Kit Contents


I believe that it would be helpful when purchasing Kits they either have a list of contents in them like bags do in the inventory or adds all the individual items to the users purchased list.




Andrew Maitland
September 22, 2015, 6:05 AM

Bags display contents cause they are a container, and the user adds the items.

So, what is the request? List the contents, or grant the contents to the user purchased list (or even put them in a container kit)?

I tend to like a clear request to work with. Both will be an unidentifiable time frame, since I would have to track down each "kit" equipment item and then make the correct adjustments.

Christopher T. Otremba
September 22, 2015, 6:14 AM

I suggested it vaguely like that to leave it up to you and what would be the easiest to code so users can somehow see the contents of the kits on their Character Sheets. It's only a minor request and I have no expectations that you have to work on it right away. I only suggested it to help make your program more user friendly.

Andrew Maitland
September 22, 2015, 3:20 PM

Hi ,

Fair enough. The 101 of getting a feature implemented:
1) Be specific – alternatives are fine, but in this example the code pathways to implement one or the other are completely unrelated.
2) Supply the relevant materials - links, excerpts, or lists. (The easier you make it on the person the more likely they will be to do it)
3) No moving targets (A feature must have a defined achievement or goal.)

That all said, the tasks to complete to even get started are:
1) Compile a list of all released "kits" and what they contain.
2) Determine which implementation route to take.

#1 is probably very time consuming, I give pcgen about 30 minutes a day (most of that is sorting through communications, handling moderator requests, answering questions). That means this request is going to be pushed to the back burner until I have a lot of free time. (A great example of sitting on the backburner is the additional wild shapes request (, that will not be implemented by me, because I have to research the rule, and then track down each allowed creature... I have other "easier" requests that I can spend my time working on.) Notice it's been sitting since July 2014. This request should at least provide the book(s), kit names and contents to achieve a level where I'll be inclined to handle it.

#2 - Providing a descriptive list is much easier time wise. Granting the items is possible by two different methods, however, using the KIT mechanism will probably net the most bang for the buck - you get the actual items. But also takes longer to implement.

Everything has a cost/benefit - new source, new feature, and fix a bug. I hope that makes sense on your end.


Andrew Maitland
September 28, 2015, 6:02 AM

No list provided, too time consuming for now. Lowering priority.

Andrew Maitland
December 14, 2015, 10:09 AM

As part of other data work.


Andrew Maitland


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