So, big projects for the end of the semester are kicking my butt and keeping me from my appointed rounds of bloggery… but I just had to take a moment and weigh in on how much I love the Character Builder. This freakin thing is like getting a present every month. I wait anxiously to do the update, and immediately hop on and start trawling through the new stuff. This month was particularly exciting because of the PH3 material. Ever since I got my hands on the book I’ve been working on a Goliath Runepriest and just waiting for the chance to print out his shiny new character sheet and find a game to play him in. Too bad I don’t have one of those right now… Gonna have to work on that.
This also brings up the point about using these tools. I get so much grief from one of my friends in particular about how I never wanted to use computers for gaming stuff, never wanted to use Mech-builders and preferred to build everything by hand, on paper. But the fact is, most of the tools he was trying to get me to use, 7+ years ago just weren’t very useful. I mean, I could do the job better by hand than by using the computer. Now that the CB is so user-friendly, and I know that I can count on that update every month, I am more than happy to pay for a solid tool. Usability = good.
Thank you DDI. I love the Character Builder.