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Forum: HL - Call of Cthulhu December 2nd, 2017, 06:21 PM
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Views: 3,161
Posted By Mettius
Exclamation Optional Rule: Transferable Skill Benefit Missing?

Page 121 of CoC 7th Ed. Investigator Handbook has an optional rule titled "Specializations: Transferable Skill Benefit". This seems to be missing from the optional rules selections in Hero Lab....
Forum: Realm Works Discussion May 17th, 2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,174
Posted By Mettius
Links to WWW? (URL)

Am I missing it? I thought there was a way to link an external web page to a topic? I see an option to add an HTML file, but RW just pulls up a local file browser window. Pasting in a URL doesn't...
Forum: Realm Works Discussion May 17th, 2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,432
Posted By Mettius
Duplicate Category, or Unprotect and Edit?

For the game I'm working with (Battletech). There is a standard planetary data block used in published sourcebooks for planetary descriptions.

For example:
Noble Ruler:
Star Type (Recharge...
Forum: Realm Works Discussion April 23rd, 2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,308
Posted By Mettius
People Physical Description? Where are you putting it?

I probably obsess too much about such things, but for things like a physical description (Eye Color, Hair Color, Height, Notable Features, etc.) where are you putting this?

Overview?, Profile? ...
Forum: Realm Works Discussion April 21st, 2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,345
Posted By Mettius
So, software development methodologies aside :) ,...

So, software development methodologies aside :) , I only posted this because I had a memorable quote for an NPC I was entering into RW and wasn't sure where the "best practice" was to put it. ...so I...
Forum: Realm Works Feature Requests April 21st, 2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,182
Posted By Mettius
That would help, by reducing the number of steps...

That would help, by reducing the number of steps to achieve the result of players being able to see revealed information. But it is still short of the mark of what I'm wanting here.

I think what...
Forum: Realm Works Discussion April 19th, 2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,345
Posted By Mettius
"Defining Quote" Snippet Type?

Page 18 of the Realm Works Reference Guide indicates (for a people topic) under Profile there should be a snippet type "Defining Quote". I can't figure out how to add it.
Forum: Realm Works Discussion April 19th, 2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By Mettius
Vessels/Ships Organization Best Practice?

Moving along from my question in http://forums.wolflair.com/showthread.php?p=248289#post248289, what about the Ship itself?

In this case "Ship of Fools". It's a large vessel, with many rooms and...
Forum: Realm Works Feature Requests April 19th, 2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,182
Posted By Mettius
Real Time Realm/Player Sync Mode

I would very much like to see a workflow where players get access to revealed information in real time (or nearly so) in the Player Edition.

"OK folks, please have a look at NPC Bob for some new...
Forum: Realm Works Discussion April 19th, 2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,157
Posted By Mettius
Doh! :) Thanks!

Doh! :) Thanks!
Forum: Realm Works Discussion April 19th, 2017, 06:14 PM
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Views: 1,157
Posted By Mettius
View my own Realm in "Player Edition"?

How do I see what things will look like for a player using the Player Edition for one of my realms?

I don't see a way to join/load a realm in "Player Edition mode".
Is there such a method?

(Or...
Forum: Realm Works Feature Requests April 19th, 2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,332
Posted By Mettius
+1 here too.

+1 here too.
Forum: Realm Works Discussion April 19th, 2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,326
Posted By Mettius
Content Market Product Forecast/Pipeline?

Is there a list anywhere of what all game systems are presently in the pipeline for the content market? I don't mean firm commitments, or promises.

But if the thing I'm interested in is not on...
Forum: Realm Works Discussion April 18th, 2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,925
Posted By Mettius
NPC Organization Best Practice? Multiple Lists?

I watched Ken Shaw's video on organizing Realmworks and liked the way he was using cast lists to contain NPCs for a particular region.

So an organizational question for those of you who've already...
Forum: Realm Works Discussion April 18th, 2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,463
Posted By Mettius
Farling, the only issue with that is the...

Farling, the only issue with that is the Geographical and Celestial "Places" Geographical Region Tags are pretty different (and seem to be more specific) than a political region Bay, Body of Water,...
Forum: Realm Works Discussion April 17th, 2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 942
Posted By Mettius
Editing Tag Domains for "Other" Game System

Just getting started here again after a couple year hiatus.

I'm looking at the free Pathfinder realm/content and I see that unlike the generic "other" game system for example, the "Class" tag...
Forum: Realm Works Discussion April 17th, 2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,463
Posted By Mettius
Organizing Sci-Fi Realm like Battletech or Traveller

I'm running a Battletech:A Time of War RPG, and am just getting ready to give Realmworks a whirl again.

I'm wondering how best to organize things "structurally"? I'm mostly referring to...
Forum: HL - Authoring Kit February 20th, 2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,770
Posted By Mettius
Another bit confusing me: <inputthing ...

Another bit confusing me: <inputthing
name="Linked Attribute for Skill"
helptext="Select the attribute used to calculate the dice pool for this skill.">
<it_linkage...
Forum: HL - Authoring Kit February 19th, 2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,770
Posted By Mettius
proceedure id = DshRolls : OK a unique ID for...

proceedure id = DshRolls : OK a unique ID for this proceedure. Got it.

scripttype="mouseinfo" : I have no idea what this means.

<![CDATA[ : This is an XML construct to...
Forum: HL - Authoring Kit February 19th, 2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,770
Posted By Mettius
Understanding the code by example?

OK, after spending most of the weekend trying to get something going for a game system not already in HL, I'm exhaused from the learning curve.
I have a very light programming background (bash...
Forum: HL - Authoring Kit February 19th, 2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,906
Posted By Mettius
Thanks ShadowChemosh, I'm actually using...

Thanks ShadowChemosh,

I'm actually using Sublime Text, and said directory search is how I found the reference in procedures.dat. :) I didn't however see the correlation between the error message...
Forum: HL - Authoring Kit February 19th, 2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,906
Posted By Mettius
I am working on a game system which uses one or...

I am working on a game system which uses one or two linked attributes for skills. So I made the following edit to the skeleton traits.str to change the linkage from "attribute" to two linkages,...
Forum: HL - Authoring Kit February 19th, 2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,213
Posted By Mettius
I can stare at things for hours and only after...

I can stare at things for hours and only after asking someone for help do I seem to finally (and almost instantly) see the answer hiding in plain sight...

So, it would appear that the answer to my...
Forum: HL - Authoring Kit February 19th, 2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,213
Posted By Mettius
Skeleton Files: Traits.str How does "Attribute" incoperate "Trait"?

In regards to the skeleton sample game system files:

The code comments (and wiki) imply that "Attributes" (below) as well as "Skills" would inherit the elements of the "Trait" component. What is...
Forum: HL - Authoring Kit February 19th, 2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,295
Posted By Mettius
Editing/Enhancing the Hero Lab Authoring Kit Wiki?

Like presumably may others, I'm trying to learn the Authoring kit using the wiki. Many things could use some updates or clarification/comments. I've only participated in wikipedia as a consumer, but...
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