Honors Senior Theses/Projects

Date of Award

6-30-2019

Type (DCMI Terms)

Text

Exit Requirement

Undergraduate Honors Thesis/Project

Department

Honors Program

Faculty Advisor

Tad Shannon

Honors Program Director

Dr. Gavin Keulks

Language

eng

Abstract

Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition, as well as many tabletop RPGs in general, struggles with very large scale combat encounters. Mechanics are either changed to make it more suited to the increased scale, affecting the game balance in the process, or an entirely different game is used to represent the combat. This paper outlines the process undertaken to create a program that simulates combat encounters in 5th Edition D&D at a scale normally unfeasible without changing the game’s mechanics. I compare my program and its goals with the solutions that come closest to it, including alternate rulesets, virtual tabletops, and a balance testing program.

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