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Metacreator & 3.5 Edition System Reference Document

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Create characters and NPCs, generate encounters and treasure for your 3.5 Edition campaign quickly and easily with Metacreator. This character generator is easily customized to add your own classes, races, feats, skills, etc.

Now Metacreator supports the 3.5 Edition of the popular RPG (Roleplaying Game) under the Open Game License v 1.0a Copyright 2000, Wizards of the Coast, Inc. If you already own the Third Edition SRD Template, you can download a free upgrade at Alter Ego Software's website.

SRD Template Features

  • Includes standard, advanced (prestige), psionic, expanded psionic, epic, NPC, modern and arcana character classes with optional multiclass advancement.
  • Includes standard character races, as well as over 500 monster races.
  • All item bonuses and synergies are automatically applied to your character's abilites, saves, skills, combat, etc.
  • Add your own races, classes, abilities, spells, skills, equipment, monsters, etc.
  • Completely customizable for your house rules or other game system.
  • Create characters with monster templates such as lycanthropes, vampires, half-dragons, etc.
  • Includes automatic encounter generation of both Monsters and their treasure, selectable by challenge rating, climate, terrain and type.
  • Party experience automatically calculated for encounter groups, too!
  • Includes over 500 Magic Items.
  • Includes fantasy, psionic, modern and epic Skills and Feats
  • Computes combat bonuses due to magic weapons and items, feats and special abilities.
  • Starting packages and automatic advancement for fast NPC generation.
  • Includes Die Roller for d4, d6, d8, d12, d20, percentile dice or any non-standard value, with sound effects.
  • Add your character's picture.
  • Guide your spell-casting character to construct magic items, including construction time, XP cost and gp cost.
  • Comprehensive, hyperlinked Help pages and printable PDF manuals
  • Selection rules can be turned on to display only those spells, skills, feats, etc. that your character is allowed to choose.
  • HTML output for displaying characters on the web.
  • RTF output for stat blocks that you can include in word processing documents.
  • Combat summary sheet

Metacreator Features

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


  • 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.


  • Die roller -- including simple die rolls such as 1d4, 3d6, d20, 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 Vista through Windows 10. Runs under Windows XP at your own risk, since Microsoft no longer supports XP.
  • Memory: 512MB RAM.
  • Disk space: 20MB free.
  • CPU: 512MHz or faster Pentium or equivalent
  • Screen resolution: 640x480 minimum; 800x600 or greater recommended

Download the demo


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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December 28th, 2005
This program is the perfect character creator program. It is a tad intimidating at first, but only because that it can handle any and all rules from any game or book. The program just has to be huge in order to take into account all the data. Once [...]
November 13th, 2005
This is the best systmem I have enountered for a DM without a lot of time to fumble through stacks of books. I hope they add new suplements for character classes, items, and monsters. I will buy other products they offer in the future. <br><br [...]
August 28th, 2004
Works greate even up to the epic levels. As a DM speeds up prep time and encounter creation. [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on April 05, 2004.
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