My name is Ski and a while back, I made a character generator for Mutants and Masterminds Second Edition. I thought it worked pretty well but when my play group stopped playing M&M, I didn't really put much effort into updating it. Then Hero Lab came out and it made some of my work redundant.
Well, the other day I downloaded DC Adventures and love it. I want to get my gaming group back into M&M and for that, I need an easy way to generate characters and character sheets.
I have started work on Ski's CharGen 3E. It is an Excel 2007 file. I have not tried to export it as either an older version of Excel or OpenOffice. I might do that in the future.
It is not fully functional. I currently have the character generation side done, but none of the output (character sheet) functionality. In addition, I still have to manually type of most of the power effect information into the Data worksheet.
The reason I am coming to the forums today is because I would like some help. 3E is a nice system, but the way powers are built can be confusing. I tried to simplify it by breaking powers into components and then adding them together in a power framework. It makes sense to me... but I don't know if it will make sense to others and I don't know if I'm following the rules correctly. I'd like some feedback from people who are willing to try it out.
Here is the link to version 1.0:http://www.box.net/shared/x8229cek8k
I have a sample character already populated there so you can get an idea of how I envision the sheet being used. If something doesn't make sense, if I'm screwing up a rule, or if you see features you want, please let me know.
EDIT FOR LATEST VERSION:
The latest (macro enabled) version 1.25 (Excel 97-2003 compatible) is at:http://www.box.net/shared/b4m59seun0