I held a play session at my home during a lunch break. A couple of my friends are planning on coming over each week on Thursdays and playing the Pathfinder Adventure Path 'Carrion Crown'.
Today we started with the opening to chapter one of six, 'The Haunting of HarrowStone'.
It went great! I had a table set up, and Josh and Trevor sat on the couch, with their books, and character sheets in front of them. I sat across from them and put maps up on the big screen, and showed 'handouts' of the Art work that was pertinent to the scene. (this will save TON'S on printing costs!)
They are each running 2 Characters, and the first Sceen has 12 Villagers, a burial procession, a priest and his two alcolytes... so, a lot of 'bits'.
Epic Table was able to get them all in position fairly quickly and it was nice to have every thing visually represented.
here's a shot of how that grave yard Scene looked:
We only have an hour, and we'd done a bit of polishing of character building before we started, so we really only got through that one encounter. It still allowed for some great roll play moments, and I was exited that even in my 'learning state' that the technology seemed to enhance, rather than 'bog down' the play session.
Next week they will spend some time in town, I'm pretty stoked about how Epic Table, will handle the Town Map - (here's a shot, I put the pin's and labels on the prominent buildings, it really didn't take to long, and I think it will add greatly to the visualization of the scene.)
the added bonus to using Epic Table, is that, one of the guy's is going to have to be out of town for a couple of months, he will have a laptop, and internet with him whilst he's away, and we hope to continue playing once a week via Epic Table and Ventrillo (Voice Chat.)
I may post updates here as we keep playing, if there is interest.