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lifestyles.xml (and custom_lifestyles.xml, see Custom Data Files) contains all of the information on Lifestyles.

Structure

<chummer>
   <lifestyles>
      <lifestyle />
   </lifestyle>
   <comforts>
      <comfort />
   </comforts>
   <entertainments>
      <entertainment />
   <entertainments>
   <necessities>
      <necessity />
   </necessities>
   <neighborhoods>
      <neighborhood />
   </neighborhoods>
   <securities>
      <security />
   </securities>
   <qualities>
      <quality />
   </qualities>
   <costs>
      <cost />
   </costs>
   <safehousecosts>
      <cost />
   </safehousecosts>
</chummer>

lifestyle nodes describe individual Lifestyles.

comfort, entertainment, necessity, neighborhood, and security nodes describe Advanced Lifestyle options.

quality nodes describe Advanced Lifestyle Qualities.

cost nodes match a Lifestyle's total LP value to a cost per month.

lifestyle Node

<lifestyle>
   <name />
   <cost />
   <dice />
   <multiplier />
   <source />
   <page />
</lifestyle>

name (required): the name of the Lifestyle.

cost (required): the amount in Nuyen that the Lifestyle costs the character each month.

dice (required): the number D6 a starting character rolls for this Lifestyle when beginning play.

multiplier (required): after rolling their starting Nuyen D6, the value is multiplied by this amount to determine their starting Nuyen.

source (required): the code for the Sourcebook that this entry comes from. See books.xml.

page (required): the page number this item can be found on in the Sourcebook.

comfort, entertainment, necessity, neighborhood, and security Nodes

<comfort> or <entertainment> or <necessity> or <neighborhood> or <security>
   <name />
   <lp />
   <slp />
</comfort> or </entertainment> or </necessity> or </neighborhood> or </security>

name (required): the name of the Advanced Lifestyle option.

lp (required): the number of Lifestyle Points the option costs.

slp (optional): the number of Lifestyle Points the option costs when creating a Bolt Hole or Safehouse if it differs from the cost for standard Lifestyles. This can be set to remove if Bolt Holes and Safehouses should not have access to this choice.

quality Node

<quality>
   <name />
   <category />
   <lp />
   <allowed />
   <source />
   <page />
</quality>

name (required): the name of the Advanced Lifestyle Quality.

category (required): type Category of the Advanced Lifestyle Quality. Acceptable values: Positive, Negative.

lp (required): the number of Lifestyle Points the Quality costs.

allowed (required): the list of Lifestyle types this Quality can be added to. This is a comma-separate list. Acceptable values: Standard, BoltHole, Safehouse.

source (required): the code for the Sourcebook that this entry comes from. See books.xml.

page (required): the page number this item can be found on in the Sourcebook.

cost Node

<cost>
   <lp />
   <cost />
</cost>

lp (required): the number of Lifestyle Points required to reach this cost level.

cost (required): the monthly Nuyen cost for this Lifestyle at this level.

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