A collection of frequently asked questions.
The bundled content is that what is presented in the System Reference Document (SRD) under the Open Gaming License. The Acolyte is the only background in the SRD and all races with subraces only have a single one. You can extend Aurora with additional content files.
You can extend Aurora with additional content. There are two sections that provide additional content. You can also find shared content on the discord channel.
You can install the Segoe UI Symbol font to make it display correct.
With the release of v1.0 and the end-of-life of Windows 7 it is likely that support for it will be dropped in possible future versions.
Yes. You can however make a donation to help the project.
This is a project created and maintained by one developer, not a team.
The first tools to help you create content will come after the donation goal on patron has been reached and will be available for supporters. Although, like all the current available content, a lot of content can be created with a text editor already. Take a look at the documentation section. No programming knowledge is required but some effort might be required to get started.
No, and highly unlikely at this point. I don’t have the resources to even consider anything beyond the current Windows version at the moment.
No, but it’s something I would like to do in the future when I have the resources to manage it. I don’t have a specific donation goal set for it yet but I would only manage it when I can dedicate the time to it that it deserves. Ideally it would be when I can work on the project fulltime.
Not as of this moment, it’s a character builder made to generate a PDF to print. A combat mode is a feature I’d like to implement at some point but it’s by no means a priority feature.
You can use a file to allow exotic languages to be selectable as standard languages. In the future you will be able to do this from within Aurora. Grab the file here and place it it your
No, it’s used for keeping the content files up to date in Aurora. You can leave it out for your own homebrew files. When you decide to create index files and host the content files online it becomes a requirement. You can find more information on creating files in the documentation.
You currently get this message when you have not included the additional content from the core index, be sure to also include it as it’s marked as required.
As the source says; the content from this source is not included. Once these rules make it in the official releases it will be looked at again. These will require code changes to the character builder and additional changes to variant elements.
No, but in the future I plan to include a lot more information in the character file as well as the output for the character sheet. There is a good chance you would see some converters pop up to convert the character file to a file you could use to import the character into other services.
It’s possible the application or you don’t have the permissions needed to write files to the location the files are saved. It could be something blocking Aurora such as windows defender or an installed antivirus software. This doesn’t happen too often but since the application isn’t digitally signed it will happen once in a while to some users.
No, the repository is archived and will not get updated with new additional content such as Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything. A decoupled archive of the content is available for download from the Patreon page.
To avoid more take down requests in the future, the public content repository is currently archived and will not receive updates. While you can currently still include the archived content as normal this will most likely not be for long. A simplified archive of the content is available for download from the Patreon page and stay available as long as it can.
A collection of known issues and possible workarounds.
This might happen when your connection to the server (located in the Netherlands) isn’t the best or the bandwidth of the hosting has been throttled due to the number of used bandwidth in a period of time. You can try again a little later or try the download link here.
This is most likely caused by invalid configuration. Uninstalling the application will not remove these configuration files so you need to remove them manually. You can clear all files and folders in
C:\Users\YOUR_USERNAME\AppData\Local\Builder, these are user settings specific to Aurora. Make sure the application is not running when doing so.
It’s possible the application or you don’t have the permissions needed to write files to the location the files are saved. It could be something blocking Aurora such as windows defender or an installed antivirus software. This doesn’t happen too often but since the application isn’t digitally signed it will happen once in a while to some users with untrusted software (for good reason).