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The Cardinal
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Canada
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Posted - 08 Jul 2015 :  17:52:48  Show Profile  Visit The Cardinal's Homepage  Send The Cardinal an AOL message  Send The Cardinal an ICQ Message  Click to see The Cardinal's MSN Messenger address  Send The Cardinal a Yahoo! Message Send The Cardinal a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
I've been looking at this for awhile on Steam and have been on the fence about it. On the one hand, it could be something I never ever use, on the other hand, it could be a valuable tool to reconnect to the realms, D&D, and friends in general for doing games.

Has anyone in the keep used this tool before or tried any games with others on it? And on that sort of tangent, would other Candlekeepers even consider trying a game with other Candlekeepers over it?

Tool is called Fantasy Grounds
http://store.steampowered.com/app/252690/


It has to be Certain, the Gods Hate Me. For whatever irrevokable Fate, I have been made the walking Joke. Either that, or Beshaba is overlyfond Of Me.
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Caladan Brood
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Norway
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Posted - 13 Jul 2015 :  21:30:50  Show Profile  Visit Caladan Brood's Homepage Send Caladan Brood a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm interested. I have FG, including D&D 5th Edition DLC - Lost Mine of Phandelver, Hoard of the Dragon Queen, The Rise of Tiamat.
I haven't used FG to play with other people (yet) - I've used it as a second DM screen, having the info I need organized and ready.
I like the aestethics of FG but for actual gameplay I feel the free option, Roll20, is best.
FG is really clunky in comparison until you have sunk some time in it whereas Roll20 has you up and running in no time. Still, FG has a lot going on under the hood particularly for D&D but I'd advise anyone to read a lot of reviews and try the demo version before buying.

I'm in the slooow process of building a Forgotten Realms library module for FG. Currently I have the first book in the "The North" boxed set finished (I was planning on running a tabletop campaign in the Savage Frontier).

Are you interested in running a game or playing in one?

I guess it could be really nice to meet other Candlekeep scribes this way.
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The Cardinal
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Canada
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Posted - 15 Jul 2015 :  20:32:37  Show Profile  Visit The Cardinal's Homepage  Send The Cardinal an AOL message  Send The Cardinal an ICQ Message  Click to see The Cardinal's MSN Messenger address  Send The Cardinal a Yahoo! Message Send The Cardinal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I haven't gotten it yet, I've looked at it but have not committed to it yet. Was curious if any other scribes had any experience with it and what they thought about it. Lately there seems to be quite a number of tools being released (Fantasy grounds, Sword Coast Legends, etc) that would make some sense for there to be groups starting amongst the scribes here.

And I agree, It seems like it would just make sense to meet other scribes and game using these newfangled technologies


It has to be Certain, the Gods Hate Me. For whatever irrevokable Fate, I have been made the walking Joke. Either that, or Beshaba is overlyfond Of Me.
-Unknown
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The Arcanamach
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Posted - 18 Aug 2015 :  15:37:52  Show Profile Send The Arcanamach a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ive wanted to try Roll20 and would REALLLLLLLY like to join a game there with fellow Keepers. I'd be willing to join one but my time lately seems to be sporadic (I can't even guarantee I'll have a day off these days). Still, if someone started a game up I'd be willing to give it a go.

As for FG, the only way to actually see how it plays and develops is to buy into it. Not all that bad if you have a few extra bucks to spend.

I have a dream that one day, all game worlds will exist as one.
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Caladan Brood
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Norway
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Posted - 20 Aug 2015 :  16:57:43  Show Profile  Visit Caladan Brood's Homepage Send Caladan Brood a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I do run a game now and then on Roll20 (and use Fantasy Grounds as a nice note keeper on a second monitor). I barely have time off these days, however, but if we could, say, play short sessions 2-3 hours at the max I could try to squeeze it in..somehow
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Caladan Brood
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Norway
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Posted - 08 Sep 2015 :  19:50:11  Show Profile  Visit Caladan Brood's Homepage Send Caladan Brood a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A little correction to the Arcanamachs post: You can actually try out FG as there's a demo.

Anyway I'm gearing up for the running of a FR game.5th edition, 1360s, timezone gmt+1.Holler if you want to join (but to play with other people you will need to buy a license)
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DamienPriest
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Canada
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Posted - 09 Sep 2016 :  12:30:32  Show Profile Send DamienPriest a Private Message  Reply with Quote
FG is great am so glad I purchased the program. My group is all spread out and with most of us having kids it is hard to meet IRL for a game so this is the answere
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