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    Dwarf in the Playground
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    Default What can I use to play with my friends?

    Me and my friends want to play D&D together, but since we don't live close enough what can we use to irl. Play by post isn't good for us and none of us can get a port open so we can host maptool or gametable. So what could we use?

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    Ogre in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: What can I use to play with my friends?

    Skype, perhaps? Or an instant messaging system?

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    Dwarf in the Playground
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    Default Re: What can I use to play with my friends?

    We liked to use Gametable because it shows us a grid everyone can see at the same time. Does skype have that?

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    Ogre in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: What can I use to play with my friends?

    No, it doesn't - it's just a program that allows you to see and talk with people over the computer. Might be rather hard to set up for gaming, but I know there are people who use it.

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    Default Re: What can I use to play with my friends?

    I've used skype for gaming, mainly because I was home for winter break and thus in a different city. It works decently well, though I wouldn't really want to try using it if you use minis. (Something we didn't) Granted, we also had only 1 person not physically at the table, and having multiple skypes going would probably make it difficult.
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    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    RangerGuy

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    Default Re: What can I use to play with my friends?

    It's okay if you don't really have any other options. Sometimes the channels can get screwy or the lighting gets messed up, but it's not a huge issue.

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    Ogre in the Playground
     
    NecromancerGuy

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    Default Re: What can I use to play with my friends?

    Assuming Skype works, you could always screenshare on the DM's computer to display a grid in a suitable program; gametable, set simply to run on his computer without connecting elsewhere, might work.

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    Bugbear in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: What can I use to play with my friends?

    MapTool from http://rptools.net/ works for me and my friends. It can be a strange program at times, but once you get used to it it works well.

    We also use Ventrilo for voice, as that's the one thing MapTool doesn't cover.
    Last edited by Excession; 2011-01-15 at 03:41 AM.

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