Arkenforge is a simple software tool designed to do two things:

Make your in-person games more fun and immersive, and
Let you build, play, and export animated maps

 

Arkenforge is not a tool for online play or system rules and automation

GET STARTED WITH ARKENFORGE

Buy once and own forever with unlimited installs.

Standalone Toolkit
US$25
Arkenforge Toolkit software
FEATURES
Plug-and-play player map display
Build animated maps
Unlimited content import
CONTENT
Free Arkencore Pack
Fantasy Essentials asset pack
Sci-Fi Essentials asset pack
Purchase nowPurchase now
Fantasy Starter
US$37.50
Arkenforge Toolkit software + Fantasy Essentials Pack
FEATURES
Plug-and-play player map display
Build animated maps
Unlimited content import
CONTENT
Free Arkencore Pack
Fantasy Essentials asset pack
Sci-Fi Essentials asset pack
Purchase nowPurchase now
Sci-Fi Starter
US$37.50
Arkenforge Toolkit software + Sci-Fi Essentials Pack
FEATURES
Plug-and-play player map display
Build animated maps
Unlimited content import
CONTENT
Free Arkencore Pack
Fantasy Essentials asset pack
Sci-Fi Essentials asset pack
Purchase nowPurchase now
Ultimate Bundle
US$180
Arkenforge Toolkit software + all Arkenforge content released to date.
FEATURES
Plug-and-play player map display
Build animated maps
Unlimited content import
CONTENT
Free Arkencore Pack
Fantasy Essentials asset pack
Sci-Fi Essentials asset pack
All Arkenforge content packs! Over 32GB of mapping and audio content
Purchase nowPurchase now

FEATURES

Play in person

Our plug-and-play functionality allows you to project a player screen with fog of war to a TV or Projector.

DMs will see the full map, but players only see what you want them to!

Play in person with fog of war
Build Animated Maps

Whether you're playing fantasy or sci-fi, Arkenforge allows you to create high-res animated maps with an
intuitive UI. Play your maps live using a digital screen, or export them to your favourite VTT.

Build high-res animated maps
Import Anything

Do you have content from Patreon, DrivethruRPG, Patreon, etc.? You can import them into Arkenforge!
View our FAQ below for a list of all supported file formats.

Import anything!
No Internet

Whether you're playing at home, at a convention with no wifi, or in a cabin in the woods, Arkenforge
has been built to work for you. All files are stored locally, so you'll never lose access to your content.

No internet required!
Touch support

Link your physical minis with digital tokens with Arkenforge's touch screen support.
No custom bases required! Your minis will show their line of sight as you move them!

Touch screen support
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REQUIREMENTS

windows
apple
  • CPU: Any

  • Memory: 8GB RAM

  • GPU: Any Dedicated GPU (Not on-board graphics card)

  • Hard Drive: 10GB

Download now to start your free 30 day trial!

Free trial. No credit card required. Click here

FAQs

Do I need the internet to use Arkenforge?

You will only need the internet the first time you log in, and to authenticate any future content pack purchases. Once you’ve done that, you can use Arkenforge offline as long as you like!

Do I need a touch screen to use Arkenforge?

You do not need a touch screen to use Arkenforge. In fact, we spent 5 years not having any touch screen functionality at all!

The player map, fog of war, and all other features will still work perfectly well without one. A touch screen is just the cherry on top!

Do I need a TV/Projector to use Arkenforge?

While Arkenforge is best used with a TV or Projector, it can be used without them. You can also export any maps you create to any other VTT, or print them to play in person.

You can also use Arkenforge’s audio and campaign note tools live at your table without needing any TV or Projectors!

Can any screen be used as a player screen?

The only requirement is that your screen appears in your operating system’s ‘Display settings’ menu, and can be set as an Extended screen.

If it fulfils those requirements, you can use it! That covers anything that you connect with a HDMI or Display cable.

We’ve seen Arkenforge used on everything to a 10″ mini-display to a 300″ projection wall.

How do I get one of those fancy touch screens I see in your videos?

If you’re in Australia, we’ve created an all-in-one screen + touch kit that you can purchase from our store here: https://arkenforge.com/product/arkenforge-touch-kit/

For everyone else, we’ve created an article, which you can view here: https://arkenforge.com/using-a-touch-screen-with-your-digital-table/

Do I need to pay a subscription fee every month?

No! Arkenforge will never be locked behind a subscription paywall. All features of the software will always be available with a single purchase.

What content themes does Arkenforge sell?

We have mapping an audio assets for four major themes:

  • Fantasy

  • Cyberpunk

  • Space

  • Post-Apocalyptic

We’re consistently releasing new content packs, and if there’s a theme you’d like to see explored, don’t hesitate to let us know!

I have maps and assets from Patreon/DriveThruRPG/etc. Can I use them with Arkenforge?

You certainly can! Arkenforge supports files in the following formats:

  • Images (Max. size – 16k pixels)

    • JPG

    • PNG

    • WEBP

  • Animation/Video

    • GIF

    • MP4

    • M4V

    • WEBM

  • Audio

    • MP3

    • OGG

    • WAV

Why would I choose Arkenforge over other map builders?

There’s a few features we have that may cause you to choose us over other map building software

  1. Animated map making. Any content can have custom animation effects added, including custom assets!

  2. Infinite map size. Build your maps as large as your compute can handle.

  3. Import as many of your own custom assets as you like. The only limit is your hard drive space!

Does Arkenforge support non-square grids?

It does! We have full support for both Hex and Isometric grids.

Our grids aren’t just overlays. Any snap-to-grid functionality will work correctly based on the grid type you have selected.

What accessibility features does Arkenforge have?

Arkenforge is designed with accessibility in mind. We’ve added in a few handy features that will help you enjoy Arkenforge, regardless of your level of ability.

  • Recolouring: All text and buttons in Arkenforge can be recoloured to ensure all UI is as clear as possible

  • UI resizing: Our UI scales from 75% to 150% size.

  • OpenDyslexic font: All text can be changed to OpenDyslexic to help with readability

  • UI Audio prompts: Sounds for various UI actions can be toggled on or off.

  • Double click timing: Mouse double click timing can be adjusted for those who aren’t able to double click at high speed.

  • Click and drag threshold: For those without great fine motor control, you can increase the distance before something is considered ‘dragged’. This can prevent unwanted content links.

  • Middle click functions: A single middle click can be treated as a ‘click + hold’ toggle. This is useful for those who aren’t able to hold a mouse button down for a prolonged length of time.

If you have additional accessibility requirements that we don’t currently cater for, please let us know so that we can add them in!

Why would I choose Arkenforge over other VTTs?

You would choose Arkenforge over other VTTs if you’re playing in person. It’s what we’re designed to do.

If you’re playing online, Arkenforge is not the best tool to play with, however you can use Arkenforge to build maps for other VTTs.

Does Arkenforge support remote players?

Arkenforge is not built for online play, however it is possible to play with remote players.

You can screen share the Player Screen on Discord/Zoom/etc to allow remote players to see the game. This works best if you are using digital tokens in the software.

Alternatively, you can export maps to your favourite online VTT of choice.

Does Arkenforge support mods?

Arkenforge does not support mods. We prefer to build in all features ourselves.

This means that it takes a bit longer for certain features to make their way into Arkenforge, but everything is guaranteed to work without needing to worry about compatibility issues or your level of technical expertise.

Are there tutorials available?

There certainly are!

You can find tutorials on our Youtube channel at https://youtube.com/@Arkenforge

Standalone Toolkit
US$25
Arkenforge Toolkit software
FEATURES
Plug-and-play player map display
Build animated maps
Unlimited content import
CONTENT
Free Arkencore Pack
Fantasy Essentials asset pack
Sci-Fi Essentials asset pack
Purchase nowPurchase now
Fantasy Starter
US$37.50
Arkenforge Toolkit software + Fantasy Essentials Pack
FEATURES
Plug-and-play player map display
Build animated maps
Unlimited content import
CONTENT
Free Arkencore Pack
Fantasy Essentials asset pack
Sci-Fi Essentials asset pack
Purchase nowPurchase now
Sci-Fi Starter
US$37.50
Arkenforge Toolkit software + Sci-Fi Essentials Pack
FEATURES
Plug-and-play player map display
Build animated maps
Unlimited content import
CONTENT
Free Arkencore Pack
Fantasy Essentials asset pack
Sci-Fi Essentials asset pack
Purchase nowPurchase now
Ultimate Bundle
US$180
Arkenforge Toolkit software + all Arkenforge content released to date.
FEATURES
Plug-and-play player map display
Build animated maps
Unlimited content import
CONTENT
Free Arkencore Pack
Fantasy Essentials asset pack
Sci-Fi Essentials asset pack
All Arkenforge content packs! Over 32GB of mapping and audio content
Purchase nowPurchase now
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