A friend that plays 4th ed emailed this to me. It is from quite a few years back, which would place the author in the 4e era of ‘D&D for those that never wish to lose.’ Read the blog post at THIS LINK, then my responses.
Just wanted to wish my gaming group, and anyone else that stumbles across my little project here, a very merry christmas! Enjoy the time with your families (if possible) and the day off-work!
Back when I was in college and later, just graduated, I would go to a gaming convention not far from my college and within driving distance from home. Founded and ran by NIGA (Northeastern Indiana Gamers Association) the con was called Pentacon.
Today, I added two spreadsheets for AD&D 1e players and GMs.
The first is the ‘Basic Items Shopping Costs’ spreadsheet. It allows equipping a new level 1 character, or a higher level buying basic items, to select items and quantity from the item types available in the rulebooks. It then totals the item costs by type totals and complete totals. A coin conversion calculator is included on the totals page.
For my own part, I have always felt Dice towers helped with randomization. At a bare minimum they prevented player manipulation (I knew a few folks in college that rolled really well, above average in fact, until the introduction of a dice tower) and I suspected the abrupt stop of the dice prevented them from rolling till they found their center of gravity…which if they were off-balance… would lead to skewed rolls.
Welcome to oldschoolgamers.net! I am going to kick things off with this first official post, though the site is still under heavy construction and with much missing content.