I hear you like 5e, so do we…

Thanks to the amazingly hard work of Bahamut Dragon, Wemes, Quonic, NGuill, & Andrew “Legacyking” Maitland who created the base 5e dataset and donated it to the project and Andrew Maitland who worked it over since the release to make sure it matches the SRD. PCGen has our first version of the D&D 5e Gamemode and dataset available for the public!

Download 6.06.00rc01, download this file, click on “Install Data” on the bottom of the sources screen and you are golden. Report any bugs at jira.pcgen.org.

In case you somehow missed the news WotC released D&D 5th Edition as OGL and released an SRD yesterday.

Please note that this is our first version so please report any bugs and issues at http://jira.pcgen.org


UPDATE: This is now rolled into the latest production version of PCGen.

19 Comments on “I hear you like 5e, so do we…

    • Normally, that would have taken a few weeks, but as mentioned, we had things in place well before now, and several contributors made it extremely easy to make the necessary alterations to get an ALPHA SRD5 available quickly. As an added bonus since I know our community wanted this in any format, I have included it as part of the upcoming 6.06.00 release. The OOC install will be updated with changes as they become available. Of note, the bestiary/NPC section is the most incomplete at this time. The focus in on playable PC characters.

  1. I’m really happy to hear this news as well. I’m one of the people mentioned above that helped with the project, and I’d be happy to help in any way that I can.

    • The 5e SRD is a Design Style Document for publishers, not a whole system document like the 3e & 35e SRD was. This is aimed at allowing publishers to design compatible systems to support 5e without giving away the farm, at least that’s my belief.

  2. I’m unable to locate wood-elf as a subrace in the latest verison of PCGen while using D&D 5e as the source. What should I do?

  3. Hey so I’m looking to run a Knight from the 3.5 PHB II but i cant seem to find the class. Can anyone help me out?

    • Other than the core books and some parts of the Unearthed Arcana, WotC never produced any open material. Some of the users have created their own files, and may have put them on their own webspaces, but we couldn’t tell you where. I’d advice a google search.

  4. Hi there – I have followed the instructions above and I am getting the error message “Unable to create a new character. The error was: Cannot create Solver of format ORDEREDPAIR because no default was provided for that format.” Specifically, afte rI loade the 5e source file I am seeing the game mode/source materials reflected properly, but then when I hit new character I get that message. Is there a solve for that error?

    • I would download the latest stable and then search out BahumetDragon’s repo for any updates to the data files. PCGen volunteers never really made any 5e data besides the base framework because most of them aren’t playing 5e currently. 🙂

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