Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Project X: Part 5

Continuing with Part 5 of Project X:

Dungeon Master's Assistant Volume I/II
SSI/TSR - 1989
Status: Inactive

One of the first and complete generators that aided a Dungeon Master. DMA ran very well on systems of the time, and even today has a lot of good features.

Volume I's focus is on Generating Encounters and Rolling Dice. It has a built in Editor system that allows customization of Monster(s), Encounter(s) and Treasure(s). As well, you could easily create your own or Add/Adjust any of the Treasure Tables.

Volume II's focus is on Generating Characters and Treasure. One excellent feature is the ability to use Unearthed Arcana. A boon to those of us that enjoy the Cleric/Ranger dual class character. One thing I always enjoyed about this software was the simplicity it gave, while also delivering with solid data that made my sessions easier to run.

Any list of Tools must include, or at least pay tribute to the grandfather of software. This list is no different.


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