No DST in GURPS 4th Edition

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Calion

18 Feb, 2014 03:14 AM

If I choose "GURPS 4th Edition" as the Game System for my game, the DST will not show up. The New Character page shows "Dynamic Style Sheet Description"--in other words, there's no popup menu under "Dynamic Style Sheet." If I choose "GURPS," a GURPS 4e character sheet is selectable from a menu.

Why are character sheets called "Dynamic Style Sheets" anyway? Sounds like a CSS reference.

  1. 1 Posted by schiann on 18 Feb, 2014 06:11 AM

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    The DSTs are supposed to function like CSS, where you can change the style without affecting the content. At least before the Reforge, in a popular game, you might have a handful of different DSTs to choose from, and, assuming they were coded properly, you could switch back and forth without losing any data. Post-Reforge, a lot of the DSTs are not working right and are permanently losing character data, so be careful using them!

    Here's an old post on DSTs if you want to learn more:
    http://help.obsidianportal.com/kb/advanced/creating-a-dynamic-chara...

    Travis from OP should be through shortly to resolve the GURPS 4e issue.

  2. 2 Posted by Travis19 on 22 Feb, 2014 06:28 PM

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    Hi, thanks for contacting Obsidian Portal about this. I'll get this handled shortly.

  3. 3 Posted by ChainsawXIV on 09 Feb, 2016 06:25 AM

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    Hey Calion - I was just prowling the old ticket list here, and noticed this. I know it's years after the fact, but here's the low-down on this: Each sheet template is associated with a specific game system, and there aren't any working templates attached to GURPS 4th Edition. DSTs are created by users, and it's really their choice what systems to set things up under.

  4. 4 Posted by Calion on 10 Feb, 2016 11:10 PM

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    Thanks! Good to know.

  5. Calion closed this discussion on 10 Feb, 2016 11:10 PM.

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