View Full Version : Changing Default Number of Dots in NWoD

October 8th, 2011, 16:07
I'm tinkering with Foen's New World of Darkness ruleset. I've extracted the ruleset from the .pak file and am trying to figure out how I change the maximum number of dots for pcs and npcs in attributes and skills. Any tips for what I should look for?

For things like Willpower and Health I see the following:
<DotBoxControl name="health">

Moon Wizard
October 9th, 2011, 22:26
I'm not familiar with the NWoD ruleset, but I'm familiar with ruleset programming. You have to look for "<template name="DotBoxControl">" to find out what it is doing.

I would suggest a good XML/Lua editor that can search over multiple files. I use Notepad++ right now.


October 12th, 2011, 07:37
I think you can change the <dots>12</dots> to a different number, like <dots>10</dots>. It is also worth noting that you may need to change the size of the control (it is a little while since I last looked, but I'd guess the width is 10 x the number of dots).

Once you start changing the number of dots, you may also find that the sheets don't lay out properly, so other items on them may need to be moved or resized.