Apple has announced that it is phasing out support for 32 bit apps in OS X. All of my Mac apps are 32 bit and I don't currently have plans to update these, so enjoy them while they still work for the next few years.
All of the character generation apps allow you to save a completed character to a file. If nothing else, this lets you re-open the file and print out a new TAS form.
But what if you need to modify the completed character? Examples:
The latest version of the basic character generation system for navy, marines, army, scouts, merchant, other, pirate, belter, sailor, diplomat, doctor, flyer, barbarian, bureaucrat, rogue, noble, scientist, hunter, and assassin characters is available for download here.
This version incorporates the 6 careers from Book 1: Characters and Combat in addition to the careers available before.
• The annual retirement pay was not recorded or reported on TAS Form 2.
• The optional +1DM for rank 5+ characters on the material benefits table was always available regardless of rank.
• Renamed the File>Print… menu item to File>Print TAS Form 2… for clarity.
• The 6 careers from Book 1: Characters and Combat have been added.
• Character data can now be saved to a file.
• A saved character file can be re-opened for examination and printing.
The basic character generation system for pirate, belter, sailor, diplomat, doctor, flyer, barbarian, bureaucrat, rogue, noble, scientist, hunter, and assassin characters is available for download here. Go crank out those NPCs!
I've started work on Citizens, a basic character generator for 13 different careers. Estimated development time is less than one month.
In a previous News category post I gave a list of possible character generation programs to work on next. After thinking about these and looking them over, I've decided that the basic characters found in Supplement 4: Citizens of the Imperium would be of most interest to referees and players.
I'd really like to do Scientists - Technicians, academics, and researchers, from an article in Freelance Traveller 4, but I can't locate the author and ask for permission. Similarly, I'm not sure I can get permission to do Terrorists - from an article in Space Gamer 46. I will probably come back and do some of the others later, but I think they're of limited interest.
There's always a need for quick-and-dirty NPCs to assist and confound player characters, and Citizens fills the bill. I considered adding the character classes from Book 1: Characters and Combat, but since it's so easy to create characters with the applications I've already done, and they cover the same character classes as in Book 1, I've decided not to do that. But I am going to add in the bonus class Assassins - From Paranoia Press' Scouts & Assassins.
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