Introduction:Online table top gaming has been around for a number of years now, but the concept of organizing multiple games into a weekend convention (all online) has really taken off in the past year or two. Here are some of the advantages of attending this type of convention:
Since you can attend from your own home, there is no travel time and it is easier to schedule things around the games you choose to participate in.
A full weekend pass to an offline convention can cost $50 or more not to mention transportation (gas/tolls) and if far enough away hotel costs. Once you have a PC, internet connection and a headset, online cons are generally free.
Local cons tend to have local attendees. Online cons tend to have a much more international flavor. I gamed in an event with a Canadian, an Australian, a man from Portugal, another from Belgium, someone from the UK and only one other American . . . and he was from clear across the country.
Some of the online virtual table top programs (the space you'll actually play the game in) offer the ability to pre-program the more common rolls. This allowed players to simply click a button to perform an action without having to know how to calculate modifiers or know which dice to use.
It can be tough finding other fans of an outdated or obscure system. However, when your player pool is the entire world it make filling a 'table' an easier endeavor! As a matter of fact, for the 30th anniversary of the release of Star Frontiers, some fans of the game actually organized an entire online con around the game!
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