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beyondtabletop
04-06-2013, 08:30 PM
Hey guys,

My partner and I recently launched a new virtual tabletop product called Beyond Tabletop. The service is a simple set of RPG gaming tools for drawing maps, creating flexible characters and generally getting an RPG game up and running without having to spend a lot of time figuring out a complicated interface. The controls are intuitive and allow for spontaneity for your game master and players. It’s also a web-based application, so there’s nothing to install and it runs on any device with a modern web browser. You can check out our Kickstarter here:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/beyondtabletop/beyond-tabletop

We built this application because we honestly couldn’t find one that let us be as lazy as we wanted to be. We wanted to use a virtual tabletop in our real life game to avoid some of the mess - wet erase markers are the worst, and tokens were always falling off the table. Seriously one of our players is the worst eraser we’ve ever seen, his page is just black smudges, and we’re pretty sure he uses that to cheat on his rolls. But the virtual tabletops we tried took way too much time to use, required us to install things or plan way in advance - they just didn’t fit our style.

We wanted to spend our time playing great games, not dealing with all that stuff. So that’s what Beyond Tabletop is about.

This application is already built, but we’re still adding features. We’d love to get some feedback from you guys about what you want in a virtual tabletop, so check out our Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/beyondtabletop/beyond-tabletop) and see what you think. Thanks, and happy gaming!