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Virtual Tables
« on: December 30, 2007, 01:29:22 AM »
We have played with this concept before. At one time, the Labrynth was going to be an online game table. It might be fun to be a center for table top games. So there are a couple of services OR programs you can use.

http://www.iconvention.org/vgtcomp.php

So what do all of you think?  Virtual table tops worth the effort?



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Re: Virtual Tables
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2007, 12:25:50 PM »
I'd use them.  My games are sporatic at best, due to the fact that half my gamer's don't have any mode of transport (20+ miles being a bit too far for most to bike), but all have high speed internets, or live near someone who they could leach off of.  The only reason we haven't is a general lack of monies.  :shrug:  I'll probably end up using one of these after I go off to the air force to play with current gamers...
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Re: Virtual Tables
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2007, 01:49:30 PM »
They do seem quite interesting... two of them completely free, all others offering demos.

Did anyone actually try any of those out?
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Re: Virtual Tables
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2007, 11:47:30 PM »
Never had anyone else to use them with.  I have been on many meetings using the WebEx system. I have always through that would work, with enough effort. Of course some of the MUD or MUSH software can do much of it.

If you are not playing a game that needs "tactical displays" and things are narrated, simple text chat might be the key in that context.
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Re: Virtual Tables
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2007, 08:44:49 AM »
Have thought about it. Ran a campaign for a year using MSN , skype and email before it petered off..
No tactical displays though, since I've never owned minatures, did not effect my style overmuch.



   
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