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[Tabletop Simulator] Now with more banana

PetesalzlPetesalzl vorpal blade in handRegistered User regular
edited January 2016 in Games and Technology
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Tabletop discussion and planning may have been getting a little out of hand in the steam thread so i'm making an attempt to move it over here.

What is tabletop simulator? Uh, well i guess its really kind of like a simulation... of a table. You can play games on it with people, but you dont have to if you'd rather just enjoy the in game physics of a simulated banana.

It's a place where can play your favorite card games and board games with friends or strangers.
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where you can sit and call a group of people hitler, even though you yourself are secretly the hitler.
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where you can enjoy a nice game of clue and stream it and people will watch that stream apparently.
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where you can enjoy a rousing game of CAH to find out which of your fellow forumers is a complete monster fully lacking in any human decency.
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Theres more, but im pretty sure this is my first thread and i've run out of things to say. So tabletop simulator enthusiasts and/or interested parties get on in here and say your piece. get some games going. have a banana.
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awesome list #1 of decent modules thanks to/and updated by @Kanden
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=596513097

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    cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    I can't believe people watched our Clue game.

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    ScratchyScratchy Registered User regular
    Quick and easy DnD game, first folks to pm a character sheet to me get a spot. Using 3rd edition rules. Petesalzl informed me I was wrong, it's 4d6 per stat and ignore the lowest roll not 3d6. Any attribute lower than 10 just make it 10 though. Game will start when folks are on after next weeks FNG so most likely the 30th. Short and sweet campaign, may take a couple of plays. Most likely lvl1-3.

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    PetesalzlPetesalzl vorpal blade in hand Registered User regular
    i find it hilarious that they watched secret hitler and then also watched clue, but sorry was the deal breaker

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    JazzJazz Registered User regular
    It just goes to prove how much of a timeless classic Clue is.

    Which is obviously helped by it being the only boardgame ever to have been turned into an equally classic movie.

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    Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    So I bought TTS and Subscribed to the most popular Secret Hitler. Which CAH are folks using that I need to add?

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    KandenKanden Registered User regular
    I've been trying to keep a list of decent modules updated, if anyone finds one message me a link here, on steam, or in the comment section for the collection. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=596513097

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    PetesalzlPetesalzl vorpal blade in hand Registered User regular
    edited January 2016
    well the nice thing is that only the hosting person has to be subscribed to the modual being played. so i hosted a game of CAH where all of the expansions where jumbled together in one deck, but i had also played where someone else hosted where they were all in separate piles. that was way better but i dont know which one it is in the workshop.

    edit:sadly im at work and they block the steam website so i cant see your list kanden, but i will for sure when i get home.

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    cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    TTS DnD would be rad, but I have no idea how to roll a character.

    Someone just randomly make one for me, and name him BingBong the Archer.

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    destroyah87destroyah87 They/Them Preferred: She/Her - Please UseRegistered User regular
    Petesalzl wrote: »
    i find it hilarious that they watched secret hitler and then also watched clue, but sorry was the deal breaker

    Wait, there's a stream of you guys playing Clue? I'ma have to watch that when I get a chance. I loved the idea of Clue, but I think I played the game once.

    But logical deduction and sleuthing are two of my favorite things.

    Also, after Friday evening, I'm open for TTS playing about anytime. Saturday all-day, Sunday afternoon-night, Monday-Thursday evening I'm usually not doing anything specific.

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    PetesalzlPetesalzl vorpal blade in hand Registered User regular
    edited January 2016
    yeah, we played clue for real.
    http://www.twitch.tv/koopahtroopah/v/36498011
    hopefully koopah doesnt mind me giving out his twitch stream page.

    also, would you like bingbong the archer to be an archer? or should he be like a mage and Thearcher is just a family name?

    also i want to try something i saw in one of the other threads
    geth roll 4d6t1 for strength

    edit:so if we throw out the lowest number bingbong has 16 strength
    double edit: ok, upon further reading of the manual you just roll 4 dice 6 times (removing the lowest number each time and then adding the rest), then you can assign each of those stats as you see fit to each of the 6 attributes. which makes more sense cause otherwise 16 strength on am archer seems really high

    strength:
    4d6t1 4 [4d6t1=4, 5, 6, 5]

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    JazzJazz Registered User regular
    edited January 2016
    Petesalzl wrote: »
    well the nice thing is that only the hosting person has to be subscribed to the modual being played. so i hosted a game of CAH where all of the expansions where jumbled together in one deck, but i had also played where someone else hosted where they were all in separate piles. that was way better but i dont know which one it is in the workshop.

    edit:sadly im at work and they block the steam website so i cant see your list kanden, but i will for sure when i get home.

    The "separate piles" one is this one: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=362389929

    Has a few typos and we found at least one duplicate card, but otherwise it's spot-on.

    Here's also a UK version of CAH for anyone interested: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=590774964

    @Kanden , add those to your list!

    @destroyah87 - What might be right up your street is the Sherlock Holmes board game, 221B Baker Street (by Gibsons Games), but it looks like it's not on TTS. It's a great game, though, worth tracking down. It has a different case for every time you play so it's never the same game twice. The board is a map of Homes' Victorian London, and... hang on, I can just link it: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1275/221b-baker-street-master-detective-game (actually I had no idea it was first published in 1975, but thankfully it's still in print. It's great.)

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    KandenKanden Registered User regular
    Done and done.

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    PetesalzlPetesalzl vorpal blade in hand Registered User regular
    Kanden wrote: »
    Done and done.

    you mind if i add that list to the OP?

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    KandenKanden Registered User regular
    Go for it.

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    Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TXRegistered User regular
    Petesalzl wrote: »
    i find it hilarious that they watched secret hitler and then also watched clue, but sorry was the deal breaker

    I hate Sorry with a burning passion.

    I guess I'll be joining you guys since @Petesalzl gifted me this earlier today (I'll do a proper thank you in the Steam thread after I get home from work and can screenshot). I've missed out on a lot of the boardgames from the last 10 years or so and am excited about maybe being able to play them! Scheduling will be the hard part, but I can figure something out.

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    destroyah87destroyah87 They/Them Preferred: She/Her - Please UseRegistered User regular
    So, I think I checked and it wasn't there, but a Formula D TTS module would be pretty sweet.

    I also saw a Sentinals of the Multiverse module, iirc. I'd love to play a game of that with folks.

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    IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    Jazz wrote: »
    It just goes to prove how much of a timeless classic Clue is.

    Which is obviously helped by it being the only boardgame ever to have been turned into an equally classic movie.

    Battleship!

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    BlazeFireBlazeFire Registered User regular
    edited January 2016
    I'm new here. I have some silly questions. Are games called modules? Who makes the modules? Are they free? Does the game take care of scoring and all the "technical" details? Can you play games with anyone on steam?

    e: Also, how hard is to make new games? There are some card games I play with my father that are not very common but if we could play this online that would be awesome.

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    DrovekDrovek Registered User regular
    So, I think I checked and it wasn't there, but a Formula D TTS module would be pretty sweet.

    I also saw a Sentinals of the Multiverse module, iirc. I'd love to play a game of that with folks.

    I'm pretty sure the collection in the OP includes it.

    I'm kinda interested in it (never played it before.)

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    ScratchyScratchy Registered User regular
    edited January 2016
    BlazeFire wrote: »
    I'm new here. I have some silly questions. Are games called modules? Who makes the modules? Are they free? Does the game take care of scoring and all the "technical" details? Can you play games with anyone on steam?

    e: Also, how hard is to make new games? There are some card games I play with my father that are not very common but if we could play this online that would be awesome.

    Modules are premade games/tools/items you can download to your account. Modules are all player made, there are a bunch of good ones and a bunch of junk too. If downloading from the steam workshop while having the base game it won't cost you another dime. Technical details are not taken care of at all and are up to the players to keep track of, with pen and paper or in game tokens which aren't necessarily in each module. You can play with everyone playing current just like any other steam game. I'm not going to make a new game anytime soon, I assume it's as difficult as making a game from scratch with tools.

    Petesalzl explains much better than I do

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    PetesalzlPetesalzl vorpal blade in hand Registered User regular
    edited January 2016
    not silly at all.
    the way it works as there are certain games that come built into tabletop sim like chess, checkers, deck of cards, and a number of other games along those lines. there is also a few games that are part of the tts but are dlc purchase add ons. the modules people are referring to are games that people have made and posted in the workshop which you can download and use to play other games that arent pre inculded and this is where most of the games will be found. i havent tried making any games myself so if anyone else has info on that feel more than welcome to share, but if you do a search you may be surprised to find those rare games youre looking for are possibly already available.

    you can play with anyone on steam, you can join with friends or search for random games being hosted with open spots. though all score keeping and what have you is all done manually. its really just simulations of physical objects and a table and you do the rest. a few things do have functions though so some automation is possible, but there wont be any computer npc players

    edit: also as for things like tokens that scratchy mentioned. the host of the game can spawn items from other modules like a bag of tokens, or single tokens, or dice. thats one of the ways this works well for something like dnd cause people make module with things like dungeon tiles and you can take those and spawn them in your own game.

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    ScratchyScratchy Registered User regular
    Iolo wrote: »
    Jazz wrote: »
    It just goes to prove how much of a timeless classic Clue is.

    Which is obviously helped by it being the only boardgame ever to have been turned into an equally classic movie.

    Battleship!

    We all wanted him to get that burrito so much. Worth it for that alone.

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    destroyah87destroyah87 They/Them Preferred: She/Her - Please UseRegistered User regular
    Drovek wrote: »
    So, I think I checked and it wasn't there, but a Formula D TTS module would be pretty sweet.

    I also saw a Sentinals of the Multiverse module, iirc. I'd love to play a game of that with folks.

    I'm pretty sure the collection in the OP includes it.

    I'm kinda interested in it (never played it before.)

    Oh yeah, I think I was tired when I looked. I remember finding it now. Man, I'll play Formula D with people. That's a fun game. I have only one house rule.*
    Making engine and gear shifting noises on your turn is mandatory!
    Not really, but it's still fun.

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    KarozKaroz Registered User regular
    We might have some issues getting Betrayal up and running for FNG.

    I tried running it today and got this.

    Nik was nice enough to boot it up and I and scratchy joined only to see this. Nik could still see the board fine.

    Scratchy and I saw the error 429 message and I decide to try to check the source which brought me to this error message.

    So that explains things but unless it clears up before tomorrow we will need other plans.

    Too bad since Betrayal is a nice and pretty simple game to get people playing.

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    JazzJazz Registered User regular
    TTS is definitely having issues at the moment due to the massive influx of new players. Its reliance on third-party image and file hosting compounds the problem somewhat. But it'll get better.

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    PetesalzlPetesalzl vorpal blade in hand Registered User regular
    well i have two versions of betrayal, sorry if its the one youre listing (stupid work block) but the one i was looking at is called betrayal at house on the hill [fixed]. i only opened it in single player just to mess around with it, but it seemed to be working great. i know sometimes if things arent loading for people if you trying starting a new table that fixes it, or it just could be that one version wasnt working and thats why there is a "fixed" version

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    General_ArmchairGeneral_Armchair Registered User regular
    I've used TTS to play X-wing with some friends. Imo it is more fun than moving sprites around in vassal.

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    JazzJazz Registered User regular
    I haven't dared watch Battleship yet. I assume it's worth it in a "going in knowing it's awful" ironic Z-movie kind of way?

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    KadokenKadoken Giving Ends to my Friends and it Feels Stupendous Registered User regular
    Could I use this to Dark Heresy?

    Speaking of GW properties, if they launched a full licensed edition of 40k on TTS that was cheaper than $150, I wonder how many wargame converts they would make. Also how much money rhey coupd make up after losing a piece of their audience because the Age of Sigmar stuff.

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    destroyah87destroyah87 They/Them Preferred: She/Her - Please UseRegistered User regular
    Jazz wrote: »
    I haven't dared watch Battleship yet. I assume it's worth it in a "going in knowing it's awful" ironic Z-movie kind of way?

    Battleship is better than the elevator pitch would have you believe. It's no cinematic masterpiece, but it's watchable, says I.

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    JazzJazz Registered User regular
    Kadoken wrote: »
    Could I use this to Dark Heresy?

    Speaking of GW properties, if they launched a full licensed edition of 40k on TTS that was cheaper than $150, I wonder how many wargame converts they would make. Also how much money rhey coupd make up after losing a piece of their audience because the Age of Sigmar stuff.

    If someone fixed up 1st edition 40K stuff on it (because GW obviously wouldn't), I'd be all over that. Showing my age a bit, but still.

    It's kind of amazing that the only Ork clan in there at all so far is the Bad Moons. (Flash gitz.)

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    General_ArmchairGeneral_Armchair Registered User regular
    Jazz wrote: »
    I haven't dared watch Battleship yet. I assume it's worth it in a "going in knowing it's awful" ironic Z-movie kind of way?

    The highlight of the movie for me is the fact that the alien ship shoots giant pegs at things.

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    ScratchyScratchy Registered User regular
    At this point everything good about it is spoiled minus the fact that the humans win by arming a museum with live weaponry that's just hanging around!

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    MagicPrimeMagicPrime FiresideWizard Registered User regular
    Hell yeah -- they have an Eldritch Horror module!

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    JazzJazz Registered User regular
    So many of these games I've heard of but never played (largely due to spectacular failure at finding IRL people who will actually play).

    Then I fire up a game I've heard good things about, say, Twilight Imperium or Battlestar Galactica or something, in TTS, take one look at the massive sprawl of lovingly crafted complexity laid out before me...

    ...and start trying out the "flick" mechanic with dice.

    Methinks I need to work my way up to games like that.

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    General_ArmchairGeneral_Armchair Registered User regular
    If you get bored when it isn't your turn, you can create elaborate dice towers. Just like in real life!

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    destroyah87destroyah87 They/Them Preferred: She/Her - Please UseRegistered User regular
    If you get bored when it isn't your turn, you can create elaborate dice towers. Just like in real life!

    Yeah, but isn't it cheating in TTS, because it's easier than real life?

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    PetesalzlPetesalzl vorpal blade in hand Registered User regular
    i feel like my precision in RL is superior.

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    AkimboEGAkimboEG Mr. Fancypants Wears very fine pants indeedRegistered User regular
    So, uh, what's the legality of all this? And how likely is TTS to be sued out of existence?

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    KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah The koopas, the troopas. Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    The King of Tokyo module is actually pretty sweet. If anyone wants to play that, I'd be down.

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