For about the last 8 months or so, me and the family have been playing through the opening adventure path for Parhfinder, Rise of the Runelords, and have been having a blast with it. We had been playing the old fashioned way, with inch squared paper maps and figures which was working great through the first 2 chapters, we hit something of a snag when it came to Retaking Rannick - a full on assault by the PC's on a Fort occupied by Ogres. I drew the map on paper in pencil in 1 inch squares and it was truly massive. Barely a quarter of the map would occupy our entire table which would not do at all, neither would setting it up on the floor as we have pets and arthritic knees to consider these days. Spurred into the idea of an alternative method of portraying the map I mounted my projector above our table and ran the cables around the ceiling and down the wall to an eager laptop. Next came the mission of finding a way to get the map displayed in a way that I could limit what the players could see, which led me to Maptool from RPTools. A few hours of tutorials and playing around with it and my maps were ready. We had some teething trouble with the tech to start with, accompanied by a less than perfect battle strategy by the PC's but finally got to the combat which ran a lot smoother from that point onwards. Overall I'm rather impressed with what I managed to cobble together in about 2-3 days, and especially impressed with Maptool itself. Just thought I'd share the experience.