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Old September 22nd, 2011, 10:09 PM
Advancing monsters has always been something I've done and was disappointed with the lack of it in d20 HeroLab. I'd had several failed attempts at creating a system with hit dice additions (much like the bonus HD on companions), as well as class, monster class, and racial scripting attempts. I'd given up on it about 2 months ago, and apparently it was still percolating in my head, because I just hit on a solution today that solved the problem nicely.

The difficulty was in my approach, trying to include all the things necessary in one approach (a class, a race, bonus HD, etc.). I was able to solve the entire problem with two simple adjustments in the Adjustment Tab, one that tracks the size increases (if they occur for HD advancement) and one that just advances the Hit Dice on the monsters (by type, of course). I've yet to work out Animals and Elementals (Elementals will be easy, just didn't get around to it yet), since they have varying Good saves. Everything else is working like a charm.

The end result is, I don't have to make any special cases for monsters in the game. With the two adjustments, I have everything coming together in just a few minutes. And the main reason I wanted to do this, is that I wanted to advance Dragons through their age categories by Hit Dice without having the make a special case for each Dragon age, size, etc. I have a True Dragon Type special ability that hands the dragons the appropriate damages, ranges, etc. based on the size, but I've scripted each individual Dragon Type (blue, green, white, red, gold, etc.) with what they have based purely on the Hit Dice advancement through their age categories. I was able to knock all the Dragons out in about 2 hours, sans any of their abilities (I was just testing the age advancements, damages, ability scores, and so forth). Tomorrow I plan to knock them out completely and thoroughly test them.

Anyways, I'd be willing to share the monster advancement adjustments I made if anyone is interested in them. Elemental will get done before the end of next week, Animal I'm still mulling over how to handle, so might be end of next week as well as long as I don't run into an HL stumbling block.

Last edited by Kendall-DM; September 22nd, 2011 at 10:13 PM.
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 10:20 PM
Congradulations on the break through. I am sure I am not the only one who would like to have this added to the community data files.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 09:34 AM
After a night of sleep, easily knocked out both Elemental and Animal, when I realized I could condense the code by eliminating type. Things came out much cleaner than yesterday's implementation. Here is the code for the Hit Dice adjustment.

Code:
<<First (Users) 100>>
~ If we're not enabled, get out now.
doneif (field[pIsOn].value = 0)

~ Change our HD, BAB, saves.
foreach pick in hero from BaseRace where "thingid.r?"
  var good as number
  var medium as number
  var poor as number
  good = round(eachpick.field[rHitDice].value / 2, 0, -1) + 2
  medium = round(eachpick.field[rHitDice].value * 0.75, 0, -1)
  poor = round(eachpick.field[rHitDice].value * 0.5, 0, -1)

  eachpick.field[rHitDice].value += field[pAdjust].value

  if (eachpick.field[rAttack].value = medium) then
    eachpick.field[rAttack].value = round(eachpick.field[rHitDice].value * 0.75, 0, -1)
  elseif (eachpick.field[rAttack].value = poor) then
    eachpick.field[rAttack].value = round(eachpick.field[rHitDice].value * 0.5, 0, -1)
  else
    eachpick.field[rAttack].value = eachpick.field[rHitDice].value
  endif

  if (eachpick.field[rFort].value = good) then
    eachpick.field[rFort].value = round(eachpick.field[rHitDice].value / 2, 0, -1) + 2
  else
    eachpick.field[rFort].value = round(eachpick.field[rHitDice].value / 3, 0, -1)
  endif
  if (eachpick.field[rRef].value = good) then
    eachpick.field[rRef].value = round(eachpick.field[rHitDice].value / 2, 0, -1) + 2
  else
    eachpick.field[rRef].value = round(eachpick.field[rHitDice].value / 3, 0, -1)
  endif
  if (eachpick.field[rWill].value = good) then
    eachpick.field[rWill].value = round(eachpick.field[rHitDice].value / 2, 0, -1) + 2
  else
    eachpick.field[rWill].value = round(eachpick.field[rHitDice].value / 3, 0, -1)
  endif 
nexteach
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 09:42 AM
Monster advancement by size category. Incrementer set to min value of 0 and a max value of 8, this assumes you are sizing up and not down. Anything falling outside that range reverts back to the original creature size.

Code:
<<First 20000>>
~ If we're not enabled, get out now.
doneif (field[pIsOn].value = 0)

~ Add to size - must come after race and template size set.
var origsize as number
origsize = herofield[tSize].value
herofield[tSize].value += field[pAdjust].value

~ Increase the size of all our equipment by 1 (apart from unarmed
~ strike, which changes automatically). No, it doesn't, fixed.
foreach pick in hero from MyGear 
~ where "!wCategory.Unarmed" removed to include unarmed.
  eachpick.field[gSizeMod].value += field[pAdjust].value
nexteach
foreach pick in hero from BaseNatWep
  var x as number
  for x = 1 to field[pAdjust].value
    perform eachpick.assign[Helper.DamageUp]
  next
nexteach

~ Determine changes to our abilities based on size difference.
var diff as number
diff = herofield[tSize].value - origsize
if (origsize = -4) then
  if (diff = 8) then
    ~ +42 str, -12 dex, +18 con, +14 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 42
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 12
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 18
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 14
  elseif (diff = 7) then
    ~ +34 str, -12 dex, +14 con, +9 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 34
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 12
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 14
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 9
  elseif (diff = 6) then
    ~ +26 str, -12 dex, +10 con, +5 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 26
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 12
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 10
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 5
  elseif (diff = 5) then
    ~ +18 str, -10 dex, +6 con, +2 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 18
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 10
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 6
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 2
  elseif (diff = 4) then
    ~ +10 str, -8 dex, +2 con
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 10
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 8
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 2
  elseif (diff = 3) then
    ~ +6 str, -6 dex
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 6
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 6
  elseif (diff = 2) then
    ~ +2 str, -4 dex
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 2
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 4
  elseif (diff = 1) then
    ~ -2 dex
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 2
  endif
elseif (origsize = -3) then
  if (diff = 7) then
    ~ +42 str, -10 dex, +18 con, +14 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 42
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 10
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 18
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 14
  elseif (diff = 6) then
    ~ +34 str, -10 dex, +14 con, +9 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 34
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 10
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 14
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 9
  elseif (diff = 5) then
    ~ +26 str, -10 dex, +10 con, +5 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 26
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 10
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 10
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 5
  elseif (diff = 4) then
    ~ +18 str, -8 dex, +6 con, +2 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 18
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 8
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 6
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 2
  elseif (diff = 3) then
    ~ +10 str, -6 dex, +2 con
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 10
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 6
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 2
  elseif (diff = 2) then
    ~ +6 str, -4 dex
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 6
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 4
  elseif (diff = 1) then
    ~ +2 str, -2 dex
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 2
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 2
  endif
elseif (origsize = -2) then
  if (diff = 6) then
    ~ +40 str, -8 dex, +18 con, +14 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 40
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 8
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 18
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 14
  elseif (diff = 5) then
    ~ +32 str, -8 dex, +14 con, +9 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 32
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 8
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 14
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 9
  elseif (diff = 4) then
    ~ +24 str, -8 dex, +10 con, +5 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 24
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 8
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 10
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 5
  elseif (diff = 3) then
    ~ +16 str, -6 dex, +6 con, +2 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 16
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 6
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 6
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 2
  elseif (diff = 2) then
    ~ +8 str, -4 dex, +2 con
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 8
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 4
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 2
  elseif (diff = 1) then
    ~ +4 str, -2 dex
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 4
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 2
  endif
elseif (origsize = -1) then
  if (diff = 5) then
    ~ +36 str, -6 dex, +18 con, +14 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 36
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 6
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 18
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 14
  elseif (diff = 4) then
    ~ +28 str, -6 dex, +14 con, +9 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 28
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 6
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 14
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 9
  elseif (diff = 3) then
    ~ +20 str, -6 dex, +10 con, +5 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 20
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 6
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 10
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 5
  elseif (diff = 2) then
    ~ +12 str, -4 dex, +6 con, +2 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 12
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 4
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 6
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 2
  elseif (diff = 1) then
    ~ +4 str, -2 dex, +2 con
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 4
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 2
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 2
  endif
elseif (origsize = 0) then
  if (diff = 4) then
    ~ +32 str, -4 dex, +16 con, +14 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 32
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 4
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 16
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 14
  elseif (diff = 3) then
    ~ +24 str, -4 dex, +12 con, +9 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 24
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 4
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 12
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 9
  elseif (diff = 2) then
    ~ +16 str, -4 dex, +8 con, +5 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 16
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 4
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 8
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 5
  elseif (diff = 1) then
    ~ +8 str, -2 dex, +4 con, +2 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 8
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 2
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 4
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 2
  endif
elseif (origsize = 1) then
  if (diff = 3) then
    ~ +24 str, -2 dex, +12 con, +12 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 24
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 2
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 12
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 12
  elseif (diff = 2) then
    ~ +16 str, -2 dex, +8 con, +7 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 16
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 2
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 8
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 7
  elseif (diff = 1) then
    ~ +8 str, -2 dex, +4 con, +3 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 8
    hero.child[aDEX].field[aStartMod].value -= 2
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 4
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 3
  endif
elseif (origsize = 2) then
  if (diff = 2) then
    ~ +16 str, +8 con, +9 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 16
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 8
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 9
  elseif (diff = 1) then
    ~ +8 str, +4 con, +4 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 8
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 4
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 4
  endif
elseif (origsize = 3) then
  if (diff = 1) then
    ~ +8 str, +4 con, +5 nat
    hero.child[aSTR].field[aStartMod].value += 8
    hero.child[aCON].field[aStartMod].value += 4
    hero.child[ArmorClass].field[tACNatural].value += 5
  endif
endif
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