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Old 03-19-2020, 08:18 PM   #151
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We may not use the character sheet at first because itís a lot of data entry
There's no particular reason you have to use it. Lots of people use character sheets loaded elsewhere, like Google Docs or OneNote, and some groups just use each player's paper character sheet normally.

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Iíve resisted VTTs because they seem to need prep in areas where I donít invest much time. My maps are usually in my head or roughly sketched in my notebook.
Just upload a picture or scan of your rough sketch to Roll20 and you've got an instant map. You can further mark it up with the drawing tools. No need to have a high-quality rendering. Either size it to your unit scale, or disable grid-snapping and just use your own map's scale.

I have even let players use the freehand tools when they want to draw their own map as they explore.

I don't usually use a tactical map. Instead, I often display useful reference materials where a map would otherwise be.

Don't lock yourself into thinking each tool is good for only one thing. For example, when I was running a game of Continuum, I used the Turn Tracker to keep track of what times all the characters were in, displaying them in chronological order, rather than using it to track initiative.
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Old 03-19-2020, 09:52 PM   #152
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Iíve resisted VTTs because they seem to need prep in areas where I donít invest much time.
I do very little prep within the VTT (Fantasy Grounds in my case). I import the characters and significant NPCs from GCA/GCS, and then google search for a few appropriate maps and/or relevant images. That's about it. My campaign notes I have by my side, and the rest I do on the fly. Some people do a lot of prep, but it's certainly not a requirement and should not be an obstacle to exploring VTT options.
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Old 09-12-2020, 11:44 PM   #153
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I'm curious to know if SJG has offered any additional responses to the idea of licensing with FG or Roll20?

In the face of Covid 19 I have come to appreciate the need to play virtually for the best of reasons: health. And while in person gaming is a dynamic I miss, I really wish I had the capacity to load up a GURPS rule set and interface with ease, and get on with the gaming.

Anyway, just curious about any recent developments.

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Old 10-09-2020, 11:44 PM   #154
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I'm curious to know if SJG has offered any additional responses to the idea of licensing with FG or Roll20?

In the face of Covid 19 I have come to appreciate the need to play virtually for the best of reasons: health. And while in person gaming is a dynamic I miss, I really wish I had the capacity to load up a GURPS rule set and interface with ease, and get on with the gaming.

Anyway, just curious about any recent developments.

Arandathor (aka Padre Moto on FG)
Does anyone know of an interface that is well-suited to running GURPS? My game went virtual and we've been playing through Zoom, but we're working through shared copies of GCA characters.
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Old 10-10-2020, 02:25 PM   #155
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Does anyone know of an interface that is well-suited to running GURPS? My game went virtual and we've been playing through Zoom, but we're working through shared copies of GCA characters.
It depends on what you're looking for, and how you want to play.

Personally, my group uses TableTop Simulator and has had no problems. We like the 3d space. I print copies of the characters to PDF files and load them into the virtual space.
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Old 10-10-2020, 11:43 PM   #156
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Does anyone know of an interface that is well-suited to running GURPS? My game went virtual and we've been playing through Zoom, but we're working through shared copies of GCA characters.
Fantasy Grounds has a great GURPS ruleset with a lot of community support. Character sheets can be exported and imported into Fantasy Grounds directly from GCA.
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