Just a quickish post to pimp a game coming out soon that looks mind blowingly amazing. Sword Coast legends. From what I’ve seen of videos and read in interview it basically comes acros as the digital evolution of Dungeon and Dragons… the pen and paper version I mean. A game where you can both play as a dungeon master, crafting encounters and customising an experience in real time, and as a player running through this encounters to get loot and experience.
There has been quite a few games that take the ruleset, the lore, and a whole range of other elements to DnD and then bring it to a video game format. There are even a few programs at the moment that let you DnD in a more traditional format while online and playing with others but they seem to lack polish and many of the options you might want as a player and dungeon master.
Sword Coast legends just seems to have what you expect, what you need and in many cases what you didn’t even think yet seems intrinsic to such a format.
The dungeon master tools look amazing. The ability to craft entire storylines filled with npc’s and a storyline to uncover. The ability to craft the environment that while, I think involves certain prefab spaces allows a lot of options as to how you personalise that space. You can create your monsters in terms of looks and the skill set they have. Place traps too… and a lot of that can be done in real time while a party of adventurers are going through the dungeon. You can even take over and play as a monster in your dungeon – so awesome
I’m really excited about this and even got the digital deluxe – aka pay an extra 20 for some skins edition because i’m just that excited about the idea and the creative potential.