If you are a DM, then you know that there are several tables, charts,
and other things that you need to look up from time to time. Many dice
get rolled when you use a breath weapon. Experience for the party makes you
look up a few things on an annoying chart and you need to divide by the
number of party members. Calculating how far you get in a day of travelling
over different terrains.
If you have a Palm OS device (Palm Pilot, Handspring Visor, Sony
Clié, etc), then you are in luck. All of these things and more are
done effortlessly with this program. It originally was based on the
functionality of D&D
Tools by Scott Crawford, but it has several other features that Scott
has not yet implemented.
This program is free for anyone to use. That's an unbeatable price for
all of the things that are now much easier. Since there does not seem to be
any interest, this project is not moving to SourceForge, but you can download
the program, additional databases, and even the source code from the
D&D Helper is not able to replace the books at the gaming table --
this merely speeds up gameplay. You should still use your Player's Handbook
and the other slew of books that you have on your gaming table. Just keep
your dice in your bag if you need to roll 10d6 fireball, whip out a magic
item for treasure, or maybe find a new name for a character.