Campaign Management Tools

RPG-focused campaign managers

      • Highly customizable. Publish "articles" for your information. Tags and cross-referencing is easy.
      • Includes a Digital Story Teller Screen for use during sessions.

      • Mixes spreadsheet sortability with wiki-esque entry editing. Great for keeping track of locations, NPCs, lore, and much more.

      • Currently accessible only to Patreon patrons, LK is an up-and-coming powerhouse campaign management tool.

      • Your campaign gains a website, and you edit it as a website. A bit finicky, but allows lots of customization.

      • Powerful application for fast-and-furious note-taking with on-the-fly tagging of characters, items, locations, and more. Allows you to cross-reference your notes as you're writing them.

      • Campaign journal, as well as entries for PCs, NPCs, monsters, locations, and items.

      • Contains some rules references, and handles automation of character sheet info. Can also store campaign notes.

      • Amazing for populating your world with NPCs. Provides a powerful Relationships tool to help you keep track.

      • Make a wiki for your campaign info. Player Characters can roleplay using text on a private channel.

      • DM worldbuilding tools as well as Player inventory tracking. Includes a handy group chat. Neat shop mechanic - DM can populate a shop with items, and the players can buy items, automatically modifying their inventories.

City of Brass - Free or $5/mo

      • Very clean wiki-esque content creation tool.

      • WYSIWYG editor. Information is stored on pages that you can link to and share.

RealmWorks - $49.99

      • It's an older software, but it checks out!

Note-taking and organization Tools

      • Locally-hosted markdown files displayed nicely in a fresh, modern note-taking experience

EverNote - Free or $7.99/mo

      • Uses notebooks and tags for holding content and cross-referencing material.

      • A novel way to organize information, whatever that information is. Lends itself easily to DMing.

      • An online spreadsheet tool with fancy content capability.

      • $40 Windows / $45 Mac (v2.0)
      • Their target audience is writers. The software helps you organize stories and information, giving an organizational platform for all of your long-winded ideas.

Mind Map Tools

      • Flowcharts, wireframes, sticky notes, and mind maps (free for up to 4 charts, $10/month for unlimited)

      • Mind mapping (free up to 3 mind maps, $4.99/month for unlimited)

      • Associative organization tool