"Edison didn't succeed the first time he invented Benjamin Franklin, either." Albert the Alligator, Walt Kelly's Pogo Sunday Book The Core Coliseum: test out your 4e builds and fight to the death.
I happen to know this one, because I was on a consumer panel on the subject once. Think MySpace for D&D. You put stuff online, and other people can look at your characters, campaign setting/story arc, house rules, whatever. In combination with the D&D Game Table, it would be useful in finding a game to join (find a campaign that interests you, or find a player to fill a niche). And of course the optimizers will be able to share their builds this way.
..of course, I don't know why you'd pay for this as opposed to using MySpace for the same thing (it's be easy enough), unless you were already paying for Insider for other reasons.
How much will D&D Insider be? do we know? Will it be a monthly fee?
The handout said free until Jan 2008. Then it's $9.95/month.
Handout? did I miss something?
If you already have a forums account, then you already have an account and don't need to go through this registration process!
Niles... Same problem here. It just keeps reverting back to "guest" whenever I move to the password field to type my password in
You might as well play a real online game and save yourself the price of books.
I disagree (though I'll probably end up doing both this and a "real" online game), from what I could see in the videos the virtual tabletop interface looks very nice and completely worth 10 bucks a month.
Maybe for a group but $120 bucks a year per player is nuts. I'd expect only a little more than that for a year of Age of Conan when it comes out. It's like twice XBox Live gold.
I'm fully expecting Age of Conan to follow the trend of $14.99 a month, especially with all the features it's touting.
That's roughly $174 a month.
Most MMOs do that, by the way.
'If it ain't Dwarven, its crap!'
Yeah apparently all we can do is guess as a "guest" at this point.
So you mean we dropped the site's HP to below zero (but higher than -10) with nothing to show for it?
56902498 wrote:They will Essentialize the Essentials classes, otherwise known as Essentials2.
The new sub-sub-classes will be:
* Magician. A subsubclass of Mage, the magician has two implements, wand and hat, one familiar (rabbit) and series of basic tricks.
* Crook. A subsubclass of Thief, the Crook can only use a shiv, which allows him to use his only power... Shank.
* Angry Vicar, a subsubclass of warpriest, the angry vicar has two attacks -- Shame and Lecture.
* Hitter. A subsubclass of Slayer, the Hitter hits things.
* Gatherer. A subsubclass of Hunter, it doesn't actually do anything, but pick up the stuff other players might leave behind.
Future Essentials2 classes include the Security Guard (Sentinel2), the Hexknife (Hexblade2), the Webelos (Scout2), the Gallant (Cavalier2) and the Goofus (Knight2).
These will all be detailed in the box set called Heroes of the Futile Marketing.
(Though what they should really release tomorrow is the Essentialized version of the Witchalok!)
Here is some more info for you guys.http://forums.gleemax.com/showthread.php?t=908201
From the hardware specs listed, and the pc-centric focus, it looks like out of my group of 6, I will be the only one able to use the Character builder. That's only because my employer gives me a cheap windows laptop every 2 years. Although by this time next year, it will be a Vista machine.
You will get access to tools like wiki for example