Friday, May 29, 2009

RPG Tech #1: Online Whiteboard (Update)

Just wanted to provide an update on this fantastic little whiteboard. I provided a review of dabbleboard earlier.

The developer just added a few key enhancements (based on user comments, including mine):
  • The ability to save a canvas size (this is important for those large, outdoor battles). Before, the canvas size would revert back to the default size and you would have to bump it back up. It was a very big pain.
  • The ability to keep the grid on. Before, it would always revert back to no grid.
Obviously, both of these new enhancements just make dabbleboard better for my Evernight PBP maps. Here's the latest one we are using. The PCs are quickly crushing a group of spider-men, but I hope to get my licks in before they are finished.


  1. I see your initiative cards in the corner, status dots on the NPC icons, etc.
    Are these generated by the program, or free-drawn in?

  2. These are all free-drawn.

    I just uploaded little red dot graphics for a shaken status, and the initiative list is just a text box.

    Once you get them added for one drawing, you can easily reuse for future drawings.

  3. Beyond Dabbleboard, what else do you have to use for your on-line game? A dice roller? Chat window/skype?