Form Fillable Character Sheets

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Telarus
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Form Fillable Character Sheets

Post by Telarus » Sat May 11, 2019 12:42 am

FASA Games Store Earthdawn PDF Fillable Form Character Journal (ED4) [PDF] [FAS14106] - The Earthdawn Fourth Edition character journal in a fillable-form PDF! No more erasing, no more trying to manage paperwork at the table!

https://fasagames.com/catalog/index.php ... ts_id=1240


(This is a couple months of my work, from layout through the automation code for the PC version. Enjoy!!!)

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Re: Form Fillable Character Sheets

Post by Telarus » Sat May 11, 2019 3:00 am

The Earthdawn Fourth Edition character journal in a fillable-form PDF! No more erasing, no more trying to manage paperwork at the table! You can keep your character sheet up to date on your laptop, your tablet, or your mobile device, print it out if you really need to, and manage everything digitally!

This product has the same character journal as the regular PDF and print product, but with form fields in all the right places for end user data. There's a regular version, a mobile version, and a readme file in the zip archive that gives you more details.

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This is the result of a couple months of work for me, relearning layout & wrestling with Adobe's poor javascript implementation. The PC version of the sheet supports 'partial automation' on certain pages. What does this mean? (First, the below is only tested with Adobe Acrobat/Reader. Other readers are not officially supported.)

* All Step numbers converted to Dice
* All talents/skills auto add rank + attribute step
* All attribute derived characteristics auto calculate.
* Most fields allow base value +/- mods = final value (defense, armor, attribute values, etc).

The mobile version has no automation but still saves the data in the form fields.

Enjoy!!!

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Re: Form Fillable Character Sheets

Post by Marzhin » Sat May 11, 2019 10:46 am

The forums really need a "like" button :)
Great job ^^
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Re: Form Fillable Character Sheets

Post by Lursi » Sun May 12, 2019 3:23 pm

Sounds nice.

I will surely check it out.
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Re: Form Fillable Character Sheets

Post by Spader » Sun May 12, 2019 8:22 pm

Very nice job. I love it!

One question though: am I missing someting? There seems to have space for only one discipline and no space at all for Questor.

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Re: Form Fillable Character Sheets

Post by Mataxes » Sun May 12, 2019 8:49 pm

The journal was developed before Questors was released, so the folks in Germany that made the original document didn't have that info to include it.

As for multiple Disciplines... it wasn't really designed with that in mind, but given the number of lines available on the talent pages, I think a couple of Disciplines can be accommodated reasonably easily, so long as you organize your info.
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Re: Form Fillable Character Sheets

Post by Telarus » Mon May 13, 2019 10:18 pm

There are spaces for non-talent/skill powers and other spots to record questor and path info, but yes, not named as such due to the order of development.

There was 1 "day-one bug" caught (a number only restriction on the Circle field makes it hard to record MultiDiscipline Character, i.e. you could not "5/3").

That was a big enough issue with a relatively simple fix, so that has been patched in the most recently uploaded version.

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Re: Form Fillable Character Sheets

Post by gortatrien » Tue May 14, 2019 1:57 pm

Is this also going to be added to DriveThruRPG or is it going to be a Fasa store exclusive?

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Re: Form Fillable Character Sheets

Post by Lursi » Tue May 14, 2019 6:05 pm

A very valid question, but I presume it just takes a few weeks until it arrives at drivethrou in the shop.

If not, could I get a copy on some other way if I prove that I already paid for it?
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