Paizo Violates WotC’s Corpse – Again

There I was about to go to bed when I decided to check up on the latest gaming news.  Well, in a bizarre 1-2 punch,

  1. Wizards of the Coast announces they’re giving up on their virtual tabletop
  2. Paizo announces they’re launching a virtual tabletop that sounds 1000% better

Oh, snap! Wizards has been promising a VTT since the beginning of 4e and has had infinite trouble in delivering. But check out the news on Paizo’s!  Runs in a Web browser and is totally cross-platform; will have content from the Adventure Paths and all; and will be free (you’ll pay for some kind of extras). It doesn’t try to enforce rules (which is great), it just does tokens and map and initiative tracker duty.

I tell you what… Everything I hear about the PF MMO makes me think it’s going to suck, but since they are doing EVERY OTHER THING perfectly, it’s making me doubt myself – maybe it will rule too!

5 responses to “Paizo Violates WotC’s Corpse – Again

  1. Paizo’s project sounds an awful lot like Roll20, which is not at all a bad thing. My group and I have been using Roll20 for a few weeks now and we love it, and the team seems really dynamically engaged with the service and its userbase. I see no reason why either of these two services couldn’t mutually benefit from each others’ web presence. I have a brief article on virtual tabletops that I wrote over on my blog, if you want to have a look, here at http://realitysalad.blogspot.com/2012/07/implications-of-virtual-gamespace.html

  2. I found it rich that WotC blamed the cancellation of the software on a lack of “support”; well Wizards, if you’d released it when you said you would, perhaps you’d have that support.

  3. Go Paizo! I might actually use that virtual tabletop…

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