Results for tag: Character Builder
Posted by: JustinDonie on Apr 5, 2013 at 11:38:21 PM
I really enjoy using the D&D Character Builder, and I enjoy it EVEN more now that I know how to use my own images on the character sheets. I've been a photographer since WAY back, and at first I wasn't sure how to insert my images into my charactersheets. I tried a few different approaches, but the URL's didn't seem to work. Then I tried inserting my images into my Blogger blogs, and using the URLs from Blogger, and it works GREAT! Now I can use my own images on my character sheets and that's "Ochin Horosho!". Just remember to crop the image to a ratio of 4.5 high to 5 wide, and you're good to go.
Posted by: The_Jester on Dec 12, 2012 at 09:24:21 AM
Everyone’s time comes eventually. Eventually bad tactics, story, or cold dice kill a character. I’ve lost a couple and I’ve killed a couple.
But what happens next? I’m not talking about the long tunnel with the bright light or passage to the Shadowfell, but what happens at the table. A character just died and there are two or three hours left in the session. What do you do?
What Came BeforeThis is the spiritual follow-up to an earlier blog where I mused about killing PCs, but did not really touch on the follow-up. This seemed like an omission, which I now correct.
Below are some options and discussion on what to do when a PC dies at your table.
The baseline action for a PC dying unexpectedly is that player sits around bored, watching events unfold....
Posted by: The_Jester on Aug 2, 2012 at 01:42:06 PM
4th Edition was sold with the digital tools. Much of the initial hype was predicated on the suite of digital offerings. The initial presentation had demos of the tools. WotC cancelled the printed copies of Dragon and Dungeon so as to tie them into their electronic offerings. The print copies of all of the Core rulebooks advertised the existence of the e-tools & magazines wrapped up in a package known as "Dungeons & Dragons Insider" or DDI. The little red DDI logo is pretty synonymous with 4th Edition, being attached to users and articles.
But DDI had troubles before it even launched. While WotC continued as if nothing was wrong, months before the launch they scrapped everything that had been done and started again. When the tools were released they were good, but two never made it out...
Posted by: Kiel667 on Jul 10, 2012 at 10:15:25 PM
I made a 4-page character creation tool that allows you to make a functional 4e character in a matter of moments!
I love 4e, but I've always disliked how long it takes to make a character from scratch. Plus, while the online character builder is fast, it wastes a lot of ink and paper. This little tool lets you make a functional 4e character with just some paper, dice, and a pencil!
Check it out on my tumblr, Dungeons & Donuts!
Plus, here's a preview of the first page:
Posted by: zephsright on Jun 13, 2011 at 09:03:11 AM
Alright. I've had it. Flood gates grinding open.
With my laptop being stolen in March and the other computer I use to do D&D prep work upgraded I am finally without the original versions of the Character Builder and the Adventure Tools. Wizards used to have the executable file still online, just hidden and there was even a 3rd party that was working to keep the old builder up to date. Well it would seem they've taken that away and now I'm stuck with only the online Character Builder. The Adventure Tools are still available to download, but I'll get to that.
This wouldn't be so bad for the most part. The Character Builder seems to have a lot of the worst bugs worked out and now that there has been time to play with it I've even gotten used to its idiosyncrasies. There is still a lot to...
Posted by: Gondrick on Mar 1, 2011 at 11:32:43 PM
As I know have gone trough the compendium some more I like it more and more.
Knowledge is power // Gondrick
Posted by: harrysaxon on Jan 24, 2011 at 10:51:35 PM
I finally subscribed to DDI since I wanted the new browser-based Character Builder. I'm a long time Mac user and was frustrated by the fact I had to install Parallells just to run Character Builder in WinXP.
While I've got some issues with the web-based character builder - though none that really overshadow being able to run it in OSX - the biggest thing is the loss of the journal that was part of the Windows application.
The long and short of it is that until they add the journal to the web-based version - if they ever do - I think I'll use this blog to jot down my post-session notes in the interim. Unlike my first blog here, which was semi-in-character, it'll just be my quick notes on the session after the fact.
Posted by: Darth_Jerrod on Dec 21, 2010 at 09:01:55 PM
So I have to give credit where credit is due. I will do that, I have no problem with that.
Now mind you the new Character Builder has been out roughly 36 days depending on how you look at it. So they had major stability issues, many bugs, lots of missing or broken content (depending on who's view you listen to) and it took 36 days to get a few things fixed.
Onto the praise...
They updated the character builder today and fixed one particular bug that annoyed me to no end. Mage At-Will's, you could not pick from other sources just the first essential book. I wanted my players Pyromancer to have more than just the couple of fire spells available to him. Oh there was a work around thanks to dbmeboy over on the DDI forums but that was a fan work around, not official as much as the imported...
Posted by: quid.tu.facis on Nov 18, 2010 at 02:45:40 PM
Partly in tribute to the new online character builder, partly in tribute to Socrates, mostly out of delusions the first custom build should always be personally meaningful, Foggy Bog presents Socrates the philosopher-king who never involved himself in politics, preferring the virtuous life. The “Speech of Alcibades” from Plato’s Symposium provides the intimate character description of Socrates for the build. There are 26 steps to make Socrates.
Step 1: Custom Build
Step 2: D&D Home Campaign, level 1
Step 3: You stand firm in the face of any number of terrible enemies. Play a defender.
“And if you would like to know what he was...
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