Re: [nbos] Carrying less physical stuff to game
Sam Orton
Mon Jul 12th, 2010
I think the day is coming when people's game maps will display via some descendant or spin off of Google Earth, and player reference and input (character sheets, setting documentation, game documentation, die rolling) can be accessed either via laptop or smart phone. You may not be able to level your character up via smart phone, but you'll be able to play him. From the designer's standpoint, displaying the work will be largely or wholly free, the ability to edit (or design new) the work will be something that gets charged for.

But I won't make more than the very foggiest of guesses as to the nature and sequence of the steps between here and there.

"Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity, but don't rule out malice." - "Heinlein's Razor"

"Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice." - Grey's Law

I would like to make my maps etc. for either a rpg supplement or a historical miniatures game on NBOS and "save" them to a disc, then allow people who buy the supplement to use the maps, but not gift them NBOS. 


I would like to see players able to use their smart-phones as an addition to playing at the FLGS. 



In all reality, I am old school enough to want to use paper, pencil, miniatures and card-stock screens to play RPGs.  I'm just acknowledging that technology is coming.


I am not wanting to see the smart-phone replace the computer as the primary designing platform, because I couldn't see well enough to use the 2x2 inch screen for my designing. 

Richard K. Leclercq

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