Time your attacks to win in Skilltree Saga, a casual RPG

Since Skilltree Saga is a casual RPG, the entire combat process is automated, so you don’t have to do anything. However, as your character progresses, you unlock new skills and abilities for both offense and defense, which you can use to your advantage in battle. Your character is able to equip these skills to use in battle, but the placement of where you equip them matters. This is due to the fact that each slot indicates a turn in battle, so the skill will activate when that turn comes around. While this may not seem like much, it’s important to note because some enemies have disruptive attacks, so using the right skill at the right time is everything. To take advantage of this system, though, you’ll have to memorize the enemy’s attack patterns and modify your skills before battle.


Skilltree Saga is a lightweight, streamlined RPG with some rougelike elements added in to the mix. There are three save slots for players, which is perfect considering that there are three different races to choose from for the main character (Human, Elf, and Dwarf). Each race will have a special trait, such as increased strength for humans, so each one plays differently. Once you get past the beginning of the story, you’ll find yourself going through different areas on the map (100 stages), fighting your way through dungeons of randomly generated enemies and then facing off against tough boss battles at the end. Defeating enemies will get you loot and experience points, with the former ranging from gold to useful equipment.


The graphics in Skilltree Saga are stunningly gorgeous, especially on Retina screens. The environments you’ll be traveling through are lush and filled with copious amounts of detail and texture. The colors are rich and vibrant, with fluid character model animations. The game has a soothing yet adventurous soundtrack that is a joy to listen to, and the sound effects in battle are fun. There is also a bit of dialogue exchanged between your character and guide that explains the story and gives you tips as you go, and it’s important to read them to understand the basics as well as the story.


Back when I was in high school, I played a lot of RPG games in my spare time (mostly summer) because my boyfriend introduced them to me. I always loved seeing my characters progress as I fought enemies, gained loot, and distributed skill or attribute points among party members. My favorites included many Final Fantasy games and other JRPGs, but as time passed, I realized I just don’t have as much time as I used to for these lengthy games, and I’ve grown to prefer titles that move at a faster pace. That’s why I’ve taken such joy with these lightweight RPG games on iOS, because they still have the core concepts behind RPGs, but I don’t have to spend an entire afternoon on the game. So when I saw Skilltree Saga on the App Store, I had to check it out for myself.


Skilltree Saga ($2.99) by Headup Games GmbH & Co KG is a casual RPG experience for those looking for a game with a streamlined combat system. If you like RPGs, but don’t have the time to invest in a lengthy adventure with complicated battles (or are just feeling lazy at the moment), then Skilltree Saga is the perfect fit. It’s a bit similar to other bite-size RPGs like Dice Mage and Tiny Dice Dungeon in terms of casualness.

Have A Simpler Time Managing Time with these and Time Management Applications

It does not matter who you are or how you make money, you probably have difficulty with time management. Even people who try and run their lives like clockwork can have difficulty staying on task, being on time and remembering the things they have to accomplish each day. There are several different reasons this is true. The biggest reason for it is that, thanks to tablets and smart phones, we have many distractions at our fingertips that are just begging for our attentions every day. In this article we’ll tell you how to take your iPhone or iPad and change it from a tool of interruption into a tool of time management.

Download and install Instapaper. Instapaper is an application that works with smartphones, tablets and on computers as well. It is a “read later” app that can save you a lot of time. How frequently, throughout your day, do you find interesting web sites or articles that you truly want to read but don’t have time to really explore? How frequently have you thrown a wrench into your schedule because you read or looked into it anyway (because you knew you will not remember it afterwards)? Instapaper can be integrated with Twitter and a number of other programs and save all of the links you want to explore for a later time. The links you save are kept in one primary account. That means that you can actually use any device you want (smartphone, tablet, personal computer) to catch up and look through them in case you have the time.

Wunderlist is a fantastic program. This is a basic to-do list software but it is not slowed down by a lot of complicated interfaces or graphics. Each day you can take a moment with this software and enter all of the things that you need to do that day. The app is free. You’ll be able to synchronize it to several devices and it is really simple to use. If you can train yourself to check your application as frequently as you check your email, you will find it much easier to keep yourself on task.

Evernote is super great and helpful. It’s a central place to manage pretty much everything: your emails, downloads, pictures, notes, thoughts, and so forth. It may be synced between devices–including a personal computer–and is quite easy to integrate with other like Wunderlist. The only real downside of this application is that it isn’t free of charge. Your monthly subscription can be paid either monthly at $5 each or every year for $45 annually.

Agenda is the must have calendar program. There are numerous reasons this is true but the main reason it is true is that it may be synced both to iCalendar (the calendar iPhones and Macs use) and Google Calendar. This makes managing a calendar much simpler for individuals with PCs and iPhones because they are going to just type in their information into one place and it is accessible on all of their devices. It is also really pretty.

You’ll find all sorts of time management programs you can download. These are the best of them but some research will generate lots of others.

Edwin Basko

The Apple Mac Specialist and author