Reforging the d20Pro virtual tabletop; adding the Unlimited Rules Engine, Native multitouch support, Shadowcasting fog of war and more. Read more
This project was successfully funded on September 13.
About this project
d20Pro is a powerful, proven application for augmenting your tabletop role-playing games around the dinner table or online around the world. As one of the pioneering virtual tabletops, d20Pro is enjoyed by gamers worldwide. Now is your opportunity to participate in a grand mission to remake d20Pro as d20Pro Unlimited!
Ten years of development and tens of thousands of gamers around the world have made d20Pro a force to be reckoned with. Years of feedback on top of a proven platform provide fertile ground for further development. Your support accelerates how quickly the d20Pro Developers can deliver these new killer features.
The existing version of d20Pro (now called d20Pro Legacy) is available today at www.d20pro.com. Any Reward with a d20Pro Unlimited License also includes a comparable d20Pro Legacy License that you will receive immediately following a successful Kickstarter. So especially if you play D&D 3.5, Pathfinder, 4e, or the like you can start gaming right away.
d20Pro supports Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
The following Add-Ons are available as well. Just add the amount to your total pledge. When the campaign concludes, you'll indicate in the survey which Add-Ons you chose.
Here is a summary of the available add-ons.
By request, we've created a quick spreadsheet (Google sheets compatible) to help calculate reward cost totals. The sheet can be downloaded from here http://ow.ly/Bqq76.
Details are listed below along with image samples.
Add high quality, old-school maps to your pledge for a mere $2 each. You can select any number of maps from the list below. Simply add up the number of maps then add $2 for each one to your pledge. Want 10 maps? Add $20 to your pledge.
We are also offering all 25 maps for a discounted rate further down the add-on list.
Each map will be fully equipped with Fog of War and GM only layers such as secret doors, traps and more. Final maps will be on a parchment background rather than simply black & white.
Available maps are (clicking on a map name will open a preview):
- 000_Bridges over the River Terbulous
- 003_Jungle Temples of H'sst-Akal
- 004_Treetops of Sythe
- 007_Skye Rock
- 008_Sewers of Greyport
- 009_Tomb of Cartiogabolous
- 010_Coporate Offices
- 012_Hidden Shrine of the Underlord
- 013_Under Temple near Mephisto
- 014_Tower of the Black Tooth
- 015_Heralds Hall
- 016_Outpost beneath Mount Krazhak
- 017_Caverns in the Myrkwall
- 019_Breeding Pools in the Swamps of Arngor
- 021_Inside the Dragons Mind
- 022_Retreat in the Kal-Orda Heights
- 023_River Hideout near Woodedge
- 024_Inn of the Kings Road
- 025_Staff of the Last Hill Chief
- 027_The Slime Chambers of Gebbellurd
- 031_Tomb of the Wise One
- 032_Lair of the Bloody Fists
- 033_Mutech Test Facility
- 034_Doom Pits of Skulric Wolfblood
Add 274 of the most popular creatures of Pathfinder Bestiary (with overhead illustrations and stat blocks) from the d20Pro Marketplace.
This and any Marketplace Add-On may be purchased multiple times in the event you want to give a copy as a gift.
Get your copy of the D&D 3.5 (d20) Monster Manual creature pack from the d20Pro Marketplace. This includes the SRD monsters with stat blocks and overhead style token art.
Permanently add a Guest Seat to the Full License of your choosing. The new Guest Seat is applied to both your Unlimited License and Legacy License.
Add an additional Player License to your pledge. Unlike Guest Seats, this license can be gifted to someone else. Player Licenses purchased through the this Kickstarter cannot be upgraded through other rewards or add-ons in this Kickstarter campaign. Multiple Player Licenses can be purchased and, like with our other licenses, they are transferable.
This Kickstarter Special Ships of Fantasy pack includes the following:
- Orc War Galley
- New Orc Merchant Vessel
Upgrade any designated Legacy Full License to an Unlimited Full License. All of the Legacy Guest Seats are preserved for Unlimited.
Upgrade any Legacy Player License to an Unlimited Full +2 License.
Get all the Gen Con content from the d20Pro Marketplace. Here are some samples. The first is a Tavern Map. The second is a GeoMorph tile containing a machine room.
Below is a black and white sample of a fully configured map using the tiles provided in the Gencon Content Pack.
A special preview selection of the upcoming PixelFigs: Aberrations set are also included.
Get this pack to get all 5 of Devin Night's token packs for the price of 4!
Get the Fantasy RPG Base Art Kit from the d20Pro Marketplace. Please note that MOTHERLOAD backers from our previous Kickstarter already own this product.
Get all three of the Arcknight Map Packs for one special Kickstarter price. In addition, your support will be rewarded with a set of bonus maps! Each set includes 16 tiles (with the exception of the bonus content). In square grid units, each tile is 11x17. We will also be include 2 or 3 sample maps for each set. Each sample map will be complete with fog of war.
$15 dollars gets you all of the following:
- Pack 1 - Cobblestone Streets and the Fireside Inn (16 Tiles)
- Pack 2 - The Graystone Castle (16 Tiles)
- Pack 3 - The Winding Caverns (16 Tiles)
- Extra Bonus Maps
This special bonus includes Arcknights Ship, a Colosseum, a couple of Guardposts, a Highland Home (with a destroyed version of the Highland Home), and an awesome Graveyard.
Permanently add the 4 Guest Seat Bundle to the Full License of your choosing. This affects both your Unlimited License and Legacy License, as applicable.
This Kickstarter Special Traveller Ship Deck Plans pack includes the following:
- Scout Ship
- Subsidized Merchant Vessel
The Unlimited Ships Pack is the combined bundle of the Kickstarter Special release of the Ships of Fantasy and the Traveller Ships. The bundle includes:
- Orc War Galley
New Orc Merchant Vessel
- Scout Ship
- Subsidized Merchant Vessel
Add an additional Full +2 License for the fortunate gamer of your choosing. Includes both the Unlimited License and Legacy License.
Participate in the private Beta and be among the first to experience d20Pro Unlimited and give feedback before it is released.
Acquire the whole 25-map pack from MonkeyBlood Designs! Each map will be fully equipped with Fog of War and GM only layers such as secret doors, traps and more. Player and monster tokens are not included in this bundle.
We are also offering these maps à la carte for $2 each (top of the add-on list). For individual previews, see the à la carte listing above.
The final maps will be on a parchment background rather than simply black & white.
"Unlimited Worlds" by Monte M. Moore
Risks and challenges
Building quality software is a huge challenge. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either dishonest or inexperienced. There are many factors that can delay or even doom even the best intentioned of projects.
The d20Pro Team has always thought the bigger the challenge, the bigger the reward should be when you succeed. The d20Pro virtual tabletop celebrated its 10th birthday this year, a tribute to its longevity.
Tens of thousands of gamers around the world now enhance their games with d20Pro. And we have accomplished all this working part-time with the slimmest of budgets. We've done so because we love gaming and want to express that through enabling technology.
d20Pro Unlimited will happen one way or another. It's only a matter of when. The more successful the Kickstarter is, the more features can be delivered in a short amount of time. Otherwise there will be other projects to help pay the bills, and that will slow down d20Pro development.
So although there are risks developing and successfully releasing software, the d20Pro Team members are devoted gamers with a large existing following. The track record established demonstrates our commitment and we will not stop until d20Pro Unlimited is available for gamers, by gamers.
More about the people producing d20Pro:Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The Crawl I & II, Geomorph Premium Collection, seven Promo Maps from MonkeyBlood Design, a Photoshop Map Texturing tutorial, a collection of repeatable textures and two black & white maps for use with the texturing tutorial, the Basic & Advanced Workshop Scripts.
Contents of the Premium Geomorph Collection:
11 Geomorph Tiles (21x21)
13 Room Tiles (10x10)
25 Floor transition tiles (various sizes)
12 Hall tiles
4 Hall transition tiles
44 Placeable objects (120 tiles total with variants)
8 Stair and slope tiles
d20Pro is an application written in Java. Currently, d20Pro runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Mobile device support for enjoying d20Pro is already on the Roadmap. For more information please visit www.d20pro.com where you can start a 30 day free trial.
d20Pro Unlimited represents a phase in the evolution of the ongoing d20Pro Virtual Tabletop software project. Unlike previous releases, the Unlimited components represent substantial changes to the core software and some of the data models. While the name of the Kickstarter campaign is d20Pro Unlimited, the software will continue being referred to as d20Pro.
During this transition, we will be referring to previous releases, up to and including version 3.4, of d20Pro as “Legacy” while future releases will fall under the “Unlimited” moniker.
Your existing License will continue to run previous d20Pro Legacy. To run d20Pro Unlimited your License needs to be upgraded. Upgrading through the Kickstarter is $5 while the upgrade afterwards is slated for $10.
Your upgraded Unlimited License will KEEP all its the Guest Seats, so it's only $5 to upgrade no matter what!
A Legacy Player License will stay a Player License in Unlimited, though you may also purchase an upgrade to Full +2 as an Add-On.
All of your existing d20Pro content will be 100% forward-compatible with future releases of d20Pro. Any existing campaign folder, map, creature, or handout, along with all your image library files will be converted, on-the-fly, to work with the Unlimited Rules Engine. This also applies to all content purchased from the d20Pro Marketplace.
A Full License is required to start a d20Pro powered game. The Full License unlocks Judge mode and allows for players and guests to connect.
Each Full License also has a certain number of Guest Seats attached. Each time a game is started with that Full License, the Guest Seats become available. As long as there are open Guest Seats available, remote players without a paid license may use an open Guest Seat to connect. Guest Seats are occupied on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The Player License allows for a player to connect to a host’s game without using a Guest Seat.
Please note that connecting to a game with a paid License, either Full or Player, does NOT occupy a Guest Seat. This flexible system allows for a GM to provide Guest Seats or the Players to purchase their own to distribute the investment.
Finally, Player Licenses can be upgraded to Full Licenses at a discounted rate.
Yes, we will continue to support d20Pro versions prior to the launch of Unlimited. Your Legacy License will grant you access up to version 3.4 but would require an upgrade to move beyond that point.
Not a problem!
No, because there are several technical reasons why this will not work going forward. However, there is nothing to prevent having both Legacy and Unlimited versions of d20Pro installed on the same system.
The d20Pro Roadmap is a breakdown of the various features which are planned for development. The public listing of the Roadmap is intended to be a means for us to collaborate with the d20Pro Community. The schedule listed on the Roadmap is an estimation.
The Kickstarter itself is a way to subsidize dedicated development time for the various parts of the project (as outlined in the Roadmap). Successful funding allows us to keep developers focused on d20Pro, rather than splitting time with other projects.
The d20Pro Development Team will continue working towards completing all the listed goals as detailed in the Roadmap, though delivery dates will be extended.
Personally, we would love to have included multitouch hardware with the Kickstarter. This specific Kickstarter is focused on software development. The purpose being to generate development dollars to keep us on task and focused on d20Pro Unlimited. We are still brainstorming the right way to offer hardware.
Backers with Early Access will get their d20Pro Unlimited Licenses ahead of time. If you have a Full License, your Players may use the Guest License to connect without requiring Early Access themselves.
If you have a Player License, Early Access will allow you to join any Unlimited game without relying on the GM to have an open Guest Seat. Also, any Full License with Early Access will also be able to join an Unlimited game without occupying a Guest Seat.
Early Access is scheduled to begin in February, 2015.
Due to the number of variables associated with the Mesa Mundi Tables, we've created a questionnaire which can be used to submit price requests. You can check out the questionnaire here:
That is an excellent question with a remarkably easy answer. d20Pro offers a full 30-day trial which is unlimited (noticing a trend here?). If you do not currently own d20Pro but are planning or have backed the project, please visit http://d20pro.com/ to download a copy of the d20Pro and start your free 30-day free trial. This will let you get your feet wet while we finish out the campaign!
The d20Pro Marketplace is where you can augment your campaigns with professional quality gaming content. Some content is raw images for Creature Tokens and Map Tiles. Other content includes full blown adventures, with all the Maps (including Fog of War and Markers), Encounters with stat blocks, and Handouts allowing you to skip all the prep and jump right into the action.
Content that is currently on the Marketplace is browseable here, though you currently use the in-app browser to actually purchase and download content.
As Unlimited has not been released yet, the d20Pro Marketplace today has content only in d20Pro Legacy format. Thus any of the content you add as part of this Kickstarter will be available to you right away, along with your d20Pro Legacy License (if applicable).
When d20Pro Unlimited is released, all existing Content in the Marketplace will be upgraded for Unlimited Rules and then both versions will be available to you.
d20Pro Gold is the currency of the d20Pro Marketplace. You may purchase 10 Gold for every $1 and then spend Gold to purchase products. This system allows us to offer you more affordable products at any price range without encumbering transaction fees.
While the Marketplace has some great content already, it is nothing compared to the wealth of content in the pipeline currently being developed. And our shelf space for quality content is Unlimited. If you have RPG assets (maps, creature images, stat blocks, storylines) that you'd like to offer on the d20Pro Marketplace, please contact us directly via Kickstarter or at http://d20pro.com/contact
Currently d20Pro runs on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux platforms. d20Pro Unlimited will continue to be built for these three platforms. The roadmap does include development for other, as of yet unannounced, platforms.
We've made a handy calculator which can be downloaded from here http://ow.ly/Bqq76
This will let you add up all of your add-ons. Then add the supplied total to your pledge reward for the final number!
Pledge $2 or more
HALL OF BACKERS: Thank-you for backing d20Pro Unlimited! Your name (or favorite alias) will be etched forever in d20Pro's Credits.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5 or more
LEGACY UPGRADE: Welcome back existing d20Pro Gamer! Your d20Pro Legacy Player or Full License will be upgraded to support d20Pro Unlimited. If you'd like to upgrade from a Player License or add Guest Seats please see Add-Ons. Includes HALL OF BACKERSEstimated delivery:
Pledge $5 or more
PLAYER LICENSE: Your support gets you a d20Pro Unlimited Player License at a special rate. Play in any d20Pro Unlimited or d20Pro Legacy powered game with your permanent license.
Includes HALL OF BACKERS.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
PLAYER LICENSE TO FULL LICENSE UPGRADE: Upgrade any Legacy Player License to an Unlimited Full License (with +2 Guest Seats). Includes HALL OF BACKERSEstimated delivery:
Pledge $15 or more
UPGRADE & GENCON CONTENT: In addition to upgrading your Legacy License you will receive our original Crawl II, a large collection of geomorph tiles for map building, and more. Includes LEGACY UPGRADE. GENCON CONTENT is also available as an Add-On.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
FULL LICENSE: This pledge guarantees you a d20Pro Unlimited Full License (with +2 Guest Seats) at a hearty bargain. The Full License allows you to play in any d20Pro Unlimited or d20Pro Legacy game just like the Player License and additionally to host your own games. d20Pro Licenses are a one time purchase and never expires.
Includes HALL OF BACKERSEstimated delivery:
Pledge $35 or more
FULL LICENSE & GENCON CONTENT: In addition to a Full +2 d20Pro Unlimited License you will receive our original Crawl II, a large collection of geomorph tiles for map building, and more. Includes LEGACY UPGRADE. GENCON CONTENT is also available as an Add-On.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
EARLY ACCESS: Participate in the Private Beta and be among the first to experience d20Pro Unlimited and give feedback before it's released. Includes FULL LICENSE. Also available as an Add-On.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $55 or more
20 backers All gone!
“UNLIMITED WORLDS” LIMITED EDITION PRINT (EARLY BIRD): For the art collector/gamer, own a full color 17”x22” print of the original d20Pro Unlimited painting “Unlimited Worlds” numbered and signed by the artist, Michael M. Moore. Domestic shipping is included. This print run is limited to only 100 copies. As an Early Bird yours will be one of the first 20. Includes HALL OF BACKERSEstimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $65 or more
3 backers Limited (77 left of 80)
“UNLIMITED WORLDS” LIMITED EDITION PRINT: For the art collector/gamer, own a full color 17”x22” print of the original d20Pro Unlimited painting “Unlimited Worlds” numbered and signed by the artist, Michael M. Moore. Domestic shipping is included. This print run is limited to only 100 copies; get one while they last! Includes HALL OF BACKERSEstimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $100 or more
DEVELOPER EARLY ACCESS: Do you intend to program your own plugins for house rules or new rules entirely? Get access to the Unlimited Rules Engine API before the Private Beta. Includes EARLY ACCESS. Also available as an Add-On.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (19 left of 20)
DEVELOPER SUPPORT: For more serious developers, this reward includes six (6) months of dedicated email tech support by the d20Pro Development Team. Includes DEVELOPER EARLY ACCESS.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $550 or more
5 backers Limited (3 left of 8)
GM THRAXXIS CAMPAIGN INVITE: Play a character in GM Thraxxis' home-grown online campaign in a minimum of twelve (12) monthly installments of 4+ hours each. Game system and campaign details TBD. Includes EARLY ACCESS.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)
ADVANCED DEVELOPER SUPPORT: Looking to build an entire game system in d20Pro Unlimited? This reward includes four (4) hours a week of live tech support (Skype/Hangout/Phone) for six (6) months to make sure all your questions are answered and your plugins are available on the Marketplace at launch. Includes DEVELOPER SUPPORT.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $2,500 or more
1 backer All gone!
NAME YOUR GAME: The d20Pro developers will build the character sheet and rules for your favorite RPG. We will do everything possible to secure the official license, otherwise a fully compatible variant will be produced. You will help guide the overall visual design to make sure the result suits your needs! Then these Rules will be released on the d20Pro Marketplace for everyone to enjoy. Includes EARLY ACCESS.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5,000 or more
1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)
UNLIMITED ARCHITECT: For the truly hardcore developer, join GM Thraxxis and other d20Pro developers at all design meetings for d20Pro Unlimited. Not only will you be the first to get access to the Unlimited Rules Engine, you will help guide its final manifestation! You will also be credited as a designer in the About. Includes ADVANCED DEVELOPER SUPPORT.Estimated delivery:
- (36 days)