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Oystein
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Old July 6th, 2016, 12:19 PM
Is there a way to add a custom choice in the background tab?

I'd like to add one called "Bloodline", which allows you to choose from a list of bloodlines.

Also, secondly, is there a way to add an stat/counter thing which you can change at will? It's almost like a currency, but it's not really in that category.

It's called "Regency" and it is how much of the realms magical ability you have acquired. It goes up and down as you spend/earn it and is just a number.
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Old July 6th, 2016, 01:49 PM
You could build the various bloodline choices as background picks themselves. Alternately, you could create a configurable to offer one or more tables within which to make the choices.

For the basic counter, I believe there is a "Tracker" component in the editor which is what you need. You'd have to bootstrap it to a mechanic or something else to get it on the hero.
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Old July 7th, 2016, 08:05 AM
Trying to set the tracker to be a max of 4x current aBLD ability score, but my script isn't doing the right thing I think....

Since I want an calculation which isn't included in the current automatic calculations, I've tried to make a script:

Code:
#trkmax[trkBLD] = hero.child[aBLD].field[aNormal].value * 4
But it just shows up as "blank" (it shows up though, which is always a start ).
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Old July 7th, 2016, 09:29 AM
When is your script running? Is it before values from attributes are available?
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Old July 7th, 2016, 09:51 AM
It was "First" (since most scripts I see examples of here are that way), but changing it to "Post-Attributes" got it working

Again thanks for all the help. Getting things looking good here now.

I got the custom ability working, but only if I create duplicates of the existing backgrounds. Is there a way to add it on all existing backgrounds via a script or bootstrapping?
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Old July 7th, 2016, 02:22 PM
You could create a custom adjustment for your campaign that makes the necessary modifications.
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Old July 7th, 2016, 02:48 PM
I believe there was an "All" background tag. Look into that, perhaps with a forum search.
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Oystein
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Old July 8th, 2016, 07:17 AM
*ponders*

There is an "all" background option on the abilities - but that only says who it is available for, the trick is to add the correct fields to all backgrounds so you can select it.

(basically "AbilMax", "AbilName" and "AbilPlur" needs to be added to the background once it is picked. Peeking to see if I can just use an eval scrip to add it (something like:
Code:
hero.findchild[BaseBackground].field[AbilMax].value += 1
hero.findchild[BaseBackground].field[AbilName].text= "Bloodline"
hero.findchild[BaseBackground].field[AbilPlur].text= "Bloodlines"
I've tried looking at configurables, but having a tough time understanding how to use it for something like I want
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Old July 8th, 2016, 08:37 AM
NM - solved my problem by using a copy of the same configurable I have made already.

Last edited by Oystein; July 8th, 2016 at 09:18 AM.
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