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PCGen 6.02.00
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PCGen is a character generator and maintenance program aimed at supporting any and all d20 roleplaying games - most notably Dungeons and Dragons (3rd Ed., Wizards of the Coast), Star Wars (Lucasfilm Ltd.) and an assortment of others. It can help you quickly create a new character or convert old ones, and it has the ability to generate character sheets and even party sheets through the use of templates (a variety of html templates are provided).
What's New
Version 6.02.00:

Major Changes:
  • For Players and GMs
    • Automatic character migration to keep up with data changes
    • New equipment customizer
    • Revert to Saved menu now active
    • Types of skills to be output can be selected for each character
    • Feedback provided when loading a character
    • Natural attacks are automatically equipped again
    • Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook 6th printing errata
    • Add Prestige Awards to Pathfinder Society
    • Bardic Music and Paladin Auras temp bonuses have been added
    • Display Perform & Craft Skills if Bonused
    • Improved Company/Format/Setting/Name display for Pathfinder in source selection
    • Output sheets now have links to Paizo PRD site for each Pathfinder spell
    • Numerous small usability and performance improvements
  • For Data Authors
    • New data folder option for homebrew data
    • LST Converter has been given a spruce up and is now running better than ever
    • Tabs can be hidden or renamed to suit different game modes again
    • Conditional source loading using PRECAMPAIGN and PRERULE
    • Restructure Data Directories to be by GameMode
    • Pathfinder Overhaul to standardize naming and layout
    • All shipped data automatically converted to the current syntax
New Sources:
  • [Alderac Entertainment Group] Empire
  • [Broken Ruler Games] Killshot: The Director's Cut
  • [Dreamscarred Press] Psionics Expanded - Master the Battle
  • [Dreamscarred Press] Psionics Expanded - Pawns and Powers
  • [Dreamscarred Press] Psionics Expanded
  • [Fantasy Craft] Core Rulebook (Demo)
  • [Minotaur Games] Monster Focus: Skeletons
  • [Minotaur Games] Monster Focus: Zombies
  • [Paizo] Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea Bestiary
  • [Paizo] Pathfinder Player Companion: Blood of Fiends
  • [Paizo] Pathfinder Player Companion: Dungeoneer's Handbook
  • [Paizo] Pathfinder Player Companion: Faiths of Balance
  • [Paizo] Pathfinder Player Companion: Faiths of Corruption
  • [Paizo] Pathfinder Player Companion: Goblins of Golarion
  • [Paizo] Pathfinder RPG: Advanced Race Guide
  • [Paizo] Pathfinder RPG: Bestiary 3
  • [Paizo] Pathfinder RPG: Ultimate Equipment
  • [Paizo] Skull & Shackles AP - Player's Guide
  • [Paradigm Concepts] Magic of Arcanis
  • [Super Genius Games] Adventurer's Handbook
  • [Super Genius Games] The Genius Guide to: Air Magic
  • Monster Manual II OGC
Version 6.02.00:

Major Changes:
  • For Players and GMs
    • Automatic character migration to keep up with data changes
    • New equipment customizer
    • Revert to Saved menu now active
    • Types of skills to be output can be selected for each character
    • Feedback provided when loading a character
    • Natural more...
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • OS X 10.4 or later
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.6 or later



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PCGen User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 6.x:
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Aikousha commented on 04 May 2008
If it includes Star Wars, Call of Cthulhu, Modern, WW, and many of the tournament functions (RPGA, etc), this would be an excellent tool.
I'll try this out and give it a review, but I have yet to find a program (including those for windows) that come close to the Filemaker 5.5 set I created for tournament generation years ago. I could never share that because it's so full of non-standard methods, it would be a nightmare for anybody else to use. However, it does one thing I've never seen anywhere else, full and complete user created forms... just add a new layout and spend some time moving fields around and adding art.
[Version 5.14rc1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Oct 2004
Does it include Star Wars characters or not?
[Version 5.7.7a]

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Conor Schutzman (developer) replied on 14 Oct 2004
PCGen fully supports all D20 based game system. However, due to licensing requirements, the copyright works of many publishers cannot be included with the general distribution. Some publishers allow third parites to seel these data sets. Regretfully, LucasFilm does not currently license any data sets for the Star Wars D20 RPG, so, none are currently available.
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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Jun 2004
Doesn't include Star Wars d20 as of yet (problems with LucasFilm copyright or something). They should amend their description to note that it doesn't support SW d20 yet...

Other than that, very nice software, I love the fact that it supports 3.5e (although a few bugs with exporting character sheets to pdf), and that the source files are editable so you can create your own custom items.
[Version 5.5.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Mar 2004
I've been using PC Gen for quite a few generations, and they've gotten better and better, no doubt. There are still a few issues with screen layout and sizing and whatnot that have never been resolved, though. Still, it's the best set of D&D software out there, bar none.
[Version 5.5.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Oct 2003
While it is very good it is extremely hard to use in the beginning and takes some time to lear. Overall however its good enough for me.
[Version 5.3.11]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Jun 2003
Good job, it is better and better and now it is usable to generate a character. D&D III rules and this freeware is the best for d20 players. Keep on updating the tool.
[Version 5.1.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Apr 2003
inclusion of material should NOT be a marker for rating the application. sorry, I typing issues on my previous post.
[Version 5.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Apr 2003
A bit slow but it picks up as you do more with the app (may be a Java thing). Many many features and beautiful html and pdf character sheets.

Many complain about inclusion of material but that's the lawyer zone and should be a rating marker for the application itself.
[Version 5.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Nov 2002
WARNING! This update sucks. They removed Star Wars doc.
[Version 4.1.7]


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jeffpawlowski commented on 16 Nov 2002
This application is plainly superior to any d20/D&D/e3 character builder produced for free or for money, including the Wizards of the Coast/TSR "Character Generator" (the demo is free in the back of their Player's Handbook).

PCGen continues to become better and better with each version that is released. OS specific builds for OS X (like the one found here) run better than the pure Java.
[Version 4.1.5]


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Version Downloads:128
Type:Games : Adventure
License:Free
Date:23 Dec 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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PCGen is a character generator and maintenance program aimed at supporting any and all d20 roleplaying games - most notably Dungeons and Dragons (3rd Ed., Wizards of the Coast), Star Wars (Lucasfilm Ltd.) and an assortment of others. It can help you quickly create a new character or convert old ones, and it has the ability to generate character sheets and even party sheets through the use of templates (a variety of html templates are provided).


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