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Old February 5th, 2016, 01:18 AM
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I don't have knowledge or time to fiddle with this. I bought it for convenience not the opposite.
I just wanted to play my cleric from it -but he's war domain so I can't.
Fantasy Grounds has the complete 5e core rules and a character management feature for creating new chars if you're willing to pay for the 5e add-ons at $50 a pop.
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Old February 5th, 2016, 09:09 AM
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I love HL to bits, and use it when I can.
I'm chuffed that there's a 5e option now, but I know how limited this is at this time.
To that end, I'm happy with waiting another month or two (three at the outside) to see if a license agreement has been made before LW can take my money. I'm not in a hurry, as I'm not playing a 5e campaign at the moment, and if/when I do, I have another resource I can use for character management right now.
But, once HL has the license, I'll be whipping out the card faster than you can say Eric Robinson.
I would certainly be willing to pay more for a complete product that didn't require extensive modification in order to be usable.
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Old February 5th, 2016, 07:02 PM
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I knew exactly what I was getting into. I paid my $20 to add 5e. I was expecting it to be bare bones, and bare bones is exactly what I got. I view it as a framework to add the rest of the stuff in myself. Lone Wolf has been very transparent about this right from day one.

That said, the OP's point is very well made. For those who are perhaps inclined to gloss over the details, you should know what you're getting yourself into. If you're not a DIY type who is willing to put in some tedious work, your $20 is *NOT* buying you a working copy of the 5th edition rules.

Bottom line: until such time as Lone Wolf secures a full, proper 5e license (and it's my understanding they have been working toward that for some time), non-DIY types should probably hold on to their money.
Man, I wish that was clear at the time of purchase. I was expecting to be able to make any basic character in the PH. I found this thread becasue I was wondering why there is only 1 background(acolyte).

The point, for me, is to have a time saver. Finding and editing files is not a time saver.
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Old February 5th, 2016, 08:13 PM
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Fantasy Grounds has the complete 5e core rules and a character management feature for creating new chars if you're willing to pay for the 5e add-ons at $50 a pop.
If you want a virtual tabletop that doesn't integrate with RealmWorks. That said, I've had a DM demonstrate how he uses both RealmWorks and Fantasy Grounds for in-person games with a flat-panel display laid on the table as the battlemap. It was a neat set up.

I also have one remote player in my monthly 5e game that uses FG for managing his character and it seems to work well for him.

Personally, FG never really scratched my itch. HL will much better match my needs when the community fills in the gaps in the SRD or when LWD secures a full license from WoTC.

I know that many people, myself included, often buy software without doing a trial first and also skip over all the warning and license info. But I don't know how much more obvious LWD's warning could have been. I bought HL with the 5e SRD to support HL and to help LWD show WoTC that their is money to be made on making DnD 5e content available thorugh HL and RW.

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Old February 6th, 2016, 12:42 AM
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If you want a virtual tabletop that doesn't integrate with RealmWorks. That said, I've had a DM demonstrate how he uses both RealmWorks and Fantasy Grounds for in-person games with a flat-panel display laid on the table as the battlemap. It was a neat set up.

I also have one remote player in my monthly 5e game that uses FG for managing his character and it seems to work well for him.

Personally, FG never really scratched my itch. HL will much better match my needs when the community fills in the gaps in the SRD or when LWD secures a full license from WoTC.

I know that many people, myself included, often buy software without doing a trial first and also skip over all the warning and license info. But I don't know how much more obvious LWD's warning could have been. I bought HL with the 5e SRD to support HL and to help LWD show WoTC that their is money to be made on making DnD 5e content available thorugh HL and RW.
FG certainly has its strengths and short-comings. I was just offering Jeff M a possible alternative to Hero Lab. Personally, Hero Lab is a much better product for character generation than FG, but that's almost like comparing apples and oranges; they just have different foci...
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Old February 6th, 2016, 01:36 PM
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Fantasy Grounds has the complete 5e core rules and a character management feature for creating new chars if you're willing to pay for the 5e add-ons at $50 a pop.
Already own them
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Old February 7th, 2016, 05:42 AM
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considering they probably don't want another incident like with the Mongoose Pocket Player's Handbook
considering they probably don't want another incident like Pathfinder

Fixed it for ya.
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Old February 7th, 2016, 06:43 AM
Actually I got lucky. I play a dwarf Life Cleric with the acolyte background. So pretty much everything I need was already in the builder. I think only thing missing were a couple of spells.

I need to play around with it more, to make the special magic items that my dm has created.

But I look at it, like the D20 system and Army Builder. They built the framework, and the community fills in the blanks, till they get the license or not.
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Old February 9th, 2016, 01:38 PM
Having only used hero-lab with Pathfinder before, I was a little underwhelmed by the lack of content in the 5th edition package. I'm sure there will eventually be either fan made data-sets or official licensed material soon though.

I've read that some players have been able to add custom spells through the editor. I havent been able to find the "Spell" section. Am I missing something or is it tucked away in another tab somewhere?
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Old February 9th, 2016, 02:34 PM
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I've read that some players have been able to add custom spells through the editor. I havent been able to find the "Spell" section. Am I missing something or is it tucked away in another tab somewhere?
Most likely in the "Magic" tab of the editor.

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