Because I'm Snarky...
Well, I was gonna dig around, but I figured this might be a quicker solution. I'm interested in learning some form of D&D, as I've always wanted to play, but never got around to it. I've done RPGs enough to actually have back stories for some of my characters, and would love to play 'em. My problem is all the people I know that I could play with are fairly far away while I'm at school. And darn it all if there's not enough in my area on Nearbygamers.
Does anyone know good online table software. I've looked at it in the past and never found anything really decent. Is there a free package that'll let me get my first taste of D&D action? Or am I going to have to wait to do it when I get home?
Indie RPGer and Board Wargamer.
There's also Fantasy Grounds which is a very good Online electronic Tabletop which comes with a paired down (I believe it's going to be expanded) D20 SRD straight out of the box (or download)..
looking to join a nearby game
Check it out, there's always a game of some kind running on one of the servers...may not always be the systems you're looking for, though.
For our online Hackmaster game, my group uses MapTool which is free and can be found at
You can also get away with just using a chat program like IRC. There are several IRC servers dedicated to roleplaying such as Darkmyst.
I'm currently running a group using Campfire and Basecamp. It's worked out pretty well so far.
We play, and quite succsesfully at that, on this rather cool site
You can run or join a variety of on going play-by-post adventures in just about any RPG setting. My nickname there is also Shadowknave - come say hi sometime.
My personal favorite combination is Maptool (www.rptools.net), with Ventilo (www.ventrilo.com). Maptools is free and is having new features aggressively added to it. Ventrilo is teleconferencing software, so you can talk to your gaming people instead of having to type so much. The free version of ventrilo allows for 8 people. Goodluck!
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We have been using Fantasy Grounds for about a month and with its slight issues it is still a very cool way to play a d20.
Role player, day gamer.
In the Forgotten Realms server of OpenRPG there's a game every 2nd Saturday starting 11 AM Eastern time. The game is an RPGA mini campaign Undermountain Adventures. We use OpenRPG and Ventrilo which is a VOIP program. You can go to madmathlabs if you are interested. We want one more player. Next meeting is Dec 1 2007.
— Barbarian is a prestige class!
A friend of mine plays with us via ichat, i have the monitor with built in speakers all setup for him at the table. Needs a scarecrow like thing made or mannequin. Works perfectly well just as well as anyone else at the game in the end. Obviously RPG stuff, not wargames / cards.
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