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PCGen is a free, open-source character generator & maintenance program for D&D 3.5e and Pathfinder.

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Highlander: the Immortal and PCGen

Anyone know how i can add the Highlander Immortal sourcebook to PCGen for D&D 3.5? I am unsure if I should make this a template, since these effects are all acquired. If so, I am clueless about ...
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PF1 Swashbuckler in pcgen

I'm creating a PF1 Human Swashbuckler. As a class ability, he gets "Swashbuckler Finesse", which allows him to use Finesse on single-handed as well as light melee weapons. I equip him with a ...
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Cannot modify nonability in PCGen

So in PCGen I have created a race but two of the stats are not editable. It is because I based it on an animated object. For the life of me I can't find out what defines a nonability.
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How can I make abilities from custom classes in PCGen show on my D&D 3.5e character sheet?

I feel like I am missing a step. I take the code for a wild mage prestige class from a site (I dont know if I am allowed to write the exact site here). I put the data/code of the class in the ...
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Is there a way (and if so how) to add a conditional trait into PCGen?

Pathfinder Specifically what I am trying to do is add a racial trait to the Kitsune race that will replace two of the normal racial traits. I have successfully added a trait called "Naturally ...
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Do Flamesingers gain Summon Monster (1-6) as Bonus Spells?

I'm playing an Ifrit Bard and took the Flamesinger archetype in Pathfinder 1e for both flavor and fun, partially on my interpretation of the first "exchange" of the archetype which is the ...
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PCGen not allowing improved trip at level 1 monk

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 ...
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How can I add cleric domains for 5e in PCGen?

I'm trying to figure out how to alter the code in PCGen to allow me to add more cleric domains and deities. At the moment the only available domain is the Life Domain. Does anyone out there have any ...
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How do I add the Phrenic Spawn Creature Template to PCgen?

I want to add the Phrenic Spawn Template to PCgen. How would I go about doing this? Specifically, most of the regeneration and things like that I do not know how to add.
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Is there a way to add a house rule that bypasses all restrictions in PCGEN?

I have some house rules that I want to implement, like allowing more than 1 drawback and giving free evolution points to summoners. However, there doesn't seem to be a way to just bypass the built in ...
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How can I make Unchained characters in PCGen?

I am making a character to be played in PFS by my friend, and they want to play a Summoner. Chained Summoners are not legal, but PCGen doesn't seem to support the Unchained one. Is there any way to ...
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How can I modify class abilities? [closed]

I was reading in this page that you can add spells and abilities to pcgen modifying the .lst files. My first idea was to add an "spell" for my character in order to have a special "ability". Now I ...
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Where did the ability "Paper cut" come from?

One of the players in my group uses PCGen to make her sheets, and she seems to have accidentally added a weird property to her bow for free. It claims to be from the Bestiary 3 and be called "Paper ...
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What penalty does a medium load apply to a characters Jump skill?

PCGen is telling me that my PC with a Medium Load suffers a −9 to jump in the "Misc Mod" column. The other DEX based skills have a −3. If I remove the load in PCGen, it completely removes the −9. I ...
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Building the template for a half-elf nymph in PCGen

A friend of mine wants to build a half-elf half-nymph using a homebrewed LA 3 half-nymph template, so I need to produce a half-nymph template for LA 3 in PCGen for that character. This means I need to ...
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How do I add a template to PcGen

I'd like to add the Terror Template to PcGen for my players to pick. I do not understand the file format and can't finde the template editor tool advertised. Any help is appreciated.
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Pathfinder Tengu Race in PCGen

My issue is as follows: when selecting Tengu as my player character race in PCGen, it's not fully updating the summary page and is ommitting certain characteristics for the race. This is causing ...
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How can I add an alternate racial trait to a race in PCGen?

I'm trying to include some custom races into PCGen for simplicity (custom setting). I've got the races down, easy enough. The problem I can't figure out is how to add the alternate traits for a few of ...
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Add Misc Mod to Diplomacy PCGen

So I've just started using PCGen... And while I mostly love the app, there seems to be a small oversight. There is no simple way of adding a Misc Mod to a skill. For example, I got +6 diplomacy ...
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How do I generate NPCs in PCGen?

I have found a pretty handy website that could generate characters for D&D 3.0, but now I'm trying to run Pathfinder and I'm using PCGen, but I think the function I'm looking for is absent from my ...
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In PCGen where is the Halfling racial trait "helpful"?

I'm trying to build a character but the first major cornerstone of the build is the "Helpful" racial trait for halflings that seems to be missing. I did some google searches, the trait doesn't seem ...
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How to minimize the amount of work needed to create NPC stats?

How can I minimize the amount of work I spend creating NPCs? One thought I had was to find an NPC generator. The players in my Pathfinder campaign use PCGen to create and update their PCs. I have ...
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How can I add a pet to PCGen

In my game I have gained a pet. The kind is not important. I have gotten a Circlet of speaking that I want to give the animal. Is there a way on PCGen to a) make a sheet for the pet without it trying ...
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How can I add a trait to PCGen?

I'd really like to add a trait to PCGEN that gives your character two primary claw attacks (1d6). Is there any way to do this?
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Are there Unchained data sources for PCGen?

Is there a datasource for PCGen available from anywhere that includes the Pathfinder Unchained variants?
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How do I make the Pathfinder Trait 'Heirloom Weapon' function in PCGen?

I'm working on a character for an upcoming campaign, and it's looking like I'll probably be taking the Heirloom Weapon trait. I'm trying to get the character put together in PCGen, but I'm having ...
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Why does PCGen say my Pathfinder horse's bite is 1d8 damage?

I'm using the program PCGen to create my Pathfinder characters and I created a samurai. I created the mount and made it a large horse. When I load the character sheet for my horse on PCGen, it says ...
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Adding Dervish Dance to PCgen

PCgen appears to be missing the Dervish Dance feat and I'd like to add it. I'm familiar with the homebrew files, but unsure how to add the bonus for that feat as I'm only proficient enough to copy and ...
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PCgen domain specific spells

I'm new to pathfinder rpg and pcgen tool, and I'm trying to get a feel of game mechanic using pcgen generator and gmgen combat tool (initiative). I've created 1-st level cleric and can't figure out ...
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How can I add an ability to PCGen?

I've just started playing around with PCGen and it's pretty great. Unfortunately, while it has support for a lot of source books, it doesn't support everything, to say nothing of various homebrew ...
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