More Alexa Skills for D & D

My second through fifth Alexa skills are now live.  Woohoo!

Two of them are D & D skills, two are Age of Sigmar.  All four were created with Voice Apps.  None of them do much, but they do work and they are Live at Amazon Skills.

The My D & D Flash Briefing reviews the most recent blog entry on this site.   The two Fact skills have a handful of facts about the games, the Podcasts skill plays a small set of AoS podcasts from Stormcast and GarageHammer.

Voice Apps makes creating simple Alexa Skills a SNAP!  It is so easy to use.  They are also responsive when things don’t work as planned.  My Simon’s Simple Dice Roller skill is one I did the hard way.  It’s an Alexa Skills Kit front end with an AWS Lambda function backend written in JavaScript using Microsoft Code to edit the Json and JavaScript and using the Microsoft Code Alexa Skills Kit plug-in to publish the project.  I will be documenting the Dice Roller fully on my One Man Went to Mow blog in the coming weeks.

My First Alexa Skill is Live!!!

If you have an Alexa-enabled device, you can now run my first official Alexa skill.  It passed certification and is now Live!!!alexa

Tell Alexa to Launch Simon’s Simple Dice Roller and then tell her to Roll a d 20, or Roll 2 d 6.  Or Roll a d percent.  She’ll roll the dice you ask for and give you a total.

diceIt’s not much, but it paves the way for Simon’s Smarter Dice Roller which will let you add modifiers and roll advantage and more.  Stay tuned for more info on that skill.  Wanna be a beta tester?  Just let me know in the comments.

I’ve also submitted a D & D Facts skill, but that’s still pending approval.  I’ll let you know when it’s live too.  Thanks!