Ritual Book Software

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Is there any software out there to make keeping a ritual book easier?

CB doesn't do a very good job, and it just clutters up my sheet. And running a word document or spreadsheet... eehhh, just isn't very attractive an option. Even if I printed them from the compendium, it leaves (sometimes) 2/3 of a pagre blank and wasted, unless I want to fiddle with my printer, or going back and copypasta into a word document.

Anyone know of anything that makes managing your rituals easier and leaves them at your fingertips? Or could run them off nice in a printable format, or even just recpie cards?

58286228 wrote:
As a DM, I find it easier to just punish the players no matter what they pick, as I assume they will pick stuff that is broken. I mean, fight after fight they kill all the monsters without getting killed themselves! What sort of a game is this, anyway?

 

An insightful observation about the nature of 4e, and why it hasn't succeeded as well as other editions. (from the DDN General Discussions, 2014-05-07)

Rundell wrote:

   

Emerikol wrote:

       

Foxface wrote:

        4e was the "modern" D&D, right?  The one that had design notes that drew from more modern games, and generally appealed to those who preferred the design priorities of modern games.  I'm only speculating, but I'd hazard a guess that those same 4e players are the ones running the wide gamut of other games at Origins.

       
        D&D 4e players are pretty much by definition the players who didn't mind, and often embraced, D&D being "different".  That willingness to embrace the different might also mean they are less attached to 4e itself, and are willing to go elsewhere.

    This is a brilliant insight.  I was thinking along those lines myself.  

 

    There are so many tiny indie games that if you added them all together they would definitely rival Pathfinder.   If there were a dominant game for those people it would do better but there is no dominant game.  Until 4e, the indie people were ignored by the makers of D&D.

 

Yep. 4E was embraced by the 'system matters' crowd who love analyzing and innovating systems. That crowd had turned its back on D&D as a clunky anachronism. But with 4E, their design values were embraced and validated. 4E was D&D for system-wonks. And with support for 4E pulled, the system-wonks have moved on to other systems. The tropes and traditions of D&D never had much appeal for them anyway. Now there are other systems to learn and study. It's like boardgamegeeks - always a new system on the horizon. Why play an ancient games that's seven years old?

 

Of course, not all people who play and enjoy 4E fit that mould. I'm running a 4E campaign right now, and my long-time D&D players are enjoying it fine. But with the system-wonks decamping, the 4E players-base lost the wind in its sails.

Is there any software out there to make keeping a ritual book easier?

CB doesn't do a very good job, and it just clutters up my sheet. And running a word document or spreadsheet... eehhh, just isn't very attractive an option. Even if I printed them from the compendium, it leaves (sometimes) 2/3 of a pagre blank and wasted, unless I want to fiddle with my printer, or going back and copypasta into a word document.

Anyone know of anything that makes managing your rituals easier and leaves them at your fingertips? Or could run them off nice in a printable format, or even just recpie cards?



How does the Character Builder version clutter up your sheet?  It prints out the rituals you know as a separate document, complete with descriptions.  Just change the font size, or print multiple pages on the same sheet of paper.
From my experience, it clutters them up by listing them amidst the items in the order that you bought them, when you don't print out but instead just review your character on the online server.  In fact, I don't think I've EVER printed out a character.  >_>

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From my experience, it clutters them up by listing them amidst the items in the order that you bought them, when you don't print out but instead just review your character on the online server.  In fact, I don't think I've EVER printed out a character.  >_>


You're reviewing your character in the wrong place.  From within the Character Builder, load your character and then click the "Character Sheet" button on the upper right.  From the "Character Sheet Style" drop-down menu on the upper left, select "Ritual Book" (should be the last option).  Enjoy!