Monday, July 08, 2019

Tabletop Simulator

My resurgent interested in Twilight Imperium 4th Edition took me down the rabbit hole into the community of online players that make use of Tabletop Simulator to play games online. Specifically the downloaded Twilight Imperium 4th edition version.
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I've been playing with it getting used to how to pick things up and roll dive and setup boards and its pretty slick. Can be tricky with the small pieces but with practice I'm sure it will be fine.

The big attraction is the thought of running a game with my friends over multiple sessions rather than trying to get a single game done in one sitting, which can be hard with 6 players needing 8-10 hours to complete the game! With Tabletop Simulator you can save state and pick it up again.

I've been told that as players get experienced the play time comes down to 1 hour per player, so we're hoping to play some more physical games with fewer players to get more practice. For example, I've got a 4 player game scheduled for this Friday after work with my friends. And I might try an online game with strangers (!) this Sunday afternoon. We'll see how it all goes.


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