Just seen this pop up, can't tell you how long I've waited for a GM Tool like this one, gonna start testing features now hope you reach those stretch goals now that your app has gone live. 1st impression the controls are not 100% intuitive but let's face it, those of us who play D&D or Pathfinder are usually smart enough to troubleshoot control schemes. Next is actually using the program. It has long load times especially if your on a lower end phone, im on a note 8 and it still took a moment to launch the dungeon but ran smoothly afterwards. The bigges t thing I immediately want was to be able to add markers tobthe map like where there were traps, spells, or if your roleplaying, chalkbto labor how to get home.
It can be used as a base for an adventure for new dm's. Whatever adventure it sends you on you you can write it down, draw out the maps and adjust the enemies/npc's, treasure, traps, etc...
This is a pretty handy app, though in most cases it doesn't provide too much beyond the most basic functionality. Having said that, it's the only app I could find that even provided that amount of functionality, so I'm still pretty happy! It basically handles HP tracking, movement, initiative, and the levels of your characters. It also has a rudimentary, if passable, dice roller. Everything beyond that (and admittedly, there is a lot beyond that) you'll have to handle externally. A couple things that jumped out at me that would be very handy additions: -Camera movement. Oftentimes when playing back-line characters (spellcasters, archers, etc.) you can't see the enemies and basically have to remember not only where they are and therefore what you want to do, but also write down any damage you did to them in order to reduce it later once they're actually visible on screen. -Place markers/objects into the area. If players use spells/effects/traps that persist from round-to-round, you just have to remember where they are, which can start to become a bit prohibitive. -Additional support for 5e features. Even things like tracking spell-slot usage would be great!
Great way for DMs to put together one shot dungeon dives.
Backed on Kickstarter, totally worth it!
Best 5e app available!
New DM Features:
* Custom Dungeons allow you to pick the CR level, environment type (cave, ruins, etc.) and creatures (orcs, goblins, undead, etc.) for building a random dungeon. This will allow DMs who want a one-off or who want to focus on story telling a quick way of generating content.
* DM Mode reveals the map and allows you to click around and see encounters, treasures, etc.