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December 9, 2005
 
It's Christmas Dude! Expansion Now Available  
 
It's Christmas Dude! is the newest addition to the Dungeon Dudes Network, available at the Dungeon Dudes "Not Just Another Virtual Pet" home page http://www.dungeondude.com. Several more are planned for the coming months.

In this newest expansion, Sugar Cookies replace Gold Pieces as you help Santa battle Evil Elves and Rabid Reindeer. Collect items such as Toy Trains, Mistletoe, and Sugar Plums. Learn skills such as Chestnut Roasting and Last Minute Shopping.

The Dungeon Dudes are online trainable characters similar to virtual pets with RPG style advancement. There are a lot of things to do with a Dungeon Dude online: train them, earn experience points, gain levels, battle new creatures, find gold, discover new items, learn new skills, see new phrases, meet new Dudes. Players can share their Dude's code with other players in online forums or discussion groups.

The Dungeon Dudes went online at the end of 2003 with the purpose of supplying web surfers with something fun to do and businesses with a unique venue to promote their products. The Network has been steadily growing and attracting visitors with a wide array of related interests: pen-and-paper role-playing games, board games, comic books, computer games, and miniatures games.

If you are a business that would like to join the Dungeon Dudes Network, please contact doctorjeff98@msn.com. Custom versions of the programs added to the Playground can also be written to promote other company's products and characters.

October 23, 2004
 
Dungeon Dudes Update to v1.1 Now Complete  
 
All 50 online Dungeon Dude "Not Just Another Virtual Pet" characters have been updated to v1.1 to make them forward compatible with the many changes that will occur over the next year. 
 
Dungeon What? Dungeon Dudes...Dude. They are FREE online trainable characters, similar to virtual pets, but with role-playing game style advancements. Hosted by Dimensions Game Software ( http://www.dimensionsgamesoftware.com ), they hit the internet and began their quest for world domination on September 30, 2003.

Now that they are turning one-year old, it is time they learned a few new developmental skills. Over the course of the next 365 days, many exciting things are planned. Yes, the Dungeon Dudes "Not Just Another Virtual Pet" will still be available for free at http://www.dungeondude.com . However, a Deluxe Basic Set, featuring 10 new characters, will be released for offline use and sold through RPGNOW.com.

Other additions that will likely be seen before their second birthday are expanded reference charts, added utility to the skills and items system, a Magic Shop, a Store, an 'auto-explore' function, more new characters, new online scenarios featuring graphics tiles, Fudge RPG conversion rules, and expanded offline games and rules. Look for the official Yahoo Group at http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/dungeondudes/ .

Promotional sets have been created for an RPG supplement, a board game, miniature carrying cases, and adventure map tiles. The Dungeon Dudes Network has been steadily growing and attracting visitors with a wide array of related interests: pen-and-paper role-playing games, board games, comic books, computer games, virtual pets, and miniatures games. If you run a business that would like to advertise on the Dungeon Dudes Network or sponsor a custom set of Dungeon Dudes, please contact Jeffrey A. Mills, DVM at doctorjeff98@msn.com.

September 28, 2004
 
Dungeon Dudes to Evolve Over the Next Year 
 
Dungeon What? Dungeon Dudes...Dude. They are FREE online trainable characters, similar to virtual pets, but with role-playing game style advancements. Hosted by Dimensions Game Software ( http://www.dimensionsgamesoftware.com ), they hit the internet and began their quest for world domination on September 30, 2003.

Now that they are turning one-year old, it is time they learned a few new developmental skills. Over the course of the next 365 days, many exciting things are planned. Yes, the Dungeon Dudes "Not Just Another Virtual Pet" will still be available for free at http://www.dungeondude.com . However, a Deluxe Basic Set, featuring 10 new characters, will be released for offline use and sold through RPGNOW.com.

Other additions that will likely be seen before their second birthday are expanded reference charts, added utility to the skills and items system, a Magic Shop, a Store, an 'auto-explore' function, more new characters, new online scenarios featuring graphics tiles, Fudge RPG conversion rules, and expanded offline games and rules. Look for the official Yahoo Group at http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/dungeondudes/ .

Promotional sets have been created for an RPG supplement, a board game, miniature carrying cases, and adventure map tiles. The Dungeon Dudes Network has been steadily growing and attracting visitors with a wide array of related interests: pen-and-paper role-playing games, board games, comic books, computer games, virtual pets, and miniatures games. If you run a business that would like to advertise on the Dungeon Dudes Network or sponsor a custom set of Dungeon Dudes, please contact Jeffrey A. Mills, DVM at doctorjeff98@msn.com.

September 18, 2004
 
What If Dinosaurs Walked Among Us...Dude?
 
What does a Stegosaurus, a Velociraptor, and an Archaeopteryx have in common? They can all be found in the newest expansion set released for the Dungeon Dudes "Not Just Another Virtual Pet" set of online trainable characters available for free at http://www.dungeondude.com. Examples of new dinosaur-related skills include Stomp Attack, Acute Hearing, and Tail Slam. Examples of new items include a Piece of Amber and Volcanic Ash..

The Dungeon Dudes are online trainable characters similar to virtual pets with RPG style advancement. There are a lot of things to do with a Dungeon Dude online: train them, earn experience points, gain levels, battle new creatures, find gold, discover new items, learn new skills, see new phrases, meet new Dudes. Players can share their Dude's code with other players in online forums or discussion groups. Look for the new Yahoo Group at http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/dungeondudes/ .

The Dungeon Dudes went online at the end of 2003 with the purpose of supplying web surfers with something fun to do and businesses with a unique venue to promote their products. Promotional sets have been created for an RPG supplement, a board game, miniature carrying cases, and adventure map tiles. The Network has been steadily growing and attracting visitors with a wide array of related interests: pen-and-paper role-playing games, board games, comic books, computer games, and miniatures games.

If you are a business that would like to advertise on the Dungeon Dudes Network or sponsor a custom set of Dungeon Dudes, please contact doctorjeff98@msn.com

June 17, 2004
 
Dude, What's That Word?  A New Addition to the Playground.
 
Dude, What's That Word?  is the newest addition to the Dungeon Dudes Playground.  This group of simple games is being made available at the Dungeon Dudes "Not Just Another Virtual Pet" home page http://www.dungeondude.com.  The three other games are a Matching Game, a Whack! game, and Ask the Psychic Dude.  Several more are planned for the coming months. 
 
The Dungeon Dudes are online trainable characters similar to virtual pets with RPG style advancement. There are a lot of things to do with a Dungeon Dude online: train them, earn experience points, gain levels, battle new creatures, find gold, discover new items, learn new skills, see new phrases, meet new Dudes. Players can share their Dude's code with other players in online forums or discussion groups.

The Dungeon Dudes went online at the end of 2003 with the purpose of supplying web surfers with something fun to do and businesses with a unique venue to promote their products. The Network has been steadily growing and attracting visitors with a wide array of related interests: pen-and-paper role-playing games, board games, comic books, computer games, and miniatures games.

If you are a business that would like to join the Dungeon Dudes Network, please contact doctorjeff98@msn.com. Advertising Promo Packs are available for sale in the Ads/Promo section of RPGNOW.com.  Custom versions of the programs added to the Playground can be written to promote other company's products and characters.

May 15, 2004
 
Stop the Evil Voodoo Dude in the Cemetery: A Free Online Dungeon Dudes Scenario
 
Help Bobenstein stop the Evil Voodoo Dude from casting evil spells in the cemetery. You'll travel through a strange green mist, bizarre obelisks, and shattered headstones, while fighting Animated Corpses, Evil Loa, Skeletons, Ghosts, and other freaky stuff.

The Cemetey is the second of several upcoming free, online scenarios for use with the Dungeon Dudes "Not Just Another Virtual Pet" trainable characters. The Dungeon whats? The Dungeon Dudes...dude. They are free online trainable characters, similar to virtual pets, but with role-playing style advancements. Choose which Dude you want to work with, tell it to explore, train for new skills, practice old skills, eat, or rest. Accumulate mass quantities of gold and different items.

You can gain the strength to defeat your enemies...er...friends...using the offline Dungeon Dudes Combat System. You can share your Dude's code with other players in your favorite online forum or discussion group.

In addition to the online characters, random generators, and the new Cemetery Scenario, twenty reference charts detailing all of the things for a Dude to Say, Fight, Learn, or Find within the Basic Set and the first 4 expansions are now available online.

The Dungeon Dudes network, a central hub that links to all of the companies that host expansion sets, is located at http://www.dungeondude.com. If you're a business that would like to host a custom set of Dungeon Dudes using your own characters and/or rules, please contact doctorjeff98@msn.com.

April 12, 2004
 
It's a Dragon Attack
 
What do Sun Dragons, Lightning Dragons, and Acid-Spitting Fiends have in common? They can all be found in the newest expansion set released for the Dungeon Dudes "Not Just Another Virtual Pet" set of online trainable characters available for free at http://www.dungeondude.com. Examples of new dragon-related skills include Poison Bite, Tail Slam, and Fire Breath. Examples of new weapons include a Dragon Fang Dagger, Metal Piercing Arrows, and Dragon's Tail Whip.

The Dungeon Dudes are online trainable characters similar to virtual pets with RPG style advancement. There are a lot of things to do with a Dungeon Dude online: train them, earn experience points, gain levels, battle new creatures, find gold, discover new items, learn new skills, see new phrases, meet new Dudes. Players can share their Dude's code with other players in online forums or discussion groups.

The Dungeon Dudes went online at the end of 2003 with the purpose of supplying web surfers with something fun to do and businesses with a unique venue to promote their products. Promotional sets have been created for an RPG supplement, a board game, miniature carrying cases, and adventure map tiles. The Network has been steadily growing and attracting visitors with a wide array of related interests: pen-and-paper role-playing games, board games, comic books, computer games, and miniatures games.

If you are a business that would like to join the Dungeon Dudes Network, please contact doctorjeff98@msn.com. Advertising Promo Packs are available for sale in the Ads/Promo section of RPGNOW.com. Custom versions of the programs added to the Playground can be written to promote other company's products and characters.

March 18, 2004
 
Visit the Playground
 
A group of simple games will be made available at the Dungeon Dudes "Not Just Another Virtual Pet" home page http://www.dungeondude.com.  The first three are online now.  They are a Matching Game, a Whack! game, and Ask the Psychic Dude.  Several more are planned for the coming months. 
 
The Dungeon Dudes are online trainable characters similar to virtual pets with RPG style advancement. There are a lot of things to do with a Dungeon Dude online: train them, earn experience points, gain levels, battle new creatures, find gold, discover new items, learn new skills, see new phrases, meet new Dudes. Players can share their Dude's code with other players in online forums or discussion groups.

The Dungeon Dudes went online at the end of 2003 with the purpose of supplying web surfers with something fun to do and businesses with a unique venue to promote their products. The Network has been steadily growing and attracting visitors with a wide array of related interests: pen-and-paper role-playing games, board games, comic books, computer games, and miniatures games.

If you are a business that would like to join the Dungeon Dudes Network, please contact doctorjeff98@msn.com. Advertising Promo Packs are available for sale in the Ads/Promo section of RPGNOW.com.  Custom versions of the programs added to the Playground can be written to promote other company's products and characters.

March 8, 2004
 
Tabletop Scenario and Many New Characters
 
A free set of Tabletop Rules compatible with the Dungeon Dudes "Not Just Another Virtual Pet" online trainable characters is now available at RPGNOW.com. This complementary set of rules features custom e-Adventure Tiles created by award winning cartographer, Edward Bourelle of SkeletonKey Games (http://www.skeletonkeygames.com). The rules are designed to give players yet another way to interact with their Dungeon Dude characters. The rules are simple, consistent with the online version of the Dungeon Dudes, small in scope, and easily set up.

The Dungeon Dudes are online trainable characters similar to virtual pets with RPG style advancement. There are a lot of things to do with a Dungeon Dude online: train them, earn experience points, gain levels, battle new creatures, find gold, discover new items, learn new skills, see new phrases, meet new Dudes. Players can share their Dude's code with other players in online forums or discussion groups.

The Dungeon Dudes went online at the end of 2003 with the purpose of supplying web surfers with something fun to do and businesses with a unique venue to promote their products. The Network has been steadily growing and attracting visitors with a wide array of related interests: pen-and-paper role-playing games, board games, comic books, computer games, and miniatures games.

In addition to the newly released Tabletop Rules, about 20 new characters will be made available over the next few months. Sets of Dinosaurs, Dragons, Warriors, and a scenario using the previously released Voodoo Dude are currently being tested. Some of the upcoming characters are available to be sponsored by game publishers. If you are a business that would like to join the Dungeon Dudes Network, please contact doctorjeff98@msn.com. Advertising Promo Packs are available for sale in the Ads/Promo section of RPGNOW.com.

February 14, 2004
 
Tabletop Rules and Advertising Promo Packs Now Available
 
The Dungeon Dudes Network (http://www.dungeondude.com) is officially moving into its second stage of development. The Dungeon Dudes are online trainable characters, similar to virtual pets with RPG-style advancement. They went online at the end of 2003 with the purpose of supplying web surfers with something fun to do and businesses with a unique venue to promote their products.

The Network has steadily been growing and attracting visitors with a wide array of related interests: pen-and-paper role-playing games, board games, comic books, computer games, and miniatures games.

All of the online characters and their accessories are made available to the public for free. Now that the Network has advanced into its second stage of development, businesses can have a set of Dungeon Dude Characters customized with their product logos and information about their products. Several customized sets are already available online. The next major release will be a set of Tabletop Rules featuring map tiles created by award winning cartographer, Edward Bourelle of SkeletonKey Games (http://www.skeletonkeygames.com).

"The goal is to provide a venue where people with different, but related, interests can come together to have fun and learn about new products," said Jeffrey A. Mills, DVM founder of the Dungeon Dudes Network. "Participating businesses will hopefully be able to make a whole new crowd aware of what they're selling." Much like walking into a bookstore and having something unexpected grab your attention, a web-surfer interested in board games may be grabbed by a set of characters based on a role-playing game.

The introductory price for the Dungeon Dudes "Not Just Another Banner Ad" Promo Packs is $17-$20 per month. Depending on which pack is purchased, the participating business may receive banner advertisements, interactive web tools, a completely customized set of characters to be hosted at http://www.dungeondude.com, or even completely customized online generators, such as those available at http://www.dimensionsgamesoftware.com.

The Promo Packs are being sold in the 'Ads/Promo' section at RPGNOW.com. Full details are available in the 'Advertise Here' section at http://www.dungeondude.com. For more information, please contact Jeffrey A. Mills, DVM of Dimensions Game Software at doctorjeff98@msn.com.

January 6, 2004
 
The Dungeon Dudes Go Tabletop
 
The Dungeon Dudes are online trainable characters similar to virtual pets with RPG style advancement.  There are a lot of things to do with a Dungeon Dude online:  train them, earn experience points, gain levels, battle new creatures, find gold, discover new items, learn new skills, see new phrases, meet new Dudes.  Players  can share their Dude's code with other players in online forums or discussion groups.
 
Everything one finds online at the Dungeon Dudes Network (http://www.dungeondude.com) is being made available to the public for the low, low price of...NOTHING.  That's right, all of the Dudes and their accessories are available to the public for free.  This is possible due to the generous support of the member companies that have joined the Dungeon Dudes Network so please stop by their websites to show your support for this project.
 
"This is a unique situation for the game industry," says Jeffrey A. Mills, DVM, founder of the Dungeon Dudes Network, "as thousands of players are enjoying free stuff and businesses have a great opportunity to introduce their products to a new crowd."
 
The upcoming set of Tabletop Rules will also be available for free.  They are designed to give players yet another way to interact with their Dungeon Dude characters.  The rules will be simple, consistent with the online version of the Dungeon Dudes, small in scope, and easily set up. 
 
Whenever a group is sitting around doing nothing, the Dungeon Dude Tabletop Rules and upcoming Scenarios will provide a quick form of entertainment that can last for minutes or hours.  Players will be able to use either characters that they have trained online or the included Sample Dudes.
 
If you are a business that would like to join the Dungeon Dudes Network, please contact doctorjeff98@msn.com.

December 24, 2003
 
The Snokande Snubbar Invasion Begins
 
The Snokande Snubbar are here; the infestation officially begins today.
 
The Snokande what?  The Snokande Snubbar...dude.  They are the first foreign language translation of the Dungeon Dudes "Not Just Another Virtual Pet" and are being featured on Sweden's largest role-playing web-site: www.rollspel.nu.

The Dungeon Dudes are free online trainable characters, similar to virtual pets with role-playing game style advancement and rules for offline battles.  The Swedish translation was written by Mikael Borjesson, an avid Swedish gamer and the person responsible for the translation of Dungeons&Dragons into swedish in 1986, as well as the more recent swedish translation of a well known System Reference Document released under OGL.  
 
"I think Swedish gamers will love these," said Mikael. "These dudes are very addictive."
 
"I'm very excited about having the Swedish translation available," said Jeffrey A. Mills, DVM of Dimensions Game Software, founder of the Dungeon Dudes Network.
 
The Dungeon Dudes network, a central hub that links to all of the companies that host expansion sets, is located at http://www.dungeondude.com. If you're a game publisher or retail outlet that would like to host a custom set of Dungeon Dudes, please contact doctorjeff98@msn.com. The permanent home for the Swedish translation is http://mikael.borjesson.net/dnd/dungeondudes, stop by to check them out, and maybe even learn some Swedish!

December 9, 2003
 
Cheapass Games Lends Characters to the Dungeon Dudes Network
 
What do Giant Animated Saltwater Taffy, a cadre of wily sous-chefs, and a scheming rabbit have in common? They're all present in the Dungeon Dudes: Devil Bunny Edition. Cheapass Games has joined the Dungeon Dudes Network with a set of six characters based on the Devil Bunny series of games.

The six new characters, including Devil Bunny himself, will encounter tar pits, violent candy machines, and various other dangerous fiends while exploring the streets of Happyville. A new set of optional rules for the Devil Bunny Needs a Ham and Devil Bunny Hates the Earth games are tied to the skills and items that the Dungeon Dude characters can have.

This new set of Dungeon Dudes can be found by visiting the Cheapass Games website ( http://www.cheapass.com ) or by visiting the Dungeon Dudes Network central hub at ( http://www.dungeondude.com ).

"I don't know what I was thinking!" said James Ernest, President of Cheapass Games, when asked why he wanted his award winning characters to be part of the Dungeon Dudes Network.

"Actually, it's because he thought they were hilarious and the optional rules were great fun," said Jeffrey A. Mills, DVM, founder of Dimensions Game Software.

The Dungeon Dudes "Not Just Another Virtual Pet" are free online trainable characters. They are similar to virtual pets, with RPG-style advancement. Players can train their characters online to gain the strength to defeat their friends in offline battles. The Network is hosted by Dimensions Game Software. If you are a business that is interested in joining the Dungeon Dudes Network please contact Jeffrey A. Mills, DVM at doctorjeff98@msn.com.

December 6, 2003
 
Free Dungeon Dude Handbook: Into the Wilds Edition
 
JOHNSTOWN, Pa.-December 6th, 2003-New Realms Publishing and Dimensions Game Software announced the release of the Dungeon Dudes Handbook: Into the Wilds Edition, a free internet download available at RPGNow.com.

Dungeon Dudes Handbook: Into the Wilds Edition includes a Random Dude Generator, a Random Monster Generator, notes explaining the Basic Terminology, and the Default Combat System. Also included in the handbook are all the items, phrases, skills, and monsters that are featured in the Dungeon Dudes Into the Wilds expansion set, which is based on Into the Wilds: A Wilderness Adventures Companion, Into the Wilds: Digital Bundle, and the upcoming Eddings Cross, Guide to Adventure. Into the Wilds: A Wilderness Adventures Companion is a d20 sourcebook that includes a new ranger variant, new feats, a system for determining encounter direction and distance, and Spot and Listen DC's that work with existing skill rules, and a simple and detailed system for creating wilderness traps. Also included are 7 maps, in color and B&W line format, depicting ruins, caves and dungeons that GM's can use to design adventure sites ranging from small lairs to extensive cavern and dungeon complexes.

Into the Wilds: Digital Bundle includes the original d20 sourcebook and Into the Wilds: A Digital Companion, developed by Dimensions Game Software. The Digital Companion allows you to randomly generate the information for a wilderness encounter, such as direction, range and terrain, input your own information to calculate Listen and Spot DC's, or a combination of both. It also includes generators for randomly creating wilderness traps and selecting the favored enemy and bonus

feats for the ranger variant described in the sourcebook. For GM's using the Into the Wilds sourcebook, this set of digital tools will greatly decrease the time needed to calculate the mechanics behind an upcoming wilderness encounter.

The Dungeon Dudes "Not Just Another Virtual Pet" are free online trainable characters. They are similar to virtual pets, with RPG-style advancement. The central site for the Dungeon Dudes Network is http://www.dungeondude.com. Players can train their characters online to gain the strength to defeat their friends in offline battles. The Network is hosted by Dimensions Game Software. If you are a business that is interested in joining the Dungeon Dudes Network please contact Jeffrey A. Mills, DVM at doctorjeff98@msn.com.

November 29, 2003
 
The Voodoo Dude Arrives
 
Join the Voodoo Dude as he explores the lonely bayeau, encountering Evil Loa, Spirits, and Animated Corpses.  New skills include Trap Soul, Bless, and Create Zombie.  New Items include Ritual Banners, Bula Drums, and Willow Leaves.

The Voodoo Dude is the latest addition to the Dungeon Dudes "Not Just Another Virtual Pet" Network.  The Dungeon whats? The Dungeon Dudes...dude. They are free online trainable characters, similar to virtual pets, but with role-playing style advancements. Choose which Dude you want to work with, tell it to explore, train for new skills, practice old skills, eat, or rest. Accumulate mass quantities of gold and different items.

You can gain the strength to defeat your enemies...er...friends...using the offline Dungeon Dudes Combat System. You can share your Dude's code with other players in your favorite online forum or discussion group.

Thirty-five characters are currently available and several expansion sets with optional rules are in the works.  A d20 System Character Converter and a Fudge System Character Converter should be available early next year.

The Dungeon Dudes network, a central hub that links to all of the companies that host expansion sets, is located at http://www.dungeondude.com. If you're a game publisher or retail outlet that would like to host a custom set of Dungeon Dudes, please contact doctorjeff98@msn.com.

November 14, 2003
 
Journey into The Crypt: A Free Online Dungeon Dudes Scenario
 
The Mysterious One (behind the computer screen) has placed you inside The Crypt to find one of 20 different ancient artifacts. Broken glass, green fungus, and shattered caskets 'decorate' the walls of The Crypt. Troglodytes, Beasts, Fiends, Phantoms, and Screamers will try to block your way.

The Crypt is the first of several upcoming free, online scenarios for use with the Dungeon Dudes "Not Just Another Virtual Pet" trainable characters. The Dungeon whats? The Dungeon Dudes...dude. They are free online trainable characters, similar to virtual pets, but with role-playing style advancements. Choose which Dude you want to work with, tell it to explore, train for new skills, practice old skills, eat, or rest. Accumulate mass quantities of gold and different items.

You can gain the strength to defeat your enemies...er...friends...using the offline Dungeon Dudes Combat System. You can share your Dude's code with other players in your favorite online forum or discussion group.

Thirty-four characters are currently available and several expansion sets with optional rules are in the works.

In addition to the thirty-four online characters, random generators, and the new Crypt Scenario, twenty reference charts detailing all of the things for a Dude to Say, Fight, Learn, or Find within the Basic Set and the first 4 expansions are now available online.

The Dungeon Dudes network, a central hub that links to all of the companies that host expansion sets, is located at http://www.dungeondude.com. If you're a business that would like to host a custom set of Dungeon Dudes using your own characters and/or rules, please contact doctorjeff98@msn.com.

October 25, 2003
 
The Dungeon Dudes Go Wild
 
JOHNSTOWN, Pa.October 25th, 2003New Realms Publishing and Dimensions Game Software announced the release of Dungeon Dudes: Into the Wilds, an expansion set for The Dungeon Dudes Network. This expansion will be available for free online use at New Realms Publishing's website http://www.althoria.com. New Realms Publishing is home to the Realms of Althoria product line, which includes adventures, campaign supplements and sourcebooks for the d20 role-playing game system.

The Dungeon Dudes "Not Just Another Virtual Pet" are free online trainable characters. They are similar to virtual pets with RPG-style advancement. The Dungeon Dudes go wild in this latest expansion which brings you new creatures to encounter, new skills to learn, and new items to find. The new phrases will also give you a sneak peak at Eddings Cross, an expandable mini-setting for the d20 system coming soon from New Realms Publishing. Explore the dangerous wilderness, meet new and unusual creatures, kill them, and take their treasure, in Dungeon Dudes: Into the Wilds.

Dungeon Dudes: Into the Wilds is based on Into the Wilds: A Wilderness Adventures Companion and Into the Wilds: Digital Bundle. Into the Wilds: A Wilderness Adventures Companion is a d20 sourcebook that includes a new ranger variant, new feats, a system for determining encounter direction and distance, and Spot and Listen DCs that work with existing skill rules, and a simple and detailed system for creating wilderness traps. Also included are 7 maps, in color and B&W line format, depicting ruins, caves and dungeons that GMs can use to design adventure sites ranging from small lairs to extensive cavern and dungeon complexes.

The Into the Wilds: Digital Bundle not only includes the original d20 sourcebook but also the Into the Wilds: A Digital Companion, developed by Dimensions Game Software. The Digital Companion allows you to randomly generate the information for a wilderness encounter, such as direction, range and terrain, input your own information to calculate Listen and Spot DCs, or a combination of both. It also includes generators for randomly creating wilderness traps and selecting the favored enemy and bonus feats for the ranger variant described in the sourcebook. For GMs using the Into the Wilds sourcebook, this set of digital tools will greatly decrease the time needed to calculate the mechanics behind an upcoming wilderness encounter.

The central site for the Dungeon Dudes Network is http://www.dungeondude.com. Players can train their characters online to gain the strength to defeat their friends in offline battles. The Network is hosted by Dimensions Game Software.

October 16, 2003
 
Random Generators and a new Whack! Game Available on the Dungeon Dudes Network
 
Three new accessories for the Dungeon Dudes "Not Just Another Virtual Pet" are now available.  A Random Dude Generator, a Random Monster Generator, and a simple Whack! game to help pass the time are available for free use at http://www.dungeondude.com.
 
The Random Dude Generator is great for creating random Dudes of a given level for use during offline battles when or more of the players needs an extra Dude.
 
The Random Monster Generator can be used to create enemies to fight against your own or your friend's Dudes.
 
For now, the simple Whack! game is just a way to pass some time.  An upcoming feature will allow you to convert your score into Gold Pieces for your Dude. 
 
The Dungeon Dudes Network was designed by Jeffrey A. Mills, DVM of Dimensions Game Software.  The Dungeon Dudes are online trainable characters similar to virtual pets with RPG-style advancements.  Twenty-three characters are currently available and several expansion sets with optional rules are in the works.

October 9, 2003
 
Charon Productions to host Dungeon Dudes: Battlepack Edition
 
A cloud of smoke blankets the battlefield.  The skeleton hordes descend upon the unsuspecting samurai army.  Charon Productions, manufacturers of the Battlepack gaming carrying case and an array of other gaming products, will now be offering the Dungeon Dudes: Battlepack Edition for free use on their website http://www.battlepack2001.com. 
 
The Dungeon Dudes "Not Just Another Virtual Pet" are free online trainable characters.  They are similar to virtual pets, with RPG-style advancement.  In this expansion, your characters will encounter enemy soldiers, guards, grav tanks, and drop ships as they explore the battlefield.  Training will give them new skills such as tactical combat, munitions, and stealth.
 
The central site for the Dungeon Dudes Network is http://www.dungeondude.com.  Players can train their characters online to gain the strength to defeat their friends in offline battles.  The Network is hosted by Dimensions Game Software.
 
Dimensions Game Software specializes in online tools for the gaming community.  It was founded in 2002 by Jeffrey A. Mills, DVM.
 
Charon Productions produces critically acclaimed miniatures carrying cases for the Wargame AND Roleplaying markets.  Founded by industry professional Andrew J Lucas in 1999, Charon is best known for their Skirmishpacks and Gamer's Satchel.

September 30, 2003
 
The Dungeon Dudes Network Goes Live

The Dungeon Dudes are here; the infestation officially begins today.

The Dungeon whats? The Dungeon Dudes...dude. They are free online trainable characters, similar to virtual pets, but with role-playing style advancements. Choose which Dude you want to work with, tell it to explore, train for new skills, practice old skills, eat, or rest. Accumulate mass quantities of gold and different items. Print your character and battle your friends offline using either the basic Dungeon Dudes Combat System or one of the upcoming rules expansions from popular game publishers.

There are several things to do online with your Dudes: Continue training, earn experience points, gain levels, battle new creatures, find gold, discover new items, learn new skills, see new phrases, meet new Dudes. You can gain the strength to defeat your enemies...er...friend...using the offline Dungeon Dudes Combat System. You can share your Dude's code with other players in your favorite online forum or discussion group.

Two expansion sets will be released very soon. Halloween Dudes and The Dungeon Dudes Go Wild with enhancements customized to New Realms Publishing's product, Into the Wilds. Expect many more expansions featuring characters from your favorite games as well as new rules for offline battles.

The Dungeon Dudes network, a central hub that will link to all of the companies that host expansion sets, is located at http://www.dungeondude.com. For more information, please contact Jeffrey A. Mills, DVM at doctorjeff98@msn.com.