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    Hero Lab Alternatives

    Hero Lab is described as 'Award-winning character management software for RPGs. Create new characters (and re-create old ones), manage character evolution, print character sheets, and use your laptop at the game table'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Hero Lab for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Pcgen, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Hero Lab are D&D Beyond (Freemium), Beyond Tabletop (Free), GM Forge (Paid) and Ready? Set? Dice! (Free).

    This page was last updated Dec 5, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      PCGen is an open source character generator for role-playing games. It currently is aimed at supporting as many RPGs as humanly possible.
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      Most users think Pcgen is a great alternative to Hero Lab.
    1. D&D Beyond is the official digital toolset for Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition.
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    2. Beyond Tabletop is a set of tools for RPG players with easy-to-use online character sheets and maps. Subscription-free and designed to be used on all devices online. Currently offering a battle map and character sheets for Pathfinder and D&D 5e.
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    3. From Steam: GM Forge is a Standalone Virtual Tabletop with competitive features, making it a good affordable alternative. When you buy a copy of GM Forge, your friends join you through their web browser without purchasing a copy.
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    4. Ready? Set? Dice! is a free to use combat tracker, party manager and encounter builder for the Pathfinder 2nd edition TTRPG system. With new features being released regularly, provides players with mobile & desktop friendly platform for their game.
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      • Android
      • iPhone
      Reroll is a digital character sheet app for 5e DnD that allows you to create and customise your characters in pixel art.
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    5. Adventurekeep is an online toolkit for Dungeon Masters to create epic adventures with ease. Adventurekeep provides state-of-the-art tools for building and running 5e adventures.
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    6. Critical Compendium is a content creation and management tool for D&D 5th Edition. The complete 5.1 SRD is included with support for importing your existing XML compendiums.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      epicGM is a cross-platform tool offering features to track campaign notes, compendiums and a battle map. It brings a complete suite of tools to help you run your games smoothly so you can focus on bringing the best game experience to your friends and players!
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    7. DM Helpmate is an offline, downloadable DM (Dungeon Master) companion for Windows featuring an interactive database, links to spells and spell slots, attack and damage dice rolls, skill checks, filtering by parameters and tags and much more.
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