Character Sheet Helper tedium

Ugh. Updating the pregen characters to the new version of the Character Sheet Helper is the most tedious thing ever — mainly because I keep making one. Small. Change. And then I have to start over.

I’m currently on version 3.24. Yes, that is 24 versions of the BB3 Character Sheet Helper.. I swear, I hope this is the last one.

Update: 25. Auuuuugh!

Character Sheet Helper update

While updating characters on the Kalos Universe web site, I got really tired of deleting unused headings (for characters without Complications, for example), and removing blank lines from the Movement section (for characters without Teleportation, for example). So I dug into the TextSheet and WikiSheet tabs of the Character Sheet Helper, and made it so that you no longer have to do any fiddling — just copy and paste! So much less hassle. I have already updated the Google Sheets version, and the next LibreOffice Calc version will be uploaded to DriveThruRPG some time this week.

Bulletproof Blues 3.2 update

August already? How time flies. So what are we up to?

We are still working on Character Pack 4, which we hope will help promote what we are calling the “second printing” of Bulletproof Blues 3. It’s not really a second “printing”, of course, because we have not yet created a print version of BB3. However, it does correct a few errors, and further simplify a few rules that we felt still need simplification.

We are also updating the characters in Character Packs 1 & 2, as well as the characters from Ruins Of Atlanta, which are featured in Character Pack 3.

Once all of the Character Packs are complete, we will update Ruins Of Atlanta and Evangelists Of Mars. We do not have any plans to make those printable.

Once those are done, we will finally release the updated “second printing” of Bulletproof Blues 3 in PDF. Then, at long last, we will work on the printable version of Bulletproof Blues 3.

This is all a lot of work, and I wish I could tell you when it would be completed. Certainly, I would tell you if I knew.

At the moment, we are not sure if we will release these projects on DriveThruRPG as we complete them, or if we will wait and release them all at once. There are good arguments to be made either way.

In the meantime, here is the illustration for Pare Man, the sidekick to Negro Matapacos. The illustrations for Pare Man and Negro Matapacos are both by artist Marcos Martinez. As with our other character packs, the characters and images in Character Pack 4 will be released under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license.

Pare Man (Marcos Martinez)