Friday, May 25, 2012
I remember the old days when we all used screens to block our die rolls and maps. I had some homemade ones I made myself (yes- I’m cheap). This was before photocopiers, so I had to type out all the charts myself. During college, one of my buddies bought me the official screens, but I didn’t like it because it didn’t have all the tables I wanted. I wound up using a mix of my screens and theirs. Now a days, I mainly use my laptop. So again, I have a “screen” concealing everything. I still use paper character sheets for notes and recording damage, but the mission itself is usually on the lap top. I guess I’m a touch confused about tabletop RPGs. I’ve played them on-line, I’ve played them at a big table, and I’ve played them with everyone in chairs using TV trays. I don’t know what’s normal any more. Obviously I like my mix of laptop and paper on clipboard. For years I had to keep a file cabinet next to me for when I needed to check something. Now I have everything on my thumb drive, and I can search, a little bit faster (never fast enough). Any other ideas? You know, I’m still willing to learn new things.