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WargamingAddict23 Nov 2013 12:50 a.m. PST

Having been stuck with no gaming space (my wargaming basement project has been postponed while money goes to making the house… well… liveable) I've experimented quite a bit with virtual tabletops.

I put my thoughts on Roll20, Battle Chronicler and Battlegrounds Gaming Engine in to a post here: link

Might be useful for those looking in to software to wargame with friends around the country, or internationally.

Temporary like Achilles23 Nov 2013 4:41 a.m. PST

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing that. The Battlegrounds Gaming Engine looks really good.


Todd63623 Nov 2013 9:31 a.m. PST

BGE does look good. I saw in your post a screenshot of I ain't been shot mum. Is that a "module" that you can down load? Or is there clip art for WW2 vehicles and inf?

WargamingAddict23 Nov 2013 10:18 a.m. PST

The IABSM module is one I'm creating. Once I have it finished, ping me and I'll send you the game file. Give me a week more to test it and get it right.

Cherno23 Nov 2013 6:47 p.m. PST

I have used MapTools in the past, I like the flexibility, it enables me to have exactly what I want in the game as far as makros, rules, sheets, and graphics go. I wrote an article about my DnD Dark Sun campaign a while back:


heruca22 Jul 2016 11:05 a.m. PST

Hey there,

I'm the developer of Battlegrounds Gaming Engine.

Thanks for the mention, WargamingAddict.

I wanted to let you all know that you can currently get a Gamer-8 BGE Client license for just $17 USD, via this Kickstarter campaign, which ends in 4-5 days. This license allows you to host online games and have up to 7 players log in and play using just the free BGE Demo.

The KS campaign itself is for developing token content that most of you won't care about (aside from perhaps the Vietnam era tokens), but I am offering discounts on both BGE and BRPG (my other app, for playing RPGs) to help achieve higher funding than I would otherwise.

I also wanted to mention that BGE is currently having a "free use" promo for the duration of the KS campaign, so if anyone wants to take the program for a test drive and use the app fully unlocked for a while, now's your chance.

There's a video tutorial that walks you through the entire process of porting a game to BGE. The process is really quite simple, and BGE should prove to be an empowering toolkit for those who have had no luck trying to create their own game modules in other virtual tabletop apps.

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