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« on: 25 March 2020, 20:02:46 »

Hi

We are here tonight to discuss possibilities and availabilities for online gaming for our group

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« Reply #1 on: 25 March 2020, 20:04:42 »

We are. I wonder how many of us, though? Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: 25 March 2020, 20:09:14 »

I know Tombwalker and Co are  interested.

The only issue I have is I am still working (considered a key worker) and my shifts could change at short notice.

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« Reply #3 on: 25 March 2020, 20:10:36 »

I'm back at work on Saturday, but so far I'm just (more or less) doing my normal hours. The work itself will be a little different, but the shifts so far are normal.
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« Reply #4 on: 25 March 2020, 20:16:34 »

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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« Reply #5 on: 25 March 2020, 20:19:17 »

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
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« Reply #6 on: 25 March 2020, 20:29:06 »

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
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« Reply #7 on: 25 March 2020, 20:51:33 »

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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« Reply #8 on: 25 March 2020, 20:58:11 »

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.
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