PCGen :: An RPG Character Generator Icon

RPG character generator for d20 systems.

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  • jaycenornin
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Excellent selection of features and supported games. Incredibly powerful for creating new characters and updating existing characters after a game session. HORRENDOUS interface, poor layout, atrocious default install location (AppData? seriously?), excruciating learning curve, severely limited customization unless you're a developer, and all support requests, bug reports, or suggestions require signing up for Jira or joining a Yahoo! group (no way to provide anonymous feedback or avoid creating a new account on a site you'll only ever use once). Overall, this application is great and a must-have for serious gamers who are also computer geeks. It simplifies, automates, and coordinates character creation so that someone who is fairly unfamiliar with a system can quickly make a character and jump into a game. However, that ease and fluidity is marred by the poor design and complicated layout that will stall any new users and force them to spend hours just getting familiar with the PC Gen interface. For those who are familiar with a system and become familiar with PC Gen's interface, you'll quickly become disappointed at the simple expectations that have not yet been met. I believe the developers over-emphasize features and game system support while ignoring the most basic design principles.

    Posted 03/13/2014
  • beardelzebub
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I absolutely love this generator above all the others I've used. It makes for quick character creation for new-to-the-table players (I GM a lot of those) and SNPC's (The ones that are basically there to make my PC's lives hell). The only issue I have with this generator isn't really an issue so much as something I covet. I just want so many other games to be available on this generator. It would make playing a new game for the first time a breeze to set up. Other than that, I have nothing, but good things to say about PCGen.

    Posted 11/07/2013
  • kwinz
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    The best character generator for Pathfinder!

    Posted 08/30/2013
  • allinmadison
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Nice work ! Great project.

    Posted 06/24/2013
  • cherylgardner
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Pcgen is excellent! Thanks.

    Posted 06/21/2013
  • saramills
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Great stuff.

    Posted 06/19/2013
  • danieljohnson2
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Thanks for software and updates.

    Posted 06/17/2013
  • tfileme
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Thanks for Pcgen, it's perfect!

    Posted 05/22/2013
  • business123exp
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I use it, too. Also because I don't use Windows. Highly recommended.

    Posted 05/13/2013
  • ballistic1
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Love it, only wish the material from the non-core 3.5 books could be added. I know that's a legal issue, so no points lost in my book for that.

    Posted 03/06/2013
  • nolansanders
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    thank you pcgen

    Posted 02/15/2013
  • oliverfong
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Nice and simple.

    Posted 01/21/2013
  • colefisher
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    fast download and works, recommended.

    Posted 12/20/2012
  • alladin-123
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Respect for this project is great!

    Posted 12/03/2012
  • cresponsible
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    PCGen is a great application and is backed by a great active team.

    Posted 11/26/2012
  • josephburke
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    excellent app

    Posted 11/10/2012
  • steve8black
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    nice stuff! it works fine for me

    Posted 11/04/2012
  • garles
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Character Generator thanks, very useful.

    Posted 10/12/2012
  • lukascarr
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    pcgen is fast and easy to use

    Posted 09/11/2012
  • maria1985
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    great program all around, only complaint, just wish it had some sort of quick lil getting started guide, considering thats my only complaint, always have this installed on my comp.

    Posted 09/11/2012
  • hilldakrei
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    This is the best tool for Windows that I know. thanks

    Posted 08/01/2012
  • grananerox
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    It is a great software.

    Posted 06/13/2012
  • puszachafma
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    very good

    Posted 06/13/2012
  • earibeeduav
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I install it on every computer I repair and don't forget :)

    Posted 06/13/2012
  • paudethousar
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    The best for Windows! It still needs to have a Mac and Linux version that is actually decent.

    Posted 06/09/2012
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