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Mergon
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Old September 20th, 2019, 12:24 PM
Does anyone know if this can be used to replace one Background feature for another?

ie: replacign the Acolytes 'Shelter of the Faithful' ability for the variant ability in Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus

Just lookign for a way to implement variant background abilities without having to replace the whole backgroupd .

NoteL I have created the new Faceless background from Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus.

I'll be uploading it soon to the GIT website.

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Old September 20th, 2019, 01:41 PM
I don't think so.

If you're wanting something like the Tiefling variant Legacy abilities that use abReplace tags you still have to add the conditional logic to the bootstraps so the original abilities don't load.

Hence why the community has its own version of Tiefling, I believe.

In my personal files I've been experimenting with a "generic" custom background that uses a configurable to add those features. The configurable looks for the abilFunc.Background tag. It's not as clean as a regular background but the configurable picks up all the background features without having to be touched each time a new background is published.

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Old September 20th, 2019, 03:28 PM
Yea. The new variant background features are in addition to the normal one offered by a regular background. I was looking for a way6 around duplicating all the supported existing backgrounds. Oh well,

I'll create the new features, then get around to duplicating the existing backgrounds unless I hear from someone with a better op[tion.

Thx for the response.

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