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.
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.
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.
Welcome to RPTools new website. We hope you find the new site cleaner, slicker, and easier to navigate. We’ve added a group of quick links to the side bar and reorganized the pages a bit including links to the forums, Wiki, user created frameworks, online communities, and other helpful links to get new users started. We hope you find it more user friendly.
The strength of RPTools has ever been its community and the goal of the new website will be to highlight that strength. Expect updates to the main page that will show interesting posts on the forum, examples of the tool’s users in actual play, and helpful videos of the tools in use. The goal is to make rptools.net a place to come to for more than just downloads. We hope to provide useful information to both the long-time user and the person trying to decide which VTT is right for them.
Website Still Improving
We have a strong international community and one of the early goals of the new site was to provide content in various languages in order to improve the experience for our non-native english speakers. It is still a goal but may will take a bit of time to achieve. Thanks to everyone that provided translation support. RPTools software is free, open source, and open community. We try never to build artificial walls around development, testing, or content. Our goal of providing multilingual support is just another facet of that belief.
Take it for a spin
Please take a few minutes and click through the site. Feel free to leave any feedback in the comments below.
The RPTools Staff
This build features a number of bug fixes, new VBL functionality, a new Java launcher, and Java 8 support (hellya). The new release is located on our download page or you can launch it directly from the web launch page. Note that Oracle now has quite a view security warnings around web launch programs. You can find a complete list of updates on the announcements page.
While the web launcher is handy, you should encourage your players to use the new launcher jar that now ships with MapTool: launcher-130829.01.jar. It makes starting MapTool much easier. It remembers the MapTool version, stack, and maximum memory settings between launches. Additionally, you can select the language – English, French, or German, the logging level for reporting bugs, and the warning level – all helpful when reporting bugs into the forums. We recommend this as the method of choice for starting the program.
This release should be the last in the 1.3 line as we move on to MapTool 1.4. Please feel free to leave comments below or in the forums.