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Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
[Internet RPG Tools] Roll20 is launched! - LIVE PLAYTEST! COME PLAY WITH US RIGHT NOW!
Ok, I got a couple of private messages from people about the platform I am planning to use to launch my latest game. So I figured we needed a thread to talk about online tools and to talk about how awesome Roll20 will be.
Roll20 brings pen and paper gaming to the web the right way. Built on a powerful platform of tools, yet elegantly simple, it focuses on enhancing what makes tabletop gaming great: storytelling and camaraderie. It's incredibly easy to get started, and runs right in your web browser, so there's nothing to download or configure.
Here is their product demo video
And they have shittons of dice rolling abilities as well as awesome token tracking and card deck systems. I am excited for it. My groups have tried MapTools, IRC and a multitude of other systems but they seem to bring a host of problems to the table. I am looking forward to testing it here next week. If you want to get it on the Beta of the website, you still have about a day or more to back it at the $25 level.
What tools do you use to handle online RPGing? Do you do only Play by Post? MapTools? IRC meetups?