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==How to Access It==
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You can access the Charactermancer in two ways.
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'''Charactermancer''' refers to Roll20's system for integrating character creation into some Official [[Character Sheets]].
  
==On a New Character==
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The Charactermancer is a step-by-step process that makes building a character simple and streamlined. The Charactermancer is system agnostic, but current support is limited to systems listed below.
When you create or open a new character for the first time, click the Character Sheet tab.
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You will automatically be directed to the Charactermancer. If you don't want to use the Charactermancer at that time, you can click the X icon in the upper right corner of the window, or the Cancel button.
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The Charactermancer relies on using the {{Compendium}} to show different options.
  
==On an Existing Character==
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It's not possible to create [[Custom Compendium]] or homebrew entries to be used in the Charactermancer, so to create any "Custom", the info needs to be entered each time separately.
From the Character Sheet tab, click the Gear icon to go to the character sheet settings. Scroll down to the big Launch Charactermancer button and click it. The Charactermancer will launch.
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If you had already run the Charactermancer before and saved the character, your previous Charactermancer information will still be in the Charactermancer. If you had not run it before, you'll start at the Welcome slide.
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==Support==
  
==How to Use It==
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=== Current===
Charactermancer (5e OGL) is organized in slides which walk you through the step-by-step character creation process. However, you can skip around the process using the buttons at the top of the window:
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Games with a Charactermancer (Sept. 19th, 2021):
  
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* [[Charactermancer_(D%26D_Fifth_Edition)|Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Charactermancer]]
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* [[Burn Bryte]]
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* {{hc|articles/360053135454-Call-of-Cthulhu-7E-Charactermancer Call of Cthulhu 7E}}
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* [[Pathfinder_Official#Charactermancer|Pathfinder 1E]]
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* {{blogs|how-the-charactermancer-upgrades-your-mothership-experience/ Mothership}}
  
Clicking any navigation button will save your progress.
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===Planned===
  
The Back button takes you back to the last slide, according to the top bar. Note that this might not be the last slide you visited. 
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* [[PF2E|Pathfinder 2E]]
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* [https://roll20.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360037773773-Starfinder-by-Roll20 Starfinder] (work paused)
  
The Next button takes you to the next slide in the top bar.
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==Create/Edit Charactermancer==
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Community Sheet authors can find documentation on how to use the Charactermancer system in the [[Charactermancer Development Documentation]].
  
The Back to Top button scrolls to the top of the Charactermancer window. This is helpful if you are at the bottom of the window and want to quickly go to the top to navigate to another slide.
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==Character Creation without Charactermancer==
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Most games with published {{Compendium}} on the [[marketplace]], have the ability to drag&drop class abilities, spells, items etc. from the compendium to the sheet.
  
The Cancel button opens a dialog box to close the Charactermancer:
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This speeds up character creation considerably from manually copy/pasting or typing info to each section, even if it isn't quite as streamlined as a Charactermancer would be.
  
* Discard and Exit: Discards all your Charactermancer choices and closes the Charactermancer window. When you relaunch Charactermancer, it will be as if you had never opened it.
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{{market|bundle/11261/vampire-the-masquerade-5th-edition-core-rulebook/ vampire the masquerade 5E}} is one such game.
* Save and Exit: Saves your Charactermancer choices and closes the Charactermancer window. When you relaunch Charactermancer, it will be on the current slide.
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* Continue Charactermancer: Closes the cancel dialog box and returns you to Charactermancer.
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If you close the Charactermancer window using the X in the top right corner of the window, the choices you had saved will still be there. However, if you close the Charactermancer window, any changes you made to the current slide will be lost.
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The Apply Changes button only displays on the Review slide, and only if you have completed all required fields in all of the other Charactermancer slides. When you click it, all of your existing character sheet data will be deleted and the data from Charactermancer will overwrite it.
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==Related Pages==
 
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* [[Building Character Sheets]] - The core article on Creating/Editing [[Character Sheets]]
The Slides
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* [[Custom Compendium]] - Requested Feature that would enable creating & saving custom/homebrew options for the Charactermancer
Slide Content Required Fields
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Welcome
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Welcome to the Charactermancer. Some information on how to use it.
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[[Category:Docs]] [[Category:Roll20]]
 
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[[Category:Character Sheets]]
 
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[[Category:Compendium]]
Race
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[[Category:Marketplace]]
Race and racial options for your character.
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[[Category:New features in 2018]]
 
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Sub-race for your character.
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Race
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Sub-race: If the race you select has a sub-race, such as High Elf for Elf, or Variant Human for Human, you must make a selection. Not all races have a sub-race option.
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Class
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Class and class options for your character.
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Sub-race for your character.
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Class
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Sub-class: If the class you select has a class option, such as Sorcerous Origin for Sorcerer, you must make a selection. Not all classes have a sub-class option at level 1.
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Abilities Generate ability scores for your character.
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Ability Score Method: Select a method for generating your ability scores:
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Standard Array: A standard set of ability scores you can assign to your stats.
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Roll for Stats: Roll 4d6 and drop the lowest, then assign to your stats. Your roll will be sent to the chat window.
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Point Buy: Spend 27 points using the point-buy method (higher level stats cost more).
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Custom: Enter your stats individually. This is useful if your DM has a different dice roll method, or if you are transferring a character from a different character creation session.
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Ability Scores: All of the individual scores are required.
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Background Background and background options for your character. Background
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Equipment Equipment selections based on class and background, or rolled starting gold.
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Equipment method: Class equipment or starting gold. If you choose to roll for starting gold, your roll will be sent to the chat window.
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Spells Starting spells for your spellcasting character, based on spells known, or spell slots per day.
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None.
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If you change character class from one spellcaster to another, you will be prompted at the end to select spells again.
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Feats Feat selection for your character. None.
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Review Displays the selections you've made for your character, and includes warning for any missing required information. All required sections must be filled out elsewhere in the Charactermancer before the Apply Changes button at the bottom of the Charactermancer window will be available.
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When you are done, navigate to the Review slide, read over your choices, and click Apply Changes.
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Limitations
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The Charactermancer (5e OGL) has some known limitations and issues. For both, please see the Charactermancer (5e OGL) Bug Report Thread (LINK) in the forums, which has a Known Issues list and where you are encouraged to report any bugs you find when using the Charactermancer.
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Charactermancer refers to Roll20's system for integrating character creation into some Official Character Sheets.

The Charactermancer is a step-by-step process that makes building a character simple and streamlined. The Charactermancer is system agnostic, but current support is limited to systems listed below.

The Charactermancer relies on using the i Compendium to show different options.

It's not possible to create Custom Compendium or homebrew entries to be used in the Charactermancer, so to create any "Custom", the info needs to be entered each time separately.

Contents

[edit] Support

[edit] Current

Games with a Charactermancer (Sept. 19th, 2021):

[edit] Planned

[edit] Create/Edit Charactermancer

Community Sheet authors can find documentation on how to use the Charactermancer system in the Charactermancer Development Documentation.

[edit] Character Creation without Charactermancer

Most games with published i Compendium on the marketplace, have the ability to drag&drop class abilities, spells, items etc. from the compendium to the sheet.

This speeds up character creation considerably from manually copy/pasting or typing info to each section, even if it isn't quite as streamlined as a Charactermancer would be.

vampire the masquerade 5E(Market) is one such game.

[edit] Related Pages