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BerkaZerka

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Virtual Tabletops
« on: January 02, 2023, 07:52:48 pm »

So I know Forge has used them before, but what are your thoughts? What's the easiest VT to learn vs, the one with the coolest features? I know One D&D is suppose to be the next big thing, but I'm a bit 'meh' on 5e.

Any recommendations these days?
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Re: Virtual Tabletops
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2023, 09:11:33 pm »

I've used Roll20 and it's quite nice, you can upload your own PNGs and maps and then overlay grids, can choose what to reveal to players, etc. There's also a /roll command in the chat for rolls if you want to have everyone see the rolls being made

Really don't like 5th edition dnd myself since it's so simplified, prefer to play pathfinder it worked well for this.

Tabletop simulator is also an option if you find the right mod for it though I think it would be really chaotic/map would be hard to organize in comparison

Link to Roll20 site: https://roll20.net/ and some attached images to show what it looks like in action, personally found it to be a really good way to play dnd online

https://pasteboard.co/GjArAYC3ZmGb.png Section with a small arena and some character sprites
https://pasteboard.co/UnUrwebp5SZB.png Asset interface (basically just upload images to here, sort them how you'd like and then layer them on top of each other in the map section)
https://pasteboard.co/Jbz7E4qC6lPk.png Character Sheets
https://pasteboard.co/4BJwV7fZD4Tl.png Full map - You can scale it quite big, as you can see here
https://pasteboard.co/sP0O1qlGuOxM.png Smaller section of same map for scale, every spot on the grid is a 5 foot length. Did not make the maps myself but ripped them from online sources and made edits accordingly


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Re: Virtual Tabletops
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2023, 07:12:29 pm »

oh, that's cool - thanks~ I'll have to check out some live play on youtube.
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Re: Virtual Tabletops
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2023, 12:42:23 am »

How did I miss everything for like 3 months...

but yes Roll20 is good, easy to use and simple to approach and start using.

I currently use Fantasy Grounds Unity. It is a tiny bit less simply to immediatly start using from a DM perspective  but pretty similar from the player side.

both cover ALOT of different systems and you can easily plug and play existing modules.

One dnd might be good in a year or two, but not before then even if you wanted 5e lol
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Re: Virtual Tabletops
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2024, 01:42:44 pm »

Late to the party, as always. While I've played alot on roll20, what I find works best is Foundry. It's a bit complicated at firs, but it very modern and usually has a ton of mods for various systems.

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