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    It really is worth registering, especially if you use Virtual Tabletop software. There is a fairly large VTT community on the FUM boards. I can also say that Devin's tokens are definitely worth another community board registration (hell, they were worth the money but if he wants to hand them out for free I don't want to discourage him).

    If you've not yet tried out running pen-and-paper roleplaying games online, there's FUMCon coming up in April. This is an online convention that's been run the last few years to promote Virtual Tabletops and Roleplay Gaming online. There should (hopefully) be a number of demos and games to attend.
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    Well, I'm registered, Valarian, but at some point I gotta choose - do I game or browse boards? Cos there aren't enough hours in the day to do everything I want.

    I'm afraid I'll have to choose gaming. I haven't got into VTT and I'd have to give up something else if I start. At present I'm just using the software to seamlessly map MTU.

    Thanks for the heads up though.
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    No need to give up gaming if you use a VTT icosahedron. You can actually use most VTT software in face to face games in place of miniatures and crystal maps. Heck you can even use your miniatures still if you have a way to project the map onto a table top. There are even suggestions for creating simple white 3D models of your map and projecting your map down onto it to enhance the experience even further.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RPMiller View Post
    No need to give up gaming if you use a VTT icosahedron. You can actually use most VTT software in face to face games in place of miniatures and crystal maps.
    Errr... do you know someone that actually maps in crystal? I would think that would be reserved for alien races....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrazierjr View Post
    Errr... do you know someone that actually maps in crystal? I would think that would be reserved for alien races....
    I thought you were my age? Crystal maps is what the old acrylic sheets were first called when they came out. They were "crystal clear" and had a grid embedded in them to draw over. So you could put any old drawing/map down, lay the sheet over it and break out the markers. Ah, the memories...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RPMiller View Post
    I thought you were my age? Crystal maps is what the old acrylic sheets were first called when they came out. They were "crystal clear" and had a grid embedded in them to draw over. So you could put any old drawing/map down, lay the sheet over it and break out the markers. Ah, the memories...
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    Did I say old? Nope, I said my age. So what are you insinuating?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RPMiller View Post
    Did I say old? Nope, I said my age. So what are you insinuating?!

    Well... stupid forum software has limits on posting length, so I had to put in the "I'm not old" to get it to post....besides... I figured the quote might be more recognizable with that in there anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RPMiller View Post
    No need to give up gaming if you use a VTT icosahedron. You can actually use most VTT software in face to face games in place of miniatures and crystal maps. Heck you can even use your miniatures still if you have a way to project the map onto a table top. There are even suggestions for creating simple white 3D models of your map and projecting your map down onto it to enhance the experience even further.
    My current games are PBEM with players in various time zones. We can't get together at any one time. I believe VTT is predominantly real-time, not sure whether it can be played with only one person at a time logged in, so it would probably mean an additional game.

    Either way, it would take some time to learn the system and that time would have to come from somewhere. My recently resurrected interest in mapping has already exceeded my time budget.
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    There are a number of people using VTT for PBEM/PBP games. No, you wouldn't use the macros and chat and whatnot in that setting, but you could if you left the server up and running all the time. Predominately those that use VTT in PBEM/PBP simply use the mapping/token/vision blocking/fog of war abilities to generate static maps. If that is all you were using it for, there isn't really anything to learn (assuming you are using one of the better VTTs).
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