I’ve put together a new screencast for using Herolab, Tokenlab and Maptools using better screencast software and showing off some more of Maptool’s features.
Maptools and Tokentool can be downloaded from RPTools.net
HeroLab is one of my “must have” tools for Pathfinder and it can be found at Hero Labs
TokenLab can be downloaded from the TokenLab Github Homepage and the 2 gig torrent full of mapping objects(CSUAC) shown in the tutorial can be downloaded from RPTools Tutorial Downloads
In the Virtual Tabletop gaming space there’s two big players: Maptools and Fantasy Grounds 2. Maptools is an open source project put together by the folks at rptools.net while Fantasy Grounds is a commercial product put together by Smiteworks LTD. Both are great ways to play a pen and paper RPG online, but neither is very newbie friendly to get up and running with.
But if you’re playing Pathfinder and own Hero Lab you can use a new 3rd party tool called TokenLab to get up and running with Maptools pretty quickly and effortlessly. It allows you to create PCs, NPCs, and even use Hero Lab’s bestiary and convert them into Maptool.
To show how easy it is to work with TokenLab and Maptools I’ve created a quick little demo on their use. This tutorial will cover exporting an encounter from Hero Lab, using TokenTool to create a POG(a picture you’ll drag around on the map), using TokenLab to put the two together and then how to run a quick encounter in Maptools.
The player will show in this paragraph
Maptools can be found at RPTools.net while TokenLab can be found at TokenLab Github Homepage.
If you want to download this video, right click and save the full version onto your desktop and watch it there.