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I have used a projector for a game table, even brought it to conventions, and it is a nice way to get the 'fog of war' effect from online tools like klooge werks or maptool, the two software packages I've used designed for online gaming in addition to just using a presentation tool and blacking out layers. Projector throw distance. Throw distance is ...


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How about the aptly named 3D Virtual Tabletop? It's currently available on iPad, iPhone and Android. You can import your own maps and minis from images on your device. A web browser version for Mac and PC is in the works.


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My page has a monster database. It's rough in the edges but it might help you generate encounters: http://rpg20.com/monsters.php It doesn't have the exact functionality you seek. It only returns a list of monsters based on desired Challenge Rating or Hit Points (average). As a bonus, you can filter depending on Climate/Terrain. Donjon's generator has been ...


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For what it's worth, there are isometric tilesets available for Roll20. A search for "isometric" on the Roll20 Marketplace turns up several results, including Isometric 3D Desert Tomb, Isometric Sewer, and Isometric Dungeon (by Plexsoup; I am not affiliated). The description pages for Plexsoup's isometric sets also includes instructions for creating a ...


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Tabletop Simulator is full 3d and allows you pick up and move anything, but it'll make your game look very much like an actual tabletop-game and I'm not sure that's the style you're aiming for. It's also not really designed specifically for RPG games, but I figured I'd at least give you the option to check for yourself.


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Not that I'm aware of, although I did see a video of a guy using the unreal engine that looked interesting. Something like panda 3d also has potential for a 3d game board. I also saw an isometric map from torstan used with maptool, but it was technically 2d, just with an isometric view. Edit: After some thought; I wasn't really following your 2.5d ...


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Again more/better options have become available as the internet continues to develop over time: Traipse (I recommend the Ornery Orc distribution) is excellent for this. It not only has aliasing abilities but allows players and the GM to use different aliases at different times and change between stored aliases easily so you can, for example, have a ...


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Unearthed Arcana introduced the concept of totalling experience points to build an encounter and this was later formalized by Pathfinder. The current Pathfinder simplifies this to CR equivalences. You choose the APL you want (3.5 would be EL), then you choose creatures of an appropriate CR (or equivalent) to add up to the APL you want. No calculator is ...


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There aren't a ton of great solutions that I am aware of (sadly) but I have used the generator at the following site: http://donjon.bin.sh/d20/encounter/ The site provides a number of generators for 3.5 in addition to some system-agnostic material (that's either very 3.5 flavored or obviously not medieval fantasy). The generators do a good job of ...


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There is a much higher potential distraction factor from electronic devices (laptops, tablets, etc) than dice & paper. Devices have glowing screens and animation that tends to capture and retrain one's attention far more than traditional materials. Devices can do many other things, and may pop up distractions like an email notification People often ...


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In the group I was GMing for a while we only had a relatively small table and six people (including myself) around it. The table was usually cluttered with chips, pizza, drinks, character sheets and dice. Whenever it came to unrolling the battlemap chaos ensued. So I decided to use my laptop and connect the TV as a second screen. The battlemap I used was on ...



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