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Does anyone have any 2ed fillable character sheets? [closed]

Does anyone have any 2ed fillable character sheets? I'm looking mostly for a mage. Most sheets out there cover all classes, and are huge and unorganized. I had hoped to find one for a mage, however.
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Map building\Map making [closed]

I have been running a star wars saga edition role playing game and I have made countless maps but I was wondering is there a place I can get better resources than drawing every thing my self?
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Is There a World Creation Tool for Rolemaster [closed]

Is there a tool for world creation that follows the guidelines in Rolemaster Campaign Law, or even in general?
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Is there a tool for building races using point system? [closed]

I have a party. All players want exotic races. They know what they want and power level seems to be in line with or little above races found in SRD. We talked, and I agreed these races would exist in ...
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What are the good formats and online platforms for my game journal? [closed]

I have been thinking about creating a game journal as the GM for my upcoming role-play this winter. I will publish to the journal every 2 weeks and send the link to the players. In the game journal ...
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Play by post mapping system [closed]

I'm looking for a means of having a battle map and tokens for a play by post game. Something that doesn't require anyone, except maybe the DM, to download software, and functions perfectly well, even ...
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Pathfinder Spells/Psionic Talent Managers [closed]

Related Is there a spell managing program app for dnd 3.5 I am looking for Spell managers that allow me to easily track spells, create spellbooks, and mark if a spell has been used. I am also using ...
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What software is there for creating custom color hex maps? [closed]

I would like to find software to help me create an regional hex map, preferably in color. I already have the region mapped out by hand, but I want to re-create it as a classic hex map with each hex ...
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Where can I find cyberpunk face-cards?

I'm searching for cyberpunk-themed face cards, like Paizo's. If I just search "face cards" on google I find random, completely-unrelated stuff, and I'm not sure what else I could search for. Either ...
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Where can I find a free post apocalyptic map generator online? [closed]

I'm trying to make a map for a post apocalyptic idea I have. The landscape is your typical barren frozen wasteland caused by radiation and a large drop of temperature. I need to make a map based on ...
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Is there a Twiddla-like web based drawing service with selective viewing permissions?

I am running a forum-based RPG and we are using a jpg map, with the hurdle of having to draw on it using Paintbrush and then uploading it to the forum whenever the players want to move characters or ...
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Are there any good online dicerollers similar to the now mostly defunct Invisible Castle? [closed]

I used to use Invisible Castle's roller which was based off of OpenRPG. Worked great, but it looks like the site has been pretty much gutted and is mostly defunct. The roller still works but I'm not ...
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Colaborative map-editing tool for Paranoia games [closed]

I am running a multi-group paranoia with a couple of friends. We are usually playing with 3 Gamemasters and 5 people per group at the same time in the same realm. We are looking for a colaborate map-...
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What tools can I use to keep track of dice in Dogs in the Vineyard played over Skype?

My group is distributed across the globe, so we have to do all of our roleplaying online. We have a few different die-roller options that we use. However, none of them seem very well-suited to Dogs in ...
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What collective chat program can feature both the host's webcam AND his screenshare? [closed]

Most options I've looked at are either too complicated to get new people into, or can only accept one stream per participant. I'm the GM, I need both my face AND a screen share for the aspects and a ...
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Is there a good tool for drawing the layout of a mansion/manor? [closed]

I'm in the planning phase of developing a Maid: the RPG game, and it occurs to me that at some point I'm going to need to design the interior of a mansion. It's a mansion that currently has four ...
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Dungeon World DM companion app

I'll be DMing a 10 people group in Dungeon World, so I figured keeping track of everything using pen&paper could be difficult. I'm searching for an app that is specific for Dungeon World, with ...
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Is there a system for creating visuals of characters? [closed]

I'm thinking something like this, except for fantasy games like D&D or Pathfinder. Base models of various races (gnome, human, half-orc, whatever), each with compatible artwork of equipment. It ...
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Where to find a good map generator for D&D [closed]

I'm trying to find a good map generator for d&d 5e towns. I did find one good one but it couldn't make a small enough town. It also can't be one that just generates text about the town, I've found ...
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Map making for the artistically deficient [closed]

I am woefully terrible at drawing, sketching, or even tracing. As to be expected, then, my map-making skills are underwhelming, to say the least. I have a specific overworld map idea in mind, but lack ...
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Modern floorplan generator? [closed]

What I'm looking for is a tool to generate for me floorplans and maps for a wide array of situations. Home and office interiors are foremost, towns, streets, cities, and more are desired. There are ...
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Are there tools for assisting with the math involved in Fire Emblem d20?

I'm looking into trying "Fire Emblem d20," a free RPG which is almost a direct port of the Fire Emblem Video Game. However, it seems there is a lot of math for even basic actions, so I'm looking for a ...
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How large should the Large Sheet of Paper be?

I always get one that's too big. We play with 3-5 people and don't want to spend more than two and a half hours straight drawing landscape at the absolute longest. What size paper would be best?
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Spell/Ability Summary Printouts for D&D 5th Ed [closed]

In 4th ed, WotC's character manager printed out character sheets with these awesome spell summary cards. They also had similar summary cards for monsters for the DM. I checked around the site, but ...
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Is there any tool to calculate the Encounter XP in D&D 5e?

I've seen online tools that make random encounters for you as the donjon's one. What I need is a tool where I can select the party level and the monsters and it will tell me if it's an easy or hard ...
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Is there a resource for generating appropriate goods for a post-apocalyptic looting?

One of the problems I have running post-apocalyptic survival games is that the genera expects a very detailed and strict tracking of equipment. This usually goes fine until the party tracks down a ...
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How can I manage my campaign digitally, without using a screen at the table?

For big campaigns I keep my campaign information — maps, keys, session notes, reference tables, etc. — in binders and duotangs which I can reference and annotate at the table. Their content only ...
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Good mapping tools for odd topologies [closed]

I'm looking to host a game that takes place in an asteroid terrarium traveling through interstellar space. Does anyone know of mapping software for 1) the inside of the asteroid, which resembles the ...
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Programs for generating a character sheet [duplicate]

This is my first question. I'm looking for a character sheet generator. For example, names, skills, attributes, missions. Dou you know a program (Web or desktop)? A long time ago I read a question ...
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Since Spellforge is gone, what Spellbook management software is available? [duplicate]

I want to be able to manage my Sorceror's "spellbook" on my computer and print a nice list of spells, and ideally descriptions. We level up very frequently compared to normal (accelerated campaign), ...
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Are there any online virtual tabletops with 2.5D or 3D views? [closed]

Currently my group uses Roll20.net for online gaming but I want something more visually appealing and variable. I found a list of VTTs but the only alternatives to top-down is a 3D virtual tabletop ...
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Use of Technology at the Tabletop [closed]

I am relatively new to tabletop rpgs. I am currently involved in a dragon age game with some friends and I am loving it. I've seen a few tools for managing online campaigns like roll20 and rpgtools. ...
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Is there software for generating encounters for D&D 3.5e? [closed]

I've been a long time player of D&D 3.5e, and I was wondering if there are any programs that can help me generate encounters, loot and experience. I'm new to being a DM and have trouble following ...
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Keeping track of in-game time, and multiple timed events

Background As newbies to RPGs, 4 friends and myself have decided to play Bunnies and Burrows, 2nd ed. It looked like it would be, and certainly has been a blast thus far (we played one session today)...
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Custom paper character sheet that's updatable without erasing [closed]

So far I've been using a printed copy of the official character sheet for my D&D characters. It features a blank space for every stat. As a consequence of that, every time my character levels up ...
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Using (Android) tablet as a virtual online whiteboard [closed]

I am considering running some online RPGs, and even though I have Cartographer to make maps, players always tend to get into situations not planned for. So I thought since I have an Android tablet ...
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Cheat-proof online die roller? [closed]

I am looking for an online die roller that works similarly to the following: The GM provides a string identifier to the player. E.g., "gandalf attacks balrog #12" The player enters the id on the ...
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Roleplaying online without having to post in public [closed]

I've recently tried Hero Central for running a Hero System campaign. We have two problems with Hero Central though: it requires posting in English (our group is German-speaking), and campaigns are can ...
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How to generate requests to PC with decision power and keep track of their conclusions

Background My players are officially recognized deputies, underlings of clan capital's chief magistrate, the most likely pretender to being next clan chief magistrate (same position but for whole ...
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Paper-and-dice random loot chart for psionic item powers

Where can I find a table of random psionic powers to go with the random psionic items chart in the SRD? For example to determine which powers are imprinted in a power stone found as random treasure? ...
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Is there a complete character planner software for Pathfinder? [closed]

I am looking for a software suite or a set of separate applications that would fulfill the following requirements: Able to build characters for Pathfinder Has all the contents published by Paizo that ...
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Looking for a DM tool Similar to Masterplan For 5E [closed]

I'm looking for a DM tool like Masterplan for 5e (standalone tool, offline preferred) for making loot tables, plot and quest tracking. Or maybe is there an Add-on to the original Masterplan for other ...
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Is there a D&D 3.5 character manager for Android? [closed]

Currently I'm using Javascript 3.5 Character Generator Lite - we are back to simple tools. And indeed it works on my Android phone. But it lacks save and level-up features. Is there a tool for ...
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Character backstory and history development/generation tools [closed]

I'm a beginning a new campaign in pathfinder this fall as a player with a few friends. One of the players is brand new to roleplaying. I know that the group we're playing with puts a heavy emphasis ...
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Any recommendation for a Dark Heresy character generator/manager? [closed]

We run a post apocalyptic "Fallout" style campaign in Dark Heresy with some friends. After a while situations like characters got lost or chewed by my dog, led us wondering if there is any Character ...
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Is there a free character builder for D&D 4e on Mac? [closed]

Is there a free character builder available for Dungeons and Dragons 4e on a Mac? Preferably, a user friendly one. I would like it to be a stat generator along with class and race selection, and ...
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Android app (or website) to simulate terrain and miniatures? [closed]

Is there an Android app, preferably optimized for tablets, that would allow us to simulate a tabletop gaming setup by allowing us to load a "terrain map" (an image), place and move around player and ...
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Where to get mapmaking software for Mac? [closed]

I've been looking for a program that can create maps on a Mac... Any ideas? I would like it to be a World Map, that the players just relate to, to know where they are and to tie all of the quests into ...
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What tools can I use to help me calculate Damage in combat? [closed]

Whenever I am in combat I find it really hard to calculate the damage my NPCs receive, because it has a lot of small steps: account the damage the PC did, subtract any Pen the PC's weapon may have to ...
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What are the best computer generators for historical timelines? [closed]

Every world or campaign setting has a timeline of historical events. Normally this has the format of a year number followed by a short description. For example: −9800 DR: The Yuirwood was settled by ...