Really good simple Virtual Tabletop Tool


I'd like to recommend a VTT tool that our group discovered recently.

Owlbear Rodeo is a simple but very effective tool that is stored in your browser and is very simple to use.  It has character tokens and basic maps but is very easy to introduce new tokens and maps.  It has a dice rolling tray and a very good Fog of War effect.

This recommendation is for those of you who are genuine tabletop players that have been limited by Covid Lockdown or for anyone that needs to play online that has not hitherto done so.

The tool is not as encompassing as Roll20 or other such tools, but for those of you who want to keep it simple, I can say that our group has tried it out a couple of times, and we really love it.

You can find the game at and it is a free tool with options to donate via PayPal or Patreon.  Honestly, it is simple and very effective.  I have included a link to a short tutorial below, in case anybody wants to try it out.






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  • Jynx001
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    I wholeheartedly second this recommendation. It's a very user-friendly tool. You don't have to download anything, you just send a link to your players, they go in and rename themselves, and can grab a token to move around on the map. It has all the basic features you need -- laser pointer, drawing tools, and multiple colored rings you can put around your tokens to indicate status effects and spells. Fast and easy.

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