Posted in Announcements on February 24, 2014 at 9:39 pm
EpicTable 1.2 is available now. The main feature of this release is Fog of War, but there are some other goodies as well. EpicTable 1.2 is a free upgrade for 1.x customers. Download EpicTable 1.2 while you read about it!
Fog of War
EpicTable’s Fog of War lets the GM control what the players can see on a map or tabletop. It’s equally useful for hiding unexplored areas of a map or for hiding GM only notes or images on a tabletop. EpicTable accomplishes this through the concept of “zones”—areas the GM defines on the fly or ahead of time and can make hidden or revealed to the players.
The new Fog of War tab on the ribbon is available to the GM only, and it has extensive tooltip help.
If you haven’t already, check out the video tutorial demonstrating EpicTable’s Fog of War.
Configurable Data Folder
Do you prep on one machine and play on another? I do. Have you gotten a new computer since you started using EpicTable? I have. Previously, these were difficult situations because moving your EpicTable data was tricky. Now, at the start menu, there’s a new configuration button.
Right now, the only thing configurable from this page is the EpicTable data folder. This allows you to change where your EpicTable data is stored. I put mine in a subfolder of my DropBox folder, for instance, so all of my machines have the same EpicTable data!
A word of caution, however: don’t have two computers trying to use that data at the same time. This feature is for sharing between your machines, only one of which is using EpicTable at any one time. If you do otherwise, you’ll have two EpicTables stomping on each other’s data.
There are a handful of bug fixes in 1.2 as well. For a full list of changes, check out the What’s New page.
EpicTable 1.2 is intended as a free update to EpicTable users. If you’ve already tried EpicTable and decided not to buy because it didn’t have Fog of War, give it another shot. If your trial has expired, let me know, and I’ll extend it so you can take 1.2 for a spin.