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Anyone use Heroic Maps in VTTs??

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I'm needing a jungle & ships & I see they make em for both print & VTTs. I was mainly curious how they look when in play? ie wanting to know if I'll get my money's worth with em.

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Now speaking from personal experience Heroic Maps look absolutely gorgeous in Map Tool. They look okay on roll20 as well but roll20, while mainstream, hasn't got half the functionality of Map Tool (although Map Tool has a higher learning curve but I was introduced to it a couple of years before roll20 even existed). I don't own Fantasy Grounds but I hear that Fantasy Grounds is basically the rich man's Map Tool (or that Map Tool is the poor man's Fantasy Grounds).

 

After importing them you'll usually want to do your own VBL (Visual Blocking Layer). To the best of my knowledge VBL in roll20 is still restricted to squares and rectangles/oblongs whereas in Map Tool you can do some really creative stuff with VBL including movement blocking stuff (like windows) where the players can see through them but not move through them. Would you like some screenshots of a Heroic Maps map in action?

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8 hours ago, Balgin Stondraeg said:

To the best of my knowledge VBL in roll20 is still restricted to squares and rectangles/oblongs

With a subscription on Roll20 you can use Dynamic Lighting.

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