Welcome to Traipse!
Traipse OpenRPG offers a lot of stability that older versions of OpenRPG had not offered before. Increased functionality with CherryPy and new Server features with the Server GUI. The goal for development of Traipse is to offer an easy to use virtual game table that shows off the power of Python as a programming languange and works as good as, if not better then, commercial grade virtual game tables.
Traipse is 100% free to use, copy, modify, and redistribute. Traipse is licensed under the GPL Version 2, the same license OpenRPG is licensed under. You do not ever need to buy a copy of Traipse OpenRPG and Traipse will always be free.
What Traipse provides
Traipse provides a virtual game table that allows users to connect to the internet and play table top games. While the software currently focuses on role playing games, that is not all that can be played on the virtual game table. The map has several layers inluding, miniatures, background, a whiteboard, and a fog layer, so game masters can a lot of functionality when it comes to gaming. The software also includes a die roller.
Hosting your images is extremely easy now with CherryPy's improvements. Users can browse their hard drive and find images to load to the map and setup is a breeze. More information about CherryPy, including tips & tricks can be found on the CherryPy page.
Traipse is distro ready!! Now with Traipse you can easily create your own distribution of OpenRPG's core code and rfename it whatever you want. I chose Traipse because it is slightly adventerous. I also have some funny names for the versions, but you can name your version whatever you want to name it.
OpenRPG is a social community. When you start your Traipse software you connect to the OpenRPG meta server which provides a list of servers and each server has a room, often times with a lot of people on them.
Traipse is actively being developed. I am always looking for new ways to improve the software so it can regain the status as a virtual game table it once had. I have read on pages that 'OpenRPG had it's time', or 'there is no active developer'. I am here to say that those statements are wrong, the quoted have simply been mis informed. OpenRPG is programmed with language that NASA uses. EVE Online uses a modified verrsion of Python called Stackless Python which allows for more threading.
However the facts appear to be presented doesn't really matter. Traipse is designed to offer the best overall functionality and the ease of use a user should expect with a commercial grade software.
While we don't have a plugin store on our web site, the software does allow developers to use closed source plugins. The ability to use closed source plugins allows devs the opportunity to make a little money with their software skills. Becuase the software is GPL all plugins will fall under the same license, so developers need to understand that license and that they will be required to provide the source code for their plugins when a customer demands it.
But the option is there and the door is opened. I personally believe that by opening the door to plugins with a price tag I don't tarnish the software's reputation but I instead invite developers to take a peek at the code and maybe even use the software.
The MSRP for a plugin is $0.25 to $1.00, depending on what your plugin does. This is merely a suggestion. Most plugins are simple code, so I would not expect to see a high price tag on plugins. When you assign a price tag to your plugin think about what it does, how much work went into coding it, and how much it offers users. Is it really worth that price? How about compared to the software itself which remains free? Try and price your plugins fairly.