As an avid fan of all things sci-fi and fantasy, I thoroughly enjoy RPGs. One close to my heart is Dungeons & Dragons. While its been many years since I’ve played I’ve started to dabble once again in the immense world limited only by your imagination.
While in highschool I used to play one-shots on weekends at my local card and comic book shop, now as working professional it’s hard to find time to gather all your friends and sit down for a session let alone an entire campaign. Fortunately there is now a service that helps bridge the gap, Roll20.net.
Roll20, allows friends and strangers to gather from across the globe and play their favorite RPG whether its D&D, Pathfinder or any other game. It provides a virtual table top for the players and DM to explore together, has virtual dice, and is even webcam enabled to add to your overall experience. My current group still meets in person for our weekly sessions, however we augment our game with roll20 for the maps. Roll20 allows the DM to reveal select information to only certain player characters and many other features which help keep up the natural flow of your group and session instead of impeding it.
In effect, roll20 allows you to cut the overhead involved in tabletop RPGs and allows you to focus on the game and have fun that much faster. If you are looking for a great collaborative tool for your group or are looking for a group to play with make sure to check out roll20.net.