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  • #560440
    Lucky_Strike
    • Posts : 197
    • Orc

    Hello all. I found the site through avid googling and can’t believe I missed it for so long.

    Robert is the real name if you feel silly with old online handles.

    Very happy to have arrived with 5th ed on the horizon.

    I’m a southern U.S. gamer who has dabbled in many systems.

    I’m particularly enjoying the old rolemaster set as I’ve never been able to get a group into that beast.

    #646642
    Lockhart
    • Posts : 1293
    • Owlbear

    Greetings and salutation Lucky, always good to see a new face. Many recordings indeed of all sorts of systems and groups await you here. Truly a hidden gem of the internet you’ve found in your astute use of Google, with so many hours of RPG entertainment tucked away. May you find warm welcomes and a nice community that is fun to be apart of, and much laughter and geekery here.

    #646643
    Hal
    Admin
    • Posts : 7755
    • Treant

    Hidden gem 🙂 I like that.

     

    Welcome to the forums – we are all pretty friendly and willing to chat about all kinds of game related stuff.

     

    I think forums might be a little old school but they are so much better for conversations that social media 😛

     

    Also – yay for Rolemaster – I do love it so! 😀

     

    You could try online gaming – a few of our groups here do and it works pretty well, though I do confess a tingle for the table from time to time 🙂

     

    Hal :hal:

    #646644
    [anonymous]
    • Posts : 256
    • Thri-kreen

    I can second that tabletop RPGs played online are a lot simpler these days. The Internet Explorers play exclusively on Roll20 as we’re all so far apart. Having said that, there isn’t anything that quite beats playing in person. You can make your players jump when you’re face-to-face!

     

    Welcome. Hope you enjoy! 🙂

    #646645
    BigJackBrass
    • Posts : 4638
    • Drider

    *Sips a cuppa and cheerily waves half a Rich Tea biscuit in your general direction*

     

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    #646646
    Lucky_Strike
    • Posts : 197
    • Orc

    I’ve been in talks to run a fifth ed game via the web to pay back (in a good karma way) the gm who ran 3e for us when it came out.

    The group is across three states now so online is the only way.

    Is Roll20 the preferred toolbox here? Is all map drawing done internal to Roll20 or do I need cartographer or something on the side.

    I’ve made a shadowrun 4th excel character generator and have a pile of drivethru PDFs but I’m still pretty graph paper age for what I’m running.

    But we are living in an age of miracle and wonder so I’m up for a new tool.

    #646647
    Lockhart
    • Posts : 1293
    • Owlbear

    I’ve been in talks to run a fifth ed game via the web to pay back (in a good karma way) the gm who ran 3e for us when it came out.

    The group is across three states now so online is the only way.

    Is Roll20 the preferred toolbox here? Is all map drawing done internal to Roll20 or do I need cartographer or something on the side.

    I’ve made a shadowrun 4th excel character generator and have a pile of drivethru PDFs but I’m still pretty graph paper age for what I’m running.

    But we are living in an age of miracle and wonder so I’m up for a new tool.

    Yes, Roll20 is the preffered method, because it autosaves, is free, and relatively easy to use with continuous innovation.

    Regarding the maps, typically, the GMs around here (I believe, I do so at least) Extract the map images from PDFs of the modules they are running and resize them to the Roll20 grid. If you are looking to do homebrew, the Roll20 store has some free options, and quite a few more decently priced map tiles that can be used to construct your own maps. There is also fog of war and the ability to draw lines (which can auto-fit to grid) to creat basic building/room drawings and such. I also keep a close eye on the Map-making community for Google+, a lot of talented cartographers upload their own maps that are easy to re-purpose, and I’m not above using an appropriate map from some pdf module I have that’s close to what I want, and give it a little modification.

    #646648
    Pencil-Monkey
    • Posts : 5728
    • Mind Flayer

    Hidden gem 🙂 I like that.

    The site might be a hidden gem, but most of the gaming groups here are more than happy to give their family jewels a good airing in public – just ask @[member=Daniel] and the gamers-formerly-known-as-Pantsless. 😉

    Also, a belated welcome to the site. 🙂

    #646649
    Lucky_Strike
    • Posts : 197
    • Orc

    Quick question for Hal in order of operations to benefit the site: do you still get your referral bonus from drivethru if I fill the cart over time then head over from the sponsor link here for the final check out?

    #646650
    Lockhart
    • Posts : 1293
    • Owlbear

    Quick question for Hal in order of operations to benefit the site: do you still get your referral bonus from drivethru if I fill the cart over time then head over from the sponsor link here for the final check out?

    @[member=”Hal”]

    #646651
    kendoyle659
    • Posts : 379
    • Thri-kreen

    Quick query here. Whereabouts is the referral link?

    #646652
    Lucky_Strike
    • Posts : 197
    • Orc

    @[member=”kendoyle659″]

    I’ve been using the banner ads that show up for me on the main and forum pages. I don’t ever see them on the mobile site though. Ipad and Safari have been how I’ve been approaching them.

    #646653
    Hal
    Admin
    • Posts : 7755
    • Treant

    Quick question for Hal in order of operations to benefit the site: do you still get your referral bonus from drivethru if I fill the cart over time then head over from the sponsor link here for the final check out?

     

    Yes – we get a small referral from DriveThru, Amazon and Noble Knight. 🙂 So anyone shopping through the site links would be much appreciated 🙂

     

    The mobile skin has no ads as it takes up too much real estate – also Patrons do not see the ads either 🙂 Most downloads in the Downloads area have associated links to Amazon, DrivethruRPG and Noble Knight as appropriate 🙂

     

    Hal :hal:

    #646654
    kendoyle659
    • Posts : 379
    • Thri-kreen

    Ok. I’ll log out to see the ads before I make any purchases then. 🙂

    #646655
    Daniel
    • Posts : 2850
    • Succubus

    Yeah I didn’t know about that either, Hal. Thats a real kicker as I’ve been sinking a lot in DriveThru recently. Oh well, live & learn.

    Welcome to the site, Strike. I’m Daniel another of the GMs here and like the Internet Explorers my group also plays online (we did it first ner :p), though we lost our internet exclusivity badge when I started a Uni group irl to run classic d&d.

    If you’re looking for places to start you cant go wrong with anything by Whartson Hall, or anything from Hal’s group (who I believe are playing 5e atm).

    Bewt wishes and I hope you stay with us a while,

    Daniel

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