Inkarnate is described as 'all-in-one fantasy mapmaking platform with a free version and a huge library of assets. With Inkarnate, one can create world and region maps, city and village maps, battlemaps and interiors, as well as scenery maps'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Inkarnate, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux and iPad. The best alternative is Azgaar's Fantasy Map Generator, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to Inkarnate are Wonderdraft (Paid), Campaign Cartographer (Paid), MapTool (Free, Open Source) and Worldspinner (Paid).
Tiamat is Web 2.0 Tile Mapper; Ideal for creating miniature scale maps for role playing and miniature games. Tiamat is FREE to use to create maps. You only pay for the maps and tiles you want exported for personal use. The software is still in beta.
Dungeons with friends lets you easily set up, DM, and play tabletop roleplaying games from anywhere on your mobile phone. This virtual table top is designed for asynchronous play - so you don't have to find a time that works for all of your players.
Hextml is a web-based map maker and campaign manager. It uses the best of HTML5 to let you make beautiful hexagonal maps. Maps can be linked together with submaps to design some location with more details. Custom tiles can be imported into the software.
Roll20 is the free, easy way to play tabletop games (such as pen and paper RPGs) online with others. It's completely web-based, so it runs right in your browser. It supports video and voice chat, background music, character sheets, a massive art library, and more!
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Roll20 vs Inkarnate opinions
This alternative is disputed. Roll20 is still a legitimate alternative to Inkarnate, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
Roll20 is a tool for playing TTRPGs, and doesn't have any of the mapmaking tools that you'd find in Inkarnate.
Negative comment • over 1 year ago
Roll20 is a tool for playing tabletop RPGs online, and features no mapmaking tools of its own.