Saturday, August 29, 2015

Saturday Grab Bag - Online Tools #2

Our last Online Tools Saturday Grab Bag was popular, so here is a sequel. All of these tools are designed with 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons in mind, but could likely be adapted to any by a crafty Dungeon Master.

College of Lore

First up is the College of Lore. I've only recently heard about this site, but it seems like a very cool place to find homebrew lore written by the community there. I love it because it is heavily focused on fluff and lore, instead of rules and damage. (Which I'm a huge advocate for, evidenced by the Non-Combat Magical Item Series, Article 1, Article 2, and Article 3).

I highly recommend that you check it out. You can also contribute if you're interested.

RK's D&D Treasure Generator

I really love this treasure generator. It's very customizable, and even includes a section for generating spellbooks. This is definitely the best treasure generator for hoards that I've ever seen. 

One thing I really take advantage of is the "Chance of Item Quirk" setting. As a DM I often never knew when to give an item a quirk, this makes it easy.

Javascript DDNext Character Generator

Lastly is this character generator from Pathguy. It's a little rough around the edges, and fairly slow running, but it is a great tool to create a player character (or NPC built like a player character) in a pinch. There are many options, some of which would be considered homebrew, but it can definitely help in making a character quickly without having to flip through the Player's Handbook too much.