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About this project

Ultimate Concept skins.

Does your RPG tools look like these? Are they on your tablet? or mobile devices? 

Valeros, I like the cut of your jib!
Valeros, I like the cut of your jib!
A simple skin for the Fate System
A simple skin for the Fate System
Skinning fronts for Dungeon World.
Skinning fronts for Dungeon World.
Custom widgets for Marvel Heroic RPG
Custom widgets for Marvel Heroic RPG
Never lose track of those pesky aliens!
Never lose track of those pesky aliens!

The Ultimate RPG Toolkit 

It's about  managing your RPG stuff how you want on the device of your choice. Win, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS tablets, smart phones and  the Nook & Kindle, and  You can prep games. Use it for tracking and referencing your game world during game sessions. Players can manage all their player character stats, gear, journals.  Use as much or as little detail as you want. On desktop computers and mobile devices - on your terms. Everything for managing your game at the table and at your fingertips. No matter the game system.

It stores data locally so you are not dependent on having an internet connection. You can sync devices via Dropbox. You can update your game or character from your desktop then sync your mobile device before heading out to your game. Make updates while you're gaming then when you have a connection sync your changes back.

Operation: Broken Cookie ($15,000.00)

'Do or do not...'
'Do or do not...'

The War Gnomes make a break for it - No More Lawn Tending!

The Ultimate RPG Toolkit is scheduled for release in Sept 2013 - what else ships with it is in your hands.
Today the Ultimate RPG Toolkit runs on desktop (PC/Mac/Linux) and is in QA. Development to the mobile platforms has begun.  At this point the bulk of the work is about developing skins and support for RPGs. Adding in content you want to use.
What other games should we be supporting? What other skins would you like to see? 

While we're here re-naming this Ultimate app will be crowd-sourced.  "The Ultimate RPG Toolkit App" - that's a mouthful. We will put it to a vote of gnomes! If you've got some suggestions (within context) I'm all ears. After funding every backer gets a vote. Winner takes all!

Current SitRep:

  • Create/edit RPG game objects (PCs, NPCs, events, places, maps, etc) from templates, on the fly or clone existing objects. 
  • Encounter manager (initiative, turn sequence, hot-links, maps)
  • Dice macros for setting up dice buttons. 
  • Standard card deck or make your own it's customizable. 
  • Create your own tables then generate results from them.
  • Includes tables for generating Names, Cities, mundane items.
  • PDF/HTML printouts. Customize yours with html stylesheets.
  • Sync up with Dropbox or our cloud servers or not at all. 
  • Usable on Desktop PCs (Win/Mac/Linux)
  • Tablet apps for Android and iOS. 
  • Export all your stuff to HTML files complete with links.
  • Linkable markers on images (ie; pins on a map)
  • Import/Conversion tools

RPG templates/Skins includes:

  • Tenra Bansho Zero 
  • Mythender 
  • Burning Wheel 
  • Dungeon World 
  • Apocalypse World 
  • 3:16 
  • PathFinder 
  • Burning Empires 
  • Marvel Heroic 
  •  Technoir
  • Fate 
  • Shadowrun 
  • Savage Worlds

These Skins are all included for reward tiers that pledge $20 or more.


Remember - you can make your own templates! Or riff off of these. Wargnomes.com will provide a repository to share templates and download skins.

The software release is scheduled for mid-September 2013.  Updates will continue through year's end for supporting Ultimate Pathfinder SRD content and skins.
Alpha/Beta versions of the desktop will be provided to the beta Gnomes by end of March after this project closes. Updates will continue here and on WarGnomes.com with forums setup for beta users.

Pathfinder  concept skin on an Android Xoom
Pathfinder concept skin on an Android Xoom
Standard skin on Android Xoom
Standard skin on Android Xoom

Operation: Eye in the Sky ($21,000.00 Stretch Goal)

'I love it when a plan comes together'
'I love it when a plan comes together'

Having broken free of their Lawn Master the WarGnomes have their heads in the clouds. 

This mission funds the 'Cloud Bazaar'. A RPG marketplace for selling user content - campaigns, art, adventures. It also funds developing a Play-by-X platform.

'First you do the thing that scares you, then you get the courage'
'First you do the thing that scares you, then you get the courage'

Rewards

The Ultimate RPG Toolkit App demo. Everyone gets early access to the demo. Save for limited local saving ability it is fully featured and distributed to KS backers only. Every Gnome backer gets to vote on the name change of the App. Every Gnome (with a copy of the full software) gets to pick a RPG skin.

RPG Skins.

Skins are custom screens and templates tailored to a RPG system. These will often include game specific features:

Burning Empires includes a Phase Tracker and relationship chart

3:16 has an interactive range map for when it's time to throw down against the alien hordes.

Dungeon World has interactive fronts.

Standard RPG screens
Standard RPG screens

And...

Customed Skins
Customed Skins

 The current list is:

  • Tenra Bansho Zero
  • Mythender
  • Burning Wheel
  • Dungeon World
  • Apocalypse World
  • 3:16 
  • PathFinder
  • Burning Empires
  • Marvel Heroic 
  • Technoir
  • Fate
  • Shadowrun
  • Savage Worlds
  • ...more on the way.


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WarGnomes Beanie
WarGnomes Beanie

The WarGnomes Beanie. I've got the base beanie all picked out - I'm shopping for sample work to get the embroider work done...and done nice. If I could EVERYBODY would get one. However, these are limited and only in selected reward tiers.

Cloud Storage service. Some of the reward tiers have cloud storage services. Wargnomes will host a cloud storage and syncing service as another option to Dropbox or UbuntuOne. There will be no recurring fees for KS backers of these reward tiers.

The Ultimate Tome of Lore.  Gnome First Class and above get to add to the Ultimate Tome of Lore! A feature included in the Ultimate RPG Toolkit App you can randomly select an entry and work it into your game. Backers can submit a piece of lore, a snippet of fortune or caution (and image if inclined!) and it will be credited on the generated result.

RPG Owners. We can build your game templates as a feature into the core app. It will use the standard interface for display. We can also do a branded version and customize your template screens.  The software design is modular, we can add functionality for you if you're Gnome enough! Contact me if this is something you're interested in.

Coding RPG Utility Apps
Coding RPG Utility Apps

Who the Frack are you?

I'm founder and executive manager of DigitalGnomes,LLC. There are roughly 2000 users across the country using a SaaS product I developed and maintain. Desktop software that stores data realtime to cloud based servers.
These same users enter data realtime, everyday into this software and agencies like HUD,  the VA,  organizations like the United Way, Salvation Army carry out reporting and data mining from cloud based servers. 

Digital Gnomes has also built advertising games for Colgate, Lucas Films, and the infamous MS Ask Santa and a dog food company...yep, an ad game for dog food.

I've recently launched WarGnomes. All RPG/Tabletop software, all the time. We're beta testing character generation software for the Burning Wheel RPG and with your backing - we will complete development on The Ultimate RPG Toolkit App. 

It's been a steady stream of code and gaming for me since Capt.O had D&D as a prize, Radio Shack had TRS-80s and I was a Champion before Marvel had FASERIP.  You'll catch me at GenCon, Forge MidWest, all the BurningWheelCons, Origins. As well as GDC and PAX. 

I think I hear your tablet calling...

Ok, but can you deliver?

Achievements.
Achievements.

Yes. Unconditionally, yes I can.

No compromises. Are You in?

Risks and challenges

Having been to the circus quite a few times. I took a paranoid approach to the development schedule and I've selected developers I've completed projects with for this work. The core features are built and are in a QA cycle. The KS beta users will be instrumental in shaking out quirks before migrating to mobile devices. I will leverage our infrastructure at Digital Gnomes for cloud services.

That said, my fear is the iOS App store process throwing off my timeline, and surprises found in QA cycles are time-sinks. Right now the bulk of the work is designing skins for tablets and smart phones.

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    Gnome Major - After you delegate, it's party time.
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