Virtual Tabletop sessions

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Talanall
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Virtual Tabletop sessions

I really like PbP gaming. But it moves at a glacial pace, so I'm curious to know what you guys think about the idea of occasionally running a live session via chat. I've got considerable experience; it's actually the format on which I cut my teeth as a GM. So I feel comfortable that I can deliver, if this is something you guys would like to do.

I've been investigating the possibility of finding a reasonably easy-to-use, inexpensive solution that would allow real-time sessions in a virtual tabletop environment. Rolld20.net has managed to impress me. It's browser based, has a very nice little interface for mapping, and there's a solid dice roller built into the chat system. It would easily support the kinds of maps that I usually want to use (see the Ancestral Burdens forum for examples). From what I can tell, the site makes its money by selling art assets that would allow a richer mapping experience, and so on. But I'm not really looking for frills, so much as a functional map system.

With that in mind, who's at least tentatively interested in using this as a venue for occasional virtual tabletop sessions?

Fixxxer
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On an occasional level when we can all beat the odds and get time together, I'm game.

MinusInnocence
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I wouldn't be opposed to it but it would definitely require lots of advance notice maybe a once a month thing we can all schedule for on our calendars.

Obsidian_Spoon
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I'm interested, with the same caveats above.

Talanall
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It wouldn't be regular. Half of us are married/have serious girlfriends or fiancees/etc.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

MinusInnocence
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Fucking women ruin everything

Talanall
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I was going to go with, "I will drop all of you at a moment's notice if the woman in my life is feeling frisky." But I guess that's a reasonable shorthand.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

deadDMwalking
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I'm game.

Fixxxer
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Weak. Just do both at the same time.