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I am so lost - I don't even know where to start!

I need to create a charsheet that's a cross between Pathfinder and AD&D. I know what I want where, but when I look at the sample sheet, all that comes to mind is "Okay, now what" I don't know any kind of coding except some very minor Python stuff for Paint Shop Pro. I know Word and can stumble around Access, but Excel is beyond me.

Is there someone willing to take this journey with me? Either here or in email. One step at a time.

1) Open the program - I can do that.
2) Open the sample charsheet - I can do that
3)?????

Thank you!

Kitty
Decamadron.dm@gmail.com

Comments

  • perhaps you might want to start with what you want to accomplish
    Which game are you trying to design for
  • I to am kind of lost and put this on a back burner. I play a classless point buy system, a sheet for this would be so cool.

    so if others are like kitty and I.... maybe we could get a design club going and we could all learn together.
  • The single best thing you can do is open the character sheet provided and look at it in the editor hell download all the character sheets from the exchange and look at them in the editor check every label, every text box. a lot of how complex the sheet is will depend on how much automation you want. Do you want just a form you can fill out or do you want it to do all the math for you
  • I'd like it to do all the math. We're playing Pathfinder, but I'm pulling in some stuff from AD&D (2e).

    I want to build a sheet I can distribute to my gaming group that they can fill in and return to me.

    Thanks!
  • there is a default sheet that comes with the program it can be found C:\Program Files (x86)\nbos\CharacterSheet2\threepageexample it does the math as i remember
    to actually use it i believe you need the character viewer which comes bundled with the program
    Decamadron wrote:
    I'd like it to do all the math. We're playing Pathfinder, but I'm pulling in some stuff from AD&D (2e).

    I want to build a sheet I can distribute to my gaming group that they can fill in and return to me.

    Thanks!

    Are all your players using tablets or laptops to play?
  • I am in the same predicament. I start and i'm totally blank. I can't even bring myself to set a basic "insert name here" field. I have spent a good fifteen minutes looking for the insert and view menus, but i can't find them. I can draw boxes and when i press the text tool i see pretty pink lines appearing where i click, but i'm completel hopeless. The simple addition of a drop-down menu is painstakingly complicatedd (i'm starting to guess i have to make an external file to list the items in the drop-down... i hope it's not the case)

    Is there a video tutorial anywhere?
    Andrea

  • I too am lost. I used to know a very small amount of C++ but that was years ago.
    I feel like tutorial videos for this would be very, very helpful to a great portion of the community and help newer GMs and table top game designers become attracted to this program.

    I would be willing to donate to a person or group willing to start up a set of tutorials. Maybe they could cover something simple like a D&D Fifth Edition character sheet or 3.5, just to use as an example for how to make all of the text boxes, equations and such. And if enough were posted I would be more than happy to add to the list of tutorials myself. Help build the community.

    But for now, I am lost haha. Thanks in advanced.

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