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Author Topic: [No Politics Please] - How are you playing these days? What are you playing?  (Read 2185 times)

Slipshot762

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If people are playing online/discord with cameras showing everyone those cameras could show everyones rolls yet people use dice rollers instead. This confuses me as I'd prefer to shake and roll my gleaming cubes about.

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If people are playing online/discord with cameras showing everyone those cameras could show everyones rolls yet people use dice rollers instead. This confuses me as I'd prefer to shake and roll my gleaming cubes about.

We used actual dice for the last few sessions of my RM campaign over Zoom. It's definitely not easy to adjust the cam to show your dice, though; I just worked on the assumption people were stating honest values.

We did Traveller character gen via Zoom as well, and again I just let players roll dice and do what needed to be done with the values.

We did some sample practice combats for Traveller using Roll20. For that, IIRC, we used the built in roller, just because it was easy for everyone to see the results.

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My players roll offscreen but they report a significant number of failures and fumbles, so I'm inclined to believe them on the rare occasion they declare a crit.

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Running: 5th Ed over Discord/Roll20
Will soon be running Cthulhu over the same.
Playing: 5th Ed, Advanced FF, D&D3.5 - all over discord/Roll20.
I'll covert back to face-to-face as soon as possible - but that might be a while as we often played in a pub and if the social-distancing thing is required, they'll need the space for "regular punters".

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I have been running my DCC game for the past year using Fantasy Grounds Unity. I only use the mapping features. I am not using it to run the combat, as I use a modified version of the Mike Mearls initiative system, which I track using an shared Google Sheet. I use Google Meeting for audio.

Some players use FGU for dice rolling. Others roll real dice on the honor system.

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Early on we tried a couple of online session using google video chat, then discord. The sessions went pretty well when the group size was smaller, but more than 4 including GM became problematic.

We then moved our game sessions to an outdoor open venue at one of the players homes. He has a large open "barn" that made it easy to socially distance.

Once it became a combination of being too hot in South Florida, and the evidence was showing a far lower than projected fatality rate, we returned to normal gaming, and have continued as normal since.

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Early on we tried a couple of online session using google video chat, then discord. The sessions went pretty well when the group size was smaller, but more than 4 including GM became problematic.

We then moved our game sessions to an outdoor open venue at one of the players homes. He has a large open "barn" that made it easy to socially distance.

Once it became a combination of being too hot in South Florida, and the evidence was showing a far lower than projected fatality rate, we returned to normal gaming, and have continued as normal since.

I found the same problem with more than 3 players. Too easy to be talked over.

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I'm running Lex Arcana on Discord. My first experience with rpgs after 12 years of inactivity (I've read a lot of manuals though).
We throw physical dices and just tell the result...I mean are we betting money? No, so I couldn't care less if they cheat, though I believe they don't.






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I'm running Esoteric Enterprises for four friends. We are online, using Discord and Roll20.

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If people are playing online/discord with cameras showing everyone those cameras could show everyones rolls yet people use dice rollers instead. This confuses me as I'd prefer to shake and roll my gleaming cubes about.

How are you supposed to rill your dice in the air. so that your face camera can see it?
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Slipshot762

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Lol yeah I guess, roll them in front of the camera.

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Our group has been playing online for years, so nothing really changed for us.  I'd prefer an in-person game, but with work and kids and travel time, it's not easy.

We do a kind of rotating GM thing.  We were playing Nobilis until around Thanksgiving last year.  Then we switched to our current Savage Worlds sci-fi game.

We've used different programs over time, but mostly roll20.  We usually use the die roller in the program, but I've taken to using real dice and just saying what I got.  We've all played together for quite a while (the new guy has only been with us 7 or 8 years), so we don't have any issue just trusting people to roll their own dice if they want.

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I've reconnected with some old friends and we're using discord with a dicebot and syrinscape routed through discord.

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I am playing a virtual table using D&D 5 in my own creation called the Chronicles of the Devouring Lands, a baroque setting in medieval fantasy world. I was reluctant to use Discord but it was cool.
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Currently reading : 13th Age, Cypher System, Polaris

Currently planning : Project Scourge : the battle for the Soul of Mankind using 13th Age

Currently playing : The Chronicles of the Devouring Lands using D&D 5.

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We've been playing regular online sessions since our local gaming club shut down in the first UK lockdown. At first it was on Tabletop Simulator, because half the group had it and somehow had free copies they linked to the rest of us. I've run Rogue Trader and an Exalted game using the Cortex Prime rules, with another member of the group running Fragged Empire and Lancer.

TTS needs more work than we like though, and a recent update messed up a lot of the mods we've been using. So we're now looking for simpler systems that can work over Discord using a basic dicebot and no maps or minis, while also looking at alternate VTTs.

In light of this, tonight we created characters for two new campaigns. The Fragged Empire GM decided that Stars Without Number does the same thing as FE with a better background and less fiddly rules. I like Sine Nomine games and like Sword & Sorcery as a genre so decided to start GMing Worlds Without Number on the other sessions.