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Old 03-29-2020, 11:48 AM   #21
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More roll20.net goodness! Here's a screenshot at the conclusion of last night's game.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/yp4ptyj57k...38.03.png?dl=0

We are playing "The Curse of Katiki-Mu" from the TFT Adventures. The party has just (proudly) defeated the rather mindless crabmen in the grotto.

But, the overseeing labourer was able to run back to his quarters (in the unrevealed SE corner). He will alert his colleagues, and the "brains" of this outfit will be running out himself (to the north) to alert the actual, very dangerous, warrior guards.

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Old 04-02-2020, 09:40 PM   #22
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More roll20.net goodness! Here's a screenshot at the conclusion of last night's game.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/yp4ptyj57k...38.03.png?dl=0

We are playing "The Curse of Katiki-Mu" from the TFT Adventures. The party has just (proudly) defeated the rather mindless crabmen in the grotto.

But, the overseeing labourer was able to run back to his quarters (in the unrevealed SE corner). He will alert his colleagues, and the "brains" of this outfit will be running out himself (to the north) to alert the actual, very dangerous, warrior guards.
This looks great!!

The green bar is for ST, the blue for DX? Do you make draw lines on the borders of the hexes to make megahexes or do you use some kind of template? And it looks like the counters are aligned to the grid. Very nice!
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Old 04-03-2020, 11:57 AM   #23
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This looks great!!

The green bar is for ST, the blue for DX? Do you make draw lines on the borders of the hexes to make megahexes or do you use some kind of template? And it looks like the counters are aligned to the grid. Very nice!
Thanks! Yes, we used green for ST, blue for DX. You can also track a third attribute in red. ANd roll20 snaps the counters and their facing to the hex grid.

I've now found 3 different ways to make maps. My favorite is to upload pictures of megahexes (I use various colors). The outer border is a thicker line. I use png files with transparency outside the megahex area. I upload these and they are easily accessible as GM. I drag them onto the map, resize them once to fit the grid nicely, and then just copy and paste. Bing, bing, bing, they snap into place and in a few minutes, a pretty nice map!
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Old 04-03-2020, 12:53 PM   #24
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Are you sorting characters by DX order?
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Old 04-03-2020, 01:20 PM   #25
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For supported game systems like D&D there is a lot of automation possible.
We're absolute luddites and using roll20 to display the map, roll the dice, and things like that, but not anything fancy, like controlling turn order. That's the GM's job...!
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Old 04-03-2020, 01:24 PM   #26
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I tried to join a roll20 game this last week and couldn't problem solve the video and audio connection in real time. It was surprisingly hard to figure out how I was supposed to do it, and then when I did it 'right' it didn't work. roll20 has a lot of supported features, but I am a lot more satisfied with the simple approach: I can see and hear you, and we are gaming - the end.
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Old 04-03-2020, 03:06 PM   #27
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Just to add to that lars. We had similar sounding issues. We now turn off roll20 audio and video and use Teams, although there are many other options available these days, eg discord, zoom, and more

Roll20 admits their tech here is not good, they use peer-to-peer connections, meaning that for 5 players there are 25 video/audio connections going on (or so). At any one time some of these will fail, and the only suggestion from roll20 is "reconnect". Whereas teams, discord, zoom host the conversation themselves, so more robust without doubt.

So yes, best seems to be use a hosted service for your audio, and roll20 for the map, tokens, dice, text chat, etc
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Old 04-04-2020, 04:59 PM   #28
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Greetings larsdangly,

I was wondering if you may be open to an email interview from my blog about your campaign, running games online and TFT in general.

I just finished interviews with George and Bret of Dark City Games and have a few others done. I was refereed to you by a few people over of TFT Discord.

You an find the blog here before you decide:
http://orderofthecrimsondie.blogspot.com/

I would be honored to have you on.

Cheers!

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Old 04-04-2020, 07:32 PM   #29
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Sure; I would be happy to email you about my TFT campaign experiences!
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