Table-top gadgets



  • @thenomain <3 1995 websites so much!!!


  • Admin

    I discovered this:

    http://kobold.club/fight/#/encounter-builder

    Holy crap this site is usable as hell.



  • @arkandel Yeah, https://donjon.bin.sh/ is also on my fave bookmark list. It covers a bunch of different game systems. My favourite is the little backstories it gives the NPCs in the tavern generator.


  • Coder

    If you play DCC, the tools here are great: https://purplesorcerer.com/tools.php
    Everyone at our table still rolls their own dice though.
    Except me, as GM they get paranoid when they hear dice rolling, so it's easier for me to swipe roll them silently on my phone or surface.


  • Admin

    @sunny said in Table-top gadgets:

    @arkandel If you're gonna play the new Star Wars games get the app for the dice.

    I just noticed this - what's special about those?


  • Pitcrew

    @arkandel They don't use traditional dice. Have some symbols and such.


  • Pitcrew

    @tyche said in Table-top gadgets:

    Except me, as GM they get paranoid when they hear dice rolling, so it's easier for me to swipe roll them silently on my phone or surface.

    That is precisely why you should roll real dice as the GM. Making the players paranoid is roughly half the fun of GMing. Trust me on this, during a random scene just roll a few dice with no purpose whatsoever, it works best when the players are talking among themselves at the time and then grin as they try to figure out what might be happening. This has had an unforeseen benefit because now my current group is so used to purposeless rolls that I can sneak in roles that do have a purpose into scenes without causing the OOC paranoia because they think it is just me messing with them.


  • Admin

    After playing a couple of times it turns out D&D 5E's licensing is making things really annoying, unless I'm missing something.

    What I wanted was an online campaign tool that gave my players access to a centralized location to simply build their character sheets, and that way I'd have access to them as well. We play table-top iRL but it'd be convenient to see what spells everyone has access to, what their specs are, etc.

    D&D Beyond seemed like a good choice for it but the pricing model is really annoying - for example I already have a physical copy of the PHB but to gain access to that same content I'd need to purchase a separate digital copy of it as well. Players are given access by default to the basic rules (SRD) which... is really basic. A warlock complained they couldn't find the Patron they had picked right off of the PHB as an option for the character sheet, for example.

    The same seems to apply to most other third party sites - only they simply don't have non-SRD content available to them at all.

    I guess I can do similar things with Google Docs or a wiki but meh.


  • Pitcrew

    @arkandel said in Table-top gadgets:

    After playing a couple of times it turns out D&D 5E's licensing is making things really annoying, unless I'm missing something.

    What I wanted was an online campaign tool that gave my players access to a centralized location to simply build their character sheets, and that way I'd have access to them as well. We play table-top iRL but it'd be convenient to see what spells everyone has access to, what their specs are, etc.

    D&D Beyond seemed like a good choice for it but the pricing model is really annoying - for example I already have a physical copy of the PHB but to gain access to that same content I'd need to purchase a separate digital copy of it as well. Players are given access by default to the basic rules (SRD) which... is really basic. A warlock complained they couldn't find the Patron they had picked right off of the PHB as an option for the character sheet, for example.

    The same seems to apply to most other third party sites - only they simply don't have non-SRD content available to them at all.

    I guess I can do similar things with Google Docs or a wiki but meh.

    That's just asking for torrenting. Not that I would ever suggest or condone such actions. I'm talking about 'other people'. sagenod


  • Admin

    @ortallus That doesn't solve the issue of a centralized platform for campaign management though.


  • Pitcrew

    @arkandel said in Table-top gadgets:

    @ortallus That doesn't solve the issue of a centralized platform for campaign management though.

    No, true enough. Like you said, GDocs, and meh. =/



  • This is more writing-focused, but it is entertaining and may be similarly useful: http://www.springhole.net/writing_roleplaying_randomators/backstory-idea.htm

    I think I linked it elsewhere recently, as it's what I use to come up with random filler for test templates for wiki and whatnot as well because once the wiki code brain is on, the 'I need random examples of what might be on a character sheet as filler that doesn't need to be a huge chunk of lorem ipsum text' part is so, so very turned off.


  • Coder

    @arkandel said in Table-top gadgets:

    @ortallus That doesn't solve the issue of a centralized platform for campaign management though.

    Roll20.net

    Seriously, it's a pretty good tool for campaign management, dice, character sheets, etc.

    It's also free.



  • Or, if you have like, $8,000 there is always the Sultan

    http://odditymall.com/the-sultan-gaming-table


  • Pitcrew

    @surreality said in Table-top gadgets:

    This is more writing-focused, but it is entertaining and may be similarly useful: http://www.springhole.net/writing_roleplaying_randomators/backstory-idea.htm

    I think I linked it elsewhere recently, as it's what I use to come up with random filler for test templates for wiki and whatnot as well because once the wiki code brain is on, the 'I need random examples of what might be on a character sheet as filler that doesn't need to be a huge chunk of lorem ipsum text' part is so, so very turned off.

    http://www.ashami.com/rpg/


 

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