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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Playing D&D with Skype and Gametable

I know there are many of you out there that play in skype gaming sessions regularly, and perhaps some of you could enlighten me a bit.  I'm currently trying to convince some of my old gaming crew (the ones separated by time/distance) that we can use skype and a virtual table top like OpenRPG+ or Gametable to run a D&D game once or twice a month.  This will give me a perfect opportunity to playtest my Dreadrock megadungeon project as well, so I wouldn't have to do much in the way of prep for the game.
 

For those of you that do use this method to play D&D, what sort of advice can you give?  What are the best programs for incorporating the virtual table top element?  Which one is easiest to use, import maps into, etc?