Archive for February, 2010

Character Builder Tip: Adding a Bonus Feat

February 24, 2010

So I’m working on a new character for a new D&D 4E campaign (much more about that later!) and I ran into bit of trouble with Character Builder.

Don’t get me wrong — I love Character Builder to bits. But the new campaign has a house rule that grants characters a “non-combat” bonus feat for a cool backstory.

Do you think I could figure out how to get Character Builder to let me drop a bonus feat onto my character? After much cursing and fiddling, I eventually figured it out — and thought I’d share my hard-earned lesson with everyone.

There’s a little teeny tiny button that looks like a little house with an ‘H’ in it. Presumably this stands for “house-rule”:

Character Builder

Click on that, and you can add as many feats as you like. And Character Builder is even smart enough to later tell you how your character is house-ruled, in case you ever want to revert it back to a legal state.

The Best Mini Ever?

February 5, 2010

Quite possibly. I mean, look at this thing:

Mera, Front

Now look at it from the side:

Mera, Side

That’s a redheaded chick with a staff, flying aloft purely on the thrust provided by her vomiting blood.

The adventure pretty much writes itself once you’ve got her on the board.

So, what is this really? It’s a figure from the DC HeroClix game — specifically, Mera, who is Aquaman’s wife apparently. In case you were thinking of ordering one or a couple dozen.

Must Read: Dungeon layout

February 3, 2010

This post from ENWorld is a must-read analysis of dungeon layout.

Dungeon layout, map flow and old school game design

Clever, clever work.