Build Point systems tend to be math heavy, and that makes it especially difficult when playing with kids. Even with advanced degrees, I prefer to let computers to my math for me. Over the years I've used several spreadsheets for several systems, such as the Shadowrun Character Generator Spreadsheet at the bottom of Aaron's Shadowrun Resources Site. It not only keeps me honest, but it means I don't make silly arithmetic mistakes.

Does anyone know of such a beast for M&M 3.0?

Note: I've found Hero Lab, and I would shell out the money it but I run Linux and the demo I downloaded from their site has a tendency to crash under wine. I don't know if it does the same under Windows, or if the licensed version similarly crashes, but I hate spending money on software that crashes.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Hero Lab works perfectly under Windows and now Mac OSX; I use it regularly. \$\endgroup\$ – mxyzplk - Justice for Monica May 23 '12 at 11:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks for reminding me why I didn't buy Hero Lab. \$\endgroup\$ – Yianes the Sneak Sep 4 '12 at 15:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ Hero Lab operation under Wine has gone back and forth over the years, but it's been stable for the last 2 at least, just for future querents. \$\endgroup\$ – Sean Duggan Aug 12 '15 at 17:45

A guy calling himself Ski over on the Atomic Think Tank forums put together a spreadsheet for DC Adventures, which runs on the same ruleset.

You can find it in his thread for the thing. It seems to work pretty well.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Color me clueless. I KNEW DC Adventures was the same game (heck, I own both), but didn't search for it. I'm going to check this out tonight, and if it's as good as it looks as first glance I'll send you the accept! Thanks! \$\endgroup\$ – goofdad May 21 '12 at 21:45
  • \$\begingroup\$ So ... it's a tad clunky when it gets to powers, but it definitely works as advertised! Thanks again! \$\endgroup\$ – goofdad May 22 '12 at 4:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ @goofdad A little bit, but most of that is to enable arrays in something like a sane fashion. Glad to help! \$\endgroup\$ – Argyle May 22 '12 at 15:56

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