Living in Flyover means it hard to find outlets for your geek hobbies. Because of COVID and personality conflicts, I haven't tabletop D&Ded in over a year. Luckily the smart people at French company Tactical Adventures realized there's people like me out there and did something to fix my problem. They purchased rights from Wizards of the Coast to make a video game using the D&D rule set. The result is Solasta: Crown of the Magister
This isn't another Forgotten Realms or Planescape or Greyhawk or Equestria setting. Whole new place to explore. And the best part? It actually FEELS like you're playing a session of tabletop D&D! You'll spend time rolling up your characters and prepping them and figuring out who to give the loot to AND YOU'LL BE SHOUTING AT THE SCREEN WHEN YOUR THIEF WITH A 16 DEX ROLLS A FRICKIN 2 AND CAN'T OPEN THE FRICKIN TREASURE CHEST. EVER.
The graphics are.. erm... outdated
and there's one character model glitch that has me laughing in spite of it (it's why I call my dwarf Spghettibeard), but the game's FUN. So during this looooooong winter coming up, if you want to D&D (and you hate Skyping), this is the way to do it.
The games dice generator is fair, but when your Ranger/Archer rolls so badly it seemed she decided to forego using the longbow and just throw the arrow at the flying lizard and you're mad about it
, that's the spirit of tabletop gaming captured in a bottle.