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.

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Object Embedded VBL

With the upcoming release of MapTool 1.4.2, GMs will be able to add a layer of Vision Blocking to stamps and tokens. This means Players will be able to see an object but that object will block all light and sight from passing through it. This comes in handy for doors, statues, vehicles, and large… Continue Reading

MapTool Dev/Test Version 1.4.1.6 Released

MapTool Dev/Test Version 1.4.1.6 Released

The last (hopefully) Dev/Test version in the 1.4.1 series is now available for download from http://maptool.craigs-stuff.net/test-builds/. The 1.4.1 series saw a large number of major changes which will now be rolled into the forthcoming 1.4.2 production release. We’ll only release a 1.4.1.7 if more testing is required. As with all Dev/Test builds, be sure to backup your… Continue Reading

MapTool Dev/Test Version 1.4.1.4 Released

MapTool Dev/Test Version 1.4.1.4 Released

The RPTools craftsmen produced a new Dev/Test MapTool version for you to try. Adventurous GMs should consider trying it in one of your games but be very sure to save a backup copy of your campaign first. There will likely be one more Dev/Test release before we increment to 1.4.2.0 so please take some time to try… Continue Reading

MapTool 1.4.0.5 Released

MapTool 1.4.0.5 Released

This release corrects a few small bugs affecting isometric map ‘figure’ stamps along with a fix for Draw Tool images. This is likely the last version of the 1.4.0.x series and represents our latest production release. Please upgrade as soon as practical. Bugfixes Resize free size figure tokens (Jagged) Fixes for Z-Order on free sized… Continue Reading

Draw Explorer: Get/Set Properties

Draw Explorer: Get/Set Properties

With the release of Maptool 1.4.2 you will have the ability to get a drawing’s properties and apply those to another drawing.   You can try this functionality in the Dev/Test Build of MapTool now but we don’t recommend using Dev/Test for your gaming sessions unless you’re the adventurous sort. Drawing properties are the selections… Continue Reading

Draw Explorer: Merging

Draw Explorer: Merging

With the release of Maptool 1.4.2, you will have the ability to merge different drawn elements of your map together. You can try this functionality in the Dev/Test Build of MapTool now but we don’t recommend using Dev/Test for your gaming sessions unless you’re the adventurous sort. If you’re unfamiliar with the Draw Explorer, we… Continue Reading

MapTool Dev/Test Version 1.4.1.2

MapTool Dev/Test Version 1.4.1.2

Warning: This Build Could Blow Up! Now that’s out of the way, going forward the numbering of builds will indicate the type of build, with1.4.<even number>.x being a stable build that will mostly be about bug fixes and maybe some small changes which don’t change campaign format or break compatibility, and 1.4.<even number>.x being a… Continue Reading

MapTool 1.4.0.4 Released

MapTool 1.4.0.4 Released

Time for another build with bug fixes and some features Bug Fixes and New Features Fix for math.cos(), math.sin(), math.tan(), math.acos(), math.asin(), math.atan() macro functions (Craig). Added json.rolls() macro function (Craig). Added json.objrolls() macro function (Craig). Overdue update to the credits file (Craig). Build Related Continuous Integration using Travis CI (joshsziegler) Continue Reading

MapTool 1.4.0.3 Released

MapTool 1.4.0.3 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of MapTool 1.4.0.3, now available from the Download page. MapTool 1.4.0.3 includes the following fixes, improvements, and additions. Added json.removeFirst macro function, similar to json.difference() but will only remove the first occurrence of match. e.g. json.removeFirst(‘[2,2,4,5,6,6,4]’, ‘[2,6]’) = [2,4,5,6,4] Fix for trailing end of line character of version… Continue Reading

Draw Explorer: Cut example

Draw Explorer: Cut example

The new feature provided by the Draw Explorer is the ability to group elements of your drawing together. Grouping draws these elements as one effective object. How this differs from elements drawn normally becomes apparent when you include cuts or erasings in your group. You draw a tower, starting with a circle. You then hollow it… Continue Reading