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Hi folks. I am going to be creating cross-platform map-making software (for Windows and macOS), suitable for creating both print-resolution maps and lower-res maps suitable for use with virtual tabletop software. The program will be sort of a spiritual successor to Dundjinni, but with a greater focus on stitching maps together from pre-existing map tiles and then customizing the resulting map (with additional decorations, etc.) to suit the GM's particular needs.

The program should appeal to GMs of face-to-face game sessions and to those using any VTT software, who want to create their own slick-looking battlemaps to visually enrich their RPG sessions, but who find existing mapping programs (including image-editing tools such as Gimp and Photoshop) too intimidating/confusing/expensive.

In early February 2017, I'll be launching a Kickstarter campaign to try to fund the program's development. The software will be priced to be very accessible/affordable, likely in the $20-$25 range (at least during the Kickstarter campaign).

I'm trying to gauge public interest in this, so please let me know if such software would be of interest to you.

The website seems to be down for good.

We get around the Audio/video chat issue by using Google Voice instead. We have players in Texas, Colorado and NY. So far Google voice has been the best solution. Roll20 has some bug issues with automation. We'd like to use them but most times we end up ignoring them when they don't work right. — With our group the real key is being able to communicate. Roll20 is merely the virtual table.For that it works well.

Welcome
herucaheruca 14 Nov 2016 12:23
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Welcome, series0.

You might consider re-posting your Comment under the Roll20 entry.

I agree, it's kind of sad there aren't more comments, here.

Welcome by herucaheruca, 14 Nov 2016 12:23
BGU_KS_Announcement.jpg

There is currently a Kickstarter campaign underway to develop BRPG v2, which will actually be called Battlegrounds Ultimate (BGU). One of it's goals is to restore full support for Mac OS. A Stretch Goal would add a "free play" mode, where a license would not be required to use the software in actual game sessions (although the featureset would be somewhat pared down). There is even the possibility of offering the user interface in other languages, such as German, French, and Spanish. Please consider supporting this project.

Battlegrounds Ultimate by herucaheruca, 14 Nov 2016 12:15
Back to the Mac!
herucaheruca 14 Nov 2016 11:52
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There is currently a Kickstarter campaign underway to develop BRPG v2, which will actually be called Battlegrounds Ultimate (BGU). One of it's goals is to restore full support for Mac OS. A Stretch Goal would add a free play mode, where a license would not be required to use the software in actual game sessions (although the featureset would be somewhat pared down).

Back to the Mac! by herucaheruca, 14 Nov 2016 11:52
Thanks and hello
series0series0 22 Oct 2016 05:59
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First I am staggered you have no comments. Nothing since 2013, really? No one researches their VT? So … odd.

Anyway, I've used Roll20 now for almost 4 years. Here is my #1 comment:

1) The dev staff does not respond to accurate, useful, continuous, value-added critique in any meaningful way and further they actively discourage such critique by doling out commentary points that even apply to suggestions loosely based on your pay level. This is a dystopian way to do things. I've sent them hundreds of great ideas that even from my own perspective as a coder of 30+ years experience would take me only hours to implement and even offered to work with them for free to see features I want and they have essentially just blocked me from dialogue. That kind of insanity is not what you want to see in a public system, especially one that does have a 'free' subscription level.

2) The ENTIRE web would greatly benefit from XML style data set import/export compliance. That is to say that any game system could define (and usually does) a schema for all their data and data relationships. But these should always be published and open to other app developers to use to import/export their compliant data. Why do I say this? Well, no one has made the all-tool yet. That is I have to run my campaign on a good forum site Myth-Weavers and then meet on Roll20 for the VT. But players and I have to duplicate data in at least 3 places, character generator, MW, and Roll20. Frankly, it's time consuming and insane. Because of idiots money grubbing issues we have to deal with the perversity that computers that are supposed to make our lives easier by automation instead GET IN THE WAY intentionally. So, rather than systemically helping us they are being used to systemically lock us out unless we pay or play the way 'they' want us to.

3) I will add that no voip tool is right so far. I have tools that think PTT is pointless, … really. It's so frustrating. I do not care that YOU the idiot app developer think it's pointless. People that use VOIP apps use it so YOU are wrong. Make useful tool, please! I would love one that integrates directly into the VT. Roll20's is hideous. I used DOlby Axon but now it's going away? Why? …

4) Streaming is way way way way too complicated for no valid reason. I detest the idea of citing WYSIWYG development as a good idea here, but, it is. VTs need an integrated, non stupid, press 1 button and it works streamer functionality. If we want multiple streamer apps they should all conform to a protocol standard so they can be plugged in. Combining stream feeds into a final stream product should be trivial.

5) Along with voip I think its patently obvious and ridiculous that they do not have (VTs and VOIP apps) create tab private chat channels. I mean this was available in like the late 80s, WTF is going on here? DMs need to be able to private chat to each player. I know lazy DMs dont. Good DMs do.

Thanks and hello by series0series0, 22 Oct 2016 05:59
Video Update 1
herucaheruca 08 Jul 2016 12:38
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Just 10 days remaining in the campaign! It's not too late to turn things around.

Video Update 1 has just been posted. Please watch it, especially if you’ve decided not to support the campaign. You might just change your mind.

Video Update 1 by herucaheruca, 08 Jul 2016 12:38

Just 10 days remaining in the campaign! It's not too late to turn things around.

Video Update 1 has just been posted. Please watch it, especially if you’ve decided not to support the campaign. You might just change your mind.

I recently launched the first of a series of short Kickstarter campaigns I've got planned. Check it out. This wiki/forum won't let me post URLs, but if you go to Kickstarter site and search for "Content Drive", you should find it.

In addition to the great new content being funded by this project, this campaign should be of interest to a number of you because the Battlegrounds software itself is currently available at a decent discount.

Some examples:
A $16 pledge is all it takes to get a BRPG Player Client license (a 15% savings off the regular $19 price).

A $35 pledge gets you a GM Client license (normally $39).

There's also a Pledge level that covers an entire typical gaming group ( a sort of mega-bundle).

I hope you'll check out the campaign, which could use a boost to ensure it funds. There's even something for the boardgamers among you.

Battlegrounds Content Drive #1 by herucaheruca, 01 Jul 2016 20:36

I recently launched the first of a series of short Kickstarter campaigns I've got planned. Check it out. This wiki/forum won't let me post URLs, but if you go to Kickstarter site and search for "Content Drive", you should find it.

In addition to the great new content being funded by this project, this campaign should be of interest to a number of you because the Battlegrounds software itself is currently available at a decent discount.

Some examples:
A $16 pledge is all it takes to get a BRPG Player Client license (a 15% savings off the regular $19 price).

A $35 pledge gets you a GM Client license (normally $39).

There's also a Pledge level that covers an entire typical gaming group ( a sort of mega-bundle).

I hope you'll check out the campaign, which could use a boost to ensure it funds. There's even something for the boardgamers among you.

First Kickstarter now Live! by herucaheruca, 01 Jul 2016 20:31

Might want to add it to the list! :)
www.skirmish-vt.com Skirmish! Virtual Tabletop

Skirmish! VirtualTabletop by xaviergonzxaviergonz, 16 Mar 2016 13:09
herucaheruca 08 Mar 2016 22:01
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Battlegrounds Games has an all-new website. Come check it out! Same URL as before.

Oh, also, both of the Battlegrounds VTTs (BRPG and BGE) are now also available via a low monthly subscription. Check the Battlegrounds site for details.

I'd provide links, but, apparently, despite being one of the early supporters/promoters of this site, and one of the more frequent contributors, I am no longer allowed to post links here. Seems my karma isn't high enough. Sigh…

by herucaheruca, 08 Mar 2016 22:01

No such VT findable via a Google search. You couldn't post a link?

Re: Pixelndice
herucaheruca 08 Mar 2016 21:51
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Looks like even google can't find your site. Sheesh!

Re: Pixelndice by herucaheruca, 08 Mar 2016 21:51

I suspect it might have helped if you'd mentioned what program you were having issues with. :P

Re: Map import issues... by herucaheruca, 08 Mar 2016 21:45
Pixelndice
mctoyamamctoyama 09 Feb 2016 16:31
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Hi, I developed a site to play rpg on internet (Virtual Tabletop)!

It is opensource (AGPL, v3.0).
You can grab a copy, alter to your needs. You can even setup your own servver.

I only asks that you give your contributions back to the community!

Help us divulgate!

The site is called Pixelndice (search in google)

I am a low-karma user and cannot post links. :-(

Pixelndice by mctoyamamctoyama, 09 Feb 2016 16:31

We actually have a Kickstarter to fund our building of our online service Sandstorm. Sift is entry to the next-gen VTT arena. We're confident that you'll like, at least most of what you'll see.

KS is at kck . st / 1LyMb2V (remove the spaces :p)

Thanks and hope to see you there :)

Mote VTT
idle_ideasidle_ideas 29 Oct 2015 03:06
in discussion RPG VT / RPG VT Suggestions » Mote VTT

We have a free VTT based off MapTool that's heavily enhanced. You can get from our website, at idle-ideas.weebly.com. We hope you like it :)

Mote VTT by idle_ideasidle_ideas, 29 Oct 2015 03:06

Skirmish! VT is now on kickstarter. It comes with a content library and a host of features. Check it out at

wwwDOTskirmish-vtDOTcom

Re: RPG VT Suggestions by theS1mtheS1m, 24 Oct 2015 17:48
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