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Mikael
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« on: February 25, 2006, 02:16:46 AM »

Hello

One of the players in our group lives away and can rarely make it to the city. Still, we like to have him playing with us and thus use webcam and Skype to include him. For most games he just rolls what he rolls and tells us the result, but in Dogs it would be essential to see which dice he has left.

We have tried just updating the list of dice on text chat, but that slows down conflicts unnecessarily. Initial experiments with a webcam did not show the numbers on the d8s and d10s clearly enough, although we are still working on that.

Finally, the question:
In case the webcams just won´t work and we need one, which online or Messenger-based roller would you recommend for Dogs?

Thanks,
+ Mikael
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Vaxalon
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2006, 05:41:26 AM »

Ordinarily I'd say roll your dice and go by the honor system, but there's some strategy for picking dice that you need to know your enemy's dice to use.

I don't know of messenger-based die rollers, but there's a good one on the Magicstar IRC server, that works just fine for Dogs.
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Mikael
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2006, 12:42:08 PM »

Hmm, IRC. Didn't think of those, obviously.

Anyway, since I could not find anything suitable, I created a simple web-based application that lets people at remote locations view what the other guy has rolled, and for the rolling guy to put forward dice as his/her raise or see. I took pictures of my dice, so it looks very "real"... Well, maybe not.

If someone is in dire need of such a thing, PM me and I can send you the link. Or the code, depending on your preferences.

Cheers,
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