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Why are Dungeons & Dragons CRPGs so simplistic?

While driving home from dinner, I was contemplating the latest entry into the D&D computer RPG arena, Sword Coast Legends. It does have pretty graphics, there is a lot of voice over work and the quests seem well-written. The DM tools appear to be pretty good too, though I’ve not delved too deeply into them yet. The biggest issue I have are the character classes.
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Dice giveaway

Johnn Four of Roleplaying Tips is giving away five mega dice bags with 105 dice. That is 15 complete 7-dice sets. Enter here.

If you’ve not read any of Johnn’s tips, you should. A lot of useful information is sent out by Johnn as well as his readers. He also conducts various online classes to improve your game.

Nuke-Con 2015

So, Nuke-Con 2015 is over. 25th Anniversary of the con also. There were a lot of games run and played. I personally ran 4 games of Sentinels of the Multiverse. It seemed to go over quite well. Definitely added to the repeat run list. I also picked up Star Wars: Armada Core set, the Gladiator Star Destroyer, duplicate Nebulon-B and CR90 Corellian Corvettes, and an Imperial fighter squadron pack and Rebel/Republic fighter squadron pack. So along with the core set, I can field a 3 ship Imperial fleet vs a 5 ship Rebel fleet, with 20 fighter squadrons per side. This is something I am definitely looking into for Nuke-Con 2016.

Also got to see a bunch of old friends and meet some new ones. Got a chance to catch up with some friends and family also. If you are in the Nebraska/Iowa/South Dakota/Kansas/Missouri area, I suggest going to Nuke-Con at least once.

Not gone or forgotten

Been a while since I’ve made an update. Most of what I’ve been doing in my spare time has been with the Astra Imperia Aide. I’m working on a launcher that will update to the latest version of the program files and database. There will be an option to not update, if you are so inclined. Other than that, I’ve been adding localization to the program. Currently it has English and German. Volunteers for other languages would be nice.