RPGTable Online is a virtual tabletop built to run tabletop style role-playing games (RPGs). With RPGTable Online you can use the Internet to connect with RPG players from around the world to play. No matter what game system you use, you can the RPGTable Online to run your adventures.
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1. Run a Campaign (or just take a look):
If you want to run a game, or just check out the RPG Table's basic functionality, click "New Session." This will create a new campaign in your Current Campaigns list. Click "Launch" to open your campaign.
Place tiles from the "tiles" tab to fill out a map and the controls under "map" in the menu bar at the top to manage multiple maps. Create monster types in the "monster" tab and then place individual copies on the map.
Once you have created a campaign you are happy with, you can invite fellow RPG Table Online users to your session by clicking "Invite" on the campaign listing (in Current Campaigns) and entering their username. (See Make an Open Session for info on opening your campaign so anyone can join).
2. Join a Friend's Campaign:
One of your friends may have already invited you to a campaign they are running themselves. If you are invited to a campaign, it will appear in your Current Campaigns list. Click "Accept" to join their campaign and "Launch" to play.
3. Join an Open Session:
There are also user-created campaigns open to the community at large, which can be found in the Open Campaigns tab. Be sure to read the campaign descriptions before joining!
4. Make an Open Session:
If you have set up an adventure to your liking, you can open it up to the rest of the community. To do so, go to Current Campaigns and edit the campaign's details using "edit campaign" and add a future start date and time and an estimated duration. Save these details. Finally, add open slots to the campaign by clicking "add slot."
5. Visit the GTO Forums to find Campaigns:
The GTO Forum has a section for Game Masters Seeking Players this is a great way to find active games.
GTO Gold are RPGTable Online's (and GameTable Online's) on-site currency used to by new items at the RPGTable Online Store. You can purchase and learn more about GTO Gold here. Your GTO Gold balance near the top of the pages of the RPGTable Online Store.
At GameTable Online, you can GTO Gold to activate board games for your account, enter tournaments, and other microtransactions.
Once purchased you cannot redeem GTO Gold for money.
At GameTable Online and RPGTable Online, users have two profiles: a main profile at the GTO/RPGTO website and a forum profile. The forum profile is used by the forums, which are maintained separate from the site, and can be changed there. To modify your GTO profile, click on Profile tab on RPGTable Online website.
Both profiles have private and public information with the private information being log-in, passwords, email preferences, and email address. The public profile lets you share with the GameTable Online community about yourself: a short bio, any contact information that you want to be public, homepages, pictures, and instant message IDs, email address.
When you first log in, we recommend that you change your password from the randomly generated initial password to something you will remember. Because the GTO Website and Forum profiles are distinct, so are the passwords. If you change your password on the GTO Profile, select the "Change forum password too" toggle to sync up both passwords.
GameTable Online, Inc. operates both RPGTable Online for role-playing games and GameTable Online for board games. One registration gives you access to both game systems.
All of our games use Oracle's Java computer language, so you will need a computer that has Java version 1.6, or later. As of this writing, Java-supported platforms include Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris. *Note: we do not provide technical support for Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris platforms.
To verify your installation of Java, click here.
The minimum system requirements for GameTable Online games in the Windows environment are:
Yes, Mac users can playing RPGTO and GTO. Older Mac operating systems can be more particular about the Java version they use so you may need to consult the Apple website to get you the necessary update or consider running your Mac in Windows mode.
If you are a Mac user you should test RPGTO before purchasing GTO Gold to activate games.
If you have Java on your computer (see above), these problems are most often solved by clearing your Java cache (the temporary Java files have become garbled and need to be cleared) or disabling extra versions of Java (which can confuse your computer). To do both of these you need to open a Java Control Panel.
Opening your Java Control Panel
Clearing your Java cache
From the Java Control Panel you should be on the General tab, click Settings under Temporary Internet Files, and then Delete Files to clear the cache. When this is complete click the Ok button to close the Temporary Internet Files window.
Disabling extra versions of Java
From the Java Control Panel click on the Java tab, and then under Java Application Runtime Settings, click View. This will bring up a listing of all the Java versions on your computer. You should have only one product version enabled so de-select all but the highest. Click Ok and then Apply.
Enabling your browser to use Java
Now days this is less common but your internet browser may not be set to use Java.
The game interface has a Report Bug feature on the Help Menu. This will bring up an interface as well as capturing the basic game information and chat. Please be as descriptive as possible in your bug report and we will follow up in the next few days.
We usually bring our servers down for maintenance every Thursday at 10:30AM Eastern U.S. Time. Access to campaigns will be blocked at 10:15 to restrict access to campaigns. Campaigns in play athe shut down will be saved at that point and can be continued after maintenance. Most often maintenance will take only 15 minutes but if there are changes to the system, it can go for 1 hour.
There is no problem with playing the games via a dial-up Internet connection. The one-time download of Java will be your longest download time. Ootherwise games should load within a minute or two.
Yes. Cookies are used to track your username, password, and user/membership status. Without them, you will be unable to access the games or post on the forum boards. If you have higher security settings on your computer, you will need to allow for cookies from “www.gametableonline.com” and www.rpgtableonline.com."
Internet Explorer cookie controls are under the View menu-Internet Options-Advanced tab-Security section-Cookies subsection.
Firefox cookie settings can be found in Tools > Options. Click the “Privacy” tab, then “Exceptions.” Add http://www.gametableonline.com and http://www.rpgtableonline.com and choose “Allow.”
Chrome cookie controls can be found by clicking the wrench icon in the upper right corner of the browser window, click Show advanced settings, in the Privacy section click on the Content settings button, and it the Cookies section you can allow cookies from GTO and RPGTO.
Any time you run a program -- such as a browser or word processor, music player, or CD burner -- you are giving the writer and distributor of that program control of your machine. The issue is always one of trust, based on reputation. Your virus checker can make sure the program is clean; your firewall can alert you when the program calls out to the Internet; your security module can watch to make sure it doesn't write to the boot sector of your hard disk and change the structure of your operating system. But beyond that, any program you run can read or write files; you are depending on the reliability of the program supplier -- and that the program actually came from that supplier.
When you acquire code from the Web, there is a way to be sure that you know where it is coming from. Signed code guarantees that the code actually came from the signer, that the signer is who you think they are, and that the code has not been tampered with since it was signed. That is, no one "shortstopped" the code on its way to you in order to add malicious code, or redirected your link to a bogus web site to to give you a fake version of the program. So, signed code is much safer than unsigned code -- that is why unsigned applets are so highly restricted: you can't be at all sure where they came from. In an ideal world, all code would be signed, including regular programs. (Installing signed code from the Web is safer than installing unsigned code from a CD-ROM installer.)
Lags are generally caused by a computer on the Internet getting overloaded. This can be your computer, a machine owned by your ISP, a machine owned by our ISP, our servers, or a machine that happens to be routing packets between the two of us. Routing paths are different for different people, and thus lag will usually appear different for different folks.
To help rectify this, you should first look at your computer and the applications it is running. If you or someone else on your network is uploading large files or running multiple memory-hungry applications, these may be the culprits. In addition, defragging, disk cleaning, and ad/spyware cleansing on your computer may also help. A free ad/spyware hunter, Spybot, can be found at http://www.safer-networking.org/. Another thing to check is whether your computer has higher than standard security software. Such software may view our data transmissions as unauthorized, and you may need to disable the security or identify GameTable Online as a trusted site.
If you find your computer is still experiencing a lag or you are being disconnected on a frequent basis, you should report it to us. If you are on a Windows machine and are currently encountering a lag, you can open a MS-DOS command window and type in “tracert rpgtableonline.com> tracert.txt.” This will track how your computer communicates with our server. Repeat the tracert command and send the output of this tracert test, either by sending us the tracert.txt file (found in by searching for “tracert.txt” in Windows Explorer) or by cutting and pasting to firstname.lastname@example.org. The tracert test must be done promptly after you notice the lag.
We may or may not be able to offer a solution, but this will help us locate the problem. If there is a problem on our side, we will try to fix it. If it is a problem with your ISP, we may be able to identify the problem so you can bring it to your ISP's attention. As the problem may reside in an arbitrary machine, we may only be able to identify the problem and hope the third party resolves it.
Lag is a problem everywhere on the Internet. It may be more noticeable at GameTable Online because games are more interactive than simple Web surfing. With this in mind, we would like to work harder to minimize the effects of lag at our site.
If your campaign screens are being clipped at the edges, you may need to adjust your monitor display settings. The minimum screen resolution is 1024x768. On Windows/Vista systems, go to your Desktop screen, right click in a blank space, select Graphics Properties, select Display Settings and there should be a either Screen Resolution drop box of options or slider bar. Adjust to a setting that is 1024x768 or higher and looks good to you.
There are two known problems with Rage ATI video cards, that can present problems with our games. These issues are not really with GameTable Online but are caused by conflicts with the Java language. In time, Sun Microsystems will hopefully remedy these problems.
With Rage ATI cards, the game windows will have difficulty re-drawing images. This can easily be remedied by lowering the graphic acceleration to medium or low. In Windows, right click on your desktop, select Properties , select the Settings tab, click on the Advanced button, select the Troubleshoot tab, and lower the slider bar for Hardware Acceleration.
Send more detailed questions to email@example.com. Please be as descriptive and clear as possible. If it is a technical issue, tell us about your computer (operating system, Java version, available RAM, internet browser you use). If you want immediate support you can call the GTO offices at 413-303-0437 during Eastern U.S. business hours.