Darth Sarcastic wrote:I have (so far) thouroughly enjoyed your character sheet Ski. I've been reading the other feedback(s) and they're all good thoughts. I appologize if I am repeating anything already posted, but I just noticed these issues.
Actually, repeated comments about the same things help me prioritize what people would want me to fix. So I don't mind at all hearing the same thing over. I have limited time to work on things, so having two or three people say "Hey, I want this..." means I should dedicate that time to that feature or fix.
Darth Sarcastic wrote:1. In the Powers section you're adding Flaws and Drawback when you should be subtracting them. ((Cost+extras-flaws)*rank)+Feats-Drawbacks...not a major issue, just gotta change some +'s to -'s.
I know. My math here is fluky. I really don't even have a good reason for what I did. It works, obviously... but it doesn't make inherent sense. I'll try to make something a bit easier to understand.
Darth Sarcastic wrote:2. I know you've got enhanced trait, but perhaps Impervious Toughness could be thrown into the powers.
That's not a bad idea. I will say that if you throw in the word "Impervious" in the extras section for Protection, it will figure out that the Toughness bonus is impervious and it will calculate things like Knockback appropriately. Still, it doesn't bother me to add in an Impervious Toughness power, although it will take some re-arranging.
Darth Sarcastic wrote:3. There's got to be a way to list Alternate Powers so they calculate within the sheet. Ex: Taking Super-Strength as an Alternate Power, currently the character doesn't seem to benefit from this...unless you list Super-Strength as a seperate power and then wipe out its costs. Maybe a checkbox or something to signify an alternate power.
You actually sort of hit on something I'm adding to the next feature set (using terms like "feature set" makes me feel like I know what I'm doing). I'm going to keep it simple and just add a simple yes/no type of option to indicate whether a power's cost should be added to the total or not. Right now, me and my gaming group just put in points under drawbacks to make the sum total zero, but I know that's a bad solution. If I can figure out how to make a toggle box in Excel, I will... Otherwise, it may have to be a pull-down TRUE/FALSE like the Feats description thing is.
Darth Sarcastic wrote:4. Same thing for Devices and Gadgets. I list a Device, but I get none of the bonuses of the Device. Ex. I have a Device that includes the power of Shield or Protection...it doesn't get calculated in.
Same thing here. You'll just be able to pick if the cost is added in or not. Otherwise, anything you get from a alternate power or power built within another power will be calculated. So if you're device gives you Enhanced CON, you'll put in Enhanced CON as a power, choose "NO" on the box that asks if you want it added to the total cost, and away you go. I hope that will meet what you're wanting?
Darth Sarcastic wrote:These are just some things that I noticed. I can understand the difficulties in placing these items in the sheet. As I stated before I appologize if these are things that have been pointed out already. Otherwise this is a great sheet.
The only difficult thing is, to be honest, I don't know Excel that well. There's probably a ton of stuff I could do with VBscripting that would make this sheet a lot cooler, but I'm teaching myself as I go along. It actually helps when people suggest difficult features, because that forces me to look harder at what Excel can do. Learning the features of Excel is boring. But if I have a goal (like helping people out with features, etc.) it makes it tolerable.