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Rifts® Automated Character Sheet

Rifts® Automated Character Sheet


Rifts® Automated Character Sheet for EXCEL

The next step in character data collection! This EXCEL template provides automation to your Rifts® character creation process. Done in Microsoft Excel, this character template will allow you to build your character with substantial ease and speed. Ideal for the new gamer who doesn’t know all of the Palladium Books® rules just yet, it’s also a highly effective tool for Game Masters and advanced players alike who make multiple characters, NPCs or just like to min/max or theory craft characters between games.

  • Dice Roller: A simple dice roller is on the main page of the character sheet to help with character creation or in game dice rolling needs.
  • Automated Attributes and Stat Block: All the bonuses and features from attributes are presented in a large stat block allowing you to easily see your bonus to save vs Psionics, Mind Control, etc. You can pick your strength type (Normal, Augmented, Robotic or Supernatural) to determine your carrying and lifting capacity and even your M.D. punch damage if you strength is high enough and of the right type.
  • Automated Combat Stats: The main page holds a section where you can pull up data for your various combat stats, from hand to hand abilities such as Strike, Parry, Dodge and Disarm, to W.P. bonuses including those of the W.P. Sharpshooting variety. This section draws upon all of your character’s selection of skills and abilities and even offers customization from odd O.C.C. or racial abilities.
  • Automated Psionics: All psionics from Rifts® Ultimate Edition, Rifts® World Book 12: Psyscape™ and Rifts® World Book 32: Lemuria can be selected from a dropdown menu that then populates tables with the information on psionics for your character. Each psionic ability’s data including damage, M.D.C. and range also automatically increases based on the character’s level of experience.
  • Automated Spells: All Common Invocation, Necromancy, Ocean Magic and Biomancy spells (yes, all the Lemurian Biomancer spells too!) can be selected from a dropdown menu that then populates tables with the information on spells for your character. Each spell’s data including damage, M.D.C. and range also automatically increases based on the character’s level of experience.
  • Automated Skills: All skills from Rifts® Ultimate Edition, Rifts® World Book 25: China 2 – Heroes of the Celestial Court™ and Rifts® World Book 32: Lemuria can be selected and then automatically add bonuses from prerequisites and related skills. Physical skills that provide bonuses also add those bonuses directly to attributes and combat stats. Bonuses that require dice rolls are denoted and can then be manually rolled and added to the character sheet. Custom percent bonuses such as O.C.C. bonuses can also be added to individual skills.
  • Automated Cybernetics & Bionics: All cybernetics and bionics from Rifts® Ultimate Edition along with some favorites from other books can be selected from dropdown menus which then tabulate bonuses and add them to your combat stats. Prices also sum up so an enterprising Headhunter can keep track of his hardware and upgrades. Simple cybernetic body part diagrams even allow players to allocate the locations of their various cybernetic and bionic components.
  • Freeform O.C.C. and Racial Power Section: A section for non-standard powers, special O.C.C. or racial abilities allows the player to add custom skills and powers that can be linked to those features to draw upon the character’s level of experience, I.Q. bonus or other stats so powers grow as the character advances.
  • Character Building Section: On the main page of the document is a section to help you build your character, from customizing attributes, to adding non-standard bonuses from O.C.C. or racial abilities, to an Optional point buy system for attributes.
  • Helpful Hints and Suggestions: Red triangular tabs appear throughout the document. Hovering over the red tab with the mouse cursor will reveal useful data from sourcebooks, hints, suggestions and other information, such as what a particular stat means, how it’s used in the game and what things can add bonuses or affect it. There is also a page with overview instructions on how to use the sheet, and a number of instructional videos will be posted via Palladium TV on the ins and outs of the character sheet. The first can be found here:
  • Portrait: A special sheet is set up so you can add an image to the document for a custom portrait for your character. That image is then displayed on the main page and is protected from accidental movement or deletion from the main page.
  • Password Protected: Several pages of the document are password protected so players won’t accidently delete formulas and ruin the character sheet’s automated features. The password is provided so players can customize the sheet to their liking then protect the sheet again so they don’t undo all their hard work.
  • Note: The file is best used in Microsoft EXCEL 2016 or above. Some data may be lost if not using Microsoft EXCEL, such as when using similar products like Open Office.

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Andrew S September 18, 2021 2:33 pm UTC
Not 5 mins into it and found a missing skill. Hand to Hand: Dragon.
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September 10, 2021 9:12 pm UTC
Using excel 2007 with macros enabled and can't get spells to populate.
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September 11, 2021 2:08 pm UTC
Can you access the dropdown menu for the spells?
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September 11, 2021 2:34 pm UTC
No drop down menu for spells or cybernetics only skills and psionics.
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September 14, 2021 12:43 pm UTC
When you first opened the file did it try and do some kind of conversion? If so, try re-downloading and opening a fresh copy again.
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September 14, 2021 3:28 pm UTC
I downloaded to a different PC and works great! I'll see what happens when I get to open it on the other.
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September 15, 2021 9:08 pm UTC
I found the bug! Its a backwards compatibility issue, I found a fix and have implemented it in the 004 Release, which I'll have up soon.
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Justin S September 10, 2021 4:47 pm UTC
Having the same issue, Filename says it's version 002, character sheet says it version 1. How do you update to the latest version of the sheet?
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September 10, 2021 1:46 am UTC
Does this need a specific version of excel to work?
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September 10, 2021 7:56 pm UTC
It was designed in Excel 2016, but I have used it as far back as the 2003 edition.
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Walter M September 07, 2021 6:34 pm UTC
I am curious... The File Name says it is Version 002. The Info page within the sheet itself says Version 001. ..and there was supposedly an update to version 003 today, however the file I downloaded is an exact copy of the V002 file. Can any one explain this to me?
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September 10, 2021 7:55 pm UTC
Take a look at this article:

Let us know if it does or does not work.
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William H August 30, 2021 2:30 am UTC
I wanted to apologize to the Author of the program on here as well. He and I have spoken and I found out what was wrong, and it was entirely on my end (My Computer was using the wrong program to open the file). So, I wanted to delete my old Comment, however I am unable, so here is an updated one to say to ignore my prior one, thank you.
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William H August 28, 2021 7:21 am UTC
This program does not work as Advertised. The magic Section does NOT have drop down menus, you have to type in the spell name itself. When you add to that you end up not being able to get more than the first line of the Spell Effects to be listed as if you enter the name again, it just gives you the exact same thing. Going with this problem, it tries to populate the entire row for the effects but since the effects were longer than the space, it cuts off and just shows a red arrow with no way to actually continue reading. Also, the part about the protect and unprotect... those options do not show up when you right click either. All in all, it has so much promise, but it definitely is not working as advertised (or as the instructions tab says it should).

I have completely removed the program and re-downloaded it, with the exact same results. I have looked to see if maybe there is an update and can not locate one either. I have not tried some of the other things, so I can't even state anything in regards...See more
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