iTabletop: Rocks fall online, everyone still dies.
Shawn and I, here at 2phatgeeks are geeks.
I know that’s a long stretch for you guys. It’s hard to believe, what with hardly any posts about games, Star Wars, jokes about mudkips and the blog’s title and all that jazz–but it’s true. We’re geeks and we love our nerdling things. But there’s one part of geekery we’ve never experienced. There’s a badge to our nerd cred that we’re missing and what might that be, you ask?
We haven’t played D&D.
In fact, we haven’t played any table top games. There are many reasons for this and I am sure some of you running these games will understand them. The rigmarole it takes to get a group of people to show up on time, consistently. Real life that happens to any game, where one couple can’t make it one weekend because the baby is sick, or another who can’t because their car broke down. Then, of course, there’s the idea for some of the truly new of opening your home up to those you don’t quite know yet or getting together in someones home that’s unfamiliar to you. There are countless other little things that all add up to becoming HUGE things when trying to run a table top game, and they’ve kept Shawn and I from enjoying them.
And then one fateful night I stumbled across something that may change my ideals on tabletop gaming entirely.
I give you: iTabletop.
iTabletop is a virtual online tabletop environment that’s striving to give all of you tabletop gamers an experience as close to what you’d find in your home, except, of course, without the home part. iTabletop has been designed to mimic the feel of an instant messenger, something simple and easy to use so that it appeals to all. Upload PDF’s, upload maps, character tokens, documents, music, NPC tokens, sound effects and even video clips. iTabletop is also designed to be used flexibly with any sort of game. You can take a virtual tour over there at iTabletop and check things out, or download it for free to delve even further in depth.
I’d like to think this will open up a whole new world to our geeklings, and I, for one, plan on welcoming our new geek overlords.