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John's Dungeons and Dragons Utilities

John's Dungeons and Dragons Utilities

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Savage Worlds Fantasy Companion Loot Generator The Fantasy Loot Generator is designed to facilitate generation of random loot using the tables presented in the Savage Worlds Fantasy Companion. Below are a few notes regarding the decisions governing the script and features. Multiple Rolls Users can now roll for multiples of a given treasure rating. For example, a user can roll Meager treasure four times all at once. The output will include the gold and any potential relics for each treasure as well as a total amount of gold (not including the cost of any relics). Dungeons and Dragons Tools and DM Resources Adventure Hook Generator AD&D DM Program by Torquil Gault Background Generator Campaign Suite from Mortality Chainmail Battle Sheets Chainmail Terrain Chainmail Comprehensive Rulebook (319 Kb ZIP) Chainmail Warband Generator 3a (481 Kb ZIP) Chainmail Warband Generator update 1.4 Chainmail Stat Cards City Generator by Robert Bottorff (ZIP 100 Kb) Combat Tracker ZIP by Eduardo Moranchei (no AV done) Cool Tools by Keith Uher (ZIP 688Kb) Cool Tools 2 Program to help DMs by Keith Usher Critical Hits Table by Orestto Robles (ZIP 103 Kb) Critical Hits Table by ?? (ZIP 39 Kb) Combat Generator (ZIP 160k) needs Java 1.3 Runtime Mak)e sure Java 1.3 is installed. Unzip the file to its own directory. DOS/Windows only: from a DOS prompt, type "setup" (without the quotes). DOS/Windows only: from a DOS prompt, type "run" (without the quotes).

Better RPG Tools (PFRPG d20) by Chance Wees First a little history: PFRPG is an off-shoot of that ever-classic Pen and Paper RPG, Dungeons and Dragons. Its rules are included in the Open Gaming License (which allows me to make this game app). PFRPG is basically D&D version 3.75, which was made by fans of D&D 3.5 for fans of D&D 3.5 when Wizards of the Coast abandoned that system and made D&D 4. Now PFRPG is so popular that many to assume it is now more popular than D&D itself. *Update* Fantasy Name Generator By Samuel Stoddard - Version 1.5 One of the perks of creating fantasy stories -- whether by writing a story or game or by role-playing -- is you get to make up the names. Some people relish the task while others are frustrated by it. Some like it but can't seem to create names that are diverse enough.

Fiasco-Style Relationships: Sly Flourish by Mike Shea on 13 February 2012 There are few games more different from D&D than the story-focused RPG Fiasco. In Fiasco, a group of players determine backgrounds, relationships, actions, successes, and failures through cooperative storytelling and a few rolls of the dice. The joining of characters through relationships is an easy component to steal from Fiasco that brings rich connections between D&D characters and the group in which they find themselves.

The Domesday Book - Medieval Demographics Made Easy The Domesday Book Penned by Brandon Blackmoor, based on Medieval Demographics Made Easy by S. John Ross Here is subscribed the inquisition of lands as the barons of the king have made inquiry into them... <p>Forsooth, thy browser is truly antiquated! RPG Mapping Tools Part 1 - Battle Maps My old friend +James Graham plussed me the other day (is this actually a verb, I can't decide) with the question "Do you know any good RPG Mapping Tools" and I'm sorry to say that I couldn't give him a straight answer. Although Jim wasn't very specific in his request, the underlying quandry with mapping is that there's so much choice in terms of the types of map you want to make. At the macro level you have Starmaps but at the micro level there are Battlemaps, with all manner of world maps, region maps and dungeon maps inbetween. First lets look at...

SW in a Nutshell Taken from the Savage Worlds Test Drive. Every character or creature has two kinds of traits Attributes and Skills. Each trait is rated from a d4 to a d12, with a d6 being average. When you want to do something, the Game Master tells you what trait to use and you roll that die. TheForge : fantasy name generator Welcome to TheForge, a collection of Fantasy name and word generators, designed to spark the imagination and kindle the creative process. TheForge is a robust network of databases and sophisticated action-scripting. Nonetheless, using TheForge is a simple and intuitive process, thanks in no small part to the utility's streamlined interface. This fusion of simplicity and power is what has garnered TheForge its acclaim and popularity as one of the foremost name generators on the internet.

Worldbuilding: Where to Start? Ptolemy Map of the World (via Wikimedia Commons) One question often asked when deciding to build a world for a game or novel (but especially games) is: Where to start? Usually this question is asked or steered in the direction of creating a map. Therefore popular opinion falls into two camps: Top-down: start by drawing a large scale map of the world or a continent and then add detail through smaller scale maps as needed.Bottom-up: start by drawing a small area which is important to the beginning of the story/campaign and draw larger scale maps or other small area maps as needed. Both approaches are often wrong.

Medieval Demographics Made Easy Fantasy worlds come in many varieties, from the "hard core" medieval-simulation school to the more fanciful realms of high fantasy, with alabaster castles and jeweled gardens in the place of the more traditional muddy squalor. Despite their differences, these share a vital common element: ordinary people. Most realms of fantasy, no matter how baroque or magical, can not get by without a supply of ordinary farmers, merchants, quarreling princes and palace guards. Generator Links - Droppin the Fork Zekiran RPG character generator This is "my baby". The big one. The World of Zekira RPG requires a lot of work, but it was well worth it. Included on the site of course is how to make a character the old-fashioned way, but also with a click of a button you can produce a full character (though you'll want to add some skills) that can be transcribed onto a character sheet.

Charisma Bonus Welcome back to The Ladies Table, our recurring column where we introduce you to various women of the gaming community and industry and talk with them about their favorite Live action roleplaying has long been used in classrooms as a means of education, though usually in a way that doesn’t involve any dice or monsters or anything fun The clock is winding down—we’re now just one week away from the best four days in gaming! Savage Abilities: Guidelines for Edges, Hindrances, Powers The latest Savage Worlds GM Hangout covered the topic of designing Edges and Hindrances - you can watch it here, and it's well worth checking out. The gang also discussed Savage Abilities (starting at 35:00 on the video). One of the comments brought up was that some of the example powers in Savage Abilities recreate powers from the core rules. This is actually intentional, but I realised that I'd never really made that clear, so I've rephrased the text in the document to clarify the intent (uploaded as version 6).

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