I love my gaming table and I’m more into drawing simple sketches of my maps rather than building them or displaying them on screen. But I’d love to try a digital table sometime, if just for the possibilities and opportunities it opens up. Being able to display more details quickly… using animations.. revealing the map slowly to the players… I love the thought of running a game this way. Maybe in the future. Or maybe I could steal cyderak‘s fantastic table. It’s the 2.0 version and it uses a Samsung 40″ LED TV connected to his laptop, though the original version with a projector was sweet as well. Check out the table here!
I connect the 40″ LED TV to my laptop which has D20Pro, the software I use to present and manipulate the Battle maps. D20Pro is a Virtual Table Top (VTT) program that allows pen-and-paper gaming groups to play online.
I just use D20Pro for its ability to:
–Present and manipulate the maps.
–Utilize its Fog of War features.
–Use gif animations for spell effects, Monster animations, and animated objects.
(most of which I got here: [link] and then personalized the gif animations with “Easy Gif Animator”, A program that allows you to tweak gif animations’ speed and amount of images in the animation.) –cyderak