My group is starting a rogue trader campaign next week and, having some spare time, I have created an all singing and dancing spreadsheet to aid with character creation and subsequent advancement. It supports all careers, origin path, skills and talents and tracks XP spent.
It is written in Excel (2007) and mostly works in 2003. There is a printable custom character sheet (2 landscape pages) and a fully functional front and back sheet that print with the official character sheet image as a watermark. However due to a bug with image scaling in Excel 2003, this part only works in 2007.
I could do with some "play testers" to find any bugs and a place to post it on the internet.
Any recommendations for internet file stores or volunteers for testing?
Looking at it now i must say good job, I haven't done a run-through yet but it looks like it's clean and in order. If i find any issues i'll let you know.
On the talent's page after i select a talent and attempt to place a value in the box for XP i get a read only error that states that it is protected. I un-protect the sheet and (I'm assumeing that the math is sopousto be automatic) the math does nothing.
The talents list there is a space of 7-8 lines with out a drop down menu. after the first.
Some of the talents have the bonouses or explanations to them, but not all, and not both. EX: Armor of contempt "resistant to corroupton" Should read "Reduces Corrouption points by 1, WP test to ignore all Corrouption points for 1 round" Or something like that.
When Printing the sheet (Front) the checks for the skills are off about 1/4 inch to the right, and 1/16th of an inch down, (Left side of the sheet) Same with the stats at the top of the page. And the skills need to come down 1/16th and over 1/16th on the right side of the skill list. Psychic Disciplines print out is about 1/2 inch too high, Psychic Techniques is off too the same, (And there is not enough room, No your fault) Most of this could be because of my printer settings and wanting to use all of the real-estate on my 81/2 X 11 pages.
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Thanks for your feedback. As some of you have noticed, the spreadsheet is now available on the Dark Reign site
I will address all issues posted here over the next few days and then publish a new release.
It looks really good!
As other have pointed out there is a problem with the Talents page. The down menu only works for the first line. Other features I would like is the possibility to pay xp for other things than talents and skills. As an explorator you can pay 200xp to upgrade your bionics and cybernetics at character creation. This could easily be done with the option of typing some of the talents yourself. Would be good if xp spend like this would add to the total.
Also a way to display unnatural stats would be great. Maybe have a box to check off if you have an unnatural strength or whatever and make it appear on the finished sheet.
Thanks for the great work.
I have submitted a new release to Dark Reign (version 2.1) that addresses the following issues.
I am aware that the backsizing may be an issue for no A4 paper sizes so I have added a release notes section on how to tweak the settings as well as how to update the description of each talent. I took these from the summary in the manual and as E.X.A said, these are not always very descriptive.
If someone has a better list, let me know and I will incorporate them. My email address is in the spreadsheet.
Note: It may take some time to for the upload to become available so check you are getting release version 2.1 (not 2.01)
There is a list of the talents with a better description on DarkReign called RT Talent List Table (Printer Friendly)
For some reason I cannot paste the adress but you can find it in the download section, Gaming Aids page 4. Hope this helps.
xp used on talents don't add to anything.
This is, by the way, the best sheet I have seen so far.
Thanks again for the feedback, I have managed to address most of the issues mentioned on this forum (and a few others from my gaming group).
I liked the alternative talent descriptions, however they were too long to fit into the space available on the sheet so I have not implemented them.
I have added a rules summary to the talents sheet, and this can now be printe alongside the talents which provides good background on the rules, talents and traits for new players. I expanded the talents section (some backgrounds had more free talents than fitted) and added a free form section at the bottom for special abilities and any other traits/talents acquired that are not on in the standard rules.
The armour type is now correctly displayed on the offical sheets and all unnatural characteristics are applied to the approriate skills (movement speeds, wounds, lifting weights etc.)
The bug with xp on the talents sheet has been fixed.
I hope this will be the last release (for a while at least)
The latest release is 2.12 and is availalbe for download on the Dark Reign site www.darkreign40k.com/drjoomla/index.php
It is in the Character Sheet section, titled Rogue Trader Character Sheet 2.12
Looks very great. Thanks a lot for this sheet.
I don't see that the armor type is being displayed at the main sheet? Not that it matters much, but you did write something about it should be displayed. I take it that it should say Carapace somewhere?
And thanks for all your work. This is exactly the kind of sheet I have been looking for =D
This is a fantastic sheet - thank you for your hard work Memetix!!
Sorry the armor type works fine. I was looking at the wrong sheet. I am planning on using the Character Sheet as it has room for more description of talents etc.
Only thing I have found so far is when you type the 3rd special ability description this doesn't appear on the character sheet. Other than that everything works perfect for me.
Thanks again Memetix!
Now even better!
Release 3.0 includes a more intuitive talent sheet that knows all talents for your career and rank and whether you meet the prerequisites.
Also support support for the "talented" talent, all psychic techniques and navigator powers. Sound constitution is now summarised in the talents section to save space (i.e. if you take 3 sound constitutions it displays as "Sound Constitution x 3"
Added all Secret tongues in skill list. Fixed the fonts on the character sheet to be compatible with Excel 2003 and bugs with jump length and initial wounds.
Version 3.0 is now on the Dark Reign site.
I have a new version of the spreadsheet 3.15.
This contains VB code to load and save your characters which means that any future updates to the base sheet will not require you to re-enter your character data. If you don't enable macros in the sheet, these buttons will not work.
It also includes full support for all skills according to your rank and career.
I am trying to upload the new version to Dark Reign but there seems to be a problem with the upload process at the moment, so keep an eye on site for an update.