Sunday, December 28, 2008

Posted my new character background at Lords of Tyr

I always get excited by the prospect of a new campaign, but I had a lot more fun than I was expecting with an impromptu 4th Edition D&D game thrown together by my friend Chad (who blogs over at the Lords of Tyr site).

Because of the impromptu nature of the game, I threw together a Eladrin Warlord, without my usual tendency to overthink things.  I was actually impressed at how quickly I was able to create the character using Wizards of the Coast's beta Character Builder.  So as hard as I can be at times on Wizards, I want to say kudos for a useful tool.

For anyone who is interested, I posted a character background for my Eladrin Warlord over at Lords of Tyr.  I would love to hear what people think of it, so feel free to comment on it either at the Lords of Tyr site or over here.


Scafloc said...

The real challenge in character creation is not addressed by this program as of yet. As a 4e character advances, his powers and feats may be easily switched out, but his attribute array remains static apart from slow growth at specified levels. This means that a character who wishes a feat with a difficult pre-req (weapon mastery comes to mind) must still plan for it at character creation. While much of this kind of "character build" creation has been rendered a non-issue in the 4e rules set, there are still some holdovers which require that sort of plan. It is clearly possible that functionality of that sort could be added easily enough... but until it is, I don't feel that it is a better tool for character creation than a sheet of college ruled paper (or spreadsheet).