New File – AD&D 1e Character Generator v1.0A

Simple Visual Basic program created in Visual Studio  2018.   Program generates AD&D 1e Characters.  This was a project to reteach myself VB (first program I have written in over a decade).   It has the following features / missing features.

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New File: AD&D 1e – Character Generator v1.0A

Simple Visual Basic program created in Visual Studio  2018.   Program generates AD&D 1e Characters.

Simple Visual Basic program created in Visual Studio  2018.   Program generates AD&D 1e Characters.  This was a project to reteach myself VB (first program I have written in over a decade).   It has the following features / missing features.

Features –

  • Minimum stat requirements to choose a race implemented.
  • Racial and Gender-based stat caps implemented.
  • Stat requirements and limitations for Classes implemented.
  • Racial restrictions for classes implemented.
  • Chosen Class restrictions to alignment choices implemented

Missing Features – 

  • Multiclassing for Demi-Humans not implemented.  MAYBE in V2.0.
  • Cannot print from app.  Sorry, I could not figure this out for VS 2018’s version of VB and when I looked for an example all I could find is VB6 and VS 2015 printing and VS2018 has been Microsofted (things renamed, removed, moved) to the point those demos do not work.   If someone cares to help with this, I may implement it later on.

SPECIAL NOTE: It uses an EXE file to install.  No code included with file.   The security paranoid and the open-source types, feel free not to install if this is not to your liking.   This is how I am releasing it and will release future updates.

Review: The Keep 2.0, Campaign Management Software

Pointed out to me by a reader, I have published 2 character sheets (AD&D 1e and Classic Traveller) for The Keep 2.0, and mentioned it is a campaign manager, but never discussed it.   Well, now is as good a time as any to give it a brief review.

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Classic Traveller Character Sheet for The Keep 2.0

This character sheet was created for Classic Traveller (The GDW ‘Little Black Book’ version).    It requires The Keep 2.0, campaign management software from NBOS.    It is a duplicate of TAS Form 2, the character sheet from book 1.     Now available for download in the files section.

 

Ad&D 1e Character Sheet for The Keep 2.0

In my campaign, I use a program called The Keep 2.o by NBOS Software to keep track of character sheets and a notes on the campaign.   It can also be used to store maps and other documentation for later viewing and printing.

After I could not find an AD&D 1e Character Sheet, I used the character sheet creator (provided with The Keep) to create my own.   Roughly based off the original goldenrod character sheet (that was front and back), I expanded it to 3 pages…page 1 is Stats, Saves, and Thieving Skills — Page 2 is Items, HP rolls and Armor/Weapons—Page 3 has languages know and Campaign Notes.   

It has been uploaded to the File Download section of this website.  The Sheet is not protected, so you can load it into the Designer and make any modifications you may need or want.

Coming Soon: Stand-Alone AD&D 1st Ed Character Generator

Only decent 1e Character Generators I could find were online, and of the three I bookmarked, 2 disappeared in the last year as sites went down.  So, I decided to code my own, with the added benefit of brushing up on coding that I hadn’t touched in a decade or more.

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Software – Drive Thru RPG Application

Currently only for the Windows PC (but says coming soon for other OS’s),  DriveThruRPG.com has released the beta of their new Application.   It will download and sync your entire purchase library, placing items into sorted folders on your machine for easy access.  CLICK HERE to download

Going to give this one a shot as I have a lot of things purchased through them.