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Using Fantasy Grounds II

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cyberwraith81 cyberwraith81's picture
Using Fantasy Grounds II
Hello community! I am considering trying to run an online table top game of EP. I would like to use Fantasy Grounds II, a VTT program to run it. I was wondering if anyone else uses this program or if any rules sets are developed for it. And to the EP Staff it would be a great way to market yourself to a growing online community of gamers!
Xagroth Xagroth's picture
Re: Using Fantasy Grounds II
I might be wrong (maybe I'm mixing this with another similar program ^^), but I think Phantasy Grounds 2 "owns" everything made under their system or something like that, so you can make the module for EP, but they are the ones that can distribute it legally (that's it, sell it). Personally, I think there are other programs less graphically appealing but better on the other sides, there is one for Dark Heresy (that I also think its freeware) that I think could work great with EP. I'll look into it in a few hours when I get home and post the name/url.
cyberwraith81 cyberwraith81's picture
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I was pretty sure that Fantasy Grounds had lots of third party development and third party development was distributed free. I do know that game systems like CoC and Pathfinder license official rules sets that are sold. I have rules sets for Shadowrun 4e and nWoD also. I got those for free . But if you know of a better VTT alternative I would love to check it out.
Tyrnis Tyrnis's picture
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There's been a couple of people ask about support for Fantasy Grounds on the forums in the past. There's nothing official (and not likely to be, at least in terms of distributing the rules through them -- being exclusive with Drivethru for digital distributions gets Posthuman a bigger cut of sales)...I'm not familiar enough with the software to know how easy it would be to put something like that together on the fan side, but there's certainly nothing stopping someone from doing so.
bblonski bblonski's picture
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You might want to check out Maptool if you haven't already. It's free and open source. It's by far the best VTT I've used, but I've never used Fantasy Grounds II. There are a couple discussions on Eclipse Phase dice macros here and here. edit: fixed second dice macro link
Xagroth Xagroth's picture
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Sorry, it took me a little more to find the program I was talking about than I thought ^^U The link is this: http://forums.rptools.net/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=12137 It's a quite complete virtual tabletop framework that has rules for Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader and Deathwatch, but I don't know if it's easy to add a new ruleset. I hope it will be usefull anyway ^^
puke puke's picture
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I'll take this opportunity to pimp Infrno. http://www.infrno.net/ full featured game space with video chat capabilities.
CodexofRome CodexofRome's picture
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Fantasy Grounds II would be an excellent choice for a VTT for Eclipse Phase. I've not seen a ruleset, but one shouldn't be too hard to adapt for someone who really groks the FG2 system. I tried hard to work with it to create some rulesets, but it just drove me a bit crazy. And the previous poster is incorrect... there are no restrictions on non-commercial rulesets, and no reason an EP ruleset would have to be commercial.
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thelabmonkey thelabmonkey's picture
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If you managed to find someone who knows how to actually make that work, I've been doing some work on getting the raw data into a standard-ish format. They could scrape that data right into tokens (or whatever the nomenclature is) to use in FGII. http://www.eclipsephase.com/standardized-item-data-format
Rada Ion Rada Ion's picture
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puke wrote:
I'll take this opportunity to pimp Infrno. http://www.infrno.net/ full featured game space with video chat capabilities.
This VTT looks pretty good. This is my first time using one but I think I like Inferno better than the other ones.
jhfurnish jhfurnish's picture
Useful for Fantasy Grounds II
I'm planning on getting the 'ultimate' (unlimited GM's license) for Fantasy Grounds II once I've handled some real-world life changes, and I'm going to develop a 'ruleset' for Eclipse Phase complete with graphics (considering the availability of graphics 'hacks'). This is some time away but I expect to begin this project before the end of the holiday season.
teroks teroks's picture
Any news from this?
Any news from this?
jhfurnish jhfurnish's picture
Agh
Unfortunately, no. I had several unsuccessful attempts to run games over the net in two different systems and gave up. Can't find rp gamers with real rp choos or without snarky attitudes or consistent attendance.
dcgreenwood dcgreenwood's picture
"RP gamer"
Hi, I run a weekly Fantasy Grounds II game with WFRP3, and we have a good set of players - no attitudes. The WFRP3 ruleset for FGII works particularly well and makes the game actually easier to play than live. Anyway, I'd love to get involved in Eclipse Phase II, so if you are still interested could collaborate (though I have not yet done any ruleset development). But there are some good tutorials out there. If you are want to see details on our WFRP3 campaign, you can find us on Obsidian Portal at https://www.obsidianportal.com/profile/dcgreenwood