the main way to do character creation, and the point-buy option is at the end of the character creation section. Readers may often become blind to things at the end.

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« Reply #35 on: 08 August 2018, 10:32:51 »
Yeah, point-buy isn't complicated at all. The problem may be that the life-module approach is presented as the main way to do character creation, and the point-buy option is at the end of the character creation section. Readers may often become blind to things at the end.

Just diving into AToW again for reference, and I'll agree with this.  The life path is good to provide flavour and immersion for someone new to the universe, but the point based system is so much easier.
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Re: AToW programs?
« Reply #36 on: 08 August 2018, 13:14:39 »
Guess I am weird, I like the life path system. Yes there was a learning curve the first time, but once I figured how to organize everything I was writing down it really grew on me.

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« Reply #37 on: 08 August 2018, 15:49:54 »
And really that is the key about the life module system.  It isn't difficult or complicated, but if can be a bit daunting, especially if keeping things organized isn't your thing.

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« Reply #38 on: 08 August 2018, 18:48:15 »
And that's why we made our spreadsheets, eh?  :)

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« Reply #39 on: 08 August 2018, 18:53:17 »
Indeed. ;D

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« Reply #40 on: 09 August 2018, 18:14:20 »
Hey folks!

I know a few of you have spreadsheet style ATOW character sheets. And I know there were a few folks that were possible trying to create some programs perhaps.

But does anyone have a simple PDF editable character sheet for ATOW?

Thanks in advance!
-Chris

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Re: AToW programs?
« Reply #41 on: 10 August 2018, 00:57:22 »
Hey folks!

I know a few of you have spreadsheet style ATOW character sheets. And I know there were a few folks that were possible trying to create some programs perhaps.

But does anyone have a simple PDF editable character sheet for ATOW?

Thanks in advance!
-Chris
not that I am aware of, but to be honest I would love to take a crack at figuring out how to create one, (I have an editable D&D 3.5 sheet I use but the version I use has fields that don't work (aren't editable) that I would love to fix