Evan Bailey

Evan Bailey

is creating Improved Initiative

1,105

patrons

I'm a veteran dungeon master and professional software engineer. I built Improved Initiative, a D&D 5th Edition combat tracker.

Improved Initiative is a free web app for use at your in-person D&D game. It doesn't get between you and your players, by offering an easy way to manage initiative order and hit points. It also shows you stat blocks right when you need them, and comes ready-to-use with all official OGL creatures from D&D!

Your pledge helps pay for server costs and maintenance for Improved Initiative. In return, you'll get useful features like Account Sync and Epic Initiative. Thanks to all of the patrons who support Improved Initiative!


How do I use the app?
It's so easy! A tutorial will show you how to get started. There are many features that you can discover by exploring the settings menus.

Is it really free?
All the basic functionality of Improved Initiative will always be free. You'll never have to create an account to build and run encounters. Some features with extra server overhead, such as Account Sync, are granted to our Patreon supporters and Github contributors. The software is also free as in freedom- you can check out the source code and contribute on Github.

Can I suggest a new feature?
I'm always happy to see feature suggestions. Check out our community board to share your feedback. I periodically add new features to both the free app and Epic Initiative.

How do I report a bug?
The best way to report a bug is to open an issue directly on Github. If you don't want to create a Github account for that, feel free to email me the details directly.

Why aren't all the D&D monsters built in?
Wizards of the Coast provides only the monsters in the D&D Basic Rules under terms of the Open Game License. You can add other monsters by hand, or you can import your own DnDAppFile data files with statblocks.
Tiers
Improved Initiative
$1 or more per month

Pledge $1 or more to help support the maintenance and development of Improved Initiative. You'll get access to Account Sync, and the patron-only dev blog. Account Sync lets you sync your library and settings so you can log in to access them from any device

Epic Initiative
$5 or more per month

Pledge $5 or more to become an Epic supporter of the app! Epic Initiative lets you customize your player view with Custom Styles and Combatant Portraits! You'll also get Account Sync and all the other benefits of the $1 tier.


I'm a veteran dungeon master and professional software engineer. I built Improved Initiative, a D&D 5th Edition combat tracker.

Improved Initiative is a free web app for use at your in-person D&D game. It doesn't get between you and your players, by offering an easy way to manage initiative order and hit points. It also shows you stat blocks right when you need them, and comes ready-to-use with all official OGL creatures from D&D!

Your pledge helps pay for server costs and maintenance for Improved Initiative. In return, you'll get useful features like Account Sync and Epic Initiative. Thanks to all of the patrons who support Improved Initiative!


How do I use the app?
It's so easy! A tutorial will show you how to get started. There are many features that you can discover by exploring the settings menus.

Is it really free?
All the basic functionality of Improved Initiative will always be free. You'll never have to create an account to build and run encounters. Some features with extra server overhead, such as Account Sync, are granted to our Patreon supporters and Github contributors. The software is also free as in freedom- you can check out the source code and contribute on Github.

Can I suggest a new feature?
I'm always happy to see feature suggestions. Check out our community board to share your feedback. I periodically add new features to both the free app and Epic Initiative.

How do I report a bug?
The best way to report a bug is to open an issue directly on Github. If you don't want to create a Github account for that, feel free to email me the details directly.

Why aren't all the D&D monsters built in?
Wizards of the Coast provides only the monsters in the D&D Basic Rules under terms of the Open Game License. You can add other monsters by hand, or you can import your own DnDAppFile data files with statblocks.

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Tiers
Improved Initiative
$1 or more per month

Pledge $1 or more to help support the maintenance and development of Improved Initiative. You'll get access to Account Sync, and the patron-only dev blog. Account Sync lets you sync your library and settings so you can log in to access them from any device

Epic Initiative
$5 or more per month

Pledge $5 or more to become an Epic supporter of the app! Epic Initiative lets you customize your player view with Custom Styles and Combatant Portraits! You'll also get Account Sync and all the other benefits of the $1 tier.