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RPTools is the Millennium Falcon of RPG Software

RPTools Game in Progress
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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