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So I've been looking at online game tables lately.
If you don't know what I mean, I'm talking about software designed specifically for playing tabletop RPGs (or at least having that functionality built in to a larger package) via the Internet. I've not had a great deal of luck in the past with such things, but there's been a lot of development since my last exploration.
You see, I have friends and folks who wish to game with me literally all over the world. I know of many other GMs and players facing a similar situation. As well, a lot of game publishers could really benefit from facilitating RPG play via the `Net, both as a way to run "demo games" in virtual space, and as a means to promote even more sales as more GMs are able to find players, form games, and run them.
My role here at DriveThruRPG is such that I pretty much have to keep it neutral as to which I think get the job done best, but I can share with you what I've found to try so far. Truth is, I've only just begun this particular journey, so I don't know much about most of the programs. So we can learn about this together.
In no particular order, here's what I've looked at and/or downloaded so far:
Fantasy Grounds. One of the better known programs in play, with a great many systems and sets related to various game systems available.
OpenRPG (Traipse). There's been a great deal of effort to create an open source table for gamers, and this is one of the variant efforts by Knowledge Arcana.
d20Pro. A very high-end piece of software designed specifically for d20, Pathfinder, and similar systems.
ScreenMonkey. Another long-developed software package that many have used to great satisfaction.
RPGObjects OpenRPG. Another variant of the OpenRPG program, totally free.
Klooge. I fully admit I know very little about this one, at least for now, but I've heard of it more than once.
GlitterComm. This is one I know nothing about, other than the front page, but it's free and I am intrigued by what I've read.
There's a site I have been experimenting with; it's not a virtual tabletop, but it's a GM and Campaign management site that has some really neat features. It's called the Obsidian Portal, and I look forward to figuring out more of its secrets.
(Heck, it's the first time I've ever understood a wiki setup...)
So, have you used any of these? Or something else? I'd love to know your experiences (email@example.com).