RPG in an Excel Notebook, Perfect for Your Work Computer


An new, complex RPG by Toronto's Cary Walkin is built entirely within an Excel Workbook and you can download it for free. Arena.Xlsm will not work on every computer. It won't, for example, work on my Mac and apparently won't work on any spreadsheet program other than Microsoft Excel. The good news is that your work computer is probably a PC and probably has an official version of Microsoft Excel ... just sayin.

So if you're looking for a way to look busy ahead of the 3 day Easter weekend, check out Arena.Xlsm. It features:

  • Random enemies: Over 2000 possible enemies with different AI abilities.

  • Random items: 39 item modifiers result in over 1000 possible item combinations and attributes.

  • An interesting story with 4 different endings depending on how the player has played the game.

  • 8 boss encounters, each with their own tactics.

  • 4 pre-programmed arenas followed by procedurally generated arenas. Each play-through has its own challenges.

  • 31 Spells. There are many different strategies for success.

  • 15 Unique items. Unique items have special properties and can only drop from specific enemies.

  • 36 Achievements.

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