21 February 2012 at 9:18pm
I'm using a dice app to run my combats. It makes things go a little faster. But I know for example, that I will almost always use charm to re-roll a lost speed check dice or damage dice where I rolled a 1.
It would be nice to have a phone app where I could key-in the opponent, then roll attacks, and touch the dice for a context menu of options based on my character.
Is a "combat tracker" on the way? If not, is there any issue with a fan-made tracker for the time being?
While I'm testing the limits of copyright law, are there any plans for a fan "developer kit" for creating new adventures. A kit like this might have guidelines for creating balanced combats: A point-buy monster builder and tiers of special abilities. It might also include some interactive fiction tips and tricks, like how to present meaningful choices without choice bloat. Think of it like a writer's SDK.
I come from the Neverwinter Nights and D&D 3.5 school of gaming, so when I get excited about a game, I want ways to extend and enrich my experience and the experience of others. It's also a great way to keep the community engaged while we wait for the next official offering.
Anyway, just sayin'.