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BattleBards sound board

Today I’m pleased to be telling you about BattleBards, a group that is providing a collection of fantasy language voice-overs, monster soundscapes, ambient music, and more, plus the tools that allow any game master to create custom scores for their games. Having just raised $28,000 on Kickstarter ($23,000 over their original $5,000 goal) it’s pretty clear that gamers are excited about the concept – and they should be!

The following is a random tavern generator based on the excellent content contained in The Jester Dragon's Guide: Random Tavern Generator. If you like the taverns generated here, consider picking up a copy of the publication that inspired it at DriveThruRPG.

Advanced computer and magic users share many traits, their eccentric natures, their propensity to recluse themselves, and their shared taste for comfortable clothing. It stands to reason then, that if the respective users of these arcane skills share personality traits, that they might use their abilities in similar ways as well. One phenomenon that makes for a fascinating study, but lacks a magical counterpart, is computer malware.

Following is the Digital Dice article that appears in d-Infinity Volume #2: Lost Treasure

Digital Dice has had the opportunity to cover many useful tools and technology tricks that make gaming a more enjoyable experience. What makes this article special is that it gets to cover a very cool tool created by one of d-Infinity’s own co-publishers, Skirmisher Publishing LLC. The tool in question is the Skirmisher Bookforge, and it brings gamers a whole new way to discover, purchase, and interact with their gaming source materials. 

In May, d-Infinity laid out a comprehensive guide to remote tabletop gaming. Not included in that particular article, however, is Roll20 -- a piece of technology that was just concluding its Kickstarter campaign around the same time. The d-Infinity crew has since been able to try it out in a number of its own remote gaming sessions, and this piece will outline the team’s experience using it and why technology like Roll20 might be something to include in a game session.

By Brendan Cass

"Digital Dice" is one of the regular departments that appears in the print edition of d-Infinity and is authored by computer programmer Brendan Cass. The following entry, on Electronic Game Boards, appears in Volume #1: The Adventure Begins.