I would like to use maps or google earth as the “map layer” and I am wondering if there is anything I could use to overlay the tokens/grid.
I need some technical help from the shield wall, or maybe just be talked into an easier task. I have been wanting to do a modern campaign based in our hometown or a nearby small town and would like to use accurate maps with as little hassle as possible. Most of the players now live out of town and we typically use roll20 or discord to play virtually. Some are not from the town so its not as easy as saying “main st and 3rd” and hoping they know what we’re talking about.
I’ve considered squaring off sections of maps and just doing different pages for each section, but that is a considerable amount of work. I have also thought of using town pictures of buildings and parks while doing more theater of the mind, but I would like the roads and buildings for a more tactical style of play.
The general idea would be an alien invasion or occultists taking over the town. I would keep it contained to a 2 mile diameter at a fixed point with some in game reason they can’t go beyond that line. I think having it in a place everyone knows will add a bit of fun and realism when they know what ballpark a ufo crash landed in or which house got pulled into hell by some occultist mishap. I will probably use Bearcats as the backbone for this.
A big thanks in advance, you lot always seem to find a way to simplify what I want to do after I have needlessly over complicated it.