FG Forge - Developer Guide

The FG Forge supports rulesets, modules, extensions, portrait packs, token packs, and image packs.

Module

Purpose:
Holds text, images, and tokens for an adventure, rulebook, reference, etc. It is displayed in the library, story lists, as well as under individual sections such as items, images, NPCs, etc. Modules are normally marked with compatibility for a specific ruleset, or set of rulesets.

File format:
Zip file with the extension name changed to mod.

Instructions for building a module

Extension

Purpose:
Extensions are loaded after a ruleset and they override the base functionality and/or graphic layout of the base system. They can be used to provide a new skin, or theme. They can also add, remove, or modify functionality. They are loaded by the Gamemaster (GM) and players connected to the GM will see the player version of any extension.

File Format:
Zip file with the extension name changed to ext.

Instructions for building an extension

Ruleset

Purpose:
A ruleset provides the graphical design and functionality for a game system. These rulesets can inherit from other rulesets, such as the built-in CoreRPG ruleset, in order to provide a base level of functionality common among all other rulesets. A custom ruleset will often define what the character sheet looks like, what data fields are important for game elements, such as NPCs, items, spells, etc., and also custom automation to help speed up and improve gameplay.

File format:
Zip file with the extension name changed to pak.

Instructions for building a ruleset

Portrait Pack

Purpose:
A portrait pack holds images that show up in the Assets Window under the Portaits section. These images can be JPG or PNG format.

File Format:
Zip file with the extension name changed to ppk.

Instructions for building a portrait pack

Token Pack

Purpose:
A token pack holds images that show up in the Assets Window under the Tokens section. These images can be JPG or PNG format.

File Format:
Zip file with the extension name changed to tpk.

Instructions for building a token pack

Image Pack

Purpose:
An image pack holds images that show up in the Assets Window under the Images section. These images can be JPG or PNG format.

File Format:
Zip file with the extension name changed to ipk.

Instructions (same as token and portrait packs, but with different extension name).