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 on: 26 March 2020, 17:51:21 
Started by Zarniwoop - Last post by carldjcross
Here is the code to join our very first (but I fear not our last) virtual game.

https://app.roll20.net/join/6384494/6Yt-Ng

It would be helpful if you could add at least bare-bones characters.

Help here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lFTAZXZ0ZU
https://app.roll20.net/forum/post/1455842/how-to-create-characters

I think we should postpone this by a week so we can do that I can have a play with the DM tools. Not sure that would work for everyone, I know people had work and travel plans but they may no longer apply.

We could always have a test this week with a quick random dungeon or similar to see how the tools work.

Let me know what you think.


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 on: 25 March 2020, 21:00:24 
Started by Zarniwoop - Last post by carldjcross
Happy to give it a go.

You should be able to get some sound through your laptop. The game I played in was 100% typed, so there's always that as long as people are patient (Gary) and considerate (Gary)*.

*Didn't mean it Gary, we love you  really. Probably.

The bit of the module I"m proposing to run is meant for levels 1-3 but is quite tough anyway. Do people want pre-gens or knock up a new character or use the ones from Phandelver?


 13 
 on: 25 March 2020, 20:58:11 
Started by Arnu - Last post by Tombwalker
Link to discord wednesday night group
https://discord.gg/RdZ9k5

Audio quality is Not high on Roll 20, has good tools but splitting it between discord speeds things up,  apparently.

Ed: Just had Alex making me jump out my skin when discord kicked in.  Nice and clear audio even with my knacked headset.

  Heading to Roll20 now.

 14 
 on: 25 March 2020, 20:51:33 
Started by Arnu - Last post by Snakes in the Tiki Lounge
Roll 20 has, iirc, the benefit of being designed for the exact task. Never used it, but I think it has all manner of RP helpful stuff built in. Integrated character sheets, map support, etc.

Looking at this quick guide it looks like it supports voice OR text chat, which could be a plus if we can all figure out one of the two options.

Looks like if we are going that route, whoever is running a game will need to swot up on the app itself, but it does have a lot going for it in terms of features.

Discord I'm passingly familiar with, but it's got little to recommend it beyond being a serviceable text chat thingy. I think it has some kind of voice capabilities as well, but I've never even considered trying them out. It's a step up from the old IRC clients in the sense that it's persistent and the chat itself doesn't go away I guess, but you'd be doing everything else off-app.

Video chat is no benefit to me, as I don't have a camera for that. I mean, I may be having to improvise a little even if we go audio, but I have options that should work for that if necessary.

EDIT - If it comes to it, do we have enough of us with some way to do voice chat? That solution requires hardware. I'm hoping I can get my gaming headset working with the desktop, as I've done so before with an older and crappier one. What about the rest of you? Text is a good fall-back option, but it's a lot slower even if you are used to typing a fair bit.

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 on: 25 March 2020, 20:35:28 
Started by Zarniwoop - Last post by Arnu
We can do.  I don't have a mic though I am not sure if my laptop does, never tried this.

If you would like to run a ravenloft it would give me chance to sort the dragonheist out (it has been hectic for me at the moment).

 16 
 on: 25 March 2020, 20:29:06 
Started by Arnu - Last post by Arnu
Roll 20 seems to be the popular one.

I know there is a you tube video talking about it. If Alex knows it, then that could be a help getting us started.

How does Roll 20 work (is it audio, video or text based?)


BTW Andy & Cam are struggling to log in at the moment

 17 
 on: 25 March 2020, 20:23:11 
Started by Zarniwoop - Last post by Arnu
Hi

I have looked at Roll 20 and it looks good.

If your eldest has used this then it seems to be a good choice as he know how it works.

 18 
 on: 25 March 2020, 20:19:17 
Started by Arnu - Last post by Tombwalker
my Alex seems quite fluent with roll20 and discord.  And at the moment, or soon, Roll20 will be in maintenance mode for a couple of hours. Lol

 19 
 on: 25 March 2020, 20:17:08 
Started by Zarniwoop - Last post by Tombwalker
My eldest lad uses Roll20 for his games.  Does a good job with it.

 20 
 on: 25 March 2020, 20:16:34 
Started by Arnu - Last post by Arnu
It is a very strange at the moment (I have been moved to a different site to help them out).

Several options have been raised that we could use.

Roll 20
Discord
Facebook have a 5 way video messenger
Twitter

 Does anyone have any knowledge of how these work or any other suggestions we can try.

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