Keeping track of Initiative, status effects and NPC HP doesn't have to be painful!
Bix the Undying proudly presents thoughtfully crafted DM App to make the cut and thrust of combat easy to keep abreast of. Taking the bookkeeping out of your head and onto your iOS Device.
The sort of tools any goblin would be happy to keep in his bag of dubious holding.
This minor update adds a Turn Counter to the active combat view. Now you can better choreograph your set pieces and keep track of how much longer that Barbarian can actually rage for!
Ratings and Reviews
Clean and simple!
The interface for this app is super clear and I like really like that. Just load this up with your players for the session and the various monsters they could encounter and then you can run an encounter at any time by choosing a subset of either of those lists!
There are two big things I would change: one is being able to add a combatant mid fight without losing any data. And the second is changing combat so that proceeding from one turn to the other doesn’t move the character icons around, it just moves the active turn highlight to the next character (it’s a lot easier to find an NPC to manage HP if the list isn’t moving around, moving the character who’s turn just finished to the end of the list looks cool but is more confusing in practice)
Great app just needs minor update!
Like the previous poster said, this app would easily be five stars if a few things were added. Carryover health from one fight to the other, clarity over which condition is which, and my suggestion would be to be able switch up initiative in the middle of battle. This is helpful when a player decides to “delay” his turn. Currently you can switch up initiative, but it resets the fight. Also, the ability to add monsters and PCs into a currently running fight (reinforcements style).
Otherwise, this app is the best of its kind! Simple, fast, elegant. Nearly perfect! But troublesome enough to make me question using it in a real game until those features are added. Can’t wait until the are! *fingers crossed*
Developer Response ,
Hi Daren, thanks for the review. Being able to carry over statuses and health from one fight to the next is something I never envisioned but it’s a good idea that’s come up a few times in reviews so I’ll be looking into implement it for the next version
Fantastic app for DMs, needs a little polish.
This app is one of my favorite to keep track of player health and initiative! It is easy to set up, requiring only HP, AC, and Dex to run. It allows you to easily roll for Monster Initiative and keep track of player order. There is even a very well designed system to keep track of Status Effects!
I have two very minor complainants that keep this app from a 5-star rating.
First, health is reset between encounters, meaning if your players take damage in one room, and you set up an encounter before a short rest is taken, their HP in the app jumps to full. This means you either have to keep track of HP outside of the app to keep it updated, or add a bunch of Monsters to an encounter and skip those you don’t want to use right away.
Second, the beautiful status effect cards don’t have any indication of what status they convey. Some are easy to determine, such as poison or restrained, but others are not. A simple legend or name on the card would help keep track easier.
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- Johnlouis Swaine
- 39.1 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © John Louis Swaine 2019
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.