I'm Videshi, new to the forums but old to D&D. I've decided to run a 4th edition campaign with a few of my friends, so I'm working up a world and figuring out how I want this to be done in terms of dungeon maps etc.
Now, I have a few ways of creating maps that I use, so that's not really the issue at hand. My issue is that if I want to print them, I'd have to print out four sheets at a time to make them large enough, and I have an old printer. It's also just not good enough to print them at quite the quality I'd like, and considering how I pre-generate a lot of my content this would be tough to organize and space-consuming. I was also thinking of printing out my own tiles and simply placing them, using tacks on a corkboard for NPCs and players, but that's also time consuming in-game and breaks immersion a bit.
However, we all have various monitors and large televisions, and I tend to have my laptop beside me, so I'd like to have some kind of digital solution. I've looked a bit online for various solutions, but my internet has been down at home for the last week and I figured it would be best to start asking my questions in the forums and looking for advice from experienced DMs such as yourselves!
Do you know of any good software solutions for game boards for players? Allowing me to show/move monsters and players on a large screen?
I have some ideas for how to work this out myself, such as using Photoshop layers, but a more structured program would be helpful in this case.
Edit: I'm aware of Dungeon Tile Mapper and the like, which is how Photoshop and using layers figures into this solution, but something more streamlined would always help.