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PCGen is a free, open source, advanced RPG character generator (for d20 systems).


PCGen is a free open source RPG character generator (for d20 systems: IE it rolls the Standard 20 Sided dice.). All datafiles are ASCII so they can be modified by users for their own campaigns. Please join us at .


    Is FREE and works on all major operating systems (Windows, Linux, UNIX, Mac OS).
    Data and character files are operating system independent.
    Allows you to Create and Maintain multiple Characters.
    Supports d20 based Game Systems including D&D (3E, 3.5E, 4E), d20 Modern and Pathfinder.
    Supports Tons of Publishers and their products.
    Is highly configurable, allowing the user to add or remove races, classes, feats, and house rules such as unusual class or race restrictions.
    Supports level advancement, with configurable progressions of feats, skills and ability score bonuses.
    Produces numerous customized character and party sheets in HTML, TEXT and PDF formats.


    PCGen makes it easier to build and keep track of RPG characters, so you can spend less time on character sheets and more time playing the game.

    PCGen is for players and GM’s

    PCGen helps players create characters, quickly and correctly. PCGen knows all about the rules, so it keeps you from making common mistakes.

    PCGen helps GMs keep track of the creatures and NPC’s in the world. You can have many sheets open at the same time. PCGen even gives you an initiative tracker for running combat encounters, and places to write the NPC’s back stories and history.

    PCGen helps you build characters.
    PCGen helps you to create legal character builds, by keeping track of the pre-requisites for classes, feats, spells, and so on.
    Did your GM give you a feat the rules say you shouldn’t qualify for? No problem – you can bypass the pre-requisites, and give yourself the feat anyway.

    PCGen does the math for you.
    PCGen knows how to calculate your character’s numerical bonuses, even when you have complicated stacking bonuses and situational modifiers.
    PCGen also knows how to calculate the cost of equipment, your carrying capacity, and all the other things that come up during character creation and play.

    PCGen supports the RPGs you play.
    PCGen is compatible with the core rulebooks of Dungeons and Dragons 3.5e, d20 Modern, and Pathfinder. It’s flexible enough to support other game systems, too.
    In addition to core rulebook support, PCGen comes with as many source books as we have permission to include.

    PCGen is customisable.
    Have you created some unique stuff for your game? You can code that “home-brew” data into PCGen.
    The data files are text-based and don’t need any special tools to edit. Tutorials for data creation are included in every copy of PCGen.
    There is an active community of home-brewers creating things for PCGen, so there’s lots of help available if you need it.

    PCGen is free.
    PCGen is put together by volunteers and distributed free of charge. PCGen will never cost anything to use.

    PCGen works on all computers.
    PCGen works on all PCs – Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux. It doesn’t need a fast computer, either – PCGen will probably work on any PC made in the last ten years. More on system requirements.

    PCGen has flexible output.
    If you are going to be away for a game session, you can email the GM a PDF copy of your character sheet.
    If you don’t have a computer at your game session, you can print your character sheet on paper and take that with you.

    PCGen is growing.
    PCGen is under active development. New features and new data are being added all the time.

    You can look at our GitHub to see what we’ve been working on recently.

    Is there something you’d like to see added to PCGen? You can tell us.

    Would you like to help add things to PCGen? We take all kinds of help.


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