Shadowrun or World of Darkness on a Virtual Tabletop?

Posted in EpicTable Blog on December 24, 2008 at 2:10 am

As you may know, I’ve been reading lots of different game systems (and playing when I can) in an effort to make sure that EpicTable can support a wide variety of games. I’ve been on a story games kick, having just recently been introduced to them. In the past few weeks, I’ve turned my attention to some more traditional games. Specifically, I picked up Shadowrun (3rd and 4th editions) and World of Darkness (new edition). I have to admit, this is as much motivated by a love for games as by the legitimate need to research these systems for EpicTable. These two in particular have been around for a long time, and I’ve never really looked at them. I’m curious: Are any of you out there playing Shadowrun or World of Darkness (or its various instantiations: Vampire, Werewolf, Mage, etc.)? If so, are you playing face to face or on a virtual tabletop? What issues are you having? So far, while I’m having a good time reading these rulebooks, I’m not seeing anything too unusual with respect to mechanics a VT would need to handle. Is there something that I can do for you that will make these games work better on a virtual tabletop?

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