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Status of Tabletopia Module
« on: November 04, 2015, 08:29:09 AM »
Since I have finally given up on getting OCTGN to run stable under Mac OS X I wondered if somone from arcane wonders could say something official about the status of the mage wars module for Tabletopia. Will it be available with the open beta (starting in 1st week of december according to the Tabletopia site)? Or will it be released after the release version of Tabletopia is available?
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Re: Status of Tabletopia Module
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2015, 09:04:09 AM »
Hello Tyrnan!

We're working with Tabletopia right now. We're hoping to have a playable version pretty quickly. Now, having the ability to build a custom spellbook is something that may take a bit longer, but we're working with Tabletopia so that you can experience all of the joy of Mage Wars.

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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2015, 09:28:32 AM »
Thank you very much for the prompt response.
Just to earn some points for my degree in stating the obvious:  I'm really looking forward to this ;D
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Re: Status of Tabletopia Module
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2015, 09:34:39 AM »
We're excited about the possibilities as well.

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Re: Status of Tabletopia Module
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2015, 11:34:49 PM »
OMG this is just awesome if Mage Wars get on Tabletopia!

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Re: Status of Tabletopia Module
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2015, 05:54:33 AM »
OMG this is just awesome if Mage Wars get on Tabletopia!

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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2015, 07:55:30 AM »
OMG this is just awesome if Mage Wars get on Tabletopia!

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Re: Status of Tabletopia Module
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2015, 08:16:44 AM »
Will there be Wonder Magnets in tabletopia, or some other kind of virtual badges/trophies that you can display on your profile to show off your notable past accomplishments in the arena (or the academy)?

I don't know. That's more a function of how Tabletopia decides to do things. Right now it's all about getting the recommended spellbooks ready for play, then working on spellbook customization.

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Re: Status of Tabletopia Module
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2015, 08:36:45 AM »
What is the advantage of tabletopia over OCTGN? The OCTGN guys worked hard and now it works really smooth. Of course you can always find some errors.

(genuinely wondering, I'm not familiar with tabletopia)

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Re: Status of Tabletopia Module
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2015, 08:41:24 AM »
What is the advantage of tabletopia over OCTGN? The OCTGN guys worked hard and now it works really smooth. Of course you can always find some errors.

(genuinely wondering, I'm not familiar with tabletopia)

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Tabletopia charges a subscription fee.
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Re: Status of Tabletopia Module
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2015, 08:51:18 AM »
Subscription? Hmm, usually I prefer games with an upfront cost. I'm not sure whether this will be worth my money. My main complaint about octgn is that it makes players too reliant on automation for things they would need to do manually in real life.
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Re: Status of Tabletopia Module
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2015, 08:57:27 AM »
Having played several games on tabletopia now, I can say that their interface is pretty dang incredible. It's very attractive and smooth to play. With their kickstarter this is an opportunity to show Mage Wars to a whole new set of players. I don't think this is a one or the other situation. I've been super excited with all the work that sIKE and other have put into the OCTGN module. It's been a joy to see all the activity the last few months, what with Thunderdome and thedude's upcoming event.

So in the end, the system is pretty solid, but the biggest advantage is reach. They reach players we wouldn't normally reach.

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Re: Status of Tabletopia Module
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2015, 10:22:41 AM »
I noticed you'll be able to play Berserk as well.
That's a game many here might like too.

http://help.tabletopia.com/gameslist/
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Re: Status of Tabletopia Module
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2015, 10:37:02 AM »

So in the end, the system is pretty solid, but the biggest advantage is reach. They reach players we wouldn't normally reach.
Yes. For instance with Tabletopia you will reach all the people using Mac OS X and Linux.

There were some statements form the OCTGN developers that they plan to create a Mac version but theses are more than a year old. So as a Mac user the only option is to use Wine here. For my system I finally managed to make it run with Wine but although I can use the spellbookbuilder and start or join games it keeps on crashing in the middle of my games, which takes all the fun out of it and prohibits to take part in games with people I do not know personally  :(

For this reason (and also the overall more polished UI) I'm very excited about Tabletopia because I think this will enable me to play mage wars online at last in the very near future.

Please note that I really appreciate the work of the OCTGN team for making and keeping the work up on this great non commercial platform and also of sIKE, creating the awesome mage wars module but since it doesn't run on my system (yet) I'm very happy that there is an alternative which looks really promising.
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Re: Status of Tabletopia Module
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2015, 10:44:29 AM »
OMG this is just awesome if Mage Wars get on Tabletopia!

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