When I actually started to play RPGs we (as in the group and I) had to book the dining room table in order to play, since it generally meant it would be out of action for the majority of the day! Coupled with this, I remember having boxes of dungeon tiles, small drawers full of painted metal figures, a DM screen and adventure log and a piece of perspex which was where the action took place! The latter would be placed ontop of a hand drawn square grid which I actually covered with that sticky back plastic – so there were several wrinkles all over! Coupled with a huge tub of dice, that generally made up the tools of the trade for my DMing. But now things have definitely changed. No dining room table, no DM screen and no piece of perspex! Instead these familiar items have been replaced with programs which run on the internet and bring the gaming group together. I always like to research what is available and then I find that writing a blog post allows me to clarify my thoughts before purchasing – so here is that blog post!
Fantasy Grounds is the only system which I haven’t actually played/DMed with and you might think that this presents a biased point of view, but really, until they actually support the games I play/DM I am not keen on purchasing the system in order to explore it beyond the evaluation copy. I guess I could just start to play all the games they support but I’m never one to be told what to do…
As always, I am really interested to know which systems you use and why and whether you have any hints or tips for me, so please feel free to add them in the comments below.
So, until next time, remember to be who you are and say what you feel because the people who mind don’t matter and the people who matter don’t mind. Have fun and I’ll catch you all later and, until then, consider yourself waffled!