You can find a lot of apps that can help you with playing Dungeons & Dragons. But mostly, those are just character sheet apps and tools. While these are perfectly fine, these apps still can’t help you present the image of your character to other players. This is where Reroll comes into play. If you are one of those who like the 16-bit artwork, then you are in for a treat. We promise!
Reroll is an upcoming app for Android, iOS, and web browser that not only acts as a character sheet, it also allows you to create a 16-bit image of your character. All of the other character sheet apps we’ve seen sometimes allow you to upload an image but Reroll will let you create and customize your artwork which is really cool. While still in beta phase of the development you track the progress and support the couple who is working on it via Kickstarter.
There’s not much time left to back this app, but you can get a key for Reroll starting for around 8 dollars. Of course there are levels that give you multiple keys for discounted rates so you’re band of warriors can get it on the cheap side if you all chip in together. For you with cash to throw around, if you’re willing to pledge about a thousand bucks you can get the Legendary Pack. It includes a poster of commissioned artwork of your whole party. Think about that.
Not everything is nice and dandy. Issue with this type of project is the licensing. Open Gaming Licence allows only usage of the Systems Reference Document. The Systems Reference Document (SRD) contains guidelines for publishing content under the Open-Gaming License (OGL). The Dungeon Masters Guild also provides self-publishing opportunities for individuals and groups.
This will somewhat limit the app, but you can upload XML files of homebrew content that will help you have some fun. Another problem is that there will only be 14 races, but Dungeons & Dragons features roughly 36 races. But if everything goes well and Reroll manages to makes it in this world, they might at some point expand further than the free licence allows so that all the races can be used. For now, you can get a good image of your character in 16-bit artwork if you choose some of the default 14 races covered by SRD.
Now let’s cast aside the talk, and take a look at what Reroll looks in practice: