Hero Lab7.3 / 6.1d Starter Edition

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Generate characters for your favorite role-playing games and keep track of their stats with this simple-to-use utility

editor's review




Hardcore role-playing games require a lot of patience and even some careful planning sometimes, because the party must have an appropriate distribution of skills and abilities in order to be able to overcome certain challenges. Keeping track of multiple characters from a variety of games can be difficult, which is why a dedicated tool can come in handy sometimes.

Generate and customize RPG character sheets

Hero Lab, as the name clearly suggests, is a simple and efficient tool you can use to generate, adjust and customize characters for a variety of role-playing games, as well as set up almost every parameter when it comes to attributes, skills and even armor proficiency. Obviously, these settings depend on the game in question, since not all of them accept the same kind of attributes.

The first thing you might notice when you run the application is the sheer number of tabs and options it provides you with, all of which are arranged in a very intuitive and helpful way. Finding information is simple and straightforward, as long as you know what you are looking for and you at least have an idea about role-playing games and how the characters function in them.

Save and export characters as PDF files

Starting with the basic controls regarding attributes like strength, agility and stamina, all the way to special weapon proficiencies and obviously the armors themselves, everything is left for you to decide. The application assumes that you know what needs to be changed and what doesn’t, so you might want to check up a few tutorials and how-to’s before jumping into action. It is also possible to choose the exact game you want to create the character for, which is definitely simpler to utilize and much more specific.

Quite a few options are available to you even after you finish creating the character, since you must transfer or save the information one way or another. You can obviously save it directly as a character sheet, but it is also possible to export the data in a PDF file and use it in other purposes, such as to print it. Plenty of other exporting formats are available as well, depending on your preferences.

A nifty tool with many potential uses

Hero Lab comes with a lot of useful settings and options, which makes it a great tool for anyone who spends a lot of time playing RPGsm, or generally creating character sheets for other purposes. The interface is simple, yet effective and it certainly doesn’t lack power, given the staggering number of possibilities that are open to you.

Hero Lab was reviewed by Alexandru Dulcianu
Last updated on September 30th, 2015
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