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If you want to start using D&D Helper, I'd suggest you download the zip file first, and then test out the program. If you like what you see and you want the extra ability to generate names, words, and other things.

Download D&D Helper
Version 1.2
Compressed in a Zip file (19 k bytes)
Or an uncompressed Prc file (37 k bytes)

There is also just the die rolling part of D&D Helper in a separate Palm program in case you want to just get numbers.

Download Palm Dice
Version 1.0
Compressed in a Zip file (6.3 k bytes)
Or an uncompressed Prc file (12 k bytes)

D&D Helper can use additional files to generate various things. They are not required to run D&D Helper -- they just provide more tools to the DM or player. If you want a thorough understanding of the different types of databases that you can download, see my explanation page for a comparison of the strengths and weaknesses of the different formats.

Before you download a file, you should check out sample output from that file. Just click on the Sample link and a pop-up window will appear. The results in the window will be along the same lines that your Palm will give you. Reloading the window will generate more results for you.

Miscellaneous Databases

Files that don't have enough in a collection to warrant a category of their own. Click on the file to download the individual database, or mark a set of files and click "Make Zip File" to download them as a single zip archive.

DatabaseTypeFileSizeSource
Business NamesPick (Sample) business.pdb 5.5 k From the Net Book of Names, List of Businesses
Critical HitPSR (Sample) crit_hit.pdb 4.2 k Used with permission from D&D Adventures (Source)
FumblePSR (Sample) crit_miss.pdb 1.7 k Used with permission from D&D Adventures (Source)
GemsPSR (Sample) gems.pdb 1.2 k One random gem description per gem type. (Source)
Magic ItemsPSR (Sample) magic_items.pdb 64 k A fairly decent magic item generator. Results should still be checked for mismatched attributes, such as a dancing bow or a sap of wounding. (Source)
Mundane ItemsPSR (Sample) mundane.pdb 3.2 k Generates several mundane items for treasure. (Source)
RiddlesPick (Sample) riddles.pdb 56 k From the net.book.riddles
Wild SurgePick (Sample) wildsurge.pdb 19 k Used with permission from Joseph DuBois (Scooby) (Source)
Wild Surge FumblePick (Sample) wildsurgefumble.pdb 9.2 k Used with permission from Joseph DuBois (Scooby) (Source)
of selected files

Names

Need a name for your character? These databases are here to help. If you click on the filename, you will download that individual file. If you want to download a Zip archive of several files, just check the boxes near the filenames and then press "Make Zip File" to download them all at once.

DatabaseTypeFileSizeSource
Elvish NamesPSR (Sample) elf_names.pdb 315 b From Martin Keegan, posted to the MUD-Devel mailing list (Source)
Fantasy NamesPick (Sample) fantnames.pdb 74 k Used with permission from Joseph DuBois (Scooby) (Source)
Gen (Sample) fantna_c.pdb 19 k
US Female First NamesPick (Sample) us_female.pdb 37 k Names are from the 1990 U.S. Census (Source)
Gen (Sample) us_female_g.pdb 9.6 k
US Male First NamesPick (Sample) us_male.pdb 10 k Names are from the 1990 U.S. Census (Source)
Gen (Sample) us_male_g.pdb 6.6 k
US Last NamesGen (Sample) us_last.pdb 32 k Names are from the 1990 U.S. Census (Source)
of selected files

Language Generation

These databases will allow D&D Helper to generate words that resemble real words for the given language. Just click on the filename to download it, or you can check the various checkboxes and press "Make Zip File" to download a Zip archive of the different files.

DatabaseTypeFileSizeSource
American EnglishGen (Sample) english.pdb 29 k From the Debian package "wenglish" (Source)
British EnglishGen (Sample) british.pdb 29 k From the Debian package "wbritish" (Source)
CatalanGen (Sample) catalan.pdb 36 k From the Debian package "wcatalan" (Source)
DanishGen (Sample) danish.pdb 38 k From the Debian package "wdanish" (Source)
DutchGen (Sample) dutch.pdb 37 k From the Debian package "wdutch" (Source)
FaroeseGen (Sample) faroese.pdb 37 k From the Debian package "wfaroese" (Source)
FinnishGen (Sample) finnish.pdb 23 k From the Debian package "wfinnish" (Source)
FrenchGen (Sample) french.pdb 26 k From the Debian package "wfrench" (Source)
German (New)Gen (Sample) ngerman.pdb 34 k From the Debian package "wngerman" (Source)
German (Old)Gen (Sample) german.pdb 33 k From the Debian package "wogerman" (Source)
HawaiianGen (Sample) hawaiian.pdb 1.9 k Created from a text by Laiana Wong (Source)
ItalianGen (Sample) italian.pdb 14 k From the Debian package "witalian" (Source)
Gen (Sample) bokmal.pdb 32 k From the Debian package "wnorwegian" (Source)
Norwegian (nynorsk)Gen (Sample) nynorsk.pdb 33 k From the Debian package "wnorwegian" (Source)
PolishGen (Sample) polish.pdb 33 k From the Polish wordlist (Source)
SpanishGen (Sample) spanish.pdb 28 k From the Debian package "wspanish" (Source)
SwedishGen (Sample) swedish.pdb 28 k From the Debian package "wswedish" (Source)
of selected files

Other Related Items

Files listed here are probably for "advanced" users only. I link to them for the odd chance that they might help someone.

Source Code
The source code for the latest version is available here. Feel free to find bugs and submit patches!
D&D Helper Class
This PHP class is an extender for PHP-PDB (a PHP class to read and write PDB files). It will assist in writing databases that can be used by D&D Helper. This class is very slow when dealing with letter pair databases, so you should only write 'Pick' and 'PSR' style databases on the fly, if ever.
PSR PHP Functions
These are the functions I use to load PSR files for showing sample output and for generating the Palm databases.
MenuHack
A HackMaster extension (that works with HackMaster, EVPlugBase, X-Master, etc.) that will let you tap the menu bar of an application to pull down the menu, instead of doing the counter-intuitive action of pressing the menu button for the menu. Only older Palm handhelds can benefit from this -- the newer ones have this built-in. This is not required to run the program. It merely makes life easier.
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