Optolith Character Creator

  • Hi all!

    As the Ulisses US forum does not seem to be actively used anymore, I want to provide a place for all of you who want to provide feedback or ask question regarding Optolith, my tool to create and manage characters for TDE5!

    Optolith manages most of the rules automatically, so ou don't need to take care of them anymore. It features a clean user interface, it's optimized for both mouse and touch interaction and you can checkout rules and crunch texts wile creating/editing/viewing characters without the need of switching to a different tab or app.

    Supported source books (names in parenthesis are partially or fully available in a prerelease version – more on this later):

    • Core Rules
    • Aventuria Almanac
    • (Aventuria Compendium)
    • (Aventuria Armory)
    • (The Warrings Kingdoms)
    • (Armory of the Warring Kingdoms)
    • (Inns & Taverns)
    • (Magic of Aventuria)

    All other books not listed here are not implemented, but I want to implement all available sources, so...

    Also, a supported book does not mean Optolith supports all contained optional rule!

    Download from the Scriptorium

    The tool is available for Windows 7+ (x86 and x64), Linux (Ubuntu 12.04+, Fedora 21+, Debian 8+; x64) and macOS 10.10+ (x64). Because I do not have a system running macOS, updates for macOS might be available later than those for Windows and macOS.

    If you like you can give feedback, report bugs etc. right here in this thread! :)

    On GitHub, you can check out a list of all reported bugs and feature requests I try to keep up to date. If you like, you can submit any bugs/feature requests/etc. there!

    There is also a roadmap on GitHub.

    Concerning bug reports: I wrote a little guide if you're not sure what to include!

    You can also join my Optolith Discord server if you like chat more. Of course, it's also a valid addition to this forum! ;)

    If you prefer e-mail, you can use support@optolith.app.

    You can also check out the changelog.

    May the Twelve be with you, and happy creating!


    "Der Schwarzmagier? Ach, der wartet mit seinem Ritual schon auf uns, das ist eh gescriptet." ... :rolleyes:

    Mein Heldengenerator für DSA5: Thread und Eintrag im Scriptorium

  • Update 1.2.0

    This release marks a big milestone for the English version as it includes all rule books released so far. This includes the Compendium I, Magic of Aventuria and more. Also, there are quite a few fixes and a new Dutch translation.

    New Features

    • Dutch localization (including Core Rules)
    • Aventuria Compendium I English localization
    • Magic of Aventuria I English localization
    • The Warring Kingdoms English localization
    • Armory of The Warring Kingdoms English localization
    • Aventuria Armory I English localization
    • Aventuria Bestiary I English localization
    • Inns & Taverns English localization


    • Shields are usually not used as the primary weapon, so the doubled PA bonus is now used on character sheet.
    • Improved Dodge I–III should not modify DO value as this should only happen when the hero does not wear armor.

    Bug Fixes

    • Does not increase DO by 2 or 4 but 1 or 2 when optional rule Higher Parade Values is active.
    • Disadvantage Bad Luck I-III did not decrease FtP on character sheet.
    • Window for permanent loss of LP/AE/KP is now closable.
    • Disadvantage Stigma (Green Hair) now makes the hair color green.
    • Preview of images only displayed .jpg, no .png.
    • Native Tongue (NT) cannot be selected as a level for languages.
    • App close button did not work.
    • Removed error message on import/export cancellation.
    • Personality Flaw: It is now possible to buy as many Prejudices/Unworldly's as you like.
    • Required attribute values for professions were not ensured.
    • SA Property Knowledge did not work and had wrong AP cost.
    • Demigods were not available as applications for Religions skill.
    • Rerolling weight without a set size did not reroll both but instead used 0 as size.
    • Wrong carrying capacity when STR was 8.
    • CT adjustments in profession variants are not displayed correctly.
    • The default file name in the save dialog for the PDF now is the hero's name.
    • Unfamiliar Spells maximum was still active after finishing hero creation.
    • Hide characters where the version of them is not supported.
    • When selecting a spell for Tradition Guild Mage, General spells are now hidden.
    • The selected locale (of a hero) was not saved.
    • Pacts were not saved.
    • Wrong column names on chants sheet.
    • Protective/Wardings Circles are not correctly displayed.
    • Disadvantage Incompetent disallows Advantage Aptitude completely instead of only disallowing the corresponding skill option.
    • Primary Attribute maximum for Combat Techniques not working.
    • Weight Ratio of Head and Torso in Hit Zone Armor flipped.
  • Update 1.3.0

    New Features

    • French version (incl. Core Rules) #34


    • The search bar in wiki will not be cleared anymore if you switch the category. #286
    • If importing a hero fails you'll now get more detailed information about the cause of the problem. (Incompatible version, invalid file, ...) #343 #394
    • Completely new database layer and thus start-up time reduction up to 50%

    Bug Fixes

    • The cache for AP is now working properly after not saving all of the heroes. #416
    • Languages overflow on character sheet if Hjaldingsh is active. #419
    • Personal data font is truncated vertically on character sheet. #413
    • Profession Black Mage (Demirion Ophenos's Student) had wrong AP cost. #344
    • Fixed weight total alignment on belongings sheet. #291
    • An item could not be set as an improvised weapon. #290
    • Routine Checks table: wrong alignment. #214
    • Afraid of: Selection/Custom text did not appear on character sheet. #213
    • Could not upload profile image from windows network share. #229
    • Adding AP did not work if you didn't leave the input field. #341
    • Weapons that do not apply damage only showed "D" as Damage. #353
    • There was no Skill Rating decrease possible for Tracking with SA Hunter. #357
    • SA Onslaught lists CT Swords twice. #355
    • Could not read exported hero with BOM. #370
    • Item changes could be saved in certain situations. #389
    • Fixed field "Carried where" on items not persisted. #369
    • The maximum of CTs caused by their primary attributes has been fixed. #379
    • Cast-Net has had the CT Slings instead of Thrown Weapons. #345
    • The app config does not cause errors anymore. #358


    As of now, there is a simple scheme for validating a hero available on GitHub. A complete schema is in the works; the unfinished version thereof can also be found in the linked folder.

    "Der Schwarzmagier? Ach, der wartet mit seinem Ritual schon auf uns, das ist eh gescriptet." ... :rolleyes:

    Mein Heldengenerator für DSA5: Thread und Eintrag im Scriptorium

  • Update 1.3.1

    Bug Fixes

    • In the French version, you were not able to create characters, because you could not choose any publication, race, ...
    • There was an error thrown by "unknown keys" in the config.
    • On character sheet, states were only displayed in one column if the amount of states was even.

    "Der Schwarzmagier? Ach, der wartet mit seinem Ritual schon auf uns, das ist eh gescriptet." ... :rolleyes:

    Mein Heldengenerator für DSA5: Thread und Eintrag im Scriptorium