Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sword Coast Legends - the First D&D Video Game to Let you DM in Real Time

Announced today and headed up by Dan Tudge, the director of Dragon Age: Origins, Sword Coast Legends is a new Dungeons and Dragons game in the vein of old-school, top down, Baldur's Gate style adventures. It's based on the D&D 5th Ed ruleset, which we love here at Ace of Geeks, and it's got both single player and Campaign modes. The really interesting part, however, is the Dungeon Master mode.

Tudge says: ""Dungeon Master Mode is going to allow players to quickly jump in and play as a real-time DM in a way that has never really been fully realized in a video game. DMs are able to adjust encounters, place, promote, manage and even control monsters, set traps, reward and punish party members – all in real time"
 You can see a little bit of the proposed mode in the trailer below, but it certainly sounds like something we've all been clamoring for for years. What's not known is whether this is a full world building set, like Neverwinter's Forge, or just a way for a player to take control of the monsters in one set adventure. We'll know more as the game comes closer to release.

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