It works fine for me in Open Office Calc, though I haven't tried to print it on the actual sheet. So far this sheet has been invaluable to me for creating characters and NPCs quickly and efficiently. I wish there was one for Dark Heresy that would work with the Radical's Handbook!
As for the utility itself- I found a minor problem with the way the new talent sheet works:
I am trying to create an Astropath to act as a nemesis for my PCs. At one point in his origin path, he was tainted with mutation, resulting in the Wyrdling trait (boosting his starting psy rating and giving him extra psychic techniques.) I can add in the extra techniques manually, but I am having problems adjusting the Psy Rating. Any suggestions on how to do that, or are you going to update the sheet for instances such as this in the future? Also, I've only been able to add in the modifiers to the Origin path characteristic modifiers manually. What am I doing wrong?
Version 3.17 now available at Dark Reign
Fixes a bug in the loader that affects the tick boxes on the talents sheet and the non-standard armour type from previous saves files
Also allows override of the XP for rank 2 characters (default is 7000). In our campaign the GM allows us to level up at 6000 so this is now a house rule option on the data entry sheet.
Thanks for your feedback.
FoxPhoenix - I have no plans (as yet) to support all the mutation types so I'm afraid you'll need to add the Mutation bonuses in the elite advances section in the mean time. Alternatively, you can tick a greyed out advance, so you could tick the Psy rating 3 talent and adjust the XP cost to 0.
Zero - I can't replicate your bug. Can you email me your saved character (The .rtc file) please?
Sorry to alarm you. This was actually caused by the Tainted: Deviant Philosophy. It didn't give the bonus in previous edition and therefore I became confused.
And unfortunately I can't save the character, but I guess this is because I am running excel on my mac.
Other than that, great work. You could add a few more spaces for the elite advances, as I am planing / hoping to get further implants ;)
Zero - I'm glad to know that the sheet works on the Mac - I think I could adjust the VB code to fix the load/save features. Would you be able to test the changes for me?
Is so, could you email me and I will endeavor to email you a beta release in the next few days.
I have just posted version 3.19 on the Dark Reign site.
It contains improvements to the elite advances section (more space and the ability to sub categories for talents such as "Talented", "Navigator power" etc.) as well as an improved description of the Face of the enemy trait that takes into account the hatred choice taken at character creation.
In the next major release I plan to implement all the dark heresy skills, talents and careers.
I may create a new character sheet as well, based on the layout of the official sheet, but with more space for talents. Any suggestions for features?
I will try to make the current landscape sheet work with both settings (Dark Heresy and Rogue Trader).
The current release (3.20) contains a few minor bug fixes and an ammo tracker (requires macros to be enabled). It is available on the Dark Reign site in the normal place.
Is there any way to align the background graphic with the text when printing the Front and Back sheets?
On my printer (Cannon MP530), the registration is so off as to make those sheets unusable. The background is too high and too far to the right.
Looks great on the print preview. :)
Author of Scrivner's Star:
Nojo - I'm sorry to hear about the prinitng problems. It was set up to work on A4 paper.
There are some notes on how to adjust the backin the "Release notes" sheet, they assume you have office 2007. For earlier releases of Excel I can't offer much advice I'm afraid. Basically it is an inserted image in the header. You can adjust the width/height aspect ratios within the header/footer menus as well as the margin offsets. These should be sufficient to get it all to line up.
Once you have working settings, would you post them back here on the forum please, along with the paper size you are using.
Version 4.0 is now online on the Dark Reign site (Downloads/Character Sheets/Dark Heresy and Rogue Trader Excel Character Sheet 4.0)
Now fully supports all Core rulebook careers, talent, skills etc from both Rogue Trader and Dark Heresy.
The character creator is great, but the bonus talents for Renegade House navigators are missing. Their second bonus power is on the talent summary but not on the talent tab, and their +10 bonus to 3 powers talent is missing completely.
Version 4.4 has now been published to the Dark Reign site.
I have addressed all the known bugs and tidied up the new Gothic style sheet.
Kalec - the Navigator house bonuses are now working, however there is no code for the 3 bonus powers, I suggest these are put into the text of the character description.
Thanks for this Memetix.
I've just started exploring this sheet. I appreciate the fact that you've made it accessible to both DH and RT players.
As I port my characters into it, I'll be sure to provide you with feedback on the program.