View Full Version : DM Help Map Sharing App

2016-09-12, 07:59 PM
Are there any programs, webpages, or mobile apps that are a good alternative to drawing a map by hand and using miniatures (or coins) as characters? I have gotten a few friends together and our GM said that for the first few meetings that he wasn't going to bother with a grid. But even after just one meeting, I can see that having a visual representation of the battlefield will be important.

What are the tools available, and are there any that we could try for free? Are there any specific features that I should be looking for? What are the pros and cons of using a product like this?

I'd like to have an idea of a few options, so that I can bring a recommendation to our GM.

The Random NPC
2016-09-13, 12:45 AM
I like MapTools (http://www.rptools.net/toolbox/maptool/), and Roll20.net (https://roll20.net/). Though my group doesn't, so I haven't been able to use them much. They think it adds too much work to the prep time when they GM.