Tabletop Escapades - Official Discussion Thread [Spoilers]



  • @Sentinel-Beach Definitely agree a simple whiteboard or bringing back roll-20 would help keep things more organized and reduce the amount of time eaten up by confusion.

    Something else that would be nice is if they had some way of doing a quick recap of the previous episode's events before they start filming, because there were soooo many times where things were just forgotten or misremembered that it sometimes really hurt the show's consistency.



  • @Minamik said in Tabletop Escapades - Official Discussion Thread [Spoilers]:

    Something else that would be nice is if they had some way of doing a quick recap of the previous episode's events before they start filming, because there were soooo many times where things were just forgotten or misremembered that it sometimes really hurt the show's consistency.

    They all need to start taking notes, especially the players since I'm pretty sure Ben at least makes notes on his DM stuff. I'm willing to bet more than half of all the ret-cons that have happened were because they didn't write down when something happened to their character and just forgot about it.

    They could use Roll20 on iPads and only use it during battles to keep track of positioning. They don't even need to show the viewers or have tokens or stuff like that. Just use the whiteboard function in Roll20.

    Also, I doubt Huber will make a new character, since Pomper seems to be cemented even harder as the main character, but if he does he should really play a grizzled veteran character since that's what all his characters turn into. j/k

    @Sentinel-Beach said in Tabletop Escapades - Official Discussion Thread [Spoilers]:

    Kyle will clearly create a new character which I'm totally okay with. I mean okay, this peace version of Fame got some laughs out of me, but there was no replacing Yogalla in the middle of the campaign like this.

    Yeah, I liked Fame and also thought the Peace thing was pretty funny in the moment but it was obvious that the she had turned into a contrarian character that wouldn't go along with anything the party did.



  • @Minamik I totally disagree. Roll20 is slow and everyone needs to see what going on. if they where playing from their own home then yes it would be a benefit. Now imo I think buying a real whiteboard to pud over the table and ben drawing the map and using smal figures that would make more fun for them. for production value I would then put a camera having from the sealing giving a view of the table for us and still have the old setup camera on top of that. This would give us the viewer a good view what happening on the table.
    Ben would not have to spend hours in roll20 to prep everything like maps mobs and so on all could be done the same way and he could draw things on the whiteboard with ease

    I know this is not a easy thing to do but imo it would make the crew have more fun while still having the creative freedom that table top RPG is all about.



  • @fettouhi

    Roll20 has a whiteboard. You don't need to make maps or anything. If they really want the viewer to see it they can just use screen capture. It's a lot cheaper than buying an actual whiteboard and figures.



  • @fettouhi Hmm, that might be why I said, "a simple whiteboard or roll-20." :)



  • @Olf_Himself fx 2 people move and they need to explain to ben where they want to move compared to a figure and then ben say you can do that because its in the movement length you can do. Yes they can move in roll20 them self but they are not all going to be using a PC while in the same room filmen. Roll20 is really good for online TT RPG but not every good for offline or hybrid. they having everyone look at a screen or everyone having a laptop in the garage.

    Also what if the internet doesn't work or roll20 is down for mantenance when they are playing? 20roll is good and all but I do think there model and how they play is old school before virtual whiteboards and that is also the charm of the show imo



  • @fettouhi
    Roll20 is available on iPad so Ben could have the PC and the players could share the pad. I don't disagree that a real set-up would be better but it costs money.
    And yeah sure the internet could be down but that's not something that's really necessary to take into consideration. I mean what if the power in Jones' garage went out?
    Then they couldn't record anyway even if they used a real whiteboard. Why worry about something that's impossible to control?



  • Just watched episode 85, the ending felt like an anime season finally, the good guys defeated the bad guy but wait... There was another bad guy acting behind the scenes!! I love it.

    I don't know if it's possible to change the DM considering it is ben story, but it would be fun to have ben be a party member, i hope that they upgrade the set up in some way, siting in a podcast style doesn't work for me, having the DM in the middle and two to the left and right so they can have some visual representation ( Map, screen, etc) would help the players and viewers alot.



  • @A7X458 said in Tabletop Escapades - Official Discussion Thread [Spoilers]:

    I don't know if it's possible to change the DM considering it is ben story, but it would be fun to have ben be a party member, i hope that they upgrade the set up in some way, siting in a podcast style doesn't work for me, having the DM in the middle and two to the left and right so they can have some visual representation ( Map, screen, etc) would help the players and viewers alot.

    I would prefer the current setup to stay because it gives the party a feeling of unity.



  • Both my drawlings made it onto the episode! So stoked about that!



  • I suggest not watching after 48:44. If you do, I don't claim any responsibility for any nightmares you may or may not end up having.



  • @Minamik Its more like 48:47.5, to be specific for no reason at all...




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    Really enjoyed how loopy that last episode was. Can't wait to hear what they plan on doing for the next season.



  • Part of me wishes they'd just start from scratch. It'd freshen things up and make it easier for new viewers to get in.

    But I realize Ben has put a lot of work into the current campaign (that the boys continually find ways around his plans, lol).



  • So if all the Green and Red Dragon energy is gone (based on Dragonborns not existing anymore), does that mean King Puff is gone as well ;_;

    Also in Pomper's backstory he had a dream in which a dragon told him to stop a demon from coming through a portal and that's why Pomper left his family in the cave and sneaked aboard that ship.... Calling it now, the black robed guy is "the Father" that gives Therese her powers AND the foretold "demon" from Pomper's vision.



  • The recap episode is out. At least one big surprise:

    Brad will also create a new character! I mean I knew Kyle would, but Necator leaving came as a surprise. Excited to see two new faces!



  • Getting some withdrawal syndrome here, is there any news as to when the new episode will be up? Can't wait for more shenanigans!



  • @Wrynnax The schedule says next Wednesday.



  • @Olf_Himself thank you, good sir!