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 out using a circle cut and…

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New Functionality: Draw Explorer

MapTool added the Draw Explorer as a new feature in release This innovation gives GMs access to a tree view of drawings and templates on the current map. From this view, users see a list of elements created with the Drawing and Template Tools. Note: for the purposes of this article, both templates and drawings will simply be called drawings.…

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MapTool Released

This was a quick release to fix the tableImage() image issue which surfaced in MapTool build This release also adds capabilities to modify the max recursion depth in function calls. Thanks to Jagged for the quick turn around time on the bug and Craig for the recursion limit change and build. Please see the Announcements thread for more details. You can…

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MapTool Released

Great news everyone. There's a new version of MapTool available from the download page of rptools.net. The most exciting features of Build includes some new functionality that will make drawing maps easier and new MapTool Table functions that effectively allow for global variables and image stores without resorting to dropping new tokens on a map. Look for posts regarding this…

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MapTool 1.4.0 Release

We're proud to announce the release of MapTool 1.4.0, creating a revitalization of MapTool development methodologies and direction. The MapTool application began life in 2005 when three programmers started an open source Java project as a way to connect remote friends for their RPG. It has grown in features and functionality over the last decade to include capabilities suggested by and…

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Editing Macros

MTScript is a custom language for writing MapTool macros which grew out of MapTool's chat functionality. It began simply enough as a way to roll dice. It expanded over time to the point where users create custom gaming frameworks and convenience functions in MapTool to be used by GMs and Players alike. To get a hint of what mtScript can do, check…

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New Website Launch

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 sidebar 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.…

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MapTool 1.3b91 Released

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 few security warnings around web launch programs. You can find a complete list of updates on the…

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RPTools is the Millennium Falcon of RPG Software

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.

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