Custom Categories

Custom Categories

Create your own Races, Classes, Place Categories, etc without seeing everyone else's

With Custom Categories, you can create new races, classes, place categories, etc.

Enabling Custom Categories

  1. Click the "Attributes" link on the left navigation panel of your campaign
  2. Click the "Enable Custom Categories" button
  3. You will receive an email once everything is converted

Note: If you see a list of attributes already, then Custom Categories is already enabled.

Adding Custom Categories

There are two ways of adding Custom Categories:

  1. From an Attribute page (like Race, Place Category, etc)
    1. Click "Attributes" in left-nav panel
    2. Click on an Attribute in the tab
    3. Click the + Button
    4. Add a Custom Category
  2. From the connections editor
    1. Edit connections on a regular page, like a Character
    2. Enter a category, like Race or Class
    3. If what you enter isn't available in your campaign yet, it will prompt you to add it

Changing sub-category hierarchies

By default, a new Race, for example, has an "Attribute of" connection to the "Race" attribute.

To change, for example, Sea Elf, to be a sub-category of Elf:

  1. Go to the "Sea Elf" category page and click "Connections"
  2. Clear the Category of (Attribute) field
  3. Add "Elf" to the "Sub-Category of (Category) field
  4. Save
Attributes on Scabard are not Strength, Intelligence, etc. Those would use the Stats Tab. Attributes on Scabard are a type of categorical attribute for a specific type of page. For example, Race and Gender are attributes of Character, while Place Category is an attribute of Place.

What are Categories?

Categories (more specifically, Custom Categories) are categories associated with an attribute. Dwarf, Human, and Elf are categories of the "Race" Attribute, while Forest and Town are categories of the "Place Category" Attribute.

Learn about the Shared Categories Checkbox

Note: Custom Categories is now a free core feature.

Note: None of the races you've assigned to characters using old-style categories will be deleted. They'll still point to the old-style races. Likewise with Gender and Place Category.

But when you edit connections, at least for those 3 attributes, you'll be able to assign custom categories. Unlike old-style categories, you can create a new custom category from within the connections editor.

Custom Categories is an Add-On feature. Just a one-time charge.

One Campaign$9.95
Two Campaigns*$17.95
Four Campaigns*$29.95
Leave your username and campaign name(s) in the payment notes and I will provision this feature for you.
* You can choose one now and save the other(s) for later.