How good is the D&D Character Builder software?
How good is the D&D Character Builder?
When I tried the D&D character builder at GenCon I was impressed. The first major software release by WOTC is now available for beta testing.
Note that you have to subscribe to D&D Insder to download the software. Dungeon magazine and Dragon magazine are worth the subscription price so the extra tools and software coming up are big bonuses. That’s how I see it anyway.
Beta version limitations
You can only level up to lvl 3 on the beta character builder. I had some printing issues as well while testing the software and I’d be curious to know if it’s my printer or the software – probably the printer. Anyone had printing issues?
Many books, one character builder
There are many great features on the character builder. All the powers from all the published books and online articles are available in one place.
You can also change pretty much anything and everything on your character. Rules tweaks will only mark your character as houseruled.
The software lets you print your character sheet complete with power cards – which is very neat.
Horizontal character sheets
The character builder gives you a few options for your character sheet layout. I like horizontal/landscape layout for character because they take a little less room on the gaming table.
The best review is at Critical-Hits.com
I’m an entertainer, but the guys at Critical Hits are journalists and they came up with the best D&D character builder review.
What do you think?
Do you think you’ll be using the character builder? What do you think of the beta product?