Some of you may have seen my requests on Facebook and the forums there for help gathering data, and thanks to those have responded.

As many who lurk here, I have gotten fairly addicted to DD:TA, and have been an active user of the tools here and the Wiki.

As some have noticed, a few of the tools/data are somewhat out of date, and also have some gaps that can/should be filled.

So, I’ve been working on a pretty major overhaul that brings together from the ESSENTIALS thread:

4. D&D Tiny Adventures Final Encounter Calculator and Full Adventure Overview;
[6]. The Gregory Reelitz data; and
XX. The “Statistical Analysis” thread.

What I have come up with is a fairly detailed (I think) decision engine for DD:TA, its features include:

- Enhanced version of the “Final Encounter Calculator”:
x More classes
x Corrected data
x Equipment/Inventory management (and calculation)
x Easy use of friend buffs
x Easy “decision” engine for all story/final encounters (color coded)
x Decision engine for top-2 random encounters for each adventure [More data needed to make this better]
x Special callouts for “Shiv” encounters
- For helping to evaluate the best Characters & inherited equipment, a data comparison between the original data mentioned in the “Statistical Analysis” thread, that is enhanced:
x To reflect “actual data” from several sources
x To account for the major impact of Keywords
- Even with limited actual data, the early analysis has shown some fairly major conclusions:
x Rare encounters are truly rare (only about 2% of the encounters)
x Keyword encounters are fairly common (25% or so of random encounters)
x Magic and Traps Keywords are particularly powerful (as they occur almost as often as some stat checks and a +1 bonus to a keyword is worth +2 to a stat)

WHAT I NEED IS FIVE (5) or so BETA TESTERS who are good with Excel to kick the tires on the sheet and help make final tweaks. The only thing I ask is that the beta testers provide encounter character data for 1-2 characters (to caputre the basic data for each adventure takes about 2-3 mins.) If you are interested, please drop me a note on Facebook (to Anders Petersen) or with:

- Your email
- What generation your character is at
- How often you play

Thanks in advance

(Erik) Anders Petersen