Mapping for Constantcon

Just finished my first ConstantCon game using google+ and had a blast.

A recommendation for others playing on-line.  One way to share a map in common with all players, aside from periodically holding up a sheet of paper, is to use a shared on-line whiteboard.

Someone got tired

It worked pretty well for this session.  There are several free sites offering whiteboards: we used http://www.twiddla.com which worked quite well.  No sign up required, you simply go to the website and click on “GO: Start a New Meeting.”

The resulting page should include, on the right-hand side of the screen, a box that says, “Give out this link to invite people to this meeting” and a URL.  Send the URL to the folks in your game and you can all visit the web page and see and edit the same sketch.  No sign up, no password, no hassle.

The tool is not super-fancy, but it serves.  And can be used for illustration of the action, as well.

Our heroes fight a giant beetle, using only a 10' pole and burning oil

Similar services are http://cosketch.com/ and http://www.scriblink.com (I have not used either one, but they seem similar).

5 Responses to “Mapping for Constantcon”

  1. August 12, 2011 at 4:01 am

    Thanks for sharing this. I also did my first my first ConstantCon game using Google+ this week. I will definitely suggest Twiddla to our players for the next session. Holding the map up to the web cam was a pain in the butt, and by the end of the session a couple of us were a bit disoriented as to our location.

  2. August 12, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Any good dice roller?

  3. 3 Keith Sloan
    August 13, 2011 at 12:11 am

    I’ve used Scriblink for Skype games but Twiddla seems to be a bit better.

  4. 4 Scott LeMien
    August 13, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I noticed twiddla has graph paper background as well. that increases its value a great deal, suddenly 3-4e games become possible with their reliance on positioning.

  5. 5 labsenpai
    August 18, 2011 at 1:39 am

    Took about 90 seconds before Anonymous started drawing 3rd Grade gonads on the public page. Given the doodles I’ve seen on PC records, I can’t say he wasn’t a gamer.

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