Herolab

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Miracle
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Herolab

Post by Miracle » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:17 am

I've been playing around with it and I must say, it's very helpful to have all the stuff at your fingertips without having to flip to the SRD every other minute. The only thing I don't like is that saving characters is not free. But you gotta make your money somehow.

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Chogokin
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Re: Herolab

Post by Chogokin » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:33 am

I use it myself, and I think it is absolutely worth buying. It's also pretty cheap, as long as you use it for any game but Pathfinder... ;)

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Re: Herolab

Post by kenseido » Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:10 pm

Yeah I highly recommend Hero Lab. It is far from perfect, but it really does make creating characters easier.

And if you GM games, it has a great feature to help manage combats.

And there is lots of other stuff I don't even use.

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Re: Herolab

Post by FuzzyBoots » Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:18 pm

Incidentally, I do unofficial support for bugs and new features. :) If I can get it working, I send it on to the people at Lone Wolf and they implement the fixes. My name is a few places in the source code now.

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Re: Herolab

Post by proditor » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:46 pm

I'm a huge fan of the product and use it for M&M and D&D 5e (mostly just to track my player's characters).

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Re: Herolab

Post by Sidious » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:29 pm

I'm sure it's a nice product but after the Warmachine episode with Lone Wolf, I wont be buying any of their products.

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Re: Herolab

Post by FuzzyBoots » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:42 pm

Sidious wrote:I'm sure it's a nice product but after the Warmachine episode with Lone Wolf, I wont be buying any of their products.
Ah. I take it something happened with Army Builder?

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Re: Herolab

Post by Sidious » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:54 pm

yeah, long winded condescending letter about how we were using the term "Army Builder" incorrectly as it's a copyrighted term, even though it perfectly describes the function of a program. That privateer should "educate" us on the term or face legal action.

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Re: Herolab

Post by FuzzyBoots » Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:11 pm

Sidious wrote:yeah, long winded condescending letter about how we were using the term "Army Builder" incorrectly as it's a copyrighted term, even though it perfectly describes the function of a program. That privateer should "educate" us on the term or face legal action.
Ah. Yeah, Rob is a bit aggressive on the intellectual property front. I'm given to understand that they've had issues with people trying to rip the program off, including at least one attempt by the owner of an army-building game.

And that's not even getting into the piracy problems they've encountered... Army Builder is the reason that Hero Lab has a limited number of licenses.

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