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Derequa
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Old June 17th, 2019, 11:00 PM
Hi I am new here and relatively new to creating custom pathfinder hero lab content.

I am currently developing a custom Witcher class for Pathfinder, and am creating a hero lab .user file to support it.

A challenge I am facing is altering how hero lab calculates/displays Spell DCs.
The way I have been designing Signs (witcher spells) is such that they are only ever 1 level, but the Signs themselves get stronger as the character levels. Because of this, I want the spell DC displayed on the class's tab and in the spell descriptions to use 10 + 1/2 class level + casting modifier as the calculation for the spell DC instead of the normal calculation.

What would be the best way to implement this? Currently I am trying to use a custom sub-school for all of the signs and bake in an adjustment in the class helper but I haven't gotten anywhere with it yet.

Any help would be appreciated! I absolutely love using hero lab and I hope to get better with modifying it.
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Old June 18th, 2019, 10:33 AM
To me these "Signs" sound pretty much like witch "Hexes" and should be entered as Custom Abilities. Then you can easily set the "Standard DC" tag and HL will calc the value for you.

Otherwise you will need to write a script on to every single spell to change the spells DC. You could also write a foreach loop on the class to find each spell/sign and override its DC value at a late timing.

Those are my suggestions...

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Derequa
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Old June 18th, 2019, 05:25 PM
That's an interesting idea... I'll take a look at hexes and play around with a custom ability.

I was trying to leverage a lot of what already exists for spells for granting signs known, bonus signs, and custom metamagic feats for signs, but it probably makes a lot more sense to make this as a custom ability rather then hack it onto spells.

Thanks for the pointers!
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