Category Archives: role-playing

Technology and updates

So I’m sitting here at Buffalo wild wings, using the WordPress and on my phone to do this post. Normally, I reserve such things for my computer as I find it much easier to type on the keyboard instead of swiping around and having autocorrect “fix” my mistakes.

But since my phone is always with me, this will make things easier in the frequency of posting.

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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.

Characters

Over the next few days, I’ll be posting some character write ups in Eldritch Adventures and Via Astrum. The first two characters will be for Eldritch Adventures and are characters of mine originally in D&D. The first is Farsi Demotaka, a kensai; and the second is Arthur, a mage forced to hide his talents due to magic being outlawed in his home country.

Following this will be my take on some iconic science-fiction characters. To keep any potential copyright arguments at bay, the characters will be referred to by their archetype rather than name. I am sure that they can be figured out fairly easily.