RPTools is the Millennium Falcon of RPG Software

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MapTool Light and Sight

RPTools is a brand of open-source programs designed to enhance traditional pen-and-paper role playing games. They can be used for face-to-face play, or Internet role-playing in real time even if your players are on the other side of the world.  MapTool (which is our free virtual tabletop application) in particular works great with voice-chat services! These tools are not a role playing game by themselves, nor are they meant to replace everything at the RPG table. Rather, they are designed to be as flexible as we can make them, usable for a wide variety of gaming systems, from fantasy to sci-fi; from tabletop miniatures games to purely spoken-word games.

Note: For help with MapTool and other RPTools installation and issues, please see the RPTools Forums.

The community forums are a thriving, active source of rapid responses to any questions you may have about RPTools. We take pride in this as one of our greatest strengths and we encourage you to join us there. If the game you want to run is a commonly-found one, there’s a good chance you can locate someone in the RPTools community who’s done most of the fine-tuning for you!  Although certainly not comprehensive here you can find a list supported games: D&D 3.5 Ed, D&D 4 Ed (English, French and Spanish), D&D 5th Ed, Pathfinder, Warhammer 40k – Dark Heresy, Warhammer 40k – Rogue Trader, Warhammer 40k – Deathwatch, Warhammer 2nd Ed, Warhammer 3rd Ed, Warhammer 40k Battle, Warhammer Fantasy Battle, ShadowRun, nWOD, Call of Cthulhu 5.6 Ed, Fate 3.0, Fate Core/Accelerated, Hackmaster, Dragon Age, Savage Worlds, Hero 5th Ed, Hero 6th Ed, HarnMaster 3, Star Wars, Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, Bash, GURPS, Gumshoe, Ars Magica 5h Ed., Dogs in the Vineyard, Earth Dawn 3rd Ed, Numenera and a couple of board games.

Using RPTools

You can access the tools primarily through two ways:  web launch or download the zip file and install it to your machine.

Use the navigation across the top of this page to pick either Launch or Download.

Thanks to one of our community member Full Bleed for the Millennium Falcon catch phrase.


Due to the increased security risk of Web Launch, it will no longer be supported for MapTool in version 1.4. Also, due to the problems with Apple security ‘features’, we’ll no longer support the DMG file format in version 1.4. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Everyone should now use the Download link above for your platform.

5 Responses to RPTools is the Millennium Falcon of RPG Software

  1. I have NO IDEA how to operate this program! I DL 1.4 Maptool, unzipped it. Don’t know where it went. I can’t find anywhere on this site to register an account… i do not know one damn thing i am doing!? :(

  2. i am planing on using maptolls for my pathfinder games, however i was woundering how many people i can get loged on to my game. Is it set to one or two until I pay xx amount to get xx amount spots or what?
    I also would like to know where i can get the rptool for doing planets/worlds
    thank you for your time

  3. MapTool is free and always will be. The limit to connections is based on your available bandwidth and the speed of the computer being used as the server. As far as I know, there is no limit to the number of connections.

  4. I would recommend going to the forums and posting a question that includes your operating system since each OS handles this a bit differently.

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