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liz
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Old March 28th, 2016, 10:36 AM
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Go in the Editor then Help and there are tutorials
@Maikera, I can't agree with this enough. Aaron, one the data file authors, has put together some amazing documentation to assist users just like you. I've even been following along and learning some new tricks to put custom content in for my game. It's really helpful.
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Old March 28th, 2016, 11:41 AM
@panda, @liz Roger that ! ^^. i'll do the help sequence as fast as possible.
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 05:38 AM
Hey guys! Wow! I didn't know this was available! My name is John Reyst and I run the 5e SRD (www.5eSRD.com) as well as the Pathfinder SRD (and others). Would it be possible to get this data in a non-binary format (XML, HTML, plain text etc.)? I'd love to put this up on the SRD!
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 06:19 AM
I think you can view the xml at - https://github.com/Sklore/HL_DD_5e_Colab
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Old April 3rd, 2016, 01:18 AM
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I think you can view the xml at - https://github.com/Sklore/HL_DD_5e_Colab
Hi,

I'm one of those working on the 5e hero lab community pack. Though, I am not in any way speaking for the others helping with the community pack, this is just my uninformed self offering (perhaps blindingly obvious) unsolicited advice with no legal standing whatsoever.

Anyway, in case you're thinking of using the community pack stuff on the 5esrd pages, do note that you should probably talk to one of Daplunk, Sklore or ShadowChemosh first, but hopefully one of them will notice this conversation.

You'll probably also want to vet the files before using anything from them. I'm sure there are places where our paraphrasing is insufficient, we've probably used a few terms we shouldn't, and there are still a lot of things with the description 'Placeholder'. (If it's just for your private use, of course, that's not likely to matter.)

The file quality will get better over time, especially if more people help - kind of like 5esrd.com

/Jonas
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Old April 3rd, 2016, 05:24 AM
New to Hero Lab. Thanks for the effort in getting the Community pack out. I have a question about all the "placeholder" content descriptions. Will that be filled in, in future updates? Is the expectation that I should fill it in myself using the editor? If I fill it in myself, will future updates "roll back" my content edits to just display "Placeholder" again?
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Old April 4th, 2016, 09:07 AM
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New to Hero Lab. Thanks for the effort in getting the Community pack out. I have a question about all the "placeholder" content descriptions. Will that be filled in, in future updates? Is the expectation that I should fill it in myself using the editor? If I fill it in myself, will future updates "roll back" my content edits to just display "Placeholder" again?
They'll be replaced as people find the time to write up text for the item in question (note that in many cases the original text cannot be used. For instance, if it's not in the srd (or for third party publishers if it's not declared Open Content) we can't use it, and must therefore paraphrase the text). I.e. no guarantees on when, but the commonly used stuff will probably be done within a reasonably low number of versions.

You certainly can fill them in yourself, but they will be overwritten by the next update. The easiest way to get around that is of course to get your (paraphrased) text included in the Community Pack. Probably easiest to do by creating an issue here:
https://github.com/Sklore/HL_DD_5e_Colab/issues
and add a file with your suggested replacements for Placeholder. Kind of like Gwaithador did here:
https://github.com/Sklore/HL_DD_5e_Colab/issues/285
(Of course, if you happen to be comfortable with github, sending pull requests and/or patches to the .user files works too.)

/Jonas
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Old April 4th, 2016, 01:06 PM
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Anyway, in case you're thinking of using the community pack stuff on the 5esrd pages, do note that you should probably talk to one of Daplunk, Sklore or ShadowChemosh first, but hopefully one of them will notice this conversation.
Yes please do this as this can get into a sticky situation with the fact that some of these Wikies are setup to "make" money. Meaning taking others work and making "money" is to me not acceptable.

I have run into this before with the Pathfinder material where 3PP companies have taken the community work incorporated into "paid" products and made money from it. Once things move out of "free" gaming groups things get sticky and I admit I get protective of the free time/effort my editors put into the Packs. This includes my own money paying for a IP/Copyright lawyer before....

Please free to take this offline and discuss. I can be emailed at my forum user id at yahoo dot com.

Thanks

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Old April 4th, 2016, 04:56 PM
Shadow: I emailed you the .user file as requested.

I posted this to the wrong place.

Watch your back, Conserve your ammo,
and NEVER cut a deal with a dragon!

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Old April 6th, 2016, 09:18 AM
Can someone point me to a detailed tutorial on how to add beasts, or monsters to hero lab. I would like to help contribute to this project, but am unable to find a walk through that does not leave a ton of stuff up to interpretation, or assuming prior knowledge of hero lab editing.
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