I was wondering what software other people are using in combination with Shmeppy. For my more “trad” games, I see three things contributing to a good online playing experience:
- chat (both voice and text)
- maps (even if not doing round by round tactical stuff)
- character sheets + dice rollers
Now #1 is easy enough to do, discord seems an acceptable solution, but if this epidemic has shown one thing to me, it’s that there’s a lot of chat experiences out there, with none working perfectly. If need be, I could always host my own mumble/jitsi.
The second one seems the main focus of all the VTT projects. It’s refreshing that shmeppy is taking another route here.
But #3 is the other part that VTTs often handle: A good way to enter and modify your character sheet, and quickly use it to roll dice.
That’s currently a gap in my ideal “simple” setup. I could use some VTT for just this, but that seems a bit like overkill. The other way is just rolling real dice and writing down everything on regular notes, just like you do at a real table. Worked for years and years, of course.
But maybe there’s a good middle ground or some interesting tricks and tips you’ve all got.
Some “intelligent notes” system would work great for me. Just plaster some regular note with [[Axe Damage: 2d8+2]] or something like that, and then you can click it like a button or link.