The following tables summarize the current set of features in LegendKeeper.
|Private by default. Invite people to your world when you are ready to share.|
|Real-time collaboration. Edit the same document at the same time as collaborators and see their cursor!|
|Granular permissions and secrets. Make sure players only see the information you want them to see, when you want them to see it.|
|**Offline support. Keep worldbuilding even when you don't have an internet connection.|
|No limits on storage. Use as many maps and images as your world requires.|
|No limits on creation. Create as many projects as you want.|
|Full-text search. Find anything instantly.|
|Dark Mode. Write for hours without straining your eyeballs.|
|Export. Your data belongs to you and you alone.|
Wiki and Editor
|A robust wiki with infinite page nesting. Architect your world the way that works for you.|
|Intuitive rich-text editing focused on the writing experience. Format your content as you write and never fill out tedious forms again. The editor includes layouts, tables, and much more.|
|Auto-linking pages. Click a single button to generate links between pages that you might not have noticed while writing your first draft.|
|Page Templates. Keep page designs you want to use everywhere in your templates folder, then instantly apply them to any new page. Visit Templatelandia in our Discord Community to see what others have created.|
|Wiki shortcuts. Drag and drop to create shortcuts to any part of your wiki.|
|Add tags, featured images, and other properties to every page.|
Slash commands. Access all the editing features without ever moving
your hands off the keyboard. Just type
|Rapid creation tools. Use Create Page, @-mentions, Cut-to-New-Page, Page Templates, and Auto-linking to create worlds at the speed of thought.|
|Upload massive maps (up to 14K pixels and 100mb). Connect them to your wiki articles, and enjoy visually exploring your world.|
|Create pins on your maps with customizable icons, colors, and border styles.|
|Nest maps just as you nest wiki articles. Easily navigate from world to region to town to dungeon.|
|Visibility controls. Filter map pins by tags to find what you are looking for. Click on pin names to pan to that location. Hide map pins from players.|
|Rapid creation tools. Create new wiki pages straight from the map.|
|Complimentary Map Starter Pack from top cartographers. Start pinning right away!|
|Collaborative worldbuilding whiteboards. Sketch anything on the canvas with your project members.|
|Page Cards and Board Cards to link to your world. Our unique card types connect Boards to the rest of your project.|
|Intuitive whiteboarding features with countless uses. Flow charts, DM Screens, Pointcrawls... whatever you can dream.|
|Upload your maps and images all in one place and organize them by folders.|
|Complimentary Map Starter Pack from top cartographers.|
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**Offline mode: Image and map uploads require connection to the internet, but you can attach maps and images that you've already uploaded to your wiki. LegendKeeper loads in your web browser, storing its client code in your browser so it can load while offline. There is no standalone app download. Offline mode does not work in private browsing or incognito mode. Offline changes are lost if you clear your browsing data before syncing your changes with the server. LegendKeeper stores changes to your wiki and atlas in your browser's local storage. If you are offline, it holds onto these changes, and then syncs them when you return online. This works even if multiple users are editing different things offline; it gracefully merges the data as users come back online.
Many of these features will come to fruition over the coming year. We consider several of them essential pieces to move from Beta towards Version 1.0.
|Interactive Timeline for any calendar system you can dream up. Connect timelines to the Atlas and Wiki.|
|Share your work on public URLs, whenever you choose. Your worlds will remain private by default.|
|LK Community Marketplace. Browse Templates and content created by other LegendKeeper users and easily bring them into your own projects.|
|Atlas improvements: Layers, Region Drawing, Pin Grouping, Tokens, Fog of War, and Text Annotations.|
|Mobile support. LegendKeeper will be a pleasure to use on any screen size.|
|Procedural generation tools.|
|Access to more useful content. Map packs, art assets, and anything else to help you bring your worlds to life.|
|Support for audio, video, and other rich embedded media types.|
** Planned features: This table reflects our plans as of today, based on what our users are telling us and what we have learned about worldbuilding. There is no guarantee we will not change our roadmap as we learn more. We are constantly listening to what our users have to say, teaching ourselves more about worldbuilding, and adjusting our plans accordingly.
LegendKeeper Open Beta
LegendKeeper is currently in Open Beta. This means that we believe certain core features needed to fulfill our vision are still missing. You can see some of them listed in the Planned Features table above.
With that being said, we believe that the current state of LegendKeeper is polished and stable enough to provide the best quality worldbuilding solution that exists today. We hope you will join us and help us shape the roadmap over the coming years.
How we prioritize and develop features
We decide on what features to build based on what our users are asking for and what we believe the future of worldbuilding should look like. We love to talk about the product with people in our Discord community, and we accept suggestions for features on our Nolt board.
We review the Nolt boards, survey data, product usage data, rough notes, and our own intuitions at least once every 3 months (usually more often). We then use a combination of Jobs to Be Done and RICE analysis to help prioritize what we build next.
We don't maintain a public roadmap because it can change suddenly, breaking expectations with our users. We work hard to keep our users informed in other ways about what we are working on every week, and we are always clear about our current priorities even if the exact dates aren't public. The best way to follow along is to read the LegendKeeper Weekly - a weekly report that summarizes what we ship each week and what we are thinking about.
How we build software for Game Masters
The vision of LegendKeeper is to unleash the creative potential of every worldbuilder.
To achieve that vision we need to start somewhere: Our current focus is to provide the best worldbuilding tools for Game Masters. LegendKeeper makes it easy to build immersive worlds for your RPG campaigns, and keep your campaign notes organized.
Our current focus on Game Masters helps us prioritize the features we want to build over the next year.
It's important that you know our long term vision, so that you can understand how we think about adding features to LegendKeeper. At the core level of the software, each and every feature should work well for every worldbuilder. Anything specific to RPGs or specific games like Dungeons & Dragons is layered on top of that core at a higher level.
We 'layer things on top' using a variety of methods depending on what's most appropriate. Here are some examples of how we might add higher layers in the future:
- LK Community where you can browse for Templates and other content
- Optional Content Packs such as icon sets, map packs, etc.
- Editor plugins such as RPG-specific slash commands
- Technical extension points such as APIs, Zapier integrations, Discord Bots, etc.
- Optional settings
Let's look at an example:
Imagine we decide we want to help Game Masters write faster by providing a random tavern generator in LegendKeeper. Now imagine that, to get the best possible tavern, we believe we should improve our table displays in order to better display menu items.
In this case, the tavern generator would not be a core feature. It would be integrated within LegendKeeper in such a way that Game Masters could easily find it and activate it, while everyone else could continue to use the core features without that unnecessary clutter. But perhaps we find a way to improve how tables look. That's something everyone could use, so it would be built at the core level for everyone to enjoy.
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