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Post by Murgh Bpurn » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:56 pm

Awhile back I converted the RPG VT pages to a wiki, unfortunately this was abused as I foolishly made it an open wiki.

I have now got the bones of the site back up as a more "secure" wiki, and having more time available, and will be able to keep on top of the site.
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Post by heruca » Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:07 am

Glad to hear you've locked it down a bit and will be devoting more time to keeping it current.

I'd like to join so I can contribute updates.
:arrow: Please help spread the word about BRPG and BGE, and never hesitate to tell me how I can make them better suit your gaming needs.

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Post by Murgh Bpurn » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:48 am

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Post by Murgh Bpurn » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:34 pm

Ratings added, so go vote for Battlegrounds!
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Post by heruca » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:50 pm

Is that really a Rating feature, or is that just going to basically count how many people use each VT?
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Post by Murgh Bpurn » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:59 pm

So, what's the difference?
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Post by heruca » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:11 pm

My concern is that if it's just counting users, the free VTs will obviously end up with a much higher count than the commercial VTs, and calling it a Rating would be misleading, since it implies that a higher score equates to a better quality product.
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Post by Murgh Bpurn » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:26 pm

I believe it reflects what people are using, some people are always going to go with whats free, so yes there might be more people that use the free VTs.

Do you have any ideas for an alternative rating system?
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Post by heruca » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:30 pm

How about a 1 to 5 star rating system, like this one?

Or the traditional 1 to 10 scale?
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Post by Murgh Bpurn » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:42 pm

Yeah I was looking at the star rating, but couldn't find anything free to add to the site (it's not include with wikidot), will take another look.
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Post by heruca » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:47 pm

Or just keep what you have and call it something like "Users" instead of "Rating".
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Post by Murgh Bpurn » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:54 pm

How's that now? :) (only changed on Battlegrounds atm)
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Post by heruca » Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:17 pm

Cool, you found a 5-star rating system! :)
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Post by Murgh Bpurn » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:49 am

I have sent out a list of questions to all the VTs on The VTs page and will post the answers over the next few weeks. The list of those that have sent in answers so far can be seen here.

The first to be posted is the MapTool Mini Interview.

I have also changed the voting widget, devinnight has provided the custom graphics and once this new rating overtakes the old, I will remove the old.
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Post by Murgh Bpurn » Tue May 31, 2011 4:37 pm

I am in the process of compiling a visual VT Comparison Chart and need screenshots to show off BG. heruca has already provided some, however I'm opening it up to the community.

The current headings are: Chat style, Dice Manipulation, Dice Output, Turn Manager, Character Sheet, Audio Player, Movie Output, Fog of War and Vision

I am making gifs for multiple images, if you have any suitable images then please forward to me.

Also if you can think of any other suitable headings then please let me know.
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Post by Murgh Bpurn » Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:14 am

Recent updates to RPG VT:
"Real World" accessories to enhance your VT play.
More and more map developers are embracing the VT crowd with their products.
A Visual VT Comparison Chart is a work in progress, *you* can help by forwarding images of your favourite VT.
And remember if *you* have any favourite accessories / VT aids, that you would like to share then please post at RPG VT! :)
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