Re: [pcgen] [OT] Wotc & DDI news
- On 2010/11/08 5:19 AM +0000, Paul gave their opinion about the topic
of [pcgen] [OT] Wotc & DDI news...
>Anyone else see this and laugh?I can see what they are trying to do.
>On November 16, Wizards of the Coast will launch a brand new
>web-based version of the D&D Insider Character Builder. The current
>downloadable version will remain functional, but will no longer be
>available for download or updated with content after the new version
>goes live. Here are the highlights of the new Character Builder:
> * New Design: Completely redesigned from top to bottom in
>Microsoft Silverlight as a robust character creation wizard.
> * No Download: The Character Builder is served from the D&D site
> * PC and Mac Compatible: Requires an Internet connection and
> * Access is easy: Just enter the D&D site, log in, and launch
>the Character Builder from the Tool Box or the Character Builder
> * Characters in the Cloud: All characters you create are saved
>on our database. No need to save Character Builder files on your
>hard drive anymore.
> * File Import: You can easily import your character s created in
>the previous version to the new Character Builder.
> * Previous Data: Includes all character-building data you
>enjoyed in the previous versions.
> * New Data Releases: Dark Sun and D&D Essentials data will debut
>with the new version
The good: Making it available on Mac and PC. Still leaves Linux/BSD
users out in the cold. Also, adding Dark Sun to the character
The bad: The assumption that everyone has internet access no matter
where you go.
The unknown (as I have never used it) : Can you print out the character sheets?
As has been mentioned, this may drive more people to us, well, those
who want to create 3.0/3.5/Pathfinder characters.
Mobile: +61 4 10092902