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September 28, 2004
 
Dungeon Dudes to Evolve Over the Next Year
 
Dungeon What? Dungeon Dudes...Dude. They are FREE online trainable characters, similar to virtual pets, but with role-playing game style advancements. Hosted by Dimensions Game Software ( http://www.dimensionsgamesoftware.com ), they hit the internet and began their quest for world domination on September 30, 2003.

Now that they are turning one-year old, it is time they learned a few new developmental skills. Over the course of the next 365 days, many exciting things are planned. Yes, the Dungeon Dudes "Not Just Another Virtual Pet" will still be available for free at http://www.dungeondude.com . However, a Deluxe Basic Set, featuring 10 new characters, will be released for offline use and sold through RPGNOW.com.

Other additions that will likely be seen before their second birthday are expanded reference charts, added utility to the skills and items system, a Magic Shop, a Store, an 'auto-explore' function, more new characters, new online scenarios featuring graphics tiles, Fudge RPG conversion rules, and expanded offline games and rules. Look for the official Yahoo Group at http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/dungeondudes/ .

Promotional sets have been created for an RPG supplement, a board game, miniature carrying cases, and adventure map tiles. The Dungeon Dudes Network has been steadily growing and attracting visitors with a wide array of related interests: pen-and-paper role-playing games, board games, comic books, computer games, virtual pets, and miniatures games. If you run a business that would like to advertise on the Dungeon Dudes Network or sponsor a custom set of Dungeon Dudes, please contact Jeffrey A. Mills, DVM at doctorjeff98@msn.com.


September 3, 2004
 
Custom Dice Roller for BONES RPG Now Available
 
Dimensions Game Software, creator of the online RPG Toolbox and the Dungeon Dudes Network, announces the release of a custom dice rolling program for the recently released BONES RPG.  The program is available for sale at RPGNOW.com in the software section.
 
The BONES RPG, released by Vincent K. Raven Games and for sale at RPGNOW.com in the fantasy RPG section and at lulu.com, uses sets of customized six-sided dice for conflict resolution.  The dice rolling program allows the user to completely customize this innovatice system with any number of six-sided dice using the icons taken from the BONES game, making game set-up and conflict resolution a snap.
 
 
More information about Vincent K. Raven Games can be found at http://www.rpgnow.com/default.php?manufacturers_id=553  and at  www.lulu.com/BONES .

September 1, 2004
 
d20 Random Bestiary Generators Now Available
 
Dimensions Game Software, creator of the online RPG toolbox and the Dungeon Dudes "Not Just Another Virtual Pet" Network, is pleased to announce the release of the d20 Random Bestiary Generators.

This powerful set of generators creates complete d20 monster statistics and displays them in a nicely formatted table. Users are able to create never-before-seen monsters with the click of a single mouse button, manually alter the data to their liking, and then print or paste the data to a word processor. A complete bestiary can be created within minutes.

This newest addition to the RPG Toolbox is being sold in the software section of RPGNOW.com, along side the World Building Generators, the Medieval Society Generators, the Map Pack, and many other programs.

Interactive features require the use of a standards-based browser capable of displaying images and running javascript 1.5, which must be enabled.  For more information, please visit
http://www.dimensionsgamesoftware.com or email doctorjeff98@msn.com.  Visit the Dungeon Dudes Network at http://www.dungeondude.com.

June 1, 2004
 
Monsters! The d20 iSRD Bundle Volume 2 Now Available
 
Dimensions Game Software, creators of the Dungeon Dudes "Not Just Another Virtual Pet", announces that Monsters! The iSRD bundle volume 2 is now available in the software section of RPGNOW.com.  The d20 System Reference Document is full of tons of useful information for d20 role-playing game players. Let the interactive version of the SRD make it even more useful to you.

Not interested in rolling 48d10+594?  Calculating hit points has never been easier.

This bundle features 18 sections of the d20 SRD including monsters (A-Z), Monster Feats, Monsters as Races, and Improving Monsters. Each has convenient .html formatting with javascript enhancements. Use your standard browser controls such as copy, paste, print, etc.

This version of the SRD has been enhanced with the following interactive features:
Hit Point Generator for each monster
Breath Weapon DC calculator for each dragon by type and age
Random Monster Feat Table
Random Creature Improvement Table
Random Monster by CR generator

Interactive features require the use of a standards-based browser capable of displaying images and running javascript 1.5, which must be enabled.  For more information, please visit
http://www.dimensionsgamesoftware.com or email doctorjeff98@msn.com.  Visit the Dungeon Dudes Network at http://www.dungeondude.com.

May 1, 2004
 
The Starting Points Series of RPG Tools Volume 1 Now Available
 
Willing to do some research, but don't know where to start? Did it used to be common for you to crack a few books during the week before your gaming session, but your list of ideas has run dry?

The 'Starting Points' series of RPG tools, created by Dimensions Game Software and sold through RPGNOW.com, are here to help. They provide enough information to point you in the right direction, to aid in the brainstorming process, to give you a few new 'keywords' for your internet search. Gather information...breathe life into your RPG campaign.

Starting Points Volume 1 includes 10 topics: Abnormal Character Psychology, Famous Battles, Ancient Civilizations, Famous Explorers, Geological Time Periods, Governments, Important Inventions, Freakish Phobias and Mad Manias, Tarot, and Famous Wars.

Each of the topics is divided into 3 sections : 1) a Random Generator...because random generators are awesome, 2) a list of all of the data used by the random generator...because sometimes it's easier to simply choose items from a list than use a generator, and 3) a list of Role-Playing Ideas to get your brainstorming process going.

The Starting Points require the use of a standards based browser capable of displaying images and running Javascript 1.5 (which must be turned on). If you're not sure, please check out the free, online demos at http://www.dimensionsgamesoftware.com .

Dimensions Game Software, also responsible for the Interactive d20 SRD, the Dungeon Dudes Network ( http://www.dungeondude.com ), and the Interactive Series of Fudge RPG Tools, now has over 100 free online programs available between its two websites. For more information please email Jeffrey A. Mills, DVM at doctorjeff98@msn.com.


April 1, 2004
 
The d20 System Interactive SRD Bundle 1 Now Available
 
The System Reference Document is full of tons of useful information for d20 game players. Let the 'interactive' version of the SRD make it even more useful to you. Most of the tables and lists will be fitted with a 'generator' allowing you to pick random items or make random decisions based on the contents of the conveniently formatted tables.

The iSRD Bundle Vol 1 is available for sale at RPGNOW.com. It includes the following sections: Breaking Items 3.0, Equipment I 3.0, Equipment II 3.0, Feats 3.5, Intelligent Items 3.0, Planes 3.5, Psionic Power Formatter 3.0, Psionic Powers List 3.0, Scrolls 3.5, Special Abilities 3.0, Staffs 3.5, Traps 3.5, Treasure 3.0, Treasure 3.5, Wands 3.5 and Wondrous Items 3.0.

These programs require the use of a standards based browser capable of displaying images and running Javascript 1.5 (which must must be turned on). Please check out the following 3.0 demos (available for free online use at http://www.dimensionsgamesoftware.com )if you're not sure.

Dimensions Game Software, also responsible for the Starting Points Series of RPG tools, the Dungeon Dudes Network ( http://www.dungeondude.com ), and the Interactive Series of Fudge RPG Tools, now has over 100 free online programs available between its two websites.  For more information please email doctorjeff98@msn.com.


March 20, 2004
 
Percentile Chart Generator Now Available
 
Dimensions Game Software now has a Percentile Chart Generator for sale at RPGNOW.com.  It's a simple way to create simple percentile charts for role-playing games.  Enter the data and let the computer do the math for you. 
 
Print the chart for immediate use or copy/paste it into a word processor for further editing and saving.  It's great for homebrew campaigns or custom random charts.
 
Dimensions Game Software, also responsible for the Interactive SRD, the Starting Points Series of RPG tools, the Dungeon Dudes Network ( http://www.dungeondude.com ), and the Interactive Series of Fudge RPG Tools, now has over 100 free online tools available between its two websites.  For more information please email doctorjeff98@msn.com.

March 1, 2004
 
Expanded Online Favorites: The RPG Toolbox Vol 4 Now Available
 
You asked for it!  Dimensions Game Software is pleased to be releasing Expanded Online Favorites: The RPG Toolbox Vol 4.  This collection includes offline versions of twelve of the RPG-related generators available at http://www.dimensionsgamesoftware.com.  Nine of the programs include added functionality or significantly larger data sets.
 
The twelve included programs are Name Generator, Ambience Generator, Obscure Prophecy Generator, Personality Generators, Roll' Em, d20 Special Effects Generator, Cryptic Word Generator, Automated GM, Ask Vashtiri, Dice Pad, Fantastic Flora, and the Magical Effects Generator.
 
The updated version of the Name Generator has the option to select names by gender.  The Ambience Generator has an exclusive field for adding colors.  The Personality Generator now incorporates the data from the Name Generator as well as an additional field for gender.  The Cryptic Word Generator not only has a dramatically expanded data set, but allows the generation of single words or small phrases.  The Flora Generator, which was incorporated into The RPG Toolbox Vol 3: World Building Generators, now includes a field for Carnivorous Plants.
 
The RPG Toolbox Vol 4 is available for sale at RPGNOW.com in the software section.
 
Dimensions Game Software, also responsible for the Interactive SRD, the Starting Points Series of RPG tools, the Dungeon Dudes Network ( http://www.dungeondude.com ), and the Interactive Series of Fudge RPG Tools, now has over 100 free online tools available between its two websites.  For more information please email doctorjeff98@msn.com.

February 1, 2004
 
Random Bestiary Generators Now Available
 
Dimensions Game Software is pleased to announce the continuation of its series of Fudge RPG generators being released in support of the  Interactive Version of the Fudge RPG (available for sale at RPGNow.com.)  The newest addition to the series is a set of Random Bestiary Generators, which is also being sold through RPGNow.com.
 
With this set of generators, the user can generate random seeds for a wide variety of modern, fantasy, or sci-fi creatures.  The generated data can be manually altered to the user's liking, then either pasted to a word processor for compilation or printed for immediate use. 
 
The generators will create generic info such as the creature's name and  attacks as well as Fudge specific info such as Wound Levels and Damage Factors.  Some of the data for the generators is drawn from other Dimensions Game Software products, especially the Creature Creator and the Dinosaur Generator (both available for free online use at http://www.dimensionsgamesoftware.com) and the Fauna section of the World Building Generators (available for sale at RPGNow.com).
 
Dimensions Game Software, also responsible for the Interactive SRD, the Starting Points Series of RPG tools, and the Dungeon Dudes Network ( http://www.dungeondude.com ), now has over 100 free online tools available between its two websites.  For more information please email doctorjeff98@msn.com.

January 24, 2003
 
Free World Building Worksheets
 
A set of three FREE World Building Worksheets are now available from Dimensions Game Software at RPGNow.com.  They are designed to help organize your RPG world building ideas.  The fields are taken from three of the main parts of World Building Generators: The RPG Toolbox Vol 3, which is available for sale at RPGNow.com.
 
With these worksheets, you can either type your data and print the completed sheet or print blank copies to be filled out later. 

January 19, 2004
Free Height, Weight, Age Calculator
 
A free Height, Weight, and Age calculator based on the d20 SRD is now available at Dimensions Game Software's main website ( http://www.dimensionsgamesoftware.com ) and an alternate version based on the popular Races of Evernor product lines from Silverthorne Games will be available soon at their main website ( http://www.silverthornegames.com ).

Silverthorne Games was founded in 2001 by Ian and Sonrisa Johnston to serve as a vehicle to provide new and unique role-playing materials for the d20 System. Their product lines, which include the Races of Evernor (TM) series, the Book of Templates, the Dungeon Blocks (TM) series, the Arcane Ecologies (TM) series, and Feats: Volume I, are available for sale from RPGNow.com.

Dimensions Game Software was founded by Jeffrey A. Mills, DVM to write software for other role-playing game companies. Independent products include the RPG Toolbox series of online free and commercial software generators sold through RPGNow.com. In 2003, the Dungeon Dudes Network "Not Just Another Virtual Pet" ( http://www.dungeondude.com ) was started to serve as promotional tools for game companies and fun, free stuff for game players.


January 12, 2004
 
Random Bestiary Generators: iFudge RPG Edition Coming Soon
 
Dimensions Game Software is pleased to announce the continuation of its series of Fudge RPG generators being released in support of the  Interactive Version of the Fudge RPG (available for sale at RPGNow.com.)  The newest addition to the series is a set of Random Bestiary Generators, which will also be sold through RPGNow.com.
 
With this set of generators, the user will be able to generate random seeds for a wide variety of modern, fantasy, or sci-fi creatures.  The generated data can be manually altered to the user's liking, then either pasted to a word processor for compilation or printed for immediate use.  The program should be available in early February.
 
The generators will create generic info such as the creature's name and  attacks as well as Fudge specific info such as Wound Levels and Damage Factors.  Some of the data for the generators is drawn from other Dimensions Game Software products, especially the Creature Creator and the Dinosaur Generator (both available for free online use at http://www.dimensionsgamesoftware.com) and the Fauna section of the World Building Generators (available for sale at RPGNow.com).
 
Dimensions Game Software, also responsible for the Interactive SRD, the Starting Points Series of RPG tools, and the Dungeon Dudes Network ( http://www.dungeondude.com ), now has over 100 free online tools available between its two websites.  For more information please email doctorjeff98@msn.com.

December 31, 2003
 
World Building Generators Now Available
 
The World Building Generators, the third installment in the RPG Toolbox series of role-playing game aids, is now available from Dimensions Game Software at RPGNow.com.
 
This collection of tools has over 100 generators organized into 9 categories: World Overview, Major Landmasses, Political Divisions, Flora, Fauna, Weather, Medieval Options, Modern Options, and Miscellaneous Details.
 
You can generate random data, type in your own custom data, or print all of the included data as convenient percentile charts for offline use or general reference.

December 12, 2003
 
iSRD Update - Feats Now Available
 
The Interactive SRD has been updated with a new section on 3.5 Feats.  This interactive document is available for free online use at Dimensions Game Software's website, http://www.dimensionsgamesoftware.com
 
This section of the iSRD contains 5 new charts to reference.  The new charts are Random Type of Feat, Random Feat of Any Type, Random General Feat, Random Item Creation Feat, and Random Metamagic Feat.
 
Dimensions Game Software is the home of the RPG Toolbox set of free online tools, the Interactive SRD, the Starting Points Series of RPG tools, and the Dungeon Dudes "Not Just a Virtual Pet" free online trainable characters, and the Fudge RPG: Interactive Version.

December 5, 2003
 
Free Fudge RPG Accessories
 
A FREE online Fudge Dice Roller and a simple Fudge Dice Slot Machine are now available at http://www.dimensionsgamesoftware.com .  These are part of a series of free Fudge RPG generators that will be released by Dimensions Game Software in support of their recently released Interactive Version of the flexible Fudge RPG, available for sale at RPGNow.com.
 
These free generators and the complete first chapter of the Fudge RPG: Interactive Version have also been bundled together and made available as a free download from RPGNow.com entitled iFudge RPG: Accessory Pack.
 
Dimensions Game Software, responsible for the Interactive SRD, the Starting Points Series of RPG tools, and the Dungeon Dudes Network ( http://www.dungeondude.com ), now has over 60 free online tools available. 
 
A Customizable Fudge Character Creator, a Dinosaur Generator, and several item and creature creators will be released over the next several months.  A Fudge System and a d20 System Convertor will be released early next year for the Dungeon Dudes Network.

November 25, 2003
 
iSRD Update - Planes Now Available
 
The Interactive SRD has been updated with a new section on 3.5 Planes.  This interactive document is available for free online use at Dimensions Game Software's website, http://www.dimensionsgamesoftware.com
 
This section of the iSRD not only contains generators for the standard SRD charts, but also includes 9 new charts to reference when creating a random plane for your players to encounter.  The new charts are Random Gravity, Random Time, Random Size, Random Morphic Trait, Random Elemental/Energy Trait, Random Alignment Trait Descriptor, Random Magic Trait, and Random Interaction with the Material Plane.
 
Dimensions Game Software is the home of the RPG Toolbox set of free online tools, the Interactive SRD, the Starting Points Series of RPG tools, and the Dungeon Dudes "Not Just a Virtual Pet" free online trainable characters, and the Fudge RPG: Interactive Version.

November 22, 2003
 
Free Online Fudge Character Creator
 
A FREE online Fudge Character Creator is now available at http://www.dimensionsgamesoftware.com .  This is the first in a series of free Fudge RPG generators that will be released by Dimensions Game Software in support of their recently released Interactive Version of the flexible Fudge RPG, available for sale at RPGNow.com.
 
Dimensions Game Software, responsible for the Interactive SRD, the Starting Points Series of RPG tools, and the Dungeon Dudes Network ( http://www.dungeondude.com ), now has over 60 free online tools available. 
 
In addition to the current Fudge Character Creator, which uses information from the basic Fudge RPG, a Customizable Fudge Character Creator, a Fudge Dice Roller, and several item and creature creators will be released over the next several months.

November 18, 2003
 
Fudge RPG: Interactive Version Now Available
 
Following the lead of the Interactive SRD for the other popular RPG system, Dimensions Game Software has released an Interactive version of the popular and flexible Fudge RPG.  Interactive Fudge hopes to help GM's realize that Fudge truly is a "Freeform, Universal, Do-it-yourself Gaming Engine,"  as stated in the original Fudge rules.
 
Dimensions Game Software is home to the Interactive SRD, the RPG Toolbox, the Starting Points Series of RPG Tools, and the creators of the Dungeon Dudes Network "Not Just Another Virtual Pet" set of free online trainable characters.
 
Interactive Fudge, which is for sale at RPGNow.com, contains the complete text of the original Fudge system that has been enjoyed by thousands of players and embraced by several game publishers.  All of the orignal core chapters are presented in javascript enhanced html pages.
 
The javascript enhancements are what make Interactive Fudge, a truly interactive GM tool.  The chapter on character creation allows the GM to print out lists of custom Fudge trait levels, available types of traits, available skills, available gifts, and recommended faults.   Other chapters present the entire text to the GM in fully editable text boxes.  One chapter even allows the user to edit the html code itself, giving ultimate control, not only of what rules to show the players, but also what format to use when presenting those rules.
 
Interactive Fudge hopes to provide GM's with the building blocks they need to make the traditional Fudge system fit their specific gaming needs.  For more information please contact doctorjeff98@msn.com or visit http://www.dimensionsgamesoftware.com

November 12, 2003
 
iSRD Update - 3.5 Treasure Now Available
 
The Interactive SRD has been updated with a new section on 3.5 Treasure.  This interactive document is available for free online use at Dimensions Game Software's website, http://www.dimensionsgamesoftware.com
 
Dimensions Game Software is the home of the RPG Toolbox set of free online tools, the Interactive SRD, the Starting Points Series of RPG tools, and the Dungeon Dudes "Not Just a Virtual Pet" free online trainable characters.  An interactive version of the Fudge RPG is coming soon.

November 10, 2003

Demo of Background Generator Now Online

The nonfunctioning layout demo of Mortality.Net's Custom Background Generator that is being designed by Dimensions Game Software is online now and ready for comments.

Here's the link to the generator:

http://doctorjeff98.tripod.com/backgroundgenerator.html

Here's the link to the forums:

http://www.mortality.net/board/read.php?TID=7251

The demo is designed to allow the visitors to Mortality.net to help decide what fields will be included in the final version. Please post any and all comments in this forum. 

Once the layout is finalized---the project will move to the third and final phase of development---the collection of data to use when the user hits 'Generate' Several people have already make some excellent suggestions, but much more will be needed.


November 4, 2003
 
Medieval Society Generators: The RPG Toolbox Vol 2 Now Available
 
Dimensions Game Software is pleased to announce that the Medieval Society Generators: The RPG Toolbox Vol 2 is now available for sale at http://www.RPGNow.com. It is designed to be used as a companion to popular sourcebooks to help add the feel of a genuine Medieval Society to your fantasy role-playing campaign.

The RPG Toolbox Vol 2 consists of two mapping utilities and 30 other simple role-playing game tools, all geared toward helping you to create a believable Medieval Society.

With it, you can randomly fill out worksheets, create and print custom city charters, create and print custom lists of taxes and staff members to populate your medieval manors, and create simple outline maps for the overview of an entire manor or of a manorial complex surrounding a manorial home. For easy reference, it also includes a section of Reference Tables enhanced with random number generators. The Tables section includes lists of workshops, offices, professions, expenses, structure types...26 tables in all.

The text-part of the material included in the Medieval Society Generators is taken from a popular sourcebook which uses the Open Game License. It requires the use of a PC running a standards based browser capable of displaying images (1024x768 recommended) and running Javascript 1.5. If you are unsure, please check your documentation.

As with Map Pack: The RPG Toolbox Vol 1, the Medieval Society Generators: The RPG Toolbox Vol 2 will be available for sale at http://www.RPGNow.com.  For more information please visit http://www.DimensionsGameSoftware.com or email doctorjeff98@msn.com.


October 21, 2003
 
Starting Points - Tarot
 
Willing to do some research but don't know where to start? Let the 'Starting Points' series of RPG tools point you in the right direction.  The newest addition to the series is "Starting Points - Tarot."  Use this little tool to add some spice to your next adventure. 
 
This interactive documents includes brief definitions of the major Tarot cards.  It can draw a random card or make a basic Past-Present-Future reading.  Also included is a list of Role-Playing tips that involve using Tarot cards in an adventure.

October 20, 2003
 
Interactive Fudge
 
Following the lead of the Interactive SRD for the other popular RPG system, Dimensions Game Software has planned a release of an Interactive version of the popular and flexible Fudge RPG. Interactive Fudge hopes to help GM's realize that Fudge truly is a "Freeform, Universal, Do-it-yourself Gaming Engine," as stated in the original Fudge rules.

Interactive Fudge will contain the complete text of the original Fudge system that has been enjoyed by thousands of players and embraced by several game publishers. All of the orignal core chapters are presented in javascript enhanced html pages.

The javascript enhancements are what make Interactive Fudge, a truly interactive GM tool. The chapter on character creation allows the GM to print out lists of custom Fudge trait levels, available types of traits, available skills, available gifts, and recommended faults. Other chapters present the entire text to the GM in fully editable text boxes. One chapter even allows the user to edit the html code itself, giving ultimate control, not only of what rules to show the players, but also what format to use when presenting those rules.

Interactive Fudge hopes to provide GM's with the building blocks they need to make the traditional Fudge system fit their specific gaming needs. For more information please contact doctorjeff98@msn.com or visit http://www.dimensionsgamesoftware.com.


October 6, 2003
 
Medieval Society Generators: The RPG Toolbox Vol 2
 
Dimensions Game Software is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Medieval Society Generators: The RPG Toolbox Vol 2. It is designed to be used as a companion to popular sourcebooks to help add the feel of a genuine Medieval Society to your fantasy role-playing campaign.

The RPG Toolbox Vol 2 consists of two mapping utilities and 30 other simple role-playing game tools, all geared toward helping you to create a believable Medieval Society.

With it, you can randomly fill out worksheets, create and print custom city charters, create and print custom lists of taxes and staff members to populate your medieval manors, and create simple outline maps for the overview of an entire manor or of a manorial complex surrounding a manorial home. For easy reference, it also includes a section of Reference Tables enhanced with random number generators. The Tables section includes lists of workshops, offices, professions, expenses, structure types...26 tables in all.

The text-part of the material included in the Medieval Society Generators is taken from a popular sourcebook which uses the Open Game License. It requires the use of a PC running a standards based browser capable of displaying images (1024x768 recommended) and running Javascript 1.5. If you are unsure, please check your documentation.

As with Map Pack: The RPG Toolbox Vol 1, the Medieval Society Generators: The RPG Toolbox Vol 2 will be available for sale at http://www.RPGNow.com. The expected release date is November 18, 2003. For more information please visit http://www.DimensionsGameSoftware.com or email doctorjeff98@msn.com.


October 3, 2003
 
Dice Pad
 
The Dice Pad is now available here and at http://www.dungeondude.com .  It is a simple online tool for rolling d2, d3, d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20, d30, and d100. 

October 1, 2003
 
The Dungeon Dudes are Here---Let the Infestation Begin
 
The Dungeon Dudes: Not Just Another Virtual Pet are here!  The infestation of these free, online trainable characters officially begins today.  Two expansion sets will be released soon.  Halloweed Dudes and The Dungeon Dudes Go Wild with enhancements customized to New Realms Publishing's product, Into the Wilds. 
 
Expect many more expansions featuring characters from your favorite games as well as new rules for offline battles.

September 25, 2003
 
The Dungeon Dudes Arrive October 1, 2003
 
Dimensions Game Software is pleased to announce that first set of The Dungeons Dudes "Not Just Another Virtual Pet" will be officially infesting the planet on October 1, 2003. The Dungeon Dudes are online trainable characters similar to simple virtual pets that have been upgraded to include role-playing game style advancement.

They come complete with experience points, levels, hit points, and attack capabilities. They can find items and learn skills to use in the offline battle system. Players can work online to gain the strength to defeat their enemies...ahem...friends using the offline Dungeon Dude Combat System.

The first set of Dungeon Dudes will encounter monsters appropriate to dungeon delving e.g. Dragons, Skeletons, and um...Bug-Eyed Fiends. New monsters and phrases will be uploaded periodically. The first full expansion will be a set of Halloween Dudes available on October 27, 2003.

The first set of Dungeon Dudes will initially be available for free online use at http://www.DimensionsGameSoftware.com. Dungeon Dude trainers will be able to print a code to identify their Dude's data, save that code on a word processor for future use, or post it to online forums to share with others.

If you run a business, RPG related or not, that would like to join the Dungeon Dude network, please contact doctorjeff98@msn.com. For a monthly fee, you can either host the standard set of Dungeon Dudes or have a unique set designed specifically for your company. Dungeon Dude trainers will then be able to take their save code from one website to another in order to continue training (and learn about your products in the process).

If you run a retail outlet with physical space, the Dungeon Dudes Retail kit will be available soon. The retail kit will explain how to host a Dungeon Dudes tournament in your store and provide a list called the Mundane Exchange that Dungeon Dude trainers can use to exchange mundane items that they find, such as lanterns, for more combat-useful items such as a spear and magic helmet. If you would like to be notified when the Retail Kit is available, please email doctorjeff98@msn.com


September 21, 2003
 
Map Pack Now Available
 
Map Pack: The RPG Toolbox Vol 1 is now available at RPGNow.com. The Map Pack is designed to be a simple way to create simple maps with a few clicks of the mouse button. It features 7 different themes: The Town Map Maker, an online favorite, The Caverns Generator, a Map Pack Exclusive, Catacomb Creator, Forest Path Generator, Island Generator, Star Map Maker, and a Constellation Map Maker.

Other features include an easy point and click interface, options for large or small icons, the ability to place random 'seeds' to get your map started, and a Density Variable to adjust when using the random placement function.

The Map Pack only requires the use of a PC running a standards based browser capable of displaying images (1024x768 recommended) and running Javascript 1.5. If you are unsure, please check your documentation.


September 17, 2003
 
Ambience Generator: The Five Senses
 
This week's addition to the RPG Toolbox is a little GM's tool called the Ambience Generator: The Five Senses.  It is used to help add flavor and atmosphere to a game session. 
 
When designing an adventure, a GM often times needs to describe people, places, or things in such a way that the players are able to visualize what is happening.  This Ambience Generator will greatly aid this process by giving the GM ideas for wordds to use when describing how things look, feel, sound, smell, and taste.
 
How does that loaf of bread taste?  What does that potion smell like?  What do I hear when I listen at that door?  Consult the Ambience Generator for a few ideas. 

September 13, 2003
 
Dungeon Dudes Coming Fall '03
 
Dimensions Game Software is proud to announce the release of "Dungeon Dudes: Not Just Another Virtual Pet" this Fall. The initial release of Dungeon Dudes will contain 20 online-trainable characters, ahem trainable dudes. A preview of 15 of them is now available. After the initial release this fall, more will be added periodically.

You will be able to tell your dudes to explore, train for new skills, practice old skills, eat, or rest. They will accumulate mass quantities of gold, experience, and a variety of different items and skills.

The list of items, monsters, and skills that your dude will encounter will periodically change to add variety.

The stats that will define your online character are Name, Level, Experience Points, Base Attack, Base Defense, Hit Points, and Gold Pieces.

You will be able to "save" your Dungeon Dude using a code system. Once the code is displayed simply copy and paste it into a word processor to save for future reference.

A thread on the Dimensions Game Software forums at Mortality.net will be set up where you can post your codes if you want to share your data with others.

You will also be able to display a "Printer Friendly" version of your dude's data. This will allow you to print your dude and battle offline using the new combat system.

If you're a business that would like to host a custom set of Dungeon Dudes using your own characters and/or rules, please contact doctorjeff98@msn.com.


September 5, 2003
 
Into the Wilds: Digital Bundle Now Available
 
New Realms Publishing's Into the Wilds: Digital Bundle is now available at RPGNow.  The bundle includes the original Into the Wilds: A Wilderness Adventures Companion and the all new Into the Wilds: A Digital Companion, designed by Dimensions Game Software. 
 
The Wilderness Adventures Companion sourcebook includes a new ranger class, new feats, a system for determining wilderness encounter distance, direction, and DC's for Listen and Spot, a system for designing and implementing wilderness traps, and a set of maps that can be used to quickly create dungeons and lairs.
 
The Digital Companion automates the wilderness encounter system, randomly generates wilderness traps, and also randomly selects favored enemy and bonus feats for the new ranger variant.
 
For more information visit New Realms Publishing or RPGNow.

September 2, 2003
 
iSRD Update and Preview of Map Pack
 
The following sections of the iSRD are now available: Traps, Psionic Powers List, Wands, Scrolls, and Staffs.
 
Due to labelling confusions, the 3.5 label has been removed from the title; although, all sections were derived the SRD currently available at wizards.com.
 
A preview of Map Pack: The RPG Toolbox Volume 1 is now available.
 
Don't forget to stop by the new forums at Mortality.net.

September 2, 2003
 
Psionic Power Formatter
 
Expansion of the Interactive SRD continues this week with six new programs.  Each of these programs not only includes the text of the appropriate section of the SRD, but random generators for the major tables and lists.
 
The first of the six to be released this week is the iSRD 3.5 Psionic Power Formatter.  This is a tool to aid GM's when designing psionic powers.  The user simply makes selections from a variety of drop down lists and  check boxes, fills out the details in several different free-form text areas, then hits 'Printer Friendly.' 
 
All of the user supplied information is conveniently formatted for ease of printing.  A GM can create a catalog of these to make available for the players.
 
If you create one that you're particularly proud of and would like to share, please do so at the Mortality.net forums.

September 1, 2003
 
New Forums at Mortality.Net
 
Dimensions Game Software has moved into the Hosted Publishers Forums section of Mortality.net.  This is a great place for fans to get together to share ideas, let others know how they're using the many programs currently available, and what new products and features they would like to see added to the programs in the future.
 
Please stop by to say hello.  The forum is available here: http://mortality.net/board/board.php?FID=181
 
In addition to the new forum, *adlon* of mortality.net has a few surprises up his sleeve that we're pleased to be a part of.  (More on that later!)
 
For now, production is beginning on a Custom Character Background Generator that is going to be designed by the members of mortality.net and made available exclusively to visitors of Mortality.net's website.  More information is availabe here: http://mortality.net/board/read.php?TID=7251  Visitors to the site will determine what fields are included in the generator as well as what data is used to fill those fields.
 
It's been a busy week.  In addition to getting the forums going, the following sections of the Interactive SRD using the new 3.5 data will be released over the next several days:
 
Psionic Powers Formatter
Psionic Powers List
Scrolls
Wands
Traps
Staffs

August 24, 2003
 
The Automated GM
 
This week's addition to the RPG Toolbox is a fun (well, I think it's fun) little GM's tool called the Automed GM.  Think of it as an RPG version of the popular, round, black, hand-held oracle used to answer yes/no questions in the toy section of major department stores.
 
In addition to 35 variations on answers to typical yes/no questions, it contains information for minor conflict resolution using a d20 as well as snippets to add amient sights (such as broken glass, a trail of blood, or a pile of trash)  and sounds (such as an explosion, a moaning voice, muffled crying, and maniacal laughter) to random encounters.

August 17, 2003
 
Freakish Phobias and Mad Manias
 
Willing to do some research but don't know where to start? Let the 'Starting Points' series of RPG tools point you in the right direction.  The newest addition to the series is "Freakish Phobias and Mad Manias."  Use this little tool to add some spice to your PC's or NPC's. 
 
This interactive documents includes brief definitions of 131 types of phobias or manias.  Also included is a list of things for the GM or player to consider, ideas to keep in mind when role-playing a phobia or mania, and a few adventure ideas. 

August 9, 2003
 
Starting Points - Governments
 
Willing to do some research but don't know where to start? Let the 'Starting Points' series of RPG tools point you in the right direction.  The newest addition to the series is "Governments."
 
This interactive documents includes brief definitions of 25 types of governments, from Democracy to Ochlocracy.  Also, includes a list of things for the GM to consider e.g. the government's relationship with neighboring kingdoms, its popularity with its own people, and what types of institutions are run by the government.
 
 

August 1, 2003
 
Constellation Map Maker
 
This week's addition to the RPG toolbox is a Constellation Map Maker.  It uses the same interface as the popular Town Map Maker.  The placement grid and the density variables remain intact, thus creating random patterns is very easy. 
 
This new mapping utility adds the functionality of being able to choose to work with either large or small icons.  If users like this function, drop us a line and we will continue to add this function to future free mapping utlities.
 
The simple black and white graphics are easy on your printer's ink.  The simple point-and-click interface makes designing your own patterns, in addition to using the random generator, a breeze. 
 
Don't forget to check out the pictures from Gen Con 2003.

July 20, 2003
 
Starting Points Geological Time Periods
 
The Starting Points Series of interactive RPG documents gets a minor facelift this week with its newest addition, Geological Time Periods.  In addition to hosting a random generator, the Geological Time Periods document includes an outline of the material used by the generator.
 
The outline provides a list of questions that a GM might want to answer when planning a session based on an alternate time period.
 
The Starting Points Series was developed to aid role-playing game players, especially GM's, who are interested in doing a little research to prepare for their sessions but don't quite know where to start.  They provide enough information to point you in the right direction, to aid the brainstorming process, to give you a few new 'keywords' for your internet searches.
 
If players enjoy the new outline format, then it will be used for all future additions to the series.  Geological Time Periods is the sixth installment in the series, which includes Inventions, Famous Battles, Wars, Explorers, and Civilizations.

July 17, 2003
 
Intelligent Items Generator Added to the RPG Toolbox
 
The Intelligent Items Generator from the iSRD has been added as a standalone generator to the RPG Toolbox.  
 
The generator will calculate the item's ability scores (Int, Wis, Cha), calculate the modifiers for each of these scores, generate an alignment, a method of communication, an enchantment (e.g. +3), a market price modifier, primary abilities, extraordinary powers, special purposes, and finally calculate those pesky ego points for you.
 
Even when using the automatic generator, each of the fields can be manually altered.  For example, you generate an item that is perfect except its intelligence is too low.  All you have to do is type over the value that you don't like.
 
Once all of the fields are acceptable, click the 'Printer Friendly' button to display all of the data in a 'friendlier' format.  Print your results and continue creating.

July 11, 2003
 
Intelligent Items Generator
 
Dimensions Game Software is pleased to announce the expansion of the Interactive SRD with the release of the Intelligent Items section.  In addition to die rollers for each of the 7 tables, this section includes a comprehensive Intelligent Item Generator that incorporates all of the information with the click of a single button. 
 
What this means is that the generator will calculate the item's ability scores (Int, Wis, Cha), calculate the modifiers for each of these scores, generate an alignment, a method of communication, an enchantment (e.g. +3), a market price modifier, primary abilities, extraordinary powers, special purposes, and finally calculate those pesky ego points for you.
 
Even when using the automatic generator, each of the fields can be manually altered.  For example, you generate an item that is perfect except its intelligence is too low.  All you have to do is type over the value that you don't like.
 
Once all of the fields are acceptable, click the 'Printer Friendly' button to display all of the data in a 'friendlier' format.  Print your results and continue creating.

July 3, 2003
 
Town Map Maker
 
Dimensions Game Software is pleased to announce the release of a free online mapping utility, "The Town Map Maker."  This useful utility is exactly what it says, a tool for creating town maps.  The simple point-and-click interface allows for rapid town development.
 
The Town Map Maker is actually one in a series of online mapping utilites included with The RPG Toolbox.  The previous installments are a catacomb creator, a forest path generator, and a star map maker.  However, the Town Map Maker takes a step forward by adding several features that are not available in the earlier utilities. 
 
The added functions are the ability to show or hide a grid to aid in icon placement, black and white icons to aid in printing, and an automatic generator to create random towns with the click of a button.  The generator bases the placement of buildings on a "density" variable ranging from 1% to 99% that is controlled by the user.  The Town Map also features more icons than the previous utilities: 35 for buildings and 7 for roads.

June 26, 2003
 
Interactive SRD Breaking Items
 
How many hit points does 8 inches of adamantite have?  What about 60 inches of stone?  Check out the newest section of the Interactive SRD, "Breaking Items", to have it calculated for you.   
 
Two automations have been included.  The first is a little calculator to determine how many hit points a given substance of a given thickness will possess.  The other is a simple d20 roller to help with DC's.
 
Although this section does not have any true random item generators, it does have html formatted tables for Substance Hardness and Hit Points, Weapon and Shield Hardness and Hit Points, DC's to Break Items, and miscellaneous Object Hardness and Hit Points.

June 20, 2003
 
Interactive SRD Equipment Two
 
The second section of equipment has been added to the interactive SRD.  The following generators are included: adventuring gear, dry goods containers, liquid containers, toolkits, clothing, food/drink/lodging, mount or gear, vehicles, barding, ships, transportation, and buildings.
 
As with the other sections, a standalone generator without all of the extra text has been added to the RPG toolbox. 
 
 

June 17, 2003

d20 Contemporary Adventures

The folks at E-roleplaying.com, publishers of 30mm floorplans and other GM resources, are very pleased to announce the release of the Contemporary Adventures Guide PDF and the Contemporary Adventures Generator CD-ROM. A print version of this product is soon to be available.

In moments, your next modern adventure can be ready to go. The PDF includes information on over 50 different adventure types, over 1,000 exciting locales, hundreds of different villains and monsters, shady henchmen and thugs, story plots, hundreds of player missions and assignments. Also included is an ample supply of information to completely flesh out the NPC's: special abilities, feats, skills, new gadgets, technological wonders, and a collection of unique background stories.

In addition to regular villains, such as street gangs, corrupt law officers, and soldiers, a set of exotic new monsters is also included. Now you can challenge your players with the likes of attack dogs, predatory cats, demons, angels, and several new types of vampires and the undead.

This huge amount of information will let you mix and match to quickly prepare and conduct entertaining d20 modern games with interesting storylines to keep the players asking for more. The information can be used to lay the foundation for a campaign of connected storylines or for quick one-night only games.

In order to help you manage all of this new information, E-roleplaying.com is pleased to be able to offer the Contemporary Adventures Generator CD-ROM, designed by Dimensions Game Software, creator of the Interactive SRD and the RPG Toolbox set of online tools. The generator allows you to pick the villains from a list or randomly choose them with the click of a button. Choose your player's adventure level and use the included Stat Generator to instantly calculate the NPC's level, HD, HP, Defense, and Speed. A complete list of weapons, equipment, special abilities, gadgets, tech wonders, and a background story are also generated. Print the information and you're ready to go. The odds of generating the exact same adventure twice are on the order of 500,000,000 to 1.

"Now, if I have to GM a session, I can go to the website, hit a couple buttons and have a ready made session created on-the-fly that is generic enough to fit into my campaign, yet detailed enough to provide additional opportunities and inspirations for some great role-playing," says Dirk Collins, of E-Roleplaying.com.

A Demo version of the software generator is available at http://files.e-roleplaying.com/demo/demoadventuregenerator.html. Ordering information is available at http://www.e-roleplaying.com/ContemporaryCDOrder.

For more information visit http://www.e-roleplaying.com.


June 13, 2003

190 Types of Divination

Whether you call them spells, special abilities, miracles, divine intervention, skills, or feats, divination in one form or another is present in most games as well as most real-life societies. Divination ranges from the complex sacrificial cermonies of the Aztecs to the simple modern-day eight ball. This document provides definitions for nearly 200 types of divination as well as some simple guidelines to use when introducing divination to your game.

Some of the included techniques have robust histories with many examples of use throughout history associated with them. A few are less known, rarely reported, or fictional.  A simple online search should provide the GM with enough details to fully flesh out a given technique.

The document is accompanied by a random generator, which works similarly to the ones used in the Interactive SRD.  It can create a set of generic game statistics for a GM to consult when introducing new types of divination into a campaign.  The stats include a list of prerequisites, such as high intelligence or manual dexterity, a time frame for how long it takes to perform the ritual or ceremony, a percent indicating the accuracy of readings made using that particular technique, and an indicator of how difficult it is to perform the given type of divination.

Once the GM decides on the appropriate statistics, the info can be printed out and saved for future reference.  The inclusion of an easy way to print and charts containing all of the data used by the generator are a first for Dimensions Game Software.  If the fans enjoy these features then you can expect to see them incorporated into future releases.


June 7, 2003

Interactive SRD-Equipment One

Expansion of the interactive version of the SRD continues this week with the addition of the first section of equipment items.  Generators for the following groups of items are included: trade goods, simple melee weapons, simple ranged weapons, martial melee weapons, martial ranged weapons, exotic melee weapons, exotic ranged weapons, asian melee weapons, asian ranged weapons, armor, shields, extras, specials, grenadelike weapons, and siege engines. 

NOTE TO GAME PUBLISHERS:  Making an interactive version of your product or a section of your product available is a great way to attract visitors to your website.  An interactive version of your product can be much, much more than simple automated tables.  Please check out the game statistics generator provided with 'Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures' for another example of an interactive product.  Programming fees are reasonable and turnaround time is fast.  Contact Jeffrey A. Mills, DVM, doctorjeff98@msn.com, for further information.


May 31, 2003

Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures

T-Rex, Velociraptor, and Brontosaurus...this online generator contains a set of historical facts for over 170 different prehistoric creatures combined with a set of randomly determined game statistics to add a little spice.  The fact-based information includes the creatures name, size, era, range, and what general type it is. 

The randomly determined game statistics are general enough to be applied to many different systems; however, they were designed to fit best with some of the most popular on the market.  Just choose a difficulty rating from 1 to 20 and click "Generate."  Statistics for any difficulty level can be created for any of the creatures. 

The list of statistics includes Hit Dice, Hit Points, Number Appearing, an Initiative Modifier, Armor Class, a list of attacks (e.g. Tongue Lash, Tail Slam, Trample), the dice to roll to determine the amount of damage caused by each attack, a field for the occasional to rare special ability (e.g. Poison, Fear, or Hypnotize), and a final field listing possible colorations and unique color patterns.

In all, 17 different types of regular attacks, 23 different types of special attacks, 11 basic colors in 5 different patterns spread out over 11 different body parts are provided.  This combined with over 170 different creatures and an unlimited variety to the numerical statistics should keep things interesting until...well, at least until the next ice age.


 

May 25, 2003

Microliths and Steam Engines: Introducing Starting Points-Inventions

The Starting Points series of RPG tools continues to grow at a steady pace.  This newest addition to the set includes basic information on 69 of the greatest historical inventions ever.  They have been divided into four eras (The Ancient Times, The Middle Ages, The Industrial Revolution, and The Recent Past), including everything from handheld axes, paper, and coins  to telescopes, internal combustion engines, and flying machines.

Pick an invention and do a little research to answer a few basic questions about how it might be used to enhance your current campaign. 

Has it been invented yet? Is it commonly available or relatively rare? Is its existence even known to the general population? If it requires a power source, where does the energy come from? Magic? Psychic? Conventional resources? What is it like to live in a world at a time when this invention was first introduced? Just prior to its introduction? In a 'modern' or 'alternate world' campaign, what if this invention never happened? What if it was invented at a seemingly illogical time e.g. a medieval society with a steam engine or a modern society lacking basic eyeglasses?  The list is never-ending.

This tool is temporarily available for free online use.


May 18, 2003

d20 Wondrous Items and Starting Points-Famous Battles

We are pleased to be able to bring you not one, not two, but three FREE RPG tools this week!  A Wondrous Items generator for the RPG Toolbox, the complete wondrous items section for the Interactive SRD, and last, but certainly not least for fans of the series, Starting Points-Famous Battles is now available.

Gauntlets of Ogre Power, the Cloak of Elvenkind, and the Cubic Gate---they're all included.  All of the minor, medium, and major items from the SRD wondrous items section can be found in this exciting new d20 Treasure Generator.  With the click of a button you can randomly choose one of nearly 300 different items.  This weeks addition to the RPG Toolbox will hopefully be very useful to d20 GM's.

Draw a random card from the Deck of Illusions or  determine the results from blowing a Horn of Valhalla.  The complete wondrous items section of the SRD has been outfitted with over 20 generators!  All available for free online use.  Converting the SRD is a monumental task, so if you enjoy this service, please let us know.

Finally, let Starting Points-Famous Battles jumpstart your brainstorming process when coming up with ideas for  epic campaigns.  History is full of intriguing people and events.  With this tool you can brief yourself on 23 different turning points in history, dating from the battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. to the rise of the British East India Company circa 1757 A.D.  Find a battle that interests you, then research it to discover how it might fit into your future game sessions.

Enjoy!


May 10, 2003

d20 TREASURES GALORE

What do gold pieces, platinum pieces, blue sapphires, ceremonial daggers, smokesticks, and alchemist's fire all have in common? First, they can all be found in the SRD treasure file. Better yet, they have all been added to the new interactive version of the SRD. ALL of the tables in the SRD-Treasure file have been outfitted with automatic generators. With just the touch of a button, you can determine treasure for levels one through twenty, values for gems, art, etc.

"By adding generators to all of the tables, the SRD suddenly becomes an extremely useful game accessory and not just a reference to be filed away," says Jeffrey A. Mills, DVM founder of Dimensions Game Software.

In addition to generating the appropriate coinage for up to level twenty treasures, the interactive version of the SRD can generate gem-types and values, select art objects and appraisals, choose from the list of mundane objects, generate magic bonuses for composite long and short bows, as well as choose minor, medium, or major magic item types. In all, the iSRD-Treasure section has 27 tables plus generators. In the future, users will be able to select specific magic items from tables in the sections dealing with rods, staffs, wands, etc. In all, the iSRD-Treasure section has 27 tables plus generators.

Twenty-four of the tables in the iSRD have been extracted and placed into a separate program, the d20 Treasure Generator, that will be added to the RPG toolbox.


May 3, 2003

INTRODUCING THE INTERACTIVE SRD AND A FREE STAR MAP MAKER

The SRD is full of tons of useful information for d20 game players.  Let the 'interactive' version of the SRD make it even more useful to you.  Each of the tables and lists will be fitted with a 'generator' allowing you to pick random items or make random decisions based on the contents of the table.  The first section to be completely converted is the 'Special Abilities' section.  All of the tables in this section have already been fitted with a generator.  Some of the more useful ones are the list of poisons, spell schools, and diseases.  If the public is interested, all of the sections will be converted one at a time in order of their popularity.

In addition to the interactive SRD, Dimensions Game Software is pleased to announce a free online mapping utility.  Joining the Catacomb Creator, the Islands Generator, and the Forest Path Generator, is the Star Map Maker.  These simple tools are great for allowing the increasing number of 'laptop' GM's to provide their players with some visual orientation during gameplay.  For example, the Star Map Maker could be used to show the positions of the planets in a simple solar system.


April 27, 2003

EXPEDITIONS AND EXPLORERS

Exploring the unknown, mapping trade routes, gathering scientific information, spreading religious beliefs, gathering military allies, the search for gold.  These are just some of the reasons behind the greatest adventures ever.  This weeks new addition to the RPG TOOLBOX, 'Starting Points-Explorers',  will help you add these exciting elements to your campaigns.

Consider the outcomes of the journeys of over 50 famous explorers.  Did they end in death?  Disease?  Starvation?  Military conquest?  What was encountered along the way?  Friendly natives?  Hostile environments? 

Decide who will be the explorers in your campaign.  The PC's?  Major NPC's looking to hire the players.  Travelling NPC's who happen to stumble across the players' homeland, thinking that they themselves have 'discovered' a new land in need of conquering.

The possibilities are endless....if you just know where to start!


April 18, 2003

INTRODUCING THE 'STARTING POINTS' SERIES OF RPG TOOLS

Do you have the interest in doing a little research for your RPG's but don't quite no where to start? Did it used to be common for you to crack a few books during the week before your gaming session, but your list of ideas has run dry?

The 'Starting Points' series of RPG tools are here to help. They provide enough information to point you in the right direction, to aid the brainstorming process, to give you a few new 'keywords' for your internet search.

The first two members of this exciting new series are now available for FREE online use. They are 'Starting Points - Wars' and 'Starting Points - Civilizations'. Pick an ancient civilization (ever heard of the Ife society in Nigeria) or a real-life war...gather information...breathe life into your RPG campaign.

Future installments to be available soon will include religions, world explorers, famous battles, and astrology.


April 12, 2003

d20 SPECIAL EFFECTS GENERATOR

Dimensions Game Software is pleased to announce the newest addition to its expanding line of d20 web enhancements...a Special Effects Generator including all of the Extraordinary Abilities, Spell-Like Abilities, and Supernatural Abilities from the System Reference Document. The complete Special Abilities section of the SRD is provided for easy reference in HTML format.

'System Reference Document' Copyright 2000, Wizards of the coast, Inc.,

'd20 System' is a trademark of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and is used with permission.


April 7, 2003

FREE ONLINE RPG TOOLS

Dimensions Game Software is pleased to announce its ever-expanding set of FREE online tools for role-playing games. Twenty tools are currently available, including a Dice Roller, a highly-praised World Builder, a Creature Creator, many Item generators, a d20 System armor generator, and several mapping utilities.

"My goal is to have a large collection of high quality RPG tools that are designed to get players and DM's thinking, to breathe life into campaign settings," says Jeffrey A. Mills, DVM founder of Dimensions Game Software.

Currently in the works are a name generator with a database of over 5000 entries, an expanded line of d20 System generators, and more mapping utilities.

In addition to writing game software for the general gaming public, Dimensions Game Software can customize its generators or write original software for use by other game-related companies on their websites.

'd20 System' is a trademark of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and is used with permission.


April 2, 2003

INTRODUCING THE 'WORLD BUILDER'

Dimensions Game Software has finished a fairly comphrehensive 'World Builder' program that has been in the works for quite awhile. This is likely to be a program that is always being improved and upgraded, as a world can never be truly complete. If you have any interest in 'World Building', check it out and share any ideas that you have by emailing doctorjeff98@msn.com.


March 30, 2003

NEW RPG RESOURCES ADDED

A few more tools were added this weekendbringing the total up to 17! The newest are 'Islands Generator' , 'Forest Path Generator' (based on the catacomb creator), an 'Authentic Armor Generator' (which includes definitions for ALL of the archaic terms this time so that you will know that an 'epauliere' is a small shoulder plate, etc.) and a 'Weapons Generator' (now includes non-firearms).


March 22, 2003

NEW GM RESOURCES ADDED

After a very busy week, the new tools added include the 'Personality Generator', Treasure Generator-Jewelry, the 'Creature Creator', a 'Cryptic Word Generator', and an 'Obscure Prophecy Generator'.


March 15, 2003

NOW OFFERING JAVASCRIPT PROGRAMS

Dimensions Game Software is pleased to be able to offer custom designed Javascript programs and online RPG javascripts. In addition to being used by visitors to this site, these programs can be designed to be added to the website of other businesses to allow their visitors immediate access to playable demos...no need to wait for downloads! Please check out the many examples available. Send any comments or ideas to doctorjeff98@msn.com.


March 2, 2003

WELCOME TO DIMENSIONS GAME SOFTWARE

Jeffrey A. Mills DVM (a veterinarian who has avidly enjoyed role-playing games and computer programming for over twenty years) founded Dimensions Game Software in 2002 and joined the Game Publisher's Association in 2003. Main business goals are to provide FREE online games, FREE resources to enhance the role-playing experience, FREE print-n-play games, to further develop the NEAR FUTURE role-playing universe, and to write custom-designed games for other companies.