[generic] Virtual Tabletops

#22
I'm starting an online game of Monsterhearts soon. Any suggestions for a good VTT for that game? I'm after something that will do a good relationship map, not necessarily one that does battlemaps and figures.
 
#24
I'm starting an online game of Monsterhearts soon. Any suggestions for a good VTT for that game? I'm after something that will do a good relationship map, not necessarily one that does battlemaps and figures.
Kumu.io is great for relationship maps so long as you don’t mind the game relationship maps being publicly viewable..Have you considered just using Discord or Hangouts with Kumu?
 
#25
Describe a relationship map to me
Think of a couple of family trees, plus lines for relationships between the different family members, plus all the important friends and hangers-on. Here's one I did of the factions for a Scum and Villainy game.

Kumu.io is great for relationship maps so long as you don’t mind the game relationship maps being publicly viewable..Have you considered just using Discord or Hangouts with Kumu?
Good call! I'd forgotten about that. It also looks like several people can edit the same map, which would make setting-burning more fun.
 
#26
#28
What are people's opinions about using Zoom for online gaming?
I've used it once, I think, just for video alongside Roll20. It was OK as our host has a corporate account, you're limited to 40 minutes on a free account I think.
Less bandwidth sensitive than Discord video, and way, way, way better than Roll20's built in video.
Had a go at using the screen sharing to see if it was useful, but decided it was much easier to keep using Roll20. I think the way we had it set up, when screen sharing you only see people's video feed when they are actually taking, which slightly defeats the purpose.
 
#29
What are people's opinions about using Zoom for online gaming?
Zoom is without doubt the best choice if you want to either record your session or post for an audience. The video quality is also brilliant. However unless you want to record or broadcast you'll get just as much from Google Hangouts or Discord which are free.

I use Zoom because I had to purchase a subscription for work, but if I had to use Hangouts there is little I would miss. Zoom better, but not significantly better, and unless you need the prior mentioned functionality the improvement isnt worth the cost.
 

Nathan

Rune Priest
#30
We ran our first session of GURPS Dungeon Fantasy last night using Zoom and Roll20. In the past, with other groups I've played with Hangouts instead. It seemed to go very well indeed.
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First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
Staff member
#31
We ran our first session of GURPS Dungeon Fantasy last night using Zoom and Roll20. In the past, with other groups I've played with Hangouts instead. It seemed to go very well indeed.
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Nice setup Nathan! Did you purchase a Zoom pro thingy or did another one of your team already have it?

Is GURPS all setup for Roll20?
 

First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
Staff member
#32
I'm still discovering more features for the lets-role.com VTT. Here I have copy pasted some tokens and have right clicked on each to give them status bars for hit points (selected not visible to players). The aura text identifies the leader. Really handy.

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Nathan

Rune Priest
#33
Nice setup Nathan! Did you purchase a Zoom pro thingy or did another one of your team already have it?

Is GURPS all setup for Roll20?
Hi Graham! Mike, who was running the game, has access to Zoom Pro thanks to his job. We just used Roll20 to roll dice and for the single combat encounter we had. Everything else was done on Concept Board.
 
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