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    Okay, the FHCO's and I are going to try a challenge, but seeing as it is the holidays, and they have relatives visiting, I am just posting a placeholder.
    They may use it for a guide once they are back into Snapgallows.
    Since this is my first challenge, and I have never seen a vtt, this may not be usable,,,but for FHCO's purposes, since I just invested in the 4th edition and a bunch of accesories for them I thought I would mix the challenge with there first game.
    The place holder breaks down as the street Hebbie's is on, the ground floor, the 1st floor (or second, over here), some images of NPC/PC characters to represent tokens (not on seperate layer), and some filler.

    I have some questions, does the image have to be square, I don't even know why I went with a rectangle, perhaps shell shock.
    Is there a max size for tokens?
    I know the scale is missing, as are the doors and windows on the ground floor, forgot to unhide them in sketchup, and two different scales between ground floor and 1 st floor as well, and different styles, but it is just to give them ideas and let them do the image manipulation as they decide.
    and I forgot the rest

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    I'd say go with it the way you want it unless it says gotta be square in the challenge text.

    "Never seen a vtt"... cor I dunno what are you like eh ?

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    Oops, I should amend the statement "I have never seen a vtt", I DO have and have used Redrobes excellent ViewingDale, I just don't have a computer to run it on currently, this laptop is the Igor of Technology, drags its feet at the first sign of work, and the graphics card is as old as his hump.
    In fact the software is sitting on the shelf in front of me screeching, "buy a new computer, it's boring up here!"
    So I should have said, I have no experience with vtt, and may ask stoopid questions.

    "cor I dunno what are you like eh ?"
    Too many variables hidden within that question to answer in this lifetime..

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    You might want to try launching MapTool from the Web start on your computer then. It may start just find for you.

    Here's the link: http://rptools.net/dist/webstart.php/maptool-rc.jnlp

    Just click that link and it should launch. Note that this is the "old version", but it is the released version. It should at least give you some experience with a VTT.
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    awesome, I will give it a try, if I can get it going then the kids can load the app on their computer, its only a few months old, and makes me jealous. Sketchup really zips along for them, bogs for me. SeerBlue

    Edit, works great, now I will have to read the docs.
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    If you do end up getting a newer computer make sure to update to the newest version of Java and then download the newest development version of MapTool. There is a ton of new features in there and all kinds of D&D 4e support has been added, if that is your cup of tea, along with some really awesome token and macro updates that really pushes MT to a whole new level of VTT goodness.
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