So, the short version of all this is that my local D&D group will no longer be able to meet in person for the foreseeable future. Some of them /only/ have their smartphones to use: no tablet, no laptop, not even a chromebook.

My hope was to use roleplay.tv for this, but I (on Windows 10 with a headset but no webcam) and my partner (Android on Chrome) cannot hear each other. Discord seems like it would be able to handle everything except combat, since there isn't a way to handle live pieces on a board.

Is there an easy-to-use all-in-one website or app that I, the DM, can use to control locations on a battle map alongside sound and ambient music so that the party can follow along?

Basically, here are my team's needs:

  • Cross-compatible between Android, iOS, and Windows
  • Voice-chat
  • Share a primary screen of content to lobby
  • Lobby can select and move certain pieces of on-screen content (for battle maps)

Nice, but not necessary:

  • Video-chat

  • Options to play audio from site/app itself for ambiance

  • Automatically set up grid spaces to easily track distances

  • Can roll various dice, in multiples, without leaving site

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    \$\begingroup\$ Unfortunately, we don't do reccomendations on this part of the site, but you might try on softwarerecs.stackexchange.com \$\endgroup\$
    – Zachiel
    Aug 23, 2021 at 8:53
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Zachiel We should probably remove that tool-recommendation tag - I'd assumed it was on topic but checking the questions under that tag they're all closed. \$\endgroup\$ Aug 23, 2021 at 9:07
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    \$\begingroup\$ @LioElbammalf I don't know the story of the tag, you'd better discuss the opportunity of removing it in Role-playing Games Meta rather than here, where very few people will see it. Please note that when hovering about the tag it says "this tag exists for hystorical reasons only" \$\endgroup\$
    – Zachiel
    Aug 23, 2021 at 9:09
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    \$\begingroup\$ @lioelbammalf the tag exists as a warning, the except starts with "OFF TOPIC — DO NOT ASK RECOMMENDATION QUESTIONS."... It's a shame using them doesn't pop up a bigger warning. \$\endgroup\$ Aug 23, 2021 at 10:01
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    \$\begingroup\$ That being said, you can always ask on chat. \$\endgroup\$ Aug 23, 2021 at 10:04


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