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Playing Runequest Roleplaying in Glorantha with some virtual tabletop (Rolld20?)


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I'd like to use some virtual tabletop to starting play RQ:G.

What do you use? RollD20? Are there around some resources? I have seen there is a very good character set for RQ:G but I can't find it.

Sorry but I'm newbie to RollD20 (and to RQ:G too, being expert on Glorantha will be much more difficult I thnk)

Thank you very much.

 

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There is a good character sheet.  To see it, you have to be in a game that is using it.  At least, that's the only way I know to do it.  So, the easiest way is to just create a game of your own, and, in the "Optional, Choose a character sheet" drop down list, choose RuneQuest Glorantha.

 

If you don't want to create a game, I've got one that I use for one-shots that is currently inactive.  Send me a PM with your email, and I'll invite you to it, and assign an existing character to you

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After painting all of those miniatures, I wound up using straight up Zoom sessions.  No one has found the other online options especially appealing, although part of that is simply the lack of support.  I AM going to GM the Battle of Iceland using the armies that I have painted up and a camera (or two) when the party gets there in the timeline.  That is intended as the big climax of this arc.

But the week to week sessions haven't needed anything other than a shared Google Drive folder and a premium license for Zoom.   The fillable PDF is fantastic, the players literally update the sheet after every session.

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We use Roll20 for maps when a battle is possible or expected.  For example, go into Snakepipe Hollow, put the map on Roll20 and follow along.  We also use it, sometimes, to roll dice - it has some nice support for that.  We do not use it for character sheets or anything.

We use Zoom for the general conversation, possibly briefly screen share a map or picture.

We use Discord as the overall "chat" (or the "help, my computer crashed, I'll be back...") and for a lot of the dice rolling when battle is not happening.  e.g. social interactions, most roleplaying, etc...

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11 hours ago, Rodney Dangerduck said:

We use Roll20 for maps when a battle is possible or expected.  For example, go into Snakepipe Hollow, put the map on Roll20 and follow along.  We also use it, sometimes, to roll dice - it has some nice support for that.  We do not use it for character sheets or anything.

We use Zoom for the general conversation, possibly briefly screen share a map or picture.

We use Discord as the overall "chat" (or the "help, my computer crashed, I'll be back...") and for a lot of the dice rolling when battle is not happening.  e.g. social interactions, most roleplaying, etc...

I forgot quoting this ...

1 hour ago, Beorne said:

Why Discord and not Zoom to chat (or vice versa) ? Discord to write and zoom to talk?

Thanks.

 

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19 hours ago, Beorne said:

I'd like to use some virtual tabletop to starting play RQ:G.

What do you use? RollD20? Are there around some resources? I have seen there is a very good character set for RQ:G but I can't find it.

Sorry but I'm newbie to RollD20 (and to RQ:G too, being expert on Glorantha will be much more difficult I thnk)

I use Roll20 and Zoom at the same time. I use the adventure straight from the book beside me, and keep the PDFs open in the background.

I use Roll20 to manage the RQ character sheets (my players like them) and to manage dice rolls from the sheets (my players like the dice roller). I've set up some generic dice rollers as macros on the bottom of the screen (shared with the players). For movement on maps when needed I use Roll20 as well. The RQG sheets can be setup for full characters (4 pages), an NPC sheet (below) and Quickstart.

For everything else I use zoom, better sound and video (for me). I share images on Zoom too as then you don't have to upload them to Roll20 which can be time consuming and fiddly to display. For handouts zoom is easier as I can use prepared stuff with no changes.

I use a PDF viewer to manage the rulebook.

Roll20 has a learning curve, which can be steep for some. The character sheets are pretty good. I do combat Strike ranks outside of both, on a piece of paper.

Juggling your screen takes get a bit of getting used to. Here's a recent encounter the players had. I've roll20 open with the tactical map in the background, I've an NPC sheet open for the Dragonsnail, I keep the Roll20 results visible in the bottom right corner. The luck runes roll the dice. The dragonsnail pic is shared in Zoom. 

The generic rollers are handy for when the players need to roll the reputation of someone they meet or I need them to make a roll that they don't need to know why they are rolling.

Each of the games in our club has it's own slack channel, so if there are issues (internet down etc) they get put there from a mobile device usually. We have few if any problems.

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2 hours ago, Runeblogger said:

How do you set the different blue dice buttons on the bottom left corner? 

Click on the collection button, then +Add

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In edit macro

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NOW SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE WINDOW, make it visible to all players, save Changes

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In the Macro window, make sure Show quick macro bar is ticked and In Bar is ticked

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In your main window, you can move them to the order you want using a tab on the right side side and change their colour by cmd clicking / right clicking

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One good feature of Roll20 is that you can create weapon damage specific macros.  For example, my character has

Sword   which for my PC is d8+1+d4, yours may vary

Bow       d8+1

and, more importantly to save time looking in the rules, it also has

Sword Special     see, I actually forget and would have to look it up...

Bow Impale

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