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  1. ELF

    Black Cat Familiar

    Black Cat Familiar is a free, Windows-based helper utility for running D&D 5e games: https://blackcatfamiliar.org/ The software is actively developed and just received an update today: https://blackcatfamiliar.org/download
  2. ELF

    Random findings online

    I'm not a big fan of opera, but there is something captivating in this Russian opera The Last Trial, based on DragonLance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfeVNgEK7MM (English subtitles available) A fan page give some background information about this surprising project...
  3. ELF

    DnD Map Sketcher

    Dnd Map Sketcher is a a new online mapping tool for drawing isometric dungeon maps in the browser. Players can connect to the same session, seeing what the GM sees. https://danifm.itch.io/dnd-map-sketcher The tool is still heavily in development, but has already managed to bring something new...
  4. ELF

    Critical Zero

    Critical Zero, yet another roleplaying app, is currently kickstarting: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/criticalzero/crtitical-zero This is a strange one - there is a long list of features but not much concrete facts, just some zoomed-in UI details in the campaign video that looks like it...
  5. ELF

    Dungeon Map Doodler

    Quite like Dungeon Scrawl, Dungeon Map Doodler allows to draw dungeon maps directly in the browser. Also available are some art assets for furnishing the dungeon. https://dungeonmapdoodler.com/
  6. ELF

    Dungeon Scrawl

    Dungeon Scrawl is a neat, browser based dungeon map editor that produces maps with Dyson Logos style hatching: https://dungeonscrawl.com/
  7. ELF

    RPG Courses & Training

    A guy called Red Trolls Gaming has set up a Teachable video course about writing RPG adventures: https://redtrolls.teachable.com/p/writing_dnd_adventures_alt2 He also has a short, free course about creating an online random generator using an existing randomization service...
  8. ELF


    Townscaper is more like a toy than a tool, and it's not out yet, even in early access. Still, it would be cool to use something like this with tabletop RPGs: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1291340/Townscaper/
  9. ELF

    Online resources

    The Story Games Names Project is more of a resource than a tool, but I guess it is useful nonetheless: http://eakett.ca/sgnp/ As far as I can tell, the names feel authentic. The sample sizes are quite small (d20) and the names are not always the most typical ones for the culture, but that may...
  10. ELF

    Gamemastering articles

    Every now and then some random source features a generic article on gamemastering advice. Maybe they are worth collecting? This week Kotaku ran just this kind of an article - with pointers to some great online sources for further reading (with some missing links)...
  11. ELF

    Let's Role

    Yet another upcoming VTT platform, this time a French one: https://lets-role.com/ Not much to test yet, but you can register to get an invite. A Kickstarter is coming as well.
  12. ELF

    Atlas Worlds

    Atlas Worlds is a newcomer in the campaign management field (currently Kickstarting). Their premise seems quite simple and the focus is on revealing campaign information to players piece by piece: https://atlasworlds.com/ But the tool has also some advanced functionality for handling the GM...
  13. ELF

    Don't Kill Your Party

    A new online service Don't Kill Your Party aims to simulate encounters in order to create a suitable challenge level to match the party: The site is currently accepting alpha testers: https://www.dontkillyourparty.com/alpha/signup
  14. ELF


    Vulgar (or Vülgår?) is a fantasy language generator that generates the basics of an internally consistent constructed language, starting from phonology and basic grammar rules and ending with a core vocabulary of the invented language. This is wonderful if you appreciate believable details in...
  15. ELF

    Tabletop Wire

    Tabletop Wire is a tabletop industry news site (with a newsletter) that could prove to be a useful read especially in these "interesting times": https://tabletopwire.com/ The downside is that it has not been recently updated. :( Still, I subscribed to the newsletter hoping that the site will...
  16. ELF

    Build Your Map

    BuildYourMap.com looks like it could be useful for organizing also RPG campaigns: http://www.buildyourmap.com/
  17. ELF

    History of RPGs

    H. G. Wells, David Wesely, Dave Arneson and Gary Gygax may need to make room for the Brontë sisters(!): https://www.dicebreaker.com/categories/roleplaying-game/feature/brontes-roleplaying-before-dnd
  18. ELF

    RPG Map Editor 2

    This mapping software is available as a PWYW download as well as a browser app: https://deepnight.itch.io/tabletop-rpg-map-editor The licensing terms are generous as well: I haven't yet put this tool to the test, but at least the sample maps look quite classy: There is also one unique feature:
  19. ELF

    Graph paper generator

    Incompetech is one of the better (and most customizable) graph paper generator services: https://incompetech.com/graphpaper/
  20. ELF


    I’m not a big consumer of podcasts, but BecomingDM sounds like it could be useful: https://becomingdm.com/