There are some dominant players in the virtual tabletop space. These are program or browser-based web apps that allow GMs to show players a map, move tokens around to illustrate the combat and track character sheet changes.
Room for more? There’s a growing number of candidates and Tarrasque has a strong angle; it’s mobile-first and wants you to be able to use it without a keyboard and mouse.
Tarrasque.io is currently in closed beta. The system is on version 0.9.1 which certainly suggests the development is heading in the right direction.
The site uses Patreon to accept funds, eitehr €5 or €10 (plus VAT) a month to get into that beta and extra Discord channels.
A free version is “most likely” according to the site, for when the platform hits v1.0 but limitations around storage space will likely apply.
Coded already is the simple, touch-friendly, interface, the combat tracker, fog of war, grid and share map. The latter is nice as it means you can stream the map from your smartphone behind your tabletop screen to the big TV in the room for your players to see.
Another nice touch is the public Trello board which shows what’s been done, in testing, approved for development or in the backlog.
That Trello tells us that Tarrasque is currently working on letting beta testers draw on the map. After that, the priorities are an area of effect indicator, fixes to the active combat tracker and a guest view for it.
Patreons get to vote on the priority of development.
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