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Old 03-26-2020, 10:57 PM   #41
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Old 03-28-2020, 05:21 PM   #42
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It's largely done the opposite. Scheduling anything ever has always been a nightmare for me (Scheduling falls apart roughly 40% of the time for the next day) so everyone having more free time actually helps. That and I've been using r20 for years and much of that through typing that I lost basically nothing through this.

There are a lot of downsides to being an introvert with social habits (and with quitting M:tG, this is my last one), but COVID was not one of them.
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Old 03-28-2020, 07:41 PM   #43
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Amazingly enough, I've seen a small silver lining to the Covid-19 cloud.

I've been gaming off and on with one guy for the past 4 years, just because we couldn't find another player. We almost had a new player recently, but he never showed up.

I bought a headset toward the beginning of the worries, just to make sure I could keep in touch with people if things got bad. That got me looking into Discord as a way to keep in touch.

In the end, I invited an old player from years ago (back in Utah) to join us via Discord and today I GMed for one local player and one remote player. It was a lot of fun.

So, this virus scare has gotten me to reach out and connect with people in new and different ways and revitalized one of my favorite hobbies. In the past I've always been against online tabletop RPGs, but now I'm glad I gave it a try.
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Old 03-29-2020, 10:06 AM   #44
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Well, our Shadowrun Group tried discord yesterday, and it worked rather smoothly. There were some minor disturbances (bad audio, loss of signal), but these were probably caused by the hardware and did not that really hindered the game.

Really annoying is the cancellation of the conventions. The season was just to start, and all the preparations from the organizers and the participants were totally useless. Since most conventions only happen once a year, this is really disappointing.
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Old 04-05-2020, 04:32 PM   #45
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My D&D game is on hold -- we had a session three weeks ago because we knew it was likely to be the last in-person game for some time. Unfortunately, we didn't quite get through the adventure, so we're talking about ways to wrap it up with a two- or three-hour online session. Hoping that can happen this month.
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Old 04-15-2020, 02:18 PM   #46
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One of my groups is on hold. No one ill, but we're playing a Zombicide: Invader campaign and no one wants to try disinfecting all those minis.

The other group is still meeting, for the moment. The GM is looking into online options just in case -- half the group lives in Iowa, half in Nebraska, so if either state issues a stay-at-home order it'll affect all of us.
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Old 04-15-2020, 03:05 PM   #47
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One of my groups is on hold. No one ill, but we're playing a Zombicide: Invader campaign and no one wants to try disinfecting all those minis.
Ehem. Cough--Tabletop Simulator--Cough!

Hope I didn't get any COVID on your link there . . . sorry.
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Old 04-16-2020, 10:06 AM   #48
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Tempting, especially since I just got my stimulus e-check, but the app only runs original Zombicide, not the new one.
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Old 04-18-2020, 11:39 PM   #49
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I haven't had an in person game for a couple of years now.

There was a monthly game in San Diego that was an in person game that I joined years ago remotely. So just me on Zoom and everyone else there in person. But a few more people have moved to remote since then. But our game continues to go strong no change because of COVID.

That said, the bulk of my gaming is not just online, but also remote streaming on Twitch. Before COVID, I was doing 1 streamed RPG a week with a one shot here or there. I started running a stream on my channel making it 2 RPGs a week. But then COVID hit. Once COVID hit, I've been inundated with RPG stream requests. I'm looking at 4-5 RPG Streams a week starting next week. I can only do that because the semester will be ending really soon giving me more time. (So Soon!). I'm feeling pretty good about how my RPG streaming life is shaping up. Though I do aim to scale back to only 3 shows a week...because it is getting to be a lot. The stream games are almost all Roll20 at the VTT, Zoom for video, and OBS for streaming. There is one that uses Discord for video rather than Zoom...but that is quite rare. And I'll be GMing A Good Society...and that won't need a VTT...so we'll be using Google Docs instead.

The only other thing COVID is doing...it threatening GENCON. I was scheduled to GM some games at GENCON and I was very excited to do that...as well as meet some of my stream community members...but...I suspect GENCON may not happen. Which would be a bummer.
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Old 04-20-2020, 07:03 AM   #50
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Our group is three who live in the same household, and one who visits for games.
-so we've been doing catch-ups among the three, and the parallel strand for the fourth player unfortunately on hold.

While this might seem a problem, we were actually at a point that three strands were out of sync at the time.
Three players have characters in more than one strand, so it's actually gone well.

I feel we may come up against a barrier when the calendars DO sync up, though.

So, Covid-19 hasn't prevented us gaming, exactly... :)
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