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PCGen 6.02.00 Released!

Published: 2013-12-23

The PCGen team is pleased to announce the release of PCGen 6.02.00 Production Release. Thank you to everyone that reported bugs with the release candidate!

In this release the PCGen Team has added a number of new data sets since the last production release, including Paizo's Inner Sea Bestiary, Blood of Fiends, Dungeoneer's Handbook, Faiths of Balance, Faiths of Corruption, Goblins of Golarion, Advanced Race Guide, Bestiary 3, Ultimate Equipment, Skulls & Shackles AP Player's Guide, Super Genius Games' Adventurer's Handbook, The Genius Guide to: Air Magic, AEG's Empire, Broken Ruler Games Killshot: The Director's Cut, Dreamscarred Press's Psionics Expanded, Master the Battle, Pawns and Powers, Minotaur Games's Monster Focus: Skeletons, Zombies, Paradigm Concepts's Magic of Arcanis, and WotC's Monster Manual II OGC

In addition to these new data sets, a number of data and code bugs have been fixed and a number of "under-the-hood" changes made that improve the user experience. For the full detail on all other changes made in this stable release, check out the Release Notes.

We would also like to expressly point out that with this version we will also start supporting Non-d20 systems! Most notably the Ennie winning system Killshot from Broken Ruler Games andFantasy Craft by Crafty Games.

PCGen is a RPG character generator and maintenance program. All datafiles are ASCII so they can be modified by users for their own campaigns. Please join us at PCGen@Yahoo! or visit our Website and wiki.

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PCGen 6.01.07 Alpha Released

Published: 2013-10-09

The PCGen Team is pleased to announce the release of our latest developmental release, PCGen 6.01.07 Alpha. Download your copy today.

In this alpha release the PCGen Team continues to deliver more of the most requested sources, with Paizo's Pathfinder books Bestiary 3 and Ultimate Equipment now available for use in PCGen! For the full detail on these and all other changes made in this alpha release check out the full Release Notes.

As with previous alpha releases, this version is released to allow the experimentation and testing of our latest work. Please give it a shot and let us know how it works for you. Comments and bug reports are always welcome and can be submitted at PCGen@Yahoo!.

PCGen is a FREE Open Source character generator and maintenance program for role-playing games.

PCGen currently supports the d20 RPG system and includes data sets based upon gaming material from Wizards of the Coast, Paizo Publishing and dozens of other publishers.

The project's current focus is on gaming material released under Wizards of the Coast's Open Gaming License (OGL) and sources supporting the Pathfinder RPG by Paizo, but the PCGen team also works with publishers to get permission to include limited Closed Content as well. PCGen runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Unix/Linux using Java.

Please join us at PCGen@Yahoo! or visit our website, and our wiki.

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PCGen 6.01.06 (Alpha) Released!

Published: 2013-09-15

The PCGen team is pleased to announce the release of PCGen 6.01.06 Alpha.

In this release the PCGen Team has added a number of new data sets, including Paizo's Goblins of Golarion, Skulls & Shackles AP Player's Guide, Super Genius Games' Adventurer's Handbook, and WotC's Monster Manual II OGC. In addition to these new data sets, a number of data and code bugs have been fixed and a number of "under-the-hood" changes made that improve the user experience. For the full detail on these and all other changes made in this alpha release, check out the Release Notes.

This release is an alpha release from the PCGen development branch to allow experimentation and testing of our latest work. Please give it a shot and let us know how it works for you. Bug reports are welcome and can be submitted at PCGen@Yahoo!.

PCGen is a RPG character generator and maintenance program (d20 systems). All data files are ASCII so they can be modified by users for their own campaigns. Please join us at PCGen@Yahoo! or visit our Website and wiki.

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PCGen 6.01.05 (Alpha) Released!

Published: 2013-08-13

The PCGen team is pleased to announce the release of PCGen 6.01.05 Alpha.

In this release the PCGen Team has made a number of changes including the improvement of PCGen's support for Paizo's Pathfinder Society and adding Paizo's Advanced Race Guide and Dreamscarred Press' Psionics Expanded to the alpha release. Additionally, a number of under-the-hood changes have been made that will impact our homebrew community as we reorganize our data folder. These changes will improve the long term maintainability for our ever growing library of data sets. For the full detail on these and all other changes made in this alpha release, check out the Release Notes.

This release is an alpha release from the PCGen development branch to allow experimentation and testing of our latest work. Please give it a shot and let us know how it works for you. Bug reports are welcome and can be submitted at PCGen@Yahoo!.

PCGen is a RPG character generator and maintenance program (d20 systems). All datafiles are ASCII so they can be modified by users for their own campaigns. Please join us at PCGen@Yahoo! or visit our Website and wiki.

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PCGen 6.01.04 Released

Published: 2013-07-09

The PCGen team is pleased to announce the release of PCGen 6.01.04 Alpha.

In this release the PCGen Team has made a number of changes including adding a few new data sets to PCGen and making a number of "under the hood" changes that will make things easier for homebrew set authors. For the full detail on all changes made in this alpha release, check out the Release Notes.

This release is an alpha release from the PCGen development branch to allow experimentation and testing of our latest work. Please give it a shot and let us know how it works for you. Bug reports are welcome and can be submitted at PCGen@Yahoo! or PCGen's Tracker System.

PCGen is a RPG character generator and maintenance program (d20 systems). All datafiles are ASCII so they can be modified by users for their own campaigns. Please join us at PCGen@Yahoo! or visit our Website or Wiki.

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PCGen v6.00.1 RC2 Released!

Published: 2013-04-19

PCGen v6.00.1 RC2 Released!

Welcome to PCGen v6.00.1 RC2 is the second release candidate for the patch to PCGen 6.00. This release includes over 150 bug fixes and improvements that we've made since the 6.0 production release. See the Change Log for 6.00.1 RC2 for full details of this latest build. The highlights of the changes for PCGen 6.00.1 are listed below: :

Major Changes
-- Further improvements to source selection
-- Allow user to choose sources when loading existing character
-- Data Converter improvements

New Sources
The following new sources were added in 6.00.1 RC2
-- [Paizo] Gnomes of Golarion
-- [Paizo] Halflings of Golarion
-- [Paizo] Pathfinder: Seekers of Secrets
-- [Paizo] Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea World Guide
-- [Paizo] Player Companion: Dragon Empires Primer

PCGen is an RPG character generator and maintenance program (d20 systems). All datafiles are ASCII text files so they can be modified by users for their own campaigns.

For more information about PCGen, join us at our Yahoo group:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pcgen/

or visit our website:
http://pcgen.sourceforge.net/01_overview.php

or our wiki:
http://wiki.pcgen.org/

Download your free copy:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pcgen/files/PCGen%20Unstable/6.00.1%20RC2/

You can see all of the changes included in this release by checking out the release notes:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pcgen/files/PCGen%20Unstable/6.00.1%20RC2/pcgen-release-notes-6001RC2.html/download

Trackers (JIRA) bugs:
http://jira.pcgen.org/secure/Dashboard.jspa

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PCGen v6.00.0 Released!

Published: 2012-11-10

PCGen v6.00.0 Released\! Welcome to PCGen v6.00.0, the latest stable release of PCGen. In this release we have introduced a new user interface and made substantial changes under the hood including hundreds of new features. The highlights of the changes for PCGen 6.0 are listed below: Major Changes New user interface \-- A faster, more responsive GUI, particularly when using multiple characters. \-- A redesigned interface intended to be friendlier and more informative \-- Support for Java 7 and Open JDK \-- Faster startup time Improved performance Install to non admin location on Windows Full spell descriptions in RSRD and Pathfinder Command line PDF generation LST Changes: Choice tags revamped and rigorously parsed Choice tags now only provide a choice - a separate tag \(e.g. BONUS\) is used to apply the choice All shipped data has been run through the LST converter to bring it up to 6.0 standards New User Interface A major feature of PCGen 6.0 is the new user interface. While the general layout of the program will still be familiar we've made lots of enhancements along the way such as More information on the summary page for a quick view of the character Easier access to new character tasks such as choosing an ability score method Active 'things to do' list - click on a task and you'll be taken to the screen and field. Start your character with class first - alignment is back to an after thought Toggle quick filtering buttons \(e.g. Qualified\) to quickly focus on relevant items A location based equipping display supporting drag and drop. Thumbnail selection from your character portrait. A campaign history tracker Improved command line use, including PDF generation. Improved printing including an in-program print preview. Easier exporting, including auto open your generated file. An easier to use Temporary Bonuses system The new user interface does not currently provide random NPC generation or LST editor functionality. These are earmarked for implementation in the future though. PCGen is an RPG character generator and maintenance program \(d20 systems\). All datafiles are ASCII text files so they can be modified by users for their own campaigns. For more information about PCGen, join us at our Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pcgen/ or visit our website: http://pcgen.sourceforge.net/01\_overview.php or our wiki: http://wiki.pcgen.org/ Download your free copy: https://sourceforge.net/projects/pcgen/files/PCGen%20Stable/6.00.0/ You can see all of the changes included in this release by checking out the release notes: http://pcgen.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/pcgen/branches/6.00.x/pcgen/installers/release-notes/pcgen-release-notes-6000.html Trackers \(JIRA\) bugs: http://jira.pcgen.org/secure/Dashboard.jspa [Read More]

PCGen v6.00.0 RC1 Released!

Published: 2012-10-31

PCGen v6.00.0 RC1 is the first release candidate for PCGen 6.0. It represents a product we believe is ready for production use and which we would like your assistance in testing out. In particular the PCGen team would appreciate your feedback on importing your characters and data from earlier versions of PCGen. The highlights of the changes for PCGen 6.0 are listed below: Major Changes New user interface \- A faster, more responsive GUI, particularly when using multiple characters. \- A redesigned interface intended to be friendlier and more informative \- Support for Java 7 and Open JDK \- Faster startup time Improved performance Install to non admin location on Windows Full spell descriptions in RSRD and Pathfinder Command line PDF generation LST Changes: Choice tags revamped and rigorously parsed Choice tags now only provide a choice - a separate tag \(e.g. BONUS\) is used to apply the choice All shipped data has been run through the LST converter to bring it up to 6.0 standards PCGen is an RPG character generator and maintenance program \(d20 systems\). All datafiles are ASCII text files so they can be modified by users for their own campaigns. For more information about PCGen, join us at our Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pcgen/ or visit our website: http://pcgen.sourceforge.net/01\_overview.php or our wiki: http://wiki.pcgen.org/ Download your free copy: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pcgen/files/PCGen%20Unstable/6.00.0%20RC1/ You can see all of the changes included in this release by checking out the release notes: http://pcgen.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/pcgen/Trunk/pcgen/installers/release-notes/pcgen-release-notes-6000RC1.html Trackers \(JIRA\) bugs: http://jira.pcgen.org/secure/Dashboard.jspa [Read More]

PCGen v5.17.20 (beta) Released!

Published: 2012-10-15

PCGen v5.17.20 is our fourth beta in the lead-up to our 6.0 release. We've continued to squash bugs and improve the stability of PCGen. Thanks again for the great feedback and reports of issues\! A word about what a beta release is for the PCGen team. This is a build that has all of the new features that we plan shipping with v6.0. The beta cycle is where we focus on bug fixing and generally getting the program solid. An essential part of this is of course you trying it out and letting us know of any issues you find. Our trained monkeys are ready and waiting for your email to the PCGen mailing list\! Notable Changes Many updates to Ultimate COmbat and Ultimate Magic Full spell descriptions in RSRD and Pathfinder New Sources \[Pathfinder\] Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition Players Guide PCGen is an RPG character generator and maintenance program \(d20 systems\). All datafiles are ASCII text files so they can be modified by users for their own campaigns. For more information about PCGen, join us at our Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pcgen/ or visit our website: http://pcgen.sourceforge.net/01\_overview.php or our wiki: http://wiki.pcgen.org/ Download your free copy: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pcgen/files/PCGen%20Unstable/5.17.20%20Beta/ You can see all of the changes included in this release by checking out the release notes: http://pcgen.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/pcgen/Trunk/pcgen/installers/release-notes/pcgen-release-notes-51720.html Trackers \(JIRA\) bugs open for the New UI: http://jira.pcgen.org/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?mode=hide&requestId=10310 [Read More]

PCGen v5.17.19 (beta) Released!

Published: 2012-10-10

PCGen v5.17.19 is our third beta in the lead-up to our 6.0 release. We've continued to squash bugs and improve the stability of PCGen. Thanks again for the great feedback and reports of issues\! A word about what a beta release is for the PCGen team. This is a build that has all of the new features that we plan shipping with v6.0. The beta cycle is where we focus on bug fixing and generally getting the program solid. An essential part of this is of course you trying it out and letting us know of any issues you find. Our trained monkeys are ready and waiting for your email to the PCGen mailing list\! Notable Changes All data has been brought up to 6.0 syntax compliance using the Data Converter Fix to a performance issue in 5.17.18 Data converter can now be run against external data Followers are once again properly linked to their masters \(affected loading and bonuses\) New Sources The following new sources were added in 5.17.19 \[Paizo\] Pathfinder Chronices: Princes of Darkness, Book of the Damned, Vol. I PCGen is an RPG character generator and maintenance program \(d20 systems\). All datafiles are ASCII text files so they can be modified by users for their own campaigns. For more information about PCGen, join us at our Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pcgen/ or visit our website: http://pcgen.sourceforge.net/01\_overview.php or our wiki: http://wiki.pcgen.org/ Download your free copy: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pcgen/files/PCGen%20Unstable/5.17.19%20Beta/ You can see all of the changes included in this release by checking out the release notes: http://pcgen.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/pcgen/Trunk/pcgen/installers/release-notes/pcgen-release-notes-51719.html Trackers \(JIRA\) bugs open for the New UI: http://jira.pcgen.org/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?mode=hide&requestId=10310 [Read More]

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PCGen is a free, open-source program that allows you to create, maintain and print RPG characters using sources from Wizards of the Coast, Paizo Publishing and dozens of other publishers.

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Licensing

PCGen's source-code is distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).

PCGen's data sources are licensed under the Open Gaming License (OGL) and the Paizo Community Use Policy along with individual agreements with the various publishers supported; see the Data License team on our wiki for details.

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Awards

2005 Gold ENnie winner for 'Best Electronic Product'.
2003 ENnie nominee for 'Best Resource Fan Site'.