Ive seen other scripts that manage Pencil n Paper Roleplaying Games, whats different about this one?
Obsidian uses mIRC’s dialogs. Other scripts are very limited in what they allow you to do. Obsidian is very flexible and allows you to do EVERYTHING with windows (GUI) instead of command lines (CLI). Every script that manages RPGs that I could find lacked dialogs completely, and was limited in functionality. What kind of features does Obsidian have? Obsidian allows players to create accounts on the DM ‘server’-clients. Or, in otherwords, the mIRC client running the DM script has a database for players. Players log in to their account (or create new ones if the DM script is set to allow). From here, they can create a character or participate in a game. In game, players are subject to the DM’s ruling — after all, this is following in the ways of pnp RPGs. The DM can initiate combat at any time. The DM has dice functions at his/her disposal at all times, as do the players. Player dice functions report to the DM script for authenticity. In combat, initiative is automatically rolled by the