Dicebook

DiceBook In March I posted about Apple’s iPad and what it could mean for us gamers. Even back then there were several apps that make a gamer’s life easier. But recently I learned about Dicebook. Dicebook is not just another PDF viewer but allows you to roll the dice while viewing PDFs. Since the iPad’s multitasking abilities are pretty limited, this could be quite handy.

Alas I don’t have an iPad yet, but Dicebook’s developer, David Dunham, was nice enough to provide me with a coupon code for a free copy.

So, if you own an iPad and an US account for the iTunes store, there’s one easy way to get your hands on this app:

Tell us in the comments below, how you use your iPad while running, preparing or playing pen & paper roleplaying games.

I will pick the winner tomorrow at noon (German time, which is currently GMT+2). Good luck!

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

4 thoughts on “Dicebook”

  1. Well I do not own an Ipad but one of my players does. When I'm running my Dresden Files game I use the I pad to access obsidian portal. There i have all my encounters laid out in the wiki and can quickly add notes about the npcs or other events. having the ipad allows me more room at the table and i have completely ditched the lap top.

  2. I use the iPad mainly for research. It handles WotC's compendium well and I view all my D&D news feeds on it too. In fact, I'm writing this comment on it right now!

  3. I didn’t comment when the contest was open since I (sadly) do not own an iPad (YET!), but this looks great. I find myself using a combination of my iPod and my laptop to run my games. I may yet go semi-paperless soon!

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