View Full Version : Does this exist?

2007-10-09, 05:33 AM
Me and my cousins have recently started playing D&D, and are really enjoying it. The problem is that we only see eachother two or three times a year. I figure we can probably continue the game over AIM, but i was wondering if there was a chat client specifically for D&D that incorporated dice roles and maybe a basic map that all the players could see (just like a grid or hexes or something, but so you didn't have to explain in gory detail the layout of a dungeon).

2007-10-09, 05:55 AM
there are a multitude of programs like this, some of which are free and some that are not. They are generally refered to as "virtual tabletops"

personally, i'm most interested in MapTool which is a free java-based map/chat/dice client. http://rptools.net/doku.php?id=maptool:intro

2007-10-09, 05:55 AM
Well you can always start a thread here... (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=13)
and I hear some guy was running a game within Second life. (http://secondlife.com/)

and yeah there is bound to be what you are looking for somewhere, it's Pandora's box the internet

2007-10-09, 06:02 AM
Thanks, maptool looks pretty cool. I'll look into that.