Lone Wolf Development Forums  

Go Back   Lone Wolf Development Forums > Hero Lab Forums > HL - Pathfinder Roleplaying Game


Thread Tools Display Modes
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 1

Old May 14th, 2018, 10:48 PM
When characters are in town, spending their ill gotten gains, they need to know what magic items are available to purchase.
Theres a table for it, page 461 core rules...
Ohh, that's gonna take a while, wouldn't it be nice if there was a tool or app to do this?

Please can you create a plugin to do this for us?

The tool should:
- generate a list of available items using teh availability rules on p461 core rules.
- the user should input a town name and size and click a generate button.
- the user can manually delete items from the list (if purchased by a character).
- the list will be saved for later visits to the town.
- a previous list can be recalled if characters wish to shop in that town again.
- a list will have a refresh button for use when a short to medium period of time has passed. this will determine if any of the items have been sold already and if any new items have become available.
- if the generate button is pressed with an existing list open, it will completely replace the list with a new list. for use when a long period of time has passed.
- the list should contain items from the core rules plus only expansions that are active on the current portfolio.
- the list should be printable for circulation to players.

I realise that this is not a trivial task. I have attempted this myself in Excell using data from pfsrd but I am not a developer and it was too much for me.
I am surprised that there isn't already an app for this.
I really hope can do this.
skillmonkey is offline   #1 Reply With Quote
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,240

Old May 15th, 2018, 02:58 PM
While this would be an awesome tool to have (I've used online generators, but they are typically limited to core book items) and I can see how the information on sources would be part of that, it's really not in line with what Hero Lab is for - it seems a lot more like a Realm Works tool than a Hero Lab one.

I've ended up not generating lists at all if there isn't one included in a module/AP; I hack up a table based on price and commonality and the Size and Base Value of the location, and I just roll on it when the players ask about an item.

Currently Running: Pathfinder Second Edition
Currently Playing:
Pathfinder First Edition
Former Games: D&D (4e & 5e), Mutants & Masterminds (2E & 3E), Savage Worlds
charlieluce is offline   #2 Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:58 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
wolflair.com copyright ©1998-2016 Lone Wolf Development, Inc. View our Privacy Policy here.