Looking to re-create that gaming table feel when playing traditional paper and dice RPGs online? Try ScreenMonkey v1.5! ScreenMonkey is a program GM's can use to moderate their online campaigns. ScreenMonkey can be used to play any traditional paper and dice RPG.
Only the GM needs the program - players only need their web browser!
ScreenMonkey is a server program that GM's run on their computer. Specifically, ScreenMonkey is a highly specialized Web Server designed for online gamemoderation. The program features a map display area, several grids for information about characters and NPCs, an event log, and a chat panel. The players in the game (other than the GM) connect directly to the GM's computer with a web browser. A built in announcement system lets GM's announce games in various ways, and provide URL links to the GM's computer. This means the GM and players do not need to mess around manually entering TCP/IP addresses and ports.
GM's have access to the full functionality provided by the ScreenMonkey program. GM's can move and edit all miniatures on the map, set the background picture, set and recall encounters, and see all chat items sent by all players.
Players use a web browser interface. Players can add and remove characters, set character information, move their characters around the map, set and remove facing/looking arrows, and chat.