27 October 2016
Server-based tool includes support for third-party plug-ins and a variety of graphical features
Almost exactly a year after it launched its first Kickstarter campaign, virtual tabletop Skirmish VT has returned to the crowdfunding site bigger and better.
The software for hosting RPG campaigns in a digital space failed to raise its €7,000 target when it first appeared last year, ultimately cancelling its campaign in November 2015.
Now it’s back with a bigger goal – €15,000 – and some major improvements.
Skirmish is a server-based virtual tabletop that supports both local and online games, meaning that players don’t need to be connected to the internet continually – only in order to synchronise quickly and update the match with their moves and actions.
The app has a visual appearance similar to many classic RPG computer games, and includes graphical features such as dynamic fog of war and light sources, plus a variety of character and enemy models and poses. There’s a variety of map display options, such as a minimap.
GMs can create their campaign using the world building tool, and the software also allows for third-party plug-ins to add extra features and tokens from artists.
Skirmish’s creators plan to offer the base tool for free, with a €4.99 a month Pro subscription adding dynamic lighting, early access to new features, unlimited plug-ins and custom content, and discounts on store purchases.