"freakin' godsend" - Diehard GameFAN
"It kept me sane during combat, which as far as I'm concerned makes it indispensable." - ShadowrunTabletop Forums
Enjoy the tabletop Shadowrun Fifth Edition RPG experience, but wish that the technology of role playing had moved beyond pen and paper and dice?
Next Pass is an Initiative Tracker and Combat Manager for Shadowrun Fifth Edition. It's an iOS app for the GM, and seamlessly manages the in’s and out’s of initiative, interrupt actions, and modifiers. Next Pass supports the new Run & Gun interrupt actions (including pre-emptive actions, and interrupt actions with -7 and -10 cost).
Let technology take care of figuring out who goes when and how often. But don’t worry, you can still shake all the dice you want. Next Pass will let you either roll dice and input initiative results, or you can let the app roll init for you. Or combine the two modes — let players roll for themselves and input their results to the App (we know they never fudge), and let the App automatically calculate initiative for NPC’s.
Supports different initiative modes: Physical, Astral, Hot & Cold Sim.
Supports Edge spend on initiative: Blitz or Seize the Initiative!
Now a full combat manager: track wounds and who is unconscious or dead. Enter attributes and see limits automatically calculated. (Or don't bother, if you just want to use this for initiative.)
Includes buttons on the main screen to quickly apply interrupt actions such as Full Defense, Pre-Emptive Actions, and Interrupt Actions, the ability to add multiple copies of those pesky grunt NPC's with one tap, over two dozen character portraits, the ability to take or use photos as a character portrait, and, most importantly, a streamlined design that will let you focus on playing rather than tedious game mechanics.
Supports a character library so you can pre-load the NPC's you'll be using in the adventure, as well as the base grunts, drones, and spirits from the book. Just add them to the combat when needed. Great for taking the time to find just the right character image to load in!
Finally, supports Export and Import (via email) to send PC's to the GM, or to share NPC's between tables or devices.
The infestation has begun! (Starting to get some insect portraits in...)
Ratings and Reviews
A great start, but
There's a lot of promise here, but it doesn't supply me with two of the things that most heavily tax my mind when dealing with initiative: recoil and number of times defending between turns.
(If they ever factored in a way to handle ammo counting, I'd be throwing five-star ratings all over this thing.)
Does what it should
Makes tracking initiative a breeze. Instead of roping a player into it, I input the known bad guys ahead of the game. And the players just tell me theirs. Saves at least 10 minutes for any combat going more than 2 turns. Players still roll. Everyone is content.
While I would love it being free it has already saved my group an hour after 3 sessions.
This new version is great. Now I can get rid of all the little bits of paper I've used for NPC tracking for wounds and what not. The app does it all! And it has great pre-defined NPC's.
No more book lookups when a PC summons a spirit.
Bottom line: my game runs faster and better!
- Eiger Tech LLC
- 127.2 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, German
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2016 Eiger Tech LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.