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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, December 29 2018 10:01 PM UTC +00:00.

Bas van SteinBy Bas van Stein
First created
Bas van SteinBy Bas van Stein
First created
€686
pledged of €4,500pledged of €4,500 goal
62
backers
14days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, December 29 2018 10:01 PM UTC +00:00.

About

We are aiming to make this the best chat app for RPG fans and game groups.  
   -- by the creators of the Complete Reference Apps

The Dungeon Messenger chat app for Android and iOS is specifically designed for use during your Tabletop or Pen & paper role playing game sessions. The app includes support for all your favourite games, like Dungeons and Dragons, PF RPG, d20, and many others.

My name is Bas van Stein, the CEO of Van Stein & Groentjes, and I am a huge fan of fantasy role playing games. One thing I noticed, is that passing secret messages in the group during sessions is always awkward. Because, even when the message itself remains a secret, the rest of the group clearly knows that something is going on. Together with my colleagues Tom Groentjes, Jeroen Carpentier and Leon Weiss, we aim not to only solve this issue, but also to make the communication between players and the dungeon master more versatile and smooth. Of course, you don't want to be distracted by your device all the time. This is our challenge, this is our goal, and you can help us to get there by providing your feedback and by backing our project.

A chat group for each of your game groups, send private messages, images and more.
A chat group for each of your game groups, send private messages, images and more.

With the Dungeon Messenger app you can easily send private messages in the same group-chat to only a subgroup of all participants. For example, you can send a specific message to the DM, which will show up as a special message with a specific color in the chat-group. This message is only visible to you and the DM. Similarly, you can have a secret conversation with any other players, or with a selection of them. All the messages are in the same chat window, for a clear overview of your conversations. Each player has a different color, icon and character statistics for easy lookup during game sessions.

You can also easily share images, d20 content from the Complete Reference apps, and random generated dice rolls.
We aim to make Dungeon Messenger the most practical and helpful chat application for roleplaying game sessions. So do not hesitate to give us your feedback! 

All the groups' character details in one handy overview. You can specify your character per group!
All the groups' character details in one handy overview. You can specify your character per group!

The chat app will be free to use, with a Premium account option that you can unlock to remove the advertisements and unlock additional avatars.

Main features

In short, the Dungeon Messenger app is a chat application with special features for Role Playing groups, including but not limited to:

  • Private in-group messages to the Dungeon or Game master and other players.
  • Easily share images and gifs plus many other features you are used to from other chat applications.
  • Easily share content from the Complete Reference apps.
  • Handy group overview of all characters with their statistics.
  • In each group you can specify your character details.
  • Share purely random generated dice rolls (no cheating possible!)
  • Light and Dark theme.
Dark and light theme options
Dark and light theme options

Pledge rewards 

All Pledge Rewards
All Pledge Rewards

Premium Dungeon Messenger Account (Android / iOS)
A premium account in the app has access to additional character avatars, future features and will never see any advertisements inside the app. Premium accounts will be available as an in-app purchase, once the app is launched. 

Complete Reference for 5e Packs (Android / iOS)
This pack includes the Dungeon Master Tools and Character Manager of the Complete Reference for 5e apps. These apps, developed by us, have integrations with the Dungeon Messenger app and make your RPG sessions even easier with all the rules, monsters and spells at hand.
These packs also include 2 times a premium account. (not just one like in the pledge description)

Uniquely designed D20
The D20 is the most important die in any RPG game, and we made our own just for this kickstarter campaign. It is a beautiful black and white die of standard size that is well readable. The Dungeon Messenger logo is painted at the place of the 20. Roll those criticals!

Uniquely designed Dice Set 
A complete custom designed dice-set which is unique to this kickstarter campaign. It is a beautiful black and white set of standard size dice that are well readable. The Dungeon Messenger logo is painted at the place of the highest number.

Integration with Complete Reference Apps

We are Van Stein & Groentjes, the same developers that have created the Complete Reference apps for Android and iOS, and we thought, how awesome would it be to share loot, monsters and magical items directly with one click on a button!

The Dungeon Messenger app will be able to access content from these apps. The Complete Reference apps are for both the 5th edition and version 3.5 of the DnD role playing game.

You can share items, spells, monsters and prepared stories from these apps directly to your group. The group members do not need to have the Complete Reference apps installed to view and read the content.

The content is displayed in a convenient pop-up that can be opened from the chat screen.

Share content from the Complete Reference Apps
Share content from the Complete Reference Apps

Who are we?

We are a team of highly passionate developers that have already quite some experience in mobile app development.
The Complete Reference apps are some of the many apps we developed, see the android 5e version and the iOS 5e version of this app if you want to see an example of the apps we develop.

Risks and challenges

The challenge of this project is to streamline all basic chat features that everyone is used to, with the additional special RPG features, that make the app unique. User experience and design are the main focus in this quest.
For this, we have an experienced team of developers, that are motivated to develop the best RPG chat app ever.
The application development is currently at a stage, that we are almost ready to launch a beta version of the Android app. There are not many risks involved in finishing the project technically, but more in getting acceptance from the market and in making it available on all platforms.

Good feedback from the community, will allow us to move this project forward and to optimise the app to what the community likes.

The app will first be released to Android, all rewards are also for the Android version of the Apps. The iOS and web version will come a few months afterwards.

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