I’m often tempted to dive into one but am hesitant due to not wanting to invest a ton of time into it if players wouldn’t put much energy into it (either with input or review). They do look cool though.
I’m of the mindset that when you ask members of a group to start going to a number of places to keep up that engagement drops. Sort of like trying to keep up on too many social media sites. i also see many great players who are fully invested at session time who have a hard time participating in any way outside of the session (such as downtime RP by post in Discord or something).
To date, I keep everything in my campaigns for the most part as handouts in Roll20. Then if needed, I may have links in the handouts to external documents but I try to limit that. Generally less is more imo.
But yeah, it’s tempting to go down the path of one of those campaign manager platforms. I just worry that many GMs who do find themselves talking to an empty room what with players being busy and such.
I could see it being worthwhile as a GM, even with limited player engagement, if it were for a long term campaign world that one might use over years with different players/groups.
I do know I can always talk to my players and intend to, but I would like to hear thoughts from you as an interest general check.