Live Session Tools

YARPS 1.0
This feature is not available in the YARPS Prototype but it will be at least partially available after the official release of YARPS 1.0.

YARPS performs many tasks which a game master would have to do manually during the game session. You’ll have to worry less about administrative tasks, and can dedicate more time to your exciting stories.

Like Tony Stark’s JARVIS or Cortana for the Master Chief, YARPS can be your loyal companion, supporting you with its tools when there’s a lot going on in your game. During a game, you’ve got many things to do as a game master. You need to tell the story, create the desired atmosphere, select fitting music, portrait different NPCs, and keep an eye on the time. You also need to discuss rules questions, explain the background of your game, and make the occasional secret arrangement with some players. There’s a reason why it is called “mastering” the game – being the GM can be a demanding job.

YARPS provides several applications to support your next game session. It creates a detailed timeline of all scenes and events from your preparations that will help you keep track of your adventure’s dramatic developments. Of course, this timeline isn’t carved in stone. Instead, you can easily modify, expand, or cut your plan short with just a few clicks. For example, you could prepare several story paths in advance and then select only the one your players eventually decide on taking. Via Change Events only the selected path will be added to your Chronicle.

All entities appearing in the planned scenes are organized neatly together. You can look at them in the preview window without having to close the timeline view. One configuration also allows you to present content such as maps, character portraits, or photos on a separate screen. The integrated communication tool lets you talk to individual players in secret to make arrangements or discuss the game. This way, you won’t disturb the flow of the session or spoil secrets for the rest of the group.

YARPS also keeps track of the time for you during the session. Speaking of time, while YARPS takes care of tasks in the background, you can dedicate more of your time to the thing you’ve come here to do: playing your game.

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