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Generate PFRPG characters, monsters and NPCs with the ultimate  app for your tabletop campaign!
Generate PFRPG characters, monsters and NPCs with the ultimate app for your tabletop campaign!
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HeroSheets is the ultimate tabletop app for PFRPG campaigns. You can generate characters & level up characters, roll attacks & saves, look up spells and access your character on your iPhone – all in one simple package!

I love tabletop RPGs. I love playing through campaigns, GM’ing, and generating characters. What I don’t love is rulebooks. When playing a complicated character, you often need two or three rulebooks at once. Leveling up your character? Forget about it! It only gets worse when you’re running a game and need to track all your monsters and NPCs as well. That’s why I made HeroSheets! Right now a HeroSheets membership includes:

  • Contains the entire OGL PFRPG CRB SRD (with new books coming soon), allowing you to generate characters from scratch in minutes.
  • Automatically calculates hit points, skill modifiers, Favored Class bonuses, and class abilities as you level up. Does all of the bookkeeping for you.
  • Has a comprehensive listing of feats and abilities, letting you instantly search or look up new powers. Never be stuck looking for the right feat again!
  • Has getting-started instructions and optimization guides for core character classes. Perfect for new players!
  • Stores characters online, letting you access them instantly from your computer or iPhone.

With your help and Kickstarter, we're going to turn it into the ultimate suite of GM tools, featuring:

  • A complete Spell Compendium linked to your sheet, so casters can just tap a spell on their spell list and instantly get its full description!
  • A NPC Generator for GMs, for creating an unlimited supply of well designed, unique NPCs & monsters for your players to encounter and battle.
  • A complete Bestiary for looking up monsters, letting you use standard monsters or instantly generated advanced opponents!
  • Even more features if we hit our stretch goals!

The Apps

Currently, HeroSheets runs on every OS with a web browser, your iPhone, or any tablet device. It's entirely online, letting you access your stored characters from any internet-connceted device. The iOS app even stores your character offline. It's perfect for gaming groups that hate being distracted by rulebooks or laptops at the table.

Our existing iPhone App
Our existing iPhone App

We've just unlocked the Android & iPad app stretch goals! Read more about it at the bottom. 

Android & iPad support unlocked!
Android & iPad support unlocked!

The Rewards

HeroSheets is a membership-based service that runs entirely online. When you back our Kickstarter, you get access at one third the regular rate! Donate just $5 and you get access for four-months to all the player tools, or chip in a bit more to get unlimited characters & NPCs and some awesome swag!

We've also heard from you that a monthly or annual fee is less ideal than a single, up-front payment. For that reason, we introduced Immortal Membership that grant you access to the "Lite" plan in perpetuity! No monthly or annual fees, but all of the same great membership features as a regular subscriber. Backers above $75 can choose between an Immortal Membership or one of the standard plans. If the "Lite" plan isn't enough characters for you, you may add-on $25 to your pledge upgrade your subscription permanently to the "Pro" plan, which gives you unlimited characters.

If you back at the $30 level or beyond $75, you get a sweet t-shirt! Here's a mockup:

HeroSheets Kickstarter T-Shirt
HeroSheets Kickstarter T-Shirt

We also have a few limited availability rewards for our most generous supporters that get your custom content into the database! Ever had a custom spell or magic item you really wanted to show off? Want to get your favorite character enshrined in the featured characters database? One lucky game master will even get their own game world entered into the database as the first included game world for HeroSheets!

Creature & Character Illustrations

Back at the $250 level and you'll get a custom inked illustration of your character or creature for the bestiary by fantasy artist Levi Gilbert. You'll send him the basics about your creation and he'll draw a 7x11" inked drawing of your character and mail it to you. It'll also show up online in the HeroSheets bestiary! Check out a sample below - he is awesome!

The Features 

Okay, enough about backer rewards. Time you show you what HeroSheets can do and how it’s going to revolutionize the tabletop!

Character Generator (Exists Now!)

HeroSheets is already one of the fastest, easiest character generation methods around, letting you make characters from scratch in minutes. Check out the video below and see!

 HeroSheets is the perfect tool for the mobile gamer, and we're going to make it better. You can store character sheets online:

The new HeroSheets character sheet
The new HeroSheets character sheet

 Instantly level-up characters without the bookkeeping:

 It even supports custom content and magical items. Tweak your character to support your campaign's house rules or his unique stats.

Players already have great things to say about HeroSheets - here's a story a user sent me last week.

My Barbarian (level 13) died in a horrible accident, and I decided I wanted to check out a Paladin. I figured that since I've played Pathfinder long enough, I could just print out the sheets and fill it in by hand. Well...2 hours and 13 printed pages later, it still wasn't right. I gave up and entered the character in [your app]. It took about 20 minutes to get everything setup at level 13. At the same time, my wife did our taxes in TurboTax and it only took her 45 minutes and 0 sheets of paper - Chris, from Pennsylvania

Kickstarter Base Goals

Spell Compendium

One of the most frustrating parts of playing a spellcaster is looking up all your spells, or searching through your entire spell list for that one spell you need. HeroSheets will fix that with its searchable spell compendium! Look up spells instantly on your tablet, or search by level, class, name, effect, range, saving throw, etc. You can even tap a spell on your character sheet, and a mini-window will open giving you all its vital stats. Never slow down the game again.

NPC Generator

Fighting humanoids can be a pain—at least if you’re the GM. You either have to generate a million new characters, or use pre-gens that make enemies feel generic and ineffective. No more! After this Kickstarter, HeroSheet’s will include a new NPC Generator. This streamlined version of the regular character generator lets you create NPC allies and antagonists in minutes, auto-calculating skills, HP, spells, and more.

Bestiary

The third feature we’ll add to HeroSheets when this Kickstarter hits its primary goal is the searchable bestiary. Instantly look up monsters and show their terrifying images to players.

Stretch Goals

Macro Support (COMPLETE)

If our Kickstarter hits its ask, we’ll be able to add three awesome new features. But what if we do better than our ask? Hero Sheet’s first stretch goal is full macro support. Tap a character’s skill and instantly make a skill check. Tap a weapon and select “Full Attack” to launch your flurry. Tap a Fireball spell and instantly roll damage—and be reminded of your save DC.

 This feature is fully compatible with the bestiary, and is perfect for GMs running monsters or NPC’s they may not be familiar with. No more slowing down the game while you try to look for missing modifiers!

HP and Spell Tracking (COMPLETE)

If HeroSheets hits the $3000 mark, it will destroy the last piece of bookkeeping at the table! No more keeping track of HP or spell slots remaining—HeroSheets will do that for you! This feature also works with the Bestiary and the NPC generator, making it easy for GM’s to track HP and spells for groups of monsters or opponents.

Familiars and Animal Companions (COMPLETE)

Hey! Listen! You should use HeroSheets to keep track of your familiar! Right now, you have to keep track of your familiar on your own, but if this Kickstarter hits the $3,750 level, you’ll be able to just tap your Familiar class ability, and bring up a window-in-window with their stats. Also tracks familiar HP, abilities, skills, and touch spells they’re currently holding!

Custom Content Generator (COMPLETE)

HeroSheets already supports custom items and content, but if this Kickstarter hits the $4,500 mark, HeroSheets will get drastically improved house rules and custom monsters support. Create fully custom feats, familiars, spells, classes, and more!

Pregen Character Archive (COMPLETE)

HeroSheets already lets you make a character in minutes, but what if you're being mugged by gaming bandits and you need a character right now? If this Kickstarter hits the $5,250 mark, HeroSheets will included an archive of one hundred custom made pregens including tactics guides and backstory writeups. Perfect for GMs who need a quick NPC, or new players who need a pre-generated rules-legal character.

Android App (COMPLETE)

We think our iPhone app is a great way to take your HeroSheets character to the table. All of the bonuses, equipment, spells, etc right at your fingertips - and it doesn't even require internet access! However, we haven't had a chance to support Android yet. If we hit this stretch goal, HeroSheets will create an Android application that matches the functionality of our iPhone app.

Some of you have asked about device support - this app will support phones, 7" and 10" tablets. The layout will be optimized for 7" tablets, but it'll look great on your other devices as well. No NES style graphics like the iPhone app on your iPad.

Native iPad App (COMPLETE)

The iPhone app HeroSheets has now is awesome. However, if you use it on your iPad, it doesn't run at the native resolution. This is especially a downer if you have a fancy new iPad with a Retina display. If we hit this stretch goal, we'll design & release a HeroSheets HD iPad-only app so that you can take your character on your iPad in style!

ALL STRETCH GOALS COMPLETE!

HeroSheets copyright HeroSheets, LLC 2014. All rights reserved. Pathfinder is a registered trademark of Paizo Publishing, LLC, and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game is a trademark of Paizo Publishing, LLC. Paizo Publishing, LLC does not suggest compatibility nor endorse this product. Image above “Dungeons and Dragons (meets Warhammer...)” is copyright (c) 2011 Nomadic Lass and made available under a Attribution-commercial-Share Alike 2.0 license

Risks and challenges

HeroSheets is already built to the degree outlined above. This campaign dramatically extends the functionality, which comes with the standard risks of developing any software. I've already implemented the key pieces of infrastructure and all the new features have been extensively outlined. Any unforeseen disasters to the developer or hardware could impact timelines. New features will take time to implement and bugfix, but all backers will have access to beta test the features before they are live and before their subscription begins.

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    Kobold: Every adventure starts somewhere! This reward level gets you four months basic subscription to HeroSheets. That includes access to player and GM tools, with a limited number of total characters.

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    Ooze: This reward level gets you four months pro subscription to HeroSheets. That gets you all the GM tools and unlimited characters.

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    Goblin: This reward level gets you four months unlimited subscription to HeroSheets. That gets you all the GM tools, unlimited characters, plus 5 extra accounts for your gaming group.

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    Drow: This reward level gets you everything at the previous reward level, plus, one fully custom artifact of your description will be entered into the HeroSheets artifact database for everyone to see. Immortalize your character through his favorite magical item.

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    Lich: This is a special reward level: the "Immortal Membership". You will receive access to the HeroSheets Lite plan and all of its benefits in perpetuity, but there are no recurring membership fees. This plan and price is a Kickstarter exclusive!

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    Vampire: This reward level gets you everything at the previous, plus you get to write up one custom spell and have it entered into the HeroSheets grimoire for all to see. Show off your creativity by bringing magical death to monsters across campaigns.

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    Golem: This reward level gets you everything at the previous, plus your character’s complete sheet will be entered into the Hero Sheet’s database as a front-page featured character. GMs and players everywhere will use your character in their campaigns.

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    Dragon: This reward level gets you everything at the previous, plus a special Boss Monster version of your character or monster featured in the bestiary, including a custom 7x11" inked illustration of your creation by artist Levi Gilbert.

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    Great Wyrm: Be immortalized as a deity with this reward level. You get everything at the previous reward level, plus your character will be included in the character generator as a deity. Pick domains, a favored weapon, and your alignment of choice. Clerics are waiting for their spell slots.

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    Tarrasque: HeroSheets supports multiple setting-specific traits, items, and feats, but it only comes with one campaign setting preprogrammed. Yours. This reward level gets you everything at the previous, plus your game world will be entered, in full, into the HeroSheets database, including maps, setting feats and abilities, spells, monsters, and more.

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