I was hyped to try out Dungeons & Dragons: Tiny Adventures, a new Facebook application promising “an RPG experience … without having to play for hours at a time,” for several reasons:
- I’m really interested in the D&D setting, but not as a multiplayer/pen & paper/dungeon-mastered experience
- I love the idea of RPGs specifically tailored for portable/short-burst play
- The game has the word Tiny in it, just like our site!
After installing the application and jumping into the game, however, I made the mistake of leaving my full name as my character’s moniker, which was the default option. I thought to myself, “I am too old to run around with an avatar named Artemis Daggerman of The Thousand Blades Clan, anyway.”
Unfortunately, the way the story is presented, having your character referred to with your fore- and surname is about as immersive as an inch-deep puddle. Check out this nonsense:
Even worse, I wasn’t able to delete my character to create a new one. At least I was able to stab a goblin in the face with my rusty dagger.