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New version of the Monster Generator

I am starting working on an improved version of the monster generator. The extra features will be payable for (£10 for 6 months £18 for 1 year membership, or £25 for lifetime membership).
The £25 for lifetime membership will only be available for the first few months and then I may need to increase this.
I plan to include Spells, treasure, magic items, pre-selected feats, allow skill changes, allow to save your creations, prestige classes, default base equipment, default base spell lists, default feat selection, wizard specialization, cleric domains.

I was planning on working on the Spell lists and magic items as a priority. I was wondering what other people thought about this?
Would you be willing to pay for extra features? What features would you want to prioritise?
Any comment would be appreciated.

Paul

  1. chris says:

    Love your monster generator. Only thing I could think of that would make it better would be to include some epic style monsters and creatures. For example the Death Knight and the Divine Mounts for Paladins.

  2. Paul says:

    Thanks for the comment Chris
    I will look into Epic style monsters and creatures.

  3. jared says:

    i will %100 not pay for any monster generator ever. id rather calculate it myself. besides that im absolutely in love with your monster generator. its well programmed and very easy to use along with having advanced options for more experienced dungeon masters. only thing i would add is more monsters, such as the ones from monster book 5. other things you might want to add is some wierder classes like ninja or hexblade

  4. admin says:

    Jared, I must admit I’ve never paid for a D&D utility so I can see your point. I will be keeping the monster generator free for all, but will be putting a cap on the NPC generator.
    I don’t like the idea of busking the site (please give me some money if you like it). I’m more of a capitalist. I prefer to create a very good site that people that people will pay for because it saves them a lot of time and effort and is easy to use.
    It is my hope that keeping the cost equivalent to a D&D book will make it a realistic expenditure.
    Of course if the money doesn’t come in and the site isn’t as good as I hoped then I will have to go back to programming for other people. I’ve already spent 8 months full-time on the project and am willing to spend the rest of this year to see if I can make it work (while my savings last).
    What I hope to do is to create a site that has every possible d&d utility on it. To do this I will have to work full time on the site for a number of years. Examples
    Random monster Generators (including terrain selection),
    Random encounter Generators (e.g. a gang of giants, ogres and an ogre magi)
    Random Dungeon Generators,
    Random Town/City/Village Generators
    Ability to save and share your creations.
    Ability to view other peoples creations
    Create your own monsters,
    Create your own Classes,
    Create your adventures on line.
    etc, etc,

    Now would you pay for a site that included all this? That is the question I am betting a years work on…
    (at least I’ve taught myself web programming).

    I am going to be adding all monsters and classes which have published in the open licence agreement all the other stuff is copyrighted so I can’t use.

    Paul

  5. gamer01 says:

    Paul, I already contribute to
    Wizards.com for the magazines, maps, ideas, and tools, but I’d consider contributing here if the price isn’t too high (I’d pay up to $15 U.S. annually - via PayPal, not credit card). I’m a DM/GM for D&D 3.5 and can always use ideas similar to those you provide. I have not yet tried your monster generator (I also can use an NPC generator), but I am downloading it today and will try it this weekend. Keep up the good work.
    Cheers, gamer01

  6. gamer01 says:

    Opps. Just discovered it is not a download. I’ll have to give it a try later.
    gamer01

  7. Daemon says:

    I paid for a lifetime membership (I hope).
    My desire is for some form of 3.75 Paizo / Pathfinder option.
    IMO this is the future for a site like this, as 4.0 seems very restrictive and not entirely creative.

    Either way, I still make awesome use of this site, thanks for setting it up!!!

  8. Paul says:

    Hi Daemon,
    I will be doing a 3.75 pathfinder version after i’ve created the monster creation tool (they will use the same functionality)
    Paul

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