CHARACTERS - ADDING DATA, CLASSIFICATIONS & AFFILIATIONS 


From the Characters & Groups window, while in Edit mode, click on the  button on the Data Tab. 

This will open the window to add Data, Classifications & Affiliations.


CHARACTER TEMPLATES

Character templates are optionally available to prefill some of the classifications and power grid settings.


CLASSIFICATIONS

Type in the dropdowns for Classifications and click the button to add new classifications to the list. Repeat until all Classifications are added.

If the Classification you require does not exist, type out the name, then click on the  to open the Classification Manager and add the new Class.

List items can be reordered using the up/down arrows and items can be deleted or the entire list cleared.


AFFILIATIONS

Type in the dropdown for Group Affiliations and click the button to add new affiliations to the list. Repeat until all Affiliations are added.

If the Group Affiliation you require does not exist, type out the name, then click on the  to create the Group in the background.

List items can be reordered using the up/down arrows and items can be deleted or the entire list cleared.


POWER GRID STATS

Enter the Power Grid ratings (taken from the Official Handbooks of the Marvel Universe), and Click the button to build the Power Grid listing.

Additional Power Grid settings can be added for characters who have multiple ratings. For example Teleporters quite often have dual speed stats. Choose the second Power Grid setting and click the button to add. Use the up/down arrows to reorder list items. You can also remove individual items or clear the entire Power Grid list.


RELATED CHARACTERS

Add related characters (mother, father, close relationships) by choosing a prefix, then a character. Clicking the Add button will combine the prefix and the character and add them to the list. This is used for accuracy of the names being added. Adding names helps fill out the Related Characters listings on the Characters form.


Data from the yellow-colored boxes will be combined to create the character configuration.

Click  to preview the combined data.

The preview textbox is freeform, so additional text can be added if necessary.

If you're not satisfied with the Configuration Preview, Click  and start over.

If everything appears as you'd like, Click  to copy the data back to the Characters form.

If text is already present on the Characters form, a prompt will ask if you want to overwrite it. Choosing Yes will replace the existing text. Choosing No will append the new data to the existing text, preserving both.

Adding this information to Characters now allows Iron Man (Anthony Stark) to show up in listings for classifications and affiliations. For example, if you pull up the Avengers record, Iron Man (Anthony Stark) will now be listed under Related Characters & Groups. If you do a classification search for Intelligence Level 6 (Super-Genius), he will show up in that list.