Enjoy traditional tabletop games and RPGs? SmiteWorks have release Fantasy Grounds Unity into Early Access recently along with Linux support.
A much expanded and improved version of Fantasy Grounds, which originally released in 2004 and does not support Linux. This new version does, built (as the name might suggest) with the Unity game engine giving them a lot more tools to work with.
Need to know what it is, not heard of it? "Fantasy Grounds is a dynamic system for playing a host of different roleplaying games online. It is used by hundreds of thousands of gamers worldwide to connect and play popular games such as Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, Savage Worlds, Call of Cthulhu, and so many more. This type of program is commonly referred to as a ‘virtual tabletop’, or VTT, due to their ability to emulate various parts of an RPG session in digital form."
Turns out they actually had a Kickstarter campaign to fund it, back in 2019 this raised $509,343. Linux as a supported platform was part of that, so it's great to see them deliver. They even took on new developers recently, as noted in a Kickstarter update who helped get Linux sorted.
Just some of what's new in it includes:
- 64-bit support to allow for more content (quality and quantity)
- Native support for Mac, Linux and Windows PC
- Network lobby for easy hosting and joining of games (no port forwarding required)
- Tile based map building with built-in support for dynamic Line of Sight
- Enhanced Drawing Tools
- Additional Dice Macros support
- A new FGU only skin
- Dynamic Line of Sight with enhanced toggle blockers for walls, doors, terrain and secret areas.
- Paint with images, such as walls
- Animated image effects
- Locally stored Asset Library for use in campaigns
- Backward compatibility with all existing campaigns and DLC from FGC
Sharing DLC between the original and this is a nice touch, as long as you use the same account for both versions it will give you any previous DLC you own. Considering there's absolutely tons of DLC, that was probably the only sane option. There's 1,658 of them. It sounds ridiculous but a lot of that is officially licensed content from D&D and various others. They also have upgrade options to get a discount if you own the older app.
You can find it in Early Access on Steam.