Steps β09 (Desktop Edition)

Greetings! This is my first blog post of many (hopefully). I’ve been working with Lars Gottlieb, the creator of the interactive Earthdawn character sheet. Lars has created an amazing tool to help us Name-givers build characters and manage game information on our browser. What happens if you don’t have the internet? Let me introduce you to Steps (Desktop Edition)!

Download Steps (Desktop Edition) here:

We cover all of the major desktop platforms with this first official public release. This being our first release it has some known issues and things we will consider doing later down the line. For one there is no Windows install. Run steps.exe from an unzipped directory. The mac edition doesn’t have code signed so it’s going to throw some scary messages about installing untrusted software or something similar, resolution below. We have installs for RHEL and Debian based systems or you can simply run the steps program from an unzipped directory.

To leave feedback on Steps itself please email
To leave feedback on the Desktop Edition experience please email me at


  1. Unzip
  2. Double click steps.exe


Apple requires you have a developer account and sign the code with a certificate generated for that account. The cost is $99 USD a year for this account. At this point I can’t justify the expense for a free application. When you attempt to install the app you will get some scary messages, please use the following instructions to bypass and install steps on your Mac.


RHEL, Fedora, CentOS and Suse

$ sudo dnf install ./steps-0.09.01-1.x86_64.rpm

Debian and Ubuntu

$ sudo apt install ./steps_0.09.01_amd64.deb

Other Linux or an uninstalled version

$ cd to/zip/location
$ ./steps

Thank you!
Matthew Ward the Traveling Wizard

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