What’s the Crock Pot? Just a simmering bowl of lentils and herbs, with a dash of DMing observations. Don’t be afraid to dip in your ladle and stir, or throw in something from your own spice rack.

Characters with class

One of the new online features for Fourth Edition, once Wizards of the Coast gets the DDI rolling, is supposed to be a character creator. But in addition to generating stats and rules information, you’re supposed to get a 3D (but not 3E, apparently) representation for the D&D Game Table. Now that sounds cool …

Sorry, Mac

… except I’m a Mac user and DDI doesn’t support Macintosh. Well, I’ll just put that on the shelf next to the PC generator disk I got with my Third Edition Player’s Handbook, which I also never got to use because I was on a Mac. Oh well.

Fourth Edition? No, I said Forrrrrrrrrre!

Talk about teeing off on character generators. My favorite character generator comes with my Tiger Woods golf game for the PlayStation. (I know, I know, you all thought I was completely unplugged in my gaming habits. Sorry to disappoint. I do dabble in the sports games on my gaming console. When the new Madden football comes out, you may not see me for a while.). But the Tiger Woods character generator is really neat, and there’s all these golf shirts to buy. And clubs. And balls. Some of the balls come in different colors, too.  No gnomes, though.

3d6, arrange in order

Still my favorite character generator ever, especially with the Basic/Expert set. The fact the Fourth Edition rules consider 3d6 an undesirable way to go is going to require some pondering. Point buys are well and good, and fair for everyone — but, there’s something to be said for the mystery of dropping those three dice and seeing what materializes.