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4e D&D simulator 
23rd-Oct-2007 07:09 pm
bonecrusher
i'm not really excited about 4e so much, but this looks like an awesome addition to the release. oh hello internet supergroup!



won't replace tabletop but i sure have always wanted a solid D&D simulator for playing with friends out of state.
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24th-Oct-2007 12:26 am (UTC)
I tried to talk my boss into paying me to design a low tech version of something like this in 1993... *sigh*
24th-Oct-2007 01:34 am (UTC)
Now if only it could have webcam support
24th-Oct-2007 01:38 am (UTC)
That would be awesome.
24th-Oct-2007 04:55 am (UTC) - MSN for the win.
Okay, it sucks in that it's not cross platform, but us Linux guys have video conferencing covered in other better tools anyways :)

24th-Oct-2007 01:48 am (UTC)
Eh, it is all right but the problem is that the detail that it CAN have as compared to what it will have is a little too wide. Much like what Master Tools was SUPPOSED to be and what eTools delivered? Yeah, I am not sure this will work out to all of its potential glory.
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24th-Oct-2007 03:26 am (UTC)
I think since they are going to nickle and dime you for the online version of the content they'll make keeping it all up to date is a priority.
24th-Oct-2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
It's the nickle and diming that would keep me from playing with the OL tools - My husband and I play so I gaurantee we'd both need accounts to play together rather than one household with two accesses usable at the same time. Plus another computer etc..
all racked up it's not worth it just to play LD with other people. Cheaper to drive and\or host a couple times a month
24th-Oct-2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
Have they announced pricing? We just lost one of our players who moved to Philly (we're in RI) and would love to have a tool like this.

Honestly, I don't see the point in printing books for D&D. I'd rather have an online account (if its a reasonable price, like $5-10 a month) and a well done, easy to use reference site where I could print out the few charts I might need and just have everything else on the computer.
25th-Oct-2007 01:26 am (UTC)
For me, I hate computer docs (PDFs) for my initial read through of any RPG content. However, for anything after that (reviewing lore, looking up rules, etc) I prefer a nice bookmarked PDF.

I've even taken to buying the physical book and then purchasing a PDF of it on RPG Now if I actually want to use it.
25th-Oct-2007 04:04 pm (UTC)
I have found it handy to be able to pass the books around the table as needed; I've got eight players in my group, and I'm the only one with most of the books, so the one copy of the Spell Compendium wouldn't do us much good as a PDF.

However, they have announced plans to have an online (and probably downloadable) version of any book you have purchased available for an additional buck or two. So, you could buy a shelf full of books, then download the PDFs and just take your laptop with you to the game, if you're not hosting. That could be very handy, particularly if running a game at a convention...
24th-Oct-2007 06:50 am (UTC)
Well, there are many people who are reading 4E previews are saying that it reads like an MMO at the moment (guys from Green Ronin are the only ones I have heard from, but they proxy other statements), so it shouldn't be too much of a problem for them to do it, but seeing that 4E is being a titch bit rushed as well, it makes tough to iron out the differences between POTENTIAL and ACTUAL results...
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