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Old April 21st, 2017, 05:15 PM
I've got six or seven PCs, in one portfolio, which is the current version of each character in the party.

If one of the characters dies, or the player wants to have their character wander off to be replaced...
I export the deceased/lost character, to the 'dead list' for that campaign; I like to have a copy of the character, in case I need to refer back to it or the player wants me to help them make a new one like whatever, only this time with...

Once I have the exported version, I delete them from the portfolio.
The portfolio then imports the replacement character...

In the case of one of the characters I have built... the group wants a healer/buffer, but no one wants to play that role.
We're currently level seven, so if the current support NPC were to die, I'd Portfolio > Import Character...
Navigate to the next Support NPC portfolio, and select the level seven version of that character.

Between sessions, if I've not looked at the character in a while, and the character has leveled up, I can always refer to the previous portfolio with a copy ranging from LV 01 to LV 20 of that character, to see how I built them the first time, to get an idea on what I was going for.
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Old Yesterday, 04:53 AM
Thank you everyone for all your help. It has enabled me to get by some problems I was bumping into. I do have one question though for those who use a portfolio for the party.

What happens when a member is not able to make it and the party wants to adventure that session. Is there a way to drop a member from that session? Or do you have to remove him or her from the portfolio for the session.

Thank you again everyone for your input it is helping me set up things for the future as I am learning Hero Lab.
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Old Yesterday, 05:25 AM
You will have to remove the character for the session. Go to Portfolio > Export Hero... and export the current character to a new .por then just click delete hero under the Portfolio menu as well. When the session is done and you've finished updating the other characters in the portfolio, just re-import the saved .por and you're golden. Just don't save the export to somewhere strange and forget where you put it.
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Old Yesterday, 11:06 AM
When a player doesn't show I don't think it's necessary to do anything to their character in the party portfolio. If you're the type of group who makes the character "fade into the background" when their player isn't present, just ignore the hero. If you're using the tactical console you can just remove them from the encounter with a button press.
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Old Today, 04:01 AM
Two different styles of keeping the character in the background there. Thank you for the feedback, now just have to decide which one will work best for the group.

Thank you again everyone for your help on this. Have a great day.
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