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01-23-2008, 06:42 PM
I'm looking to start an online D&D 3.5 game in the near future. I looked at using DM & Player Genie. Any other recommendations?

01-23-2008, 10:49 PM
Have you decided on an all in one gaming client or perhaps a couple of programs to host the games with?

01-25-2008, 09:32 PM
Still debating that one.

01-25-2008, 09:50 PM
You should find the following links helpful then.

Virtual Game Table Comparision (http://www.iconvention.org/vgtcomp.php)
Online RPG Tool Comparisons (http://openrpg.digitalxero.net/wiki/index.php?page=Online+RPG+Tool+Comparisons)

For the all-in-one online client I highly recommend Klooge.Werks (http://www.kloogeinc.com/). For a nice maping tool I recommend MapTool (http://rptools.net/doku.php?id=maptool:intro). It is free, has the best map support I know of, includes text chat, and a dice roller. When using MapTool I prefer to use Skype (http://www.skype.com/) for voice chat. It is also free and has wonderful built in options for controlling your mic. A lot of voice programs have poor mic support and there really isn't anything you can do about it. Skype puts an end to such problems ;)

03-08-2008, 07:21 PM
I've been playing in a 3.5 D&D game since sept. using RPtools, Maptool (FRee)virtual tabletop (it has it's own chat window) and Skype (also Free) voice chat and it's been working great. We're doing Paizo's Rise of the Runelords and it's been real conveniant to play from home (us old codgers have some extreme demands on our time) I'm just playing and not Dming so couldn't really comment, on whether it's easy from that standpoint, but our DM seems to like it. (It was designed by some gamers at MIT if that means anything)

03-08-2008, 11:36 PM
i also use gametable, skype or ventrillo, as well as crystalball and crystalball lite. the first three are cross platform, as is the last. crystalball will be cross platform as of the release of v4 which will be (hopefully) soon. =D