Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Roll20 1 vs Fantasy Grounds 0

Lately I have been having nothing but trouble with Fantasy Grounds. It sensitive to network troubles and my router and DSL line have been causing problems by resetting every couple of hours. Due to the holidays I haven't been able to get it resolved with my ISP yet, however I did activate an Roll20 account as a backup.

Fantasy Ground crapped out again Monday so I switched over to Roll20. I missed the 3D rolling and the GURPS specific ruleset. However in a good deal many areas Roll20 was a smoother experience. Everything just loaded and everybody was able to connect without having to pay. I did get an account as I looked at my FG image folder and found I needed to get one of the paid tiers in order to hold my images.

I was impressed at how far they progressed over the summer. Fantasy Grounds better watch out because these guys are building a top quality VTT with some very interesting features like being able to pull images and tokens right off of the web as well as uploading your own. And they have integration with Google Plus. I might continue my subscription even after solving my FG issues to use for the Google Plus gaming that is going on.

They have a free account level for people to try the service with their friends.

And finally remember if you ever have the Rusty BattleAx play in your VTT games never have him ask what the weather is like. Otherwise your tech will go to hell in handbasket in the next few minutes.


6 comments:

Ragna said...

You can activate 3D rolls in the settings menu ;)

One thing less to worry about... and about GURPS nothing you cannot fix with macros.

Ragna said...

You can keep 100MB without upgrading your account.

But the dinamic lightning and token attributes are worth the bucks a paid account costs :D

Ken Harrison said...

As a player last night, I thought Roll20 was fantastic. Considering we dove into mid-session, I thought it went faster than FG (when FG is working).

The dice macros were easy to set up.

Tim Shorts said...

Yeah I am interested in playing around with Roll20. It worked a lot better last night and I like the extra features with the miniatures.

Gerald Villoria said...

Roll20 is subscription-based, no? I believe Tabletop Forge offers similar functionality (through Google+ Hangouts) and is completely free.

Bastien Wauthoz said...

We've tried both Roll20 and Tabletop Forge with my group and had a far better experience with Roll20.
More stable, more features, easier to run.