As with many sites on the internet, this home page suffers
from neglect and may never be finished, but hopefully the links and
tools available here are of use.
Masters' Screen (GMScreen)
GMScreen's primary goal is to allow a game master to display a
'to scale' map to the players using a video projector to project the map
onto the gaming table. Although player icons could be easily added (and
you are free to do so), the program was created to work in conjunction
with physical miniatures that the players can move just as on a printed
battle mat on a hex/square grid. Once configured, the program will
properly scale maps to have, for instance, one physical square inch
representing each grid square.
GMScreen is cross-platform with scripts included to run from both
Linux and Windows. If anyone would like to contribute a script to run it
from a Mac, it would be a great addition and could be included in the
For a list of features and more details, the readme is
GMScreen version 1.0: here
Photos of GMScreen in action can be viewed here
- GMScreen requires Java 1.6 to be installed on your system.
Get it free here.
- Unzip the downloaded file to a location on your computer.
- For Linux users, you will need to run 'chmod 755
gmscreen.sh' from the installation directory.
- Run the appropriate 'gmscreen' script for your OS.
- Additional instructions including troubleshooting and FAQ
can be added if needed. Until then, feel free to send email to the
address below if you have any questions or trouble.
Free maps for use in your D20 or other campaign can be found here.
For any questions on GMScreen or the sample maps, please send email to
- RPTools - More tools for
the GM - MapTool
in particular is useful for groups playing remotely
- ProFantasy - Map
- Dundjinni - Map
- Home of the CSUAC -
graphic resources for creating maps - you need to register and log
in to see the CSUAC link on their site.
- Donjon -
Great random dungeon generator plus lots of other D20 & SciFi
- D&D Wiki - Open
game content including monsters and game rules geared towards
D&D and other D20 games
Gamers' Guild - Very interesting reading