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. You use them for face-to-face or Internet role-playing in real time – even if your players are on the other side of the world.  MapTool, our flagship product, is a free, highly-customizable virtual tabletop usable for a wide variety of gaming systems, from fantasy to sci-fi; from tabletop miniatures games to purely spoken-word games. TokenTool is nearly as popular and can be used for a variety of VTTs or custom maps using simple drag-and-drop images from the web or your computer system.

Note: For help with MapTool and other RPTools products, please see the RPTools Forums or live chat on Discord. Use the navigation at the top of this page to Download or see our DriveThruRPG publisher’s page

The community forums are a thriving, active source of rapid responses to any questions you may have about RPTools. Other help resources include our Discord server for live chat, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. We take pride in our community and think of it as one of our greatest strengths. 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 (all recent versions), Pathfinder, Warhammer 40k (most versions), Shadowrun, WoD, 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.

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New Feature: Token VBL

Long time users of MapTool know the problem with doors, columns, statues, and Vision Blocking Layer (VBL). You want MapTool to block vision through these objects but you want the players to see them without their vision being blocked by VBL. Thanks to the RPTools craftsmen, you can now have your object and VBL too.… Continue Reading

MapTool Available on DriveThruRPG

We’re experimenting with a new distribution method by allowing users the ability to download MapTool from DriveThruRPG for free with an optional donation. This is in addition to our traditional Download Page – not a replacement for it. Opening the DriveThruRPG channel does a few things for us. It takes some of the burdens off the RPTools.net server. Part… Continue Reading

Devin Night’s New Token Packs

Devin Night is a freelance artist/illustrator and a long time friend to RPTools. He kindly donated art packs available for download in MapTool. Outside of MapTool, you’ve likely seen his work in products from Rite Publishing, Grey Matter Games, White Haired Man, and many others. Devin has his own online VTT token store and recently… Continue Reading

Gogots Maps and Mapping Objects

Community member Bhoritz found some great parchment-style maps by Gogots on Deviantart. The artist also provides all the mapping elements to make your own. Gogots gives the authorization to use the maps and elements to post or publish for non-commercial products. There is an associated YouTube channel with explanations on how to use the resources (if you… Continue Reading

Thomas Chapman’s Video Tutorials

One of the strengths of RPTools is the community of users who take the time to make life easier for others. Another strength of MapTool is its incredible flexibility and the vast number of options open to a gamemaster. However, that flexibility comes at the cost of a learning curve that may seem daunting. We… Continue Reading

MapTool Dev/Test Version Available for Download

MapTool Dev/Test Version Available for Download

MapTool is available for download from http://www.rptools.net/ by clicking on the Download link in the top toolbar. The commit log is available via the GitHub page but many of the changes were related to the build system and automation; I’ve tried to separate them in the spoiler area, below, but no guarantees. (MapTool… Continue Reading

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 Released

MapTool Dev/Test Version 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 if more testing is required. As with all Dev/Test builds, be sure to backup your… Continue Reading

MapTool Dev/Test Version Released

MapTool Dev/Test Version 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 so please take some time to try… Continue Reading