As a technology demonstrator, you have certainly done your share.CapnZapp, those same frustrations are what let me to start writing my own D&D tools app in the first place. What I am counting on in sharing it is that WotC understands players' frustrations and appreciates that I am helping to solve the problem using only data they already make freely available. I heard that there had been an attempt at some officially licensed online tools, but the developer failed to deliver.
As a technology demonstrator, you have certainly done your share.
I'm frustrated because WotC should need no reminder of what's possible with today's technology. Not embracing the possibilities only drives pen and paper gaming into obsolescence; the kids of today roll their eyes at a branch of entertainment that uses grandpa-levels of tech.
Until a character generator allows me to use all options from the PHB, DMG, MM, as well as add-ons such as Elemental Evil spells and Sword Guide archetypes, it's practically worthless to my players. Sorry.
Until there's a desktop app (because I'm sure as hell not running this thing on my tiny phone screen) that allows me as a DM to instruct the computer to populate an encounter according to the rules, and printing out a short few pages with the full monster stat blocks involved (requiring no outside referencing), full magic loot statistics, and full spell and spell-like effect statistics, completely open to copying and pasting in a friendly manner, I consider the computerization potential to not have been reached.
That the app should also keep track of initiative, hit points and condition effects is not necessary. Such a combat tracker can be its own app; I'm mostly interested in getting help preparing before the session.
I'll get off your lawn right away, Sir!Then maybe a tabletop RPG isn't the best thing for you or your players. Just say'n. Oh, and my teenage son and his friends have plenty of fun playing RPGs without computer aids. They play computer games when they want that, and TTRPGs when they want that. They certainly don't scoff at the grandpa level tech.... SMH
I'll get off your lawn right away, Sir!
If you have to resort to an ad hominem to back up your position, then it's a pretty weak position to begin with. Especially since I was talking about how the teenagers I know are playing the game, and it's not like you assume, and not even about my own age or preferences.
And you made the front page!
thanks for all these changes. There is a purple pdf character sheet here and then there are the contest winner sheets from wotc.
Also ever consider doing the AL tracking sheet?
Very nice interface, will def. have to bookmark.
One issue: It will only use STR for damage on weapons like rapier & shortsword. Not seeing a finess button or option.
This looks awesome. I was thinking of writing something similar, but you have saved me a huge amount of time.
Adding membership to this page would be great. I'd probably end up adding the PHB, EE companion, and SCAG options myself for my own group's benefit.
Well done, sir!