OK, so I'm approving somebody for GameChef membership, when I look below and see an add for http://www.fantasygrounds.com/
There seem to now be many of these. Doing a search, I find this comparison site: http://www.iconvention.org/vgtcomp.php
Yeah, there are enough of these things that there's a comparison site for them. I'm sure there are probably others that didn't make it on the list (isn't the one somebody here's coming up with not on the list?).
Anyhow, from any personal experience with their use, or even from just looking at the details on the page above, do you think that any of these would be good for playing Story Games? I play online using IRC, and it seems to work fine for me. But, then, I've never really tried using something like this. One thing that I know wouldn't matter a lot to me is the miniatures support. In fact, other than, say, video conferencing, I find most of the visual side of these things to be sorta pointless. I'm not against maps and visuals, but I do fine without them for the most part at the moment.
If that's true, am I better off going with Skype or something, if all I want is audio conferencing? Or are there features that I'm overlooking that would be useful for play of, say Hero Quest? To use a practical example.