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Trapdoor Technologies – Free Pathfinder App for iOS (iPad only)

They’re back.

After not reaching a hefty $425k goal on Kickstarter, Trapdoor Technologies as they promised this past January, went forward and produced a free App for use with Pathfinder RPG.

It has been over a year after I first saw Morningstar being demo’ed at Gen Con 2014 in the D&D gaming area, and being used in Adventurers League Games, then afterwards Wizards of the Coast pulled support for it. 🙁

But DungeonScape/Morningstar has been reborn, and now we have Playbook (for PRD) on iTunes. It is currently a free App with two free in-app purchases: PRD Monsters & PRD Rulebook. It touts that “Playbook integrates all the components of a complex tabletop roleplaying game into a single application that can be run on your iPad” 🙂

http://www.trapdoortechnologies.com/playbook/blog/a-resurrection-of-sorts-2/

“With Playbook, everything is at your fingertips from rulebooks, adventures, characters, and maps to the most specific character customization – even a hard-earned badge from an epic homebrew campaign. Rolling up characters, running adventures, tracking campaigns and compiling logbooks are no longer chores, but an integrated, shareable experience.”


http://www.trapdoortechnologies.com/playbook/blog/1-0-1-changes-and-updates/

CURRENT APPLICATION DETAILS
Trapdoor Tech Playbook

DEVICE REQUIREMENTS

  • iPad only – 2nd generation or better, iOS 7.0 or better

FOR PLAYERS

  • Create Characters 
    • Standard: Step-by-step intelligent rule-based character choices.  The system automatically updates your choices for you within the rules.  Roll up a character in 10 minutes or less!
    • Simple:  For new players in Tabletop Roleplaying.  Answer a short set of survey questions and have a character generated for you.
  • Customizable Character Sheet 
    • Pinch to zoom out and rearrange widgets
    • Tap entries to see definitions and make edits
    • Rotate to portrait mode to see all of your character information in a traditional character sheet (tap the sheet to print/export)
    • Buy and manage equipment through the equipment store
    • Equip your character with magic items, weapons, and armor
  • Join a Party, Send Secret Messages –
    • Join a party created by your GM.  Send secret messages to your party members.
  • See Shared Content –
    • View and track information shared with you by your GM
  • Dice Rolling –
    • A basic dice roller system, available from anywhere in the app.  Share your rolls with your GM or other Players.

FOR GMs

  • Adventures At A Glance –
    • Have your entire adventure book available.  Links, illustrations, maps, encounters, and a linked table of contents for instant navigation.
    • Refer to maps instantly via the Map Panel
    • Track encounters including monsters, items, and your party members via the Tracker Panel
    • Share adventure text and maps with your party members
  • View Party Character Sheets –
    • Members of your party automatically share their character sheets with you so you can see how they’re doing at a glance.
  • Send/Receive Secret Messages, Share Items –
    • Have a player that likes to sneak ahead? Coordinate with them through secret messages without disrupting the game.
    • Distribute items and artifacts to players secretly
  • Fast Virtual Dice Rolls –
    • Forgot your dice? We have you covered with our dice rolling system, accessible from anywhere in the app.

IN DEVELOPMENT/UPCOMING

We are working to improve and add functionality as fast as we can.

If you have a strong preference for what you’d like to see first in Playbook, let us know here: http://support.trapdoortechnologies.com  –We have a full feedback and feature request tool in place specifically for you.

  • Further PRD Rules Support –
    • Prestige Classes
    • Full support for creatures/familiars/mounts/etc.
    • Support for bags/containers/item storage
    • Much more!
  • Keyword Character Creation –
    • Roll up a character instantly using preset parameters.  Want a 5th level stealthy dwarf?  How about a 10th level tanky paladin?  Create what you need at the press of a button.
  • Forge Content Editing/Creation – We are working toward a flexible and powerful content editing tool (called the “Forge”), enabling the customization of elements at each level of play, including:
    • Monsters
    • Items/Magic Items/Treasure
    • Traps
    • Maps
    • Encounters
    • Adventures
    • Campaigns

Visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/trapdoortech/codename-morningstar to view the old Kickstarter page.

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Trapdoor Technologies is a Colorado-based software development company with a passion for great design and great games. Roleplaying, CCGs, miniatures, boardgames, video games – you name it, we have probably played it. Mix in some humility and an open-door policy to feedback and community, and you have a recipe for success!
Contact: support@trapdoortechnologies.com

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