Sunday, January 26, 2014
Roll20 Test Drive
So tonight, my friend Willie and I took Roll20 for a test drive. For anyone who doesn't know, Roll20 is a web based virtual tabletop for roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons. It's got some pretty neat features, like voice chat, the ability to easily import maps, tokens for tactical combat that the GM can give control to whomever he or she wants, and 3d dice to make it all feel a bit more like home. It can also be run through Google Hangouts, which is how we did it. After a few false starts we got things configured properly, and after that it went pretty smoothly. We didn't play a game, rather we played with the features of Roll20. I definitely need to read the documentation a bit better, but I think that it shows a lot of promise and will certainly be nice if we want to get a quick game going on a snowy weekend. Also, it might be a nice way to get to game with some folks who don't have much time these days.