Tool: Dungeons and Dragons Monster Making Tool

Tool: Dungeons and Dragons Monster Making Tool

Over the last three weeks I’ve developed a tool to help Dungeon Masters make monsters. The tools provided in the DMG are useful, but after seeing the awesome stat block template created by Valloric, I knew I needed to make a tool to generate those templates.   My tool can be found here: http://thegeniusinc.com/dd-monster-maker-download/ ...
From Gold Boxes to Elder Scrolls : A Lifetime of RPGs

From Gold Boxes to Elder Scrolls : A Lifetime of RPGs

As a lifelong pen and paper RPG player, there is no genre closer to my heart in computer games as that of the Roleplaying Game. There was recently a post on Reddit where someone was asking about games like Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale. I was going to post and then I thought, why not make it one big blog post instead? So here is the big rundown of RPGs I can recommend and why. Please note for the sake of my sanity, there are no MMORPGs listed.   Eye of the Beholder – One of the first RPGs I ever played on a computer as well as the first game I ever played in the first person perspective. Roll a party of 4 characters and venture into the labyrinthine Undermountain. It was super tough for young me so I never beat it until the GameBoy re-release. Like it: Legend of Grimrock   Dark Sun: Shattered Lands – The first D&D game on PC I played with a very open world. Starting as a gladiator slave, you make a party of four and escape from the clutches of the horrible wizard-king and get drawn up into a grand adventure in an arid death world. Like it: Baldur’s Gate, although it’s more for people who like unusual settings.   Baldur’s Gate 1 and Baldur’s Gate 2 – Excellent games that will forever be remembered as the best computer RPGs of the era featuring the best voices, art and gameplay that anyone could ask for. I practically learned how to play D&D from these games. Like it: Any other CRPG from...
52 Week Challenge – Week 35 – Dungeons and Dragons: Daggerdale

52 Week Challenge – Week 35 – Dungeons and Dragons: Daggerdale

It’s no surprise I love Dungeons and Dragons. When I first got an XBox360, I went through demos looking for something fun to play, and came across Daggerdale. I loved most D&D games, even the worst of them, so what could I lose? Well any demo will lose me when it has horrid graphics, terrible controls and nagging ads (on a console none the less), ending with a “buy now to finish the first level!” splash screen that swaps the “yes” and “no” buttons, tricking you into buying the game!   Well as things go on Steam, sales happen. And sometimes, even when you know a game is bad, you can’ t help yourself. “But it’s only 3 dollars!” you say to yourself! Well as it turns out, if you don’t use the demo as a representative of the final product… you still get a mediocre game. Muddy levels with horrible designs, uninspired loot and a plethora of bugs. But for 3 bucks? I got about 15 hours of gameplay out of the game, which isn’t bad. And a great final boss fight, which is way better than everything else in the game, reminding me of Demonstone. In fact, I’d say just go play Dungeons and Dragons:...
New Content on the Site

New Content on the Site

Something not video game related, I’ve added a page for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition home rule content over here.   I’ll soon make this a sidebar...