Hello, I am starting up a Dungeon World campaign using roll20, and it’s my first time with both. I though it would be good to start a discussion about how this game, and this tool set fit together, since I have been chewing on it for a few weeks now, and still have plenty of questions.
My first impression with roll20 after playing with it for an hour or two, is that it specializes on getting maps and tokens to work well together. Yay! battlemat online! This is great and all, but my impression of DW, is that it is not about the maps and tokens, but they can be used if we want.
So I am thinking how can I use roll20 to make our DW campaign better then skype and google docs?
1) maps. once we draw them, we can import them and draw on the maps while playing. Can players create maps in roll20? or only the GM? I love the idea of having players drawing some maps on the fly, which is easy in tabletop games.
2) images. Images are worth a thousand words. I have found some great pictures of gnolls which filled me with an Epiphany. Not only did I want monster pictures, but I wanted the monsters to be in the correct location. Where can I get good fantasy location images? In the last thirty years there have been innumerable fantasy images created. How can I find them and gather them for my game? Ideally locations without characters… google searches so far have shown a great time sink opportunity here, but I have not found the ruined keep setting I was thinking of.
3) sounds. So who wants to add a creaking door? a barking dog? The splash sound as your signature weapon gets thrown overboard? I know roll20 allows making playlists, for music, but what about sound effects? Does anyone have a good way to collect sound effects for Roll20? does roll20 allow for quick searches of saved sound files?
4) what else? Moving from face 2 face gaming, into a remote desktop environment must have some great changes I just have not thought of yet. Anyone want to share their ideas?
Thanks for any comments.