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I'm trying to incorporate PCGen into my application to avoid recreating the wheel for D20 system. (Are there any other libraries out there?)

In other words I would like to use PCGen as a library and do things like:

  1. CRUD characters (and all related information)
  2. Experience/level managements

I don't need the GUI part of it just the information to pass to my application.

This is a scenario I can think of: 1. Load available custom classes 2. Create a new Character/NPC 3. Transfer the stats to my system 4. Player keeps playing so I need to update experience 5. Save player in my system and recreate it later.

I'm trying to start to create a character from PCClass with no luck. Looking at the code it seems it'll try to load it. I assume load from a file generated from the GUI. Is there a way of bypassing the GUI for all this?

I was looking for a tutorial of some sorts without luck.

I was able to figure out how to use the dice within PCGen but that's about it.

Any ideas?

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It's worth taking a look at the AD&D/d20 licensing/trademark issues. Most of the rules are published under the Open Gaming License under the title System Reference Documentation. Not covered is the the chargen rules and trademarked spells/monsters. If you use the d20/AD&D trademarks you have to abide by some rules that require you to not publish character generation rules, put on some AD&D branding and a statement on the back saying that your book requires the AD&D players handbook. –  David C. Bishop Jan 12 '12 at 21:40
    
Thanks for the link. I would most likely use what PCGen already has available but have the ability to use my own (generated in PCGen probably). –  javydreamercsw Jan 12 '12 at 21:50
    
A lot of progress towards this being possible is being done on PCGen. Starting from release 6.0. Still not there, but getting closer. –  javydreamercsw Nov 25 '12 at 21:43
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