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Scry – Pathfinder and DnD 3.5 System Reference Document Database App

December 22, 2011 7 comments

I’ve been on a bit of a Pathfinder kick recently, which I won’t apologize for because the game is awesome! After enjoying Paizo’s apps for their Crit and Fumble decks, I decided to dig a little deeper into the app store and see what other digital awesomeness I could bring to the table.

Enter Purple Ghost Software, and their app, Scry. Scry gives you two full System Reference Document databases that can be accessed offline. You can choose between D&D 3.5 or Pathfinder, and suddenly you have a ton of information right at your fingertips. Game Masters take note, this does include monster stat blocks, so if you don’t trust your players not to peek, you may want to discourage its use at the table by players. It can be incredibly helpful for looking up spells, feats, traits, and magic item effects.

Another nice feature is that many of the categories are broken down into sub-categories. “Items” for instance, is broken down into Armor, Artifact, Cursed, Ring, Rod, Staff, Weapon, and Wondrous Item listings. Once you get down to your chosen sub-category, the list is searchable, and features the common iOS alphabet column down the right side for quick browsing by letter.

It also lets you bookmark pages which can be helpful to both GMs and players alike. As a player, you can bookmark all the spells, feats, traits, and equipment your character has for quick and easy reference. A GM could bookmark the creatures the party will encounter for that particular session, or bookmark spells a particular create can cast. Very nice work with this app!

Scry is available on the App Store in both free (iAd-supported) and $4.99 (no ads) versions. There is a very similar app available on the android platform called PFRPG RD, which has free and paid versions as well. From what I’ve read, the free version may have less in the database than the paid version, but I don’t have personal experience with either. Android users, help us out in the comments below!

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