GM Forge

Cursory Review Summer 2019: Development seems to have stopped, and there have been no community activity since February 2019. People on GM Forge's subreddit coniders the product development "abandoned", but only 6 months of silence isn't a definitive answer.

Steam Store Description: "GM Forge is a Standalone Virtual Tabletop with competitive features, making it a good affordable alternative. When you buy a copy of GM Forge, your friends join you through their web browser without purchasing a copy. It has all the competitive features in other virtual tabletops, as well as some impressive new innovative ideas built with the average GM in mind."

On the tool's homepage you can try parts of it in the browser.

Character sheets can be created easily with selecting from the customization menu. It and some other underlying code is written in json format, which can be edited on the fly. Modding and custom coding is generally made with javascript.

Some parts of the tool don't have that much documentation, which the developer them-self acknowledged.
GM Forge was published 2018-05-31 on Steam, and was last updated 13-12-2018.


  • Windows(Steam)(GM, the tool itself)
  • Browser(players)


  • GM Forge tool: 24,99$
  • Players access: free


Features In GM Forge

  • Dynamic Lighting
  • Worldmaps / Map connecting
  • Online/Offline/Local Network Support
  • Combat Tracker
  • Music and Youtube video integration
  • Voice/Video chat
  • Drag and Drop inventory/spellbook management
  • Automation/Auto Calculations
  • Custom Character Sheets
  • Full System Builder
  • Custom Dice
  • Custom Compendiums
  • Hand out building
  • Presentation ready notes (Automating your Notes)
  • Resource Pages to share your PDFs and images with the party
  • Modding/Workshop Support
  • And the list goes on…