I wrote my monthly column for Johnn Four’s Roleplaying Tips newsletter last night. It was a 1500 word article on teaching a RPG to new players, I’ll repost it here as soon as Johnn puts it on his site.
That also means that I have no meaty article for here this morning… time for some linkys!
Fans are taking initiative in the wake of WotC’s on par performance with DNDinsider (i.e. they always sucked at software) and making some incredibly useful tools for D&D 4e.
First and foremost is Asmor’s Random 4e Encounter generator. You plug in the Encounter level, the number of PCs and the difficulty of the encounter. Optionally you can dictate the range of creatures of each type (Artillery, brutes, elites, solos, etc).
The results might not make a whole lot of sense… but some of the encounters presented in the Monster Manual aren’t all that logical either.
Use them to stretch those creativity muscles and don’t forget that an encounter now is usually spread over larger area (i.e multiple dungeon rooms).
Also from Asmor, here’s his 4e Monster Math Cruncher.
I keep saying that 4e monsters are wire frames on which you tack on powers and fluff. Well that application is one awesome Wire Frame generator!
Chose level, monster role and type (Normal, Elite, Solo), Establish Ability scores and crunch. You get all the necessary stats for your monster. Add 1 to 4 powers and fluff it up with a name and you’r in buisness.
Asmor, you are a freaking Genius! Have a look at his fluffier Encounter-a-Day blog too.
Our new friend Propagandroid has posted about quite a few more 4e goodies, namely beautifully rendered power cards and character sheets. Have a look.
If you have any more of 4e playing aids you found or would like to share with us, drop them in the comments and I will add them (with credit) in this post.
Have a great week, I can’t wait to start Keep on the Shadowfell on Friday.
Reader Submitted links:
- A system neutral Random Dungeon Map generator. (From Will)
- Skeleton Key games Random Dungeon Generator (From Greywulf)
- A great set of system neutral tools, Map, Dice, Token and initiative (From Felonius)
- Another Monster Name Generator (From Max)
- System Neutral NPC Generator (from James McMurray)
- More 4e Power Cards (from jfallara)
- Dragon Avenue’s D&D 4e Ressource Page (from Dragon Avenue)