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Kobold
 
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 Post subject: Game Table using Map Tool
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:24 pm 
I thought some of you might enjoy seeing the new game table that my group is using.

It has an inset display screen for the players (covered by a 1/4" sheet of tinted, tempered glass). We sometimes use digital minis for epic battles on huge playing fields, but most of the time we're using physical minis and dice.

I've been using MapTool for years and I love it. I run two instances of the program on the same computer, one as the "Server" and one connected to it as the player. The smaller monitor in the picture is the DM screen and the large display is the player screen. It works great!

There's a full post with lots of pictures in the DnD 5th Ed page on Facebook if you're interested. https://www.facebook.com/groups/DnD5th/permalink/730346310476212/

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Great Wyrm
 
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 Post subject: Re: Game Table using Map Tool
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:16 pm 
Noice! TV's really are the way to go! (vs projectors). Now a pick with your players crap all over it lol

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 Post subject: Re: Game Table using Map Tool
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:41 pm 
Looks slick.

Why do you have the screen "upside down" for the players though?

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Dragon
 
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 Post subject: Re: Game Table using Map Tool
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:16 pm 
Very nice! I built one for my gaming group 3-4 years ago and its still going strong. Make sure you've got some ventilation going for the backside of the TV, so things don't get too hot.


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