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EABA Verne character creator v1.0 $0.00
Average Rating:4.1 / 5
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EABA Verne character creator v1.0
Publisher: BTRC
by steve s. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/21/2011 12:40:46
Not bad, some intresting concepts. I would of liked more coverage of the victorian era.

Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
EABA Verne character creator v1.0
Publisher: BTRC
by Dillard R. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/30/2011 15:54:24
My initial review for this product was very harsh. I tried to use the character sheet twice and it failed twice after lengthy periods of question asking and answering. I tried the sheet again the next day and followed the instructions completely. This time it worked as advertised. I am sure that the first series of problems were my own fault.

I do have one complaint. The sheet is an ink hog. If you try to use gray scale to cut down on color ink cost forget it...you won't be able to read 20% to 25% of the sheet. In newer versions I would heartily recommend that the sheet background be simplified to make it easier on our printer cartridges.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
EABA Verne character creator v1.0
Publisher: BTRC
by russ b. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/14/2011 21:24:07
An excellent little program, Greg Porter seems to be a real Renaissance man now that he programs too. Creates a beautiful, stylish, atmospheric character sheet with important bits marked in color for easy understanding.

I recommend using this program to run it as it's a free pdf viewer that lets you save characters made with this:

http://download.cnet.com/PDF-XChange-Viewer/3000-10743_4-
-10598377.html?tag=mncol;1

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
EABA Verne character creator v1.0
Publisher: BTRC
by Mark L. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/06/2011 16:22:14
Dandy character generator, _if_ you have the required software to work this advanced pdf. As handy as it is, it will not work on a Mac with Apple's own pdf tool, Preview; instead you have to use Adobe's Reader, which some Mac users install reluctantly. Similarly, the pdf for the iPad, which would be quite useful, requres PDFExpert, software which itself costs $10.

At least on the Mac, you cannot print to pdf from the Adobe Reader, which means you cannot save a digital version of the character generated (which is a serious pain). This apparent limitation and the requirement for specific pdf software dropped what would otherwise be a better rating from me.

The operation of the generator is substantively quite impressive, but you have to read through the instructions, which are quite wordy. If you don't reset first, for example, it takes several seconds between clicks for the data input sheet to respond; enough to imply (incorrectly) that it is not working.

It would be wonderful if such a character generator could be generalized for other systems, FATE in particular.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Publisher Reply:
As the designer of the product, I have to concur with most of the criticisms. I am a Mac user as well, and I wish Preview had more features. I'm also an iPad user. Only a few iPad pdf readers support forms and internal Javascript at the time I am writing this, but I am hoping that with time and competition, this functionality will trickle down to free or really cheap apps. Despite the significant time and effort expended in creating it, these reasons are why this was released as a free product. Despite its limits, I'm glad the reviewer liked it, and hopefully I'll do similar creators for future projects.
EABA Verne character creator v1.0
Publisher: BTRC
by Mike P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/04/2011 15:25:15
A As a long-time DM who has to convince other people to take time to make a character, I am a huge fan of character generators. Finding a good one is always a challenge, so BRTC's Character Creator for the Verne RPG is a real boon. This interactive PDF is good fun for steampunk fans who aren't interested in playing Verne at all, as the first steps in character creation is simply answering questions in character. When you're done, you hit "calculate," and your character race and profession are generated, based on the answers you gave. There's an option to do this randomly as well, but random or calculated, a character creator as cool as this adds up to one thing: less time messing around with character creation mechanics to devote more time to game play! Two thumbs up to BRTC for producing this little number. Other systems should take a page from BRTC's book and release aesthetically pleasing, bug-free character creators. It's fun to roll dice, but as a DM, it's more fun to get people into playing as fast as you can, and the EABA Verne Character Creator definitely does that. There's a version in the download for the iPad as well, but I could not review, as I don't own one.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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