Hiya. I've been trying to use dice tool along with init tool to manage a play by post game that I run. After several sessions, I gave up on dice tool (although I am still using init tool). But before I forget about it entirely, I thought I would mention two of the difficulties I experienced here. Maybe I did something wrong, and dice tool really can do what I need it to. Here are two issues I had:
1) Dice tool does not display the macro labels in the results window. This made looking up past results too difficult, especially when I've had lots of lots of enemies firing at the PCs.
2) I could never load more than two saved macro tabs at a time. I could create as many tabs as I liked during a session, and I could save them all individually. But when I reopened dice tool, only the first two tabs would reload on startup, and attempting to load the additional tabs didn't work. I would go through the load macro file dialog, and then nothing would happen.
Just in case anyone is curious, I spent about 90 minutes scouring the web for an alternative. What I finally found (from a link on Murgh Bpurn's site!) was a vtt called "game table." The last release was Jan 2006, and it has a ton of functionality that I don't touch, but the dice roller is the best I've seen as a "stand-alone" app (if you can call it that, considering that it is nested in a vtt).
Of course, I understand that all five of the RPTools (including char tool) are under constant development. I look forward to watching whatever direction the rp team chooses to take dice tool. I am sure it will be awesome. But for now, because of the reasons stated, I'll be sticking with game table.