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Create characters quickly and easily for your Call of Cthulhu campaign. This character generator is easily customized to add your own occupations, skills, tomes, entities, etc.

Features of the Call of Cthulhu template include:

  • Supports Call of Cthulhu, 5th and 6th Editions and Delta Green as well as The Keeper's Companion I, The Creature Companion and The 1920's Investigator's Companion.
  • Includes investigator occupations for 1890's, 1920's and present-day.
  • Calculates occupation and personal skill points and presents the appropriate selection list.
  • Determines derived characteristic points.
  • Randomly rolls yearly income and property, or allows user to set these.
  • Includes Weapons and 1890's, 1920's and present day equipment.
  • Includes Spells, Occupations and Skills.
  • Includes Creatures, Deities, Beasts and Monsters.
  • At Alter Ego Software's website, you can get a free download of the picture library with over 200 creature and entity illustrations from Call of Cthulhu, Fifth Edition.
  • Includes Mythos Tomes.
  • Logs SAN loss history
  • Screen shots: Harvey Walters.
  • Printed character sheet examples: Harvey Walters and Harvey's Grimoire.
  • HTML output for displaying characters on the web: Harvey Walters.
  • Combat Summary printout for an encounter group of NPCs: Cthulhu Combat.
  • Brief Summary printout for a group of characters: Cthulhu Brief
  • Comprehensive, hyperlinked Help pages and printable PDF manuals.
  • Selection rules can be turned on to display only those spells and skills that your character is allowed to choose.
  • Add your character's picture.
  • Customizable for your house rules.

Metacreator Features

The following features are provided with the base application and are available for all game system templates.

Customization

  • Easily extended -- add your own races, classes, skills, house rules, etc.
  • Tabular data entry -- data sheet editor has a spreadsheet-like interface.
  • Print template design -- create your own printed character sheet layouts. Change font sizes, rearrange stat blocks, add your own graphics.
  • Text-based data sheets -- edit and process data sheets with your own software.
  • Export characters to any text format -- write your own text filters to output character information.
  • Create your own game systems -- you get all the tools we use to create game system templates.

Utilities

  • Die roller -- including simple die rolls such as 1d4, 3d6, d100, and complex die rolls such as best 3 of 9d6, Fudge dice, drawing cards, flipping coins, multiple rolls, additions, subtractions, multiplications, etc. Includes sound effects!
  • Name finder -- hundreds of names categorized by ethnicity and gender
  • Full character sheet editing capabilities -- create your own game system templates and modify existing ones
  • Custom data entry -- macro data sheets provide data entry with the ease of a spreadsheet
  • Print template design -- create your own custom printed character sheet layouts
  • Shortcut window that can be customized for each game system.
  • Character Details window allows full text formatting capabilities in your character's description
  • Built-in text editor for editing macro include files
  • Help files provided in both Windows Help and PDF formats for easy online viewing and printing

System Requirements

Metacreator has the following system requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, or Windows 2000.
  • Memory: 64MB RAM.
  • Disk space: 15MB free.
  • CPU: 200MHz or faster Pentium or equivalent
  • CD ROM drive (if you buy the application on CD).
  • Screen resolution: 640x480 minimum; 800x600 or greater recommended

Call of Cthulhu is a registered trademark of Chaosium, Inc.

AlterEgo Software

The Metacreator? product line by Alter Ego Software provides complete character management for Roleplaying Game (RPG) systems. It consists of a master application, Metacreator, and ready-to-use accessory game system templates. Metacreator also provides a detailed Help Manual to enable users to create their own templates. Metacreator features all character abilities, powers, skills, spells, feats, etc., automatic calculation of bonuses, automatic character advancement, character history, treasure generation, die roller, name finder and a wide variety of character sheet printing options. Free demonstration downloads and free updates of all the products are available. Alter Ego Software has been producing character generation software for over 10 years, including Metacreator, GURPS Character Builder, Hero Creation Workshop, Creator and Character Constructor.

AlterEgo Software

The Metacreator? product line by Alter Ego Software provides complete character management for Roleplaying Game (RPG) systems. It consists of a master application, Metacreator, and ready-to-use accessory game system templates. Metacreator also provides a detailed Help Manual to enable users to create their own templates. Metacreator features all character abilities, powers, skills, spells, feats, etc., automatic calculation of bonuses, automatic character advancement, character history, treasure generation, die roller, name finder and a wide variety of character sheet printing options. Free demonstration downloads and free updates of all the products are available. Alter Ego Software has been producing character generation software for over 10 years, including Metacreator, GURPS Character Builder, Hero Creation Workshop, Creator and Character Constructor.

 
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July 26th, 2010
It didn't take me long to get the hang of the system. This is an excellent product. Yes, there is something of a learning curve but I quickly mastered and there on out it worked great. Character generation is quick and easy and allows for all sorts of [...]
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June 13th, 2005
I needed something intuitive enough to be fairly quick but this didn't work for me. I don't have the time to spend learning a program with a fairly high learning curve.<br><br><b>LIKED</b>: I really don't know, yet, because it [...]
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