While I realize that there's probably no way RPTools would ever host or support this idea it's something that's been rolling around in my head for some time and I've been wondering if there was any way I could make this a 100% legal program. I might do this in my spare time as it really shouldn't be all that difficult.
The idea would be something like this:
When you create a new character it actually takes you through all the steps. What race would you like to be, name, gender, etc, etc.... providing full descriptions for everything. Exactly what abilities each race gets/etc. It would also prompt you for a level - so if you need to make a level 10 character you can do it quickly.
Using 4E's rules the program would then calculate how many powers and feats you can use and of what types and would give you a list of options depending on your race, class, and level - again complete with descriptions. Maybe even include an equipment section. It would obviously calculate your hitpoints, AC, healing surges, etc for you.
You could then save the character of course, load it up later on to play with and even click a level up button to level up.... taking you through the process step by step.
If I have an absolutely insane amount of time to waste I could even include a way to export the character sheet into HTML format so that you could easily post it in forums/share it with your friends over the net. (besides just sending the default file to another friend with the program)
Heck there'd even be the possibility of including nice little maptool compatible macros for all your powers.
This really would be a *very* easy program to make (albeit time consuming due to the large amount of database work involved) and I realize that the only reason it hasn't been made is because it would probably piss WOTC off something awful. I'm curious however as to what aspects of this program are 100% illegal, what aspects are quasi-illegal, and which ones are 100% legal. Any assistance in this regard would be appreciated. Living in Mexico doesn't keep me 100% safe from their wrath I'm sure.