RPG Buddy is a convenient way to keep track of initiative for characters and monsters in your tabletop role playing game session. Store the initiative bonuses of monsters, player characters, and NPCs in the library then create a set of enounters. When you need the encounter, simply bring it up in the RPG Buddy and let the system roll and keep track of initiative for you. This makes it super-easy to reroll initiative each round and also take some of the hassle out of preparing encounters. RPG Buddy also supports deleting monsters and reordering during the encounter so you can adjust things as needed while you are playing your game.
* Store initiative for monsters, player characters, or NPCs
* Track hit points and status effects during the encounter
* Add or customize creature name, HP formula, & initiative bonus
* Prepare encounters ahead of time
* Reorder or delete participants during the encounter
* Compatible with most systems including D&D and Pathfinder
* Includes 3 Bestiary's of Pathfinder compatible data!
Updates for iOS compatibility.
Ratings and Reviews
Useless. Unless you can't write
When i first read this app. I thought it would be a handy tool. When i tried to use this, it only had the base character types (human, elf, dwarf etc) as names and some generic #s, that i could only assume would be initiative rolls. No real instructions. After thumbing around on it i found i could add characters/ creatures by naming them i tried using the status' but couldn't seem to apply them to who i needed. Then i found where you can BUY a bestiary 1 and 2 and some other creature sets ranging from .99 to 4.99 which claimed to add over 300 creatures. Well, wouldn't you guess it... They don't. I only saw 20 added to my generic list. So i uninstalled the app and reinstalled it, wondering if this may download what i had paid for. But the app cleared everything and wanted me to buy them again. ( so don't buy them). Overall...i can write and track 10 creatures in battle on my own before this app could successfully track 2
+'s and -'s
It's a decent app, I like the ability to pre program the encounters a head of time, but it's buggy and It could use some improvements. First thing that needs to happen is the bug fix, when entering encounters some would randomly disappear when I was brought back to the Encounters list. Also encountered problems of the app crashing when changing a name I had entered into the Players/Creatures list. Secondly I'd like the ability to manually enter what the players rolled. After those two concerns are addressed maybe streamlining the app with a hold action button and a labling system for PC's NPC's and creatures.
What I was looking for!
I hated using a whiteboard for keeping track of hp and statuses, so this was a godsend. It's not perfect, but it is definitely worth it. It doesn't have a function for noting that a creature is cursed, nor does it allow for noting any vulnerabilities/resistances/immunities that might be gained in combat. There is also no way to note temp hp. Otherwise, it is easy to use and navigate. I am glad I purchased it!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.