What is the Master’s Toolkit?
It is a fully offline software (currently in Alpha stage)
Developed by Arkenforge (a team of 4 Aussies)
Built for Game Masters and Dungeons Masters to manage their tabletop games,
Help immersing their players – from interactive digital map making and projection,
through music and sound effects to complete campaign management.
The toolkit is built up from 4 different modules,
Cartographer for map making
Soundscape for audio management
Encyclopedia for note entries and media library
Scenario for campaign management
The Master’s Toolkit runs on Windows and MAC

 

Why is it different to all the other stuff that’s out there?
It is a passion project of 4 enthusiastic tabletop nerds
It is entirely community driven and we are very responsive to feedback and critique
There are no subscriptions/premium features
There are no restrictions of importing assets
Completely system agnostic
Native multi-monitor support for digital tables/TV-s, Monitors and Projectors
256PPI extremely high resolution asset support for high DPI prints
Free updates and new features
Completely independent open content marketplace
Free community maps and assets
Video map support/animated assets
Frequent updates/bugfixes
Greatest community one can wish for
The Cartographer Module
The first and probably most important module is for Encounter map making.
The Cartographer offers :
    • Simplified controls with a user-friendly UI
    • The Essentials content pack for Fantasy settings to start building
    • The Essentials pack is constantly updated with new assets based on community feedback
    • Restriction free library tools to import your assets
    • Pack creator for bulk imports and asset pack creation
    • Video map support in MP4 and M4V formats
    • Animated assets
    • Ambient lighting engine (realistic day/night rendering)
    • Dynamic lighting ( with real-time shadow rendering)
    • Image manipulation tools
    • Fog of War
    • High DPI PDF exports for printing
    • Square, Hex and Isometric grid support
    • Fully customizable grid
    • Custom image export with various VTT presets including:
      • Roll20
      • D20 pro
      • Custom settings for Fantasy Grounds
The Soundscape Module
This module is built to bring an extra level of immersion to your games, through music, ambient sounds, and sound effects.
The Soundscape offers :
    • Ease of use
    • The Essentials content pack with over 50 songs and almost a thousand sound effects
    • Restriction-free library tools to import audio
    • Playlist creation with shuffle and repeat functions
    • Layered music tracks with real-time adjustable instrument groups
    • Built-in sample randomization for more natural ambiances
    • Grouped volume control
    • Timeable/loopable ambient sounds/sound effects
    • Create your own ambiances/sound presets
    • Sound presets can be linked to maps
    • Syrinscape integration
    • No need for adjustment during the game, just click and play
Encyclopedia Module (currently in the works)
The encyclopedia is currently being built and expected to be feature ready by the end of 2019. Monthly updates will unlock features as we complete them. Encyclopedia will be the GM-s or DM-s database for locations, characters, quests and events in their world.
The Encyclopedia will offer  :
    • A comprehensive content linking system with Wikipedia-like hyperlinks
    • Customizable text with no manual tagging needed
    • Custom field creation for any note type
    • Preset creation for any note type for quick and easy note creation
    • Import options from documents and text files
    • Campaign notes
    • Quest creation with objectives, clues, and rewards
    • Character creation
    • Custom character sheet creation
    • Interactive digital token creation and management
    • Faction creation and notes
    • Location notes and management
    • Item /Object management
    • Time and event management with custom calendars
Scenario module
The Scenario is your Campaign management module, the one you fire up for your session to play. Imagine it as an interactive DM or GM screen, where you can set quick controls/shortcuts in the form of plugins to other modules, record your players progress, and use your prepared maps/sound presets/encyclopedia entries. As we develop new features for other modules, we also make plugins and quick controls for them in scenario.
The Scenario offers  :
    • Native dual screen map controls for players and GM independently or linked
    • Quest tracking (Under works)
    • Quick access to Soundscape controls
    • Line of Sight based Fog of war erasure with imported tokens
    • Object/token hiding from players
    • Plugins
      • Clock
      • Fog of war controls
      • Map controls
      • Time of day
      • Zoom control with quick reset to 1-inch squares
June update (Now in usual time)

Epilogue of progress We worked out most of the bugs from our Notes system and made them more usable, and have reworked some things behind the scenes to accommodate our upcoming Content Library system which will replace our Pack creator (we loved and hated you Pack creator, but you will be a part of something …

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May Update (Fashionably late in mid June)

Another month has passed. May has been busy with Encyclopedia stuff, but we are very happy with the result. 12 updates this (last) month 🙂 Master’s Toolkit The Encyclopedia module is out and public! Hooray! Quests are out with content linking, and believe or not we have some tutorials for it too! Arkenforge tutorials : …

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