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    Mote Alternatives

    Mote is described as 'The most powerful, feature-rich and FREE Virtual Tabletop in existence' and is a Virtual Tabletop in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Mote for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Mac, Linux and iPad. The best alternative is Roll20, which is free. Other great apps like Mote are D&D Beyond (Freemium), MapTool (Free, Open Source), Fantasy Grounds (Paid) and Astral Tabletop (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jan 27, 2021

    1. 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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    2. D&D Beyond is the official digital toolset for Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition.
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    3. MapTool is an online, multiuser, networked, graphical, interactive, programmable virtual tabletop. Requires Java 6+. It can be used for face-to-face play, or Internet role-playing in real time even if your players are on the other side of the world.
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    4. Fantasy Grounds is a virtual tabletop to help facilitate play of tabletop-style role-playing games online with a GM (game master) and one or more players.
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    5. Astral is an online, tabletop role-playing platform for hosting and playing games either online or in person. Play together online with others and communicate through live video.
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    6. Standard Action is a tabletop gaming application designed to be simple, but flexible. In game, Standard Action features an interactive game board, live chat, dice rolls, a turn tracker, customizable token stat bars, and much more.
    7. 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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    8. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      PlanarAlly is a web tool that adds virtual battlemaps with various extras to your D&D toolbox. Self hosting, Offline support, Simple layers, Infinite canvas, Dynamic lighting, Player vision, Initiative tracker. Free to use and is open source.
    9. Battlegrounds: RPG Edition (aka BRPG) is virtual tabletop software designed to enhance your pen-and-paper roleplaying games, whether your players are in the same room, or on the other side of the world.
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