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If you experience a little case of ‘writer’s block’, or rather Game Master’s block, read and search around for inspiration …

If you experience a little case of ‘writer’s block’, or rather Game Master’s block, read and search around for inspiration in the content hub to create a new adventure for your players. Or read up on your past creations in YARPS’ vast encyclopedia functions, (re-)discovering old missed connections or unfinished business to attend to.

YARPS helps you keep overview and all threads in your hand. YARPS also inspires to inspire others. Be part of a creative community and share your ideas in the content hub.

You love to create, from quick flashes of genius to precise and elaborate concepts. Your characters all have their unique …

You love to create, from quick flashes of genius to precise and elaborate concepts. Your characters all have their unique charms, and their backgrounds already make enticing stories of their own. Nobody creates dark and terrifying scenarios, full of unspeakable horrors, as well as you do. In your imagination, everything is connected, and the events in your stories have repercussions in the farthest corners of your world that nobody could have predicted.

YARPS helps you record and develop your ideas. Collect and connect your creations and compile them to epic universes. Share your ideas with your friends, or even make money by creating content for RPGs.

YARPS’ primary strengths lie in world management and story management. As soon as you’ve entered enough data to meaningfully manage …

YARPS’ primary strengths lie in world management and story management. As soon as you’ve entered enough data to meaningfully manage your world, you will save time with every click. Both as a GM or a player you always know where you left off last session, and where to pick up again. Chronicles and encyclopedia features provide a quick overview of your world and story building efforts. You can look up all facts and information you need. As a GM you can prepare items, NPCs, and even story arcs beforehand.

You can also print them if you wish to do so. Via your visibility-settings, you can hide or show information to specific players, allowing you to prepare quests with hidden agendas or secrets. All the information you ever entered, plus everything that YARPS can extrapolate automatically, is ready at your fingertips to render preparation as easy as possible.

To support collaborative approaches to world-building, YARPS endows the creator of a universe with a lot of options to grant …

To support collaborative approaches to world-building, YARPS endows the creator of a universe with a lot of options to grant editing, drafting and visibility rights. For example, you could protect yourself from anarchist ‘friends’ who just put chaos in and delete entities while at the same time enabling contributors to propose as many new items, monsters, worlds or NPCs as they like. You then just sign off on them. Or you collaborate as two or more GMs? In that case, all of you can have full editing capabilities. By using the comment functions, you can work together remotely in creating a compelling world. As usual, YARPS has no restrictions in enabling you to fully unlock your potential in collaborative world-building and world-management.

Pens, paper, dice, a couple of friends, and YARPS. Whether you prefer combat-heavy dungeon crawlers or character-focused story games, YARPS …

Pens, paper, dice, a couple of friends, and YARPS. Whether you prefer combat-heavy dungeon crawlers or character-focused story games, YARPS is the perfect addition for every game session, regardless of genres and systems.

You’ll find all the information about your game world neatly organized and assembled for your next session. YARPS automatically selects the appropriate music for the current scenes or mood to help you create an atmospheric game. For game masters, YARPS provides an overview of all planned scenes and the relevant characters, locations, and background information. Interactive maps show the areas you’ve explored so far while hiding undiscovered regions. Via the PDF export feature, you can easily generate customized handouts. Customize the random generators to help you save time looking through rulebooks and tables. YARPS allows you to focus entirely on your game and the shared experience.

This is another YARPS feature that really shines! Here, digitalisation is at its most useful compared to pure pen and …

This is another YARPS feature that really shines! Here, digitalisation is at its most useful compared to pure pen and paper playing. Instead of compiling all information about your world in endless photocopies and scribbled notes in binders, YARPS auto-creates a detailed and dynamic world-encyclopedia of all your entries and entities.

Furthermore, it actively chronicles every change-event you put in, thus allowing each entity to have an automated personal chronicle. And of course, a joint chronicle of the whole campaign - the history of your entire world, created while you’re building and playing. This is much more active and dynamic than any Wiki, because every information is interlinked with the rest of your gaming universe. Every change you make is continuously updated throughout all dependent information, no need to repeat a name or stat change on a dozen different pages. YARPS always keeps everything up to date, and ready to read on all types of screens.

3rd Party Integrations

We’re working on cooperations with third-party developers of roleplaying tools to make YARPS a ...

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Automatic Documentation

YARPS helps you remember the deeds and actions of your characters, during the last game session ...

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Buy Content

Choose from our selection of user-generated and premium content that can be integrated into ...

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Custom Calendar

Time flies by, and YARPS lets you determine its pace! No matter if your group is living in a ...

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Custom User Roles and Visibility

Secrets and hidden information are important elements of an interesting story. In YARPS you can ...

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Customization Features

YARPS is designed to be a tool that adapts to the requirements of your game world. It doesn’t ...

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Entity Linking

What sets YARPS apart from wiki-based types of world building tools is its outstanding dynamics ...

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File Manager

Always have your handouts, pictures and drawings at hand. With the File Manager, you can ...

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Idea Hub

Let your voice be heard and present the YARPS team and community with your ideas. Vote on ...

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Interactive Maps

YARPS lets you integrate all kinds of maps, be it a city plan, a landscape, a continent or a ...

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Live Session Tools

YARPS performs many tasks which a game master would have to do manually during the game ...

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Music / Sound

The crackling of flames and the soft notes from a lute will have a calming effect on your ...

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PDF Export

This feature is for those players and GMs who still love the old-fashioned rustling and ...

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Personal Notebook

Every adventurer needs a journal to keep track of all mysterious encounters, the mumblings of ...

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Portrait Generator

With YARPS you’re building fantastic worlds. To make them more vivid you want to fill them with ...

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Sell Content

Your ideas can have an impact on the games of others. Let your ideas inspire other players to ...

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Shared Workshop

In YARPS, you create your world together as a group. You’ll split all the task between you and ...

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Smart Random Generators

Whether you need a name for an NPC you just improvised or whole entities for buildings or ...

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State of the Art Technologies

YARPS turns the Encyclopedia of your game world into your virtual library. Intelligent ...

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Story Planning

Every story needs a reliable structure, a dramatic frame, to be interesting. Especially long ...

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Strategy Roleplaying

This feature is for adventurers who always wanted to manage their own estate, and for soldiers ...

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Timelines

Worlds change over time. Settlements are founded, planets colonized, and items change their ...

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Virtual TableTop

YARPS can replace your living room table with a virtual tabletop for groups who don’t need to ...

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World Encyclopedia

All entities you can imagine deserve a proper record, and YAPRS provides a powerful tool for ...

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