I think this app is great and right on point for what it's supposed to be. I think that a lot of the people that are giving it a low review are missing the point of what this app is for. This app isn't supposed to replace the browser app and it's not used for actually running roll20 like everyone's used to. This app is to be used with a gaming table of some sort where the DM has inserted a computer monitor or is using a projector to project the map onto the table this app is to allow the characters to log in and have access to their character sheets and if you so choose use the roll20 rolling system. It also gives the players in the DM of fun way to pass notes back and forth by using the chat.
We use Roll20 for our gaming group that meets in person. It is unreasonable to require everyone to bring a laptop but most everyone has a tablet. The problem is this doesn't support the map feature and that is the whole reason we use Roll20. Disappointed in the the app. But the computer version is great.
This is a companion, not replacement. Imagine being new and needing tons of help, you can share access. Also a great way to have hidden messages though text works as well, plus the website logs all chat logs and rolls (for later reference if needed). Does it replace an actual sheet? No, but it does offer many useful features.
Guys you need to realize this was never meant to give you full replacement of your browser or social contact with your group. Experienced gamers realize this. Its not perfect and was never meant to be. They are a small company and do this stuff in their spare time. Keep that in mind when you use this product. Help your GM get the packages to make your experience better.
Can I give it a zero...? Even as a companion, it's completely... intellectually challenged. It has a chat and a dice roller. That's about it. Nothing you can't do in person much easier. Requires extra space for additional Barcode scanner and you can't join a campaign without scanning the Barcode in person from your DM. Useless for long distance gaming. Useless for next door neighbor gaming. Useless for in person gaming. You'd be MUCH better off with paper and pencil and I will be removing this app the moment my DM realizes this.
This app may be really useful on a BIG tablet. On a 7", I can see chat and pull up my character sheet. However, there is no zoom functionality on the character sheet, so it's a guess as to where you are actually pressing and may fatfinger a different action/attack/spell than you intended. This app also does not install on a phone, only on a tablet, which is unfortunate. I was trying to find a way to stay in the game while traveling for the first 30 minutes, but not having access to the chat made it impossible and I had to back out of the session. With some improvements, this could be rated much higher.
- Fixed an issue where the app could hang while loading some games.
- Fixed an issue where links inside of journal entries did not load the journal inside the correct view pane.
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