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Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2020 6:48 a.m. PST

Our resident savant (re: all things Inet) is going to
try to run a small game (pre-dreads, I think) using
the Roll20 site.

While it seems that this site is mostly RPG-oriented,
it does appear to have capabilities to support miniature
gaming.

His game is scheduled for April 4. I'll post back
how it goes if anyone is interested.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2020 6:49 a.m. PST

Our resident savant (re: all things Inet) is going to
try to run a small game (pre-dreads, I think) using
the Roll20 site.

While it seems that this site is mostly RPG-oriented,
it does appear to have capabilities to support miniature
gaming.

His game is scheduled for April 4. I'll post back
how it goes if anyone is interested.

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2020 11:19 a.m. PST

We await April 4+ with bated breath… but a little mouth wash will take care of that

Dynaman878921 Mar 2020 12:22 p.m. PST

It is not free like the basic roll20 but for those with a miniautres fix that needs fixing tabletop simulator is worth a look.

Here is a video of a Blucher game being played with it.

YouTube link

Vidgrip19 Apr 2020 5:47 p.m. PST

I recently played a miniatures skirmish game on Roll20. It worked fine, but the fellow running the game did put a lot of work into it. Using the measurement and movement tools feels frustrating until you get the hang of it. I can't think of anything that happens in a typical tabletop naval game that could not be made to work in Roll20.

Rodrick Campbell Fezian30 Apr 2020 1:00 p.m. PST

Excellent. I just started using Roll20 for my RPG group 3 weeks ago and am starting to set up a few table top miniatures games for Burrows and Badgers and Black Powder. What are your thoughts on the experience?

I'm particularly interested in how stat cards or rosters were implemented. I'm having difficulty designing new character sheets that are linked to tokens. I can just make a token open a handout, but I'd like to be able to just drag the token out, double click it, and have the stat/ record sheet available.

Vidgrip01 May 2020 4:20 a.m. PST

I'm afraid I didn't do any of the setup so I don't know how it was done. If you search "Frostgrave" on Roll20 you will find the game. The guys running it are very nice and might be able to help.

I have also just started using it for RPG gaming, but am still doing most things manually.

Rodrick Campbell Fezian02 May 2020 8:33 a.m. PST

Thank you!

repaint03 Aug 2020 5:15 a.m. PST

It works great. You just have to understand the tape, dice, and moving your units. Then, you are good.

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