Character Creation: More switches
Currently we have switches for the following sources during character creation:
I would like to add to this idea. It is also just a good idea for campaigns.
Having a campaign toggle for setting what books are usable for character options would be great. But I'd be fine without that if I could tell players what switches to set when making a character.
It's not uncommon to want to restrict people only to certain books. For example, when introducing new players I often will tell people "Players Handbook Only" so that the new player doesn't get bogged down with all the options out there. Or I might want people to keep to PHB + Xanathars, but not use the races in Volos or the background options from various adventures.
@Jan Frans de Vries
Per the message on the top of content sharing, it only blocks compendium access not from the character creator. More specifically, having the switches in the character creator is part of the request so I can restrict books when making my own characters despite owning all the content.
Here's what I've come up with for how this could work:
I think that in general, there needs to be a way for the DM to add character creation restrictions - allowing certain options while disallowing others. Then maybe characters would be prevented from choosing them in the character builder when making a new character in that campaign, or a warning/error message could be displayed below a character that violates those restrictions. That would also cover things like "AL character validation" that's on the short-term roadmap - https://ddb.ac/feature-roadmap - in addition to your idea of allowing certain homebrew but disallowing others.
Though making a clean interface to manage all the options might be tricky, in terms of avoiding clutter. Perhaps there could be an interface for managing restrictions that only actually lists the restricted/disallowed options (unlike the compendium content sharing management options, which currently show every single book with a slider to enable or disable sharing), though the interface for choosing specific content to restrict would allow any official option or any homebrew option that the group has access to to be chosen as disallowed. And similarly, the interface could allow the DM to broadly "ban" all content from a specific book, or all homebrew, or all Eberron/Crit Role/Ravnica content, etc. (This could also account for things like encumbrance rules, requiring a certain ability score generation method, etc.)
+1 for supporting AL-restricted character sheets
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