Firstly, I want to post up our tentative schedule for the transition. All times are Eastern U.S. Daylight Savings Time, GMT-4.
- Monday July 30, 2012 2 PM--Virtual Table closes down from the Wizards of the Coast website (access to campaigns will close at 11 AM, the campaigns and access to the VT pages will go down at 2)
- Tuesday July 31, 2012 12:01 PM--Deadline for VT users to submit their name for campaign transfer to RPGTable Online (see below)
- Wednesday August 1, 2012 from 9 AM to 3 PM--GameTable Online closes to prepare for the addition of RPGTable Online
- Thursday August 2, 2012 3 PM--RPGTable Online comes up for service!
Access to RPGTable Online will be free for anyone to use. Just register at GameTable Online and you can use RPGTable Online. Along with free access to the game platform users get 3 tile sets, 28 player tokens, and 20 common monster tokens. We have created a virtual store to purchase more objects to use with RPGTO. Prices will be as low as $.30 for a monster token, $1.20 for character tokens, and a few dollars for tile packs. Purchase will be used with the new GTO currency, GTO Gold. GTO Gold is valued at $.06 per Gold Piece.
In addition to the basic Free RPGTable Online experience, we will also be offering a Premium User subscription for as low as $7.99/month. The Premium Subscription will give you repository storage of 50 maps, 50 PCs, 50 uploads per month of user generated images, the ability to share your maps, adventures and characters with other Subscribers, and a monthly allowance of 35 GTO Gold to spend on game pieces. Both Subscribers and non-Subscribers can purchase additional repository slots and art uploads.
Transferring Your VT Campaigns to RPGTable Online:
When the VT closes down but before RPGTable Online launches, GTO will be capturing existing VT campaigns and assigning them to their profile at GameTable Online. To facilitate this transfer, GTO needs to know your Wizards of the Coast Community Site screen name and GTO user name. If you do not have a GTO user name register at http://www.gametableonline.com now and send the needed information to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have already sent this information, please verify that we got it at viewtopic.php?f=61&t=3655. The deadline for submitting your screen name/user name is Tuesday July 31, 2012 at 12:01 PM, Eastern U.S. Daylight Savings Time (GMT-4).This transfer will be a bulk transfer so we do not need to know your campaign name or count. It will include the participating PCs. If PC’s player is not designated, the game master will be able to reassign the character.
Saving Characters from the Dungeons & Dragons Insider Character Builder:
Characters built using the DDi Character Builder can be exported from the DDi site to your local computer and then uploading it in RPGTO campaign. RPGTO has no direct link to the DDi Character Builder but we believe this will allow DDi subscribers to still reap the benefits of the Character Builder.
Game Tokens and Tiles:
Yes! We have more game pieces for your adventures. At this time we have over 300 items in our RPGTO store and art for more being organized. In time we plan to be reaching out to artists and game publishers to include objects to appeal to a variety RPGers.
D&D Monster Data:
Currently we do not have access to official 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons monster data but are working on it.
If you have a Premium Subscription you will be able save your game in the Repository. You can choose to share with others who also have a Premium Subscription.
Importing Images to Your Campaigns:
This has ability has been built but we are still finalizing the cost. We are still factoring the cost of storing the images and the bandwidth cost. Right now we have storage as part of the subscription and al a carte option for non-subscribers. We are trying to determine if we have to cover the expense for storage, at the upload stage, or at both.
The Relationship with GameTable Online and RPGTable Online:
Rather than fractionalizing the online tabletop game community, GTO has decided to connect the GameTable Online and RPGTable Online game portals. Although they have separate URL addresses, they share the same registration process so with one registration you gain access to both board and role-playing games. Both use the same virtual currency system so the GTO Gold you purchase are in a single account that crosses over to both GTO and RPGTO. GTO users with existing GTO Coins will have those converted into GTO Gold on during the outage on August 1.
RPGTable Online, Dungeons & Dragons, and Other Game Systems:
Part of our agreement with Wizards of the Coast is that RPGTable Online shall not be an official Dungeons & Dragons game portal. As it was originally developed to be for 4th Edition D&D, there are many features designed with it in mind. Neither Wizards nor GTO wanted to throw all of that optimization away so we have it but some of it had to be de-branded. We will be going live with a 4E and a generic character sheet. In time GTO has plans to do similar optimization with other game systems or other versions of D&D. We want to RPGTable Online to be the choice virtual RPG tabletop for all RPG systems. Publishers interested in collaborating with RPGTable Online are welcome to contact us about collaborating at email@example.com.