Digital and free tools for the modern GM or DM – preparing for an RPG-Session can be easy

Being a GM can be hard work – writing adventures, creating worlds, designing maps and so much more. In ages long past all of this work had to be created manually only to be collected in dusty binders or crumbled notebooks. Nowadays, there are a lot of free and amazing tool to help all of you GM’s and DM’s out there to more efficiently plan your campaigns. Whether it be a tool for writing adventures, helping your players or creating maps – we’ve collected the tools we regularly use on this site for you to check out. We even created some of them ourselves for you to enjoy.

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Our own GM Tools

Unfortunately, most of the tools our GMs use can’t be legally shared on a website (Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office). However, there are some things we’ve created over the years, which can be digitalized and uploaded to the site. We’re still working on creating more tools – each time we do we’ll make sure to share them with you here.

Digital Dice

  • Purpose: Sometimes, you just need a couple of dice. Even if they are digital.

  • RPG: All of them

The D&D 5e Class Quiz

  • Purpose: Helping players decide on the right class for their character

  • RPG: D&D 5e

The D&D 5e Race Quiz

  • Purpose: Helping players decide on the right race for their character

  • RPG: D&D (mostly just 5e)

Our own GM Tools

Unfortunately, most of the tools our GMs use can’t be legally shared on a website (Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office). However, there are some things we’ve created over the years, which can be digitalized and uploaded to the site. We’re still working on creating more tools – each time we do we’ll make sure to share them with you here.

Digital Dice

  • Purpose: Sometimes, you just need a couple of dice. Even if they are digital.

  • RPG: All of them

Check it out

The D&D 5e Class Quiz

  • Purpose: Helping players decide on the right class for their character

  • RPG: D&D 5e

Check it out

The D&D 5e Race Quiz

  • Purpose: Helping players decide on the right race for their character

  • RPG: D&D (mostly just 5e)

Check it out

Excellent tools from other people

There’s no reason to create something if it already exists and there have never been more handy and excellent tools out there to help the overworked or lazy GMs and DMs out there. These are all the tools we actually use for our campaigns. Let us know if we missed any!

Donjon RPG Tools

  • Purpose: If you need to generate something in a hurry, this is the right site for you. And yes, I do mean anything: from names to dungeons and maps, donjon has a generator for anything!

  • RPG: All of them

Mipui Map Generator

  • Purpose: If you want to craft grided encounter maps, Mipui is the site for you. Its free and it looks good. The only downside: it is a tad slow.

  • RPG: All of them

Fantasy City Generator

  • Purpose: Sometimes, you just need a city map that looks good and can be worked on. This is the generator for you. Its options are a bit limited, but the maps do look nice and can be individualized with Photoshop or even pen and paper.

  • RPG: any fantasy RPG

Fast Player Character Generator

  • Purpose: For people who forgot to create a character for the one-shot or if you need a complete charactersheet for your NPC: this is the site!

  • RPG: D&D 5e, Cypher System

Tabletop Audio & Music

  • Purpose: Music and ambient sounds can go a long way towards making your campaign memorable. This site makes it easy to switch between different soundscapes – completely for free!

  • RPG: Any of them

Excellent tools from other people

There’s no reason to create something if it already exists and there have never been more handy and excellent tools out there to help the overworked or lazy GMs and DMs out there. These are all the tools we actually use for our campaigns. Let us know if we missed any!

Donjon RPG Tools

  • Purpose: If you need to generate something in a hurry, this is the right site for you. And yes, I do mean anything: from names to dungeons and maps, donjon has a generator for anything!

  • RPG: All of them

Check it out

Mipui Map Generator

  • Purpose: If you want to craft grided encounter maps, Mipui is the site for you. Its free and it looks good. The only downside: it is a tad slow.

  • RPG: All of them

Check it out

Fantasy City Generator

  • Purpose: Sometimes, you just need a city map that looks good and can be worked on. This is the generator for you. Its options are a bit limited, but the maps do look nice and can be individualized with Photoshop or even pen and paper.

  • RPG: any fantasy RPG

Check it out

Fast Player Character Generator

  • Purpose: For people who forgot to create a character for the one-shot or if you need a complete charactersheet for your NPC: this is the site!

  • RPG: D&D 5e, Cypher System

Check it out

Tabletop Audio & Music

  • Purpose: Music and ambient sounds can go a long way towards making your campaign memorable. This site makes it easy to switch between different soundscapes – completely for free!

  • RPG: Any of them

Check it out