I am trying to create a monk pc using PCGen version 6.08 however it is telling me I do not meet the requirements for Improved Trip. It says "MonkBonusFeatLVL at least 6".

I am taking the Maneuver Master archetype which says I should be able to take any improved combat maneuver as a bonus feat.

I have 13 int and my other feats are Combat Reflexes and Vicious stomp (I am human)

Is this a bug with PCGen or am i missing something that means I am not allowed to take this feat?

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    – Sdjz
    Jul 20, 2019 at 15:38

1 Answer 1


You should be able to add it

In pcgen, when creating a character that has the Maneuver Master archetype, on the feat menu, the bottom left selection allows a special "Maneuver Master Bonus Feat" which has all the improved maneuver feats available:

maneuver selection printscreen

This allows you to add any improved maneuver feat as a monk bonus feat from level 1.

Possible fix for 6.08

After testing with version 6.08 I confirmed that the option is unavailable in that version, while in version 6.07.08 that I have the options works. One way to try to fix it is to use the option from the previous working version.

I tested this myself and the option worked, however, I will stress that messing with pcgen files may have unintended consequences so use this at your own risk. What I did was go to the pcgen installation folder and find the following file:


You should backup this file just in case something goes wrong. Then, open the file with a text editor and find line 946, which should start with:

Bonus Feat                                  KEY:Maneuver Master ~ Bonus Feat        

Then replace the entire line with:

Bonus Feat          KEY:Maneuver Master ~ Bonus Feat        CATEGORY:Special Ability    TYPE:MonkClassFeatures.ArchetypeAbility.SpecialQuality          DEFINE:MonkBonusFeatLVL|0   DESC:In addition to normal monk bonus feats, a maneuver master may select any Improved combat maneuver feat (such as Improved Overrun) as a bonus feat. At 6th level and above, he may select any Greater combat maneuver feat (such as Greater Grapple) as a bonus feat. At 10th level and above, he may select any maneuver Strike feat (such as Tripping Strike) as a bonus feat.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    BONUS:ABILITYPOOL|Maneuver Master Bonus Feat|1+MAX((MonkBonusFeatLVL+2)/4,0)    BONUS:VAR|MonkBonusFeatLVL|MonkLVL  SOURCEPAGE:p.58

Upon restarting pcgen, the option to select a maneuver master feat should now be available. However, do note that the option is bugged (even in my version) since it grants 2 bonus feats instead of one. This is probably just a minor inconvencience, though, remember to pick only 1 of these bonus feats.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Strange, I do not have the Maneuver "Master Bonus Feat section", its just "Feat" and "Monk Bonus Feat". I double checked and I have definitely added the "Maneuver Master" archetype. \$\endgroup\$
    – user56937
    Jul 20, 2019 at 15:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ @user56937 I have edited the answer to include a possible fix for this simply by using my version of the bonus feat ability in the pcgen files \$\endgroup\$
    – Sdjz
    Jul 20, 2019 at 16:53

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