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Me and some friends are looking for some software that could do that, instead of playing using the usual playing methods with dice, paper, and such.

We want something that is the same, or very close, to the real D&D experience, having to have a Dungeon Master and so on.

I've never tried Neverwinter Nights online or anything like that, but I doubt that will fit the purpose since it's probably stuck to pre-made and downloadable campaigns.
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https://trial.turbine.com/ddo.php?ftui=DDODefault&
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Neverwinter Nights was the only d & d game I recall that could have an active DM. He could send players secret messages, adjust difficulty, kill things, possess enemies. I'm not sure if they added it to the sequel. d & d online just has a narrator that you can turn off. But sure, content is pre-made as are most live campaigns iirc. Graphics are a bit off now though. Custom content, narrated live would be a tall order.
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Do you mean like a virtual gaming table that can handle dice rolls, maps and tracking stuff? These all work...

Kloogewerks

http://www.kloogeinc.com/


Fantasy Grounds

http://www.fantasygrounds.com/

OpenRPG

http://www.rpgobjects.com/index.php?c=orpg
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I Highly recommend Open RPG. I played a couple campaigns with it and talked to fellow players via Skype.

It's got the grid layout which you can place a map image behind, monster/player tokens can be any 80x80 image, it has a built in dice roller, initiative tracker, etc.

You can set up macros for your abilities, so you can click one macro and it will roll the attack and the damage for you at the same time.

Highly highly recommend Open RPG
 
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If you subscribe to D&D insider, the virtual table is in open beta right now. It's not nearly as automated as Fantasygrounds or anything, but it is very easy to use. It's also integrated with the character builder and monster builder, and has built in voice chat.

OpenRPG tends to be very buggy. I'd say the best free VTT out there is Maptool. www.rptools.net
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Neverwinter Nights was the only d & d game I recall that could have an active DM. He could send players secret messages, adjust difficulty, kill things, possess enemies. I'm not sure if they added it to the sequel. d & d online just has a narrator that you can turn off. But sure, content is pre-made as are most live campaigns iirc. Graphics are a bit off now though. Custom content, narrated live would be a tall order.
Its still in NWN2.
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Neverwinter Nights, Client + Toolset + DM Client = D&D
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post #9 of 11
I dont know if this has online,
But you can make your own dungeon and control the dungeon master
http://asia.gamespot.com/pc/strategy...ns/review.html
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post #10 of 11
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Thanks guys, quite a few options here so I will have to see what fits my needs, but this is just what I wanted.
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