Post by geneweigel on May 23, 2020 19:23:52 GMT -5
I'm getting a new camera soon so I definitely am going to have a regular game. I'm not sure of the details yet but I want to keep it as ramdom chaotic as possible without all the clickety framework and more emphasis on just feeling it.
I am free most evenings. I usually host a Game Night at my house every other Saturday, but that is on hiatus for who knows how long. So I'm up for any online gaming attempts. Zoom works pretty well and is free.
When I played in a game on Discord, it was audio only. I think there is an option to do video also, but I'm not sure about the ability to display something like a map or your screen. I know you can do that on Zoom.
I think that I might have to postpone any idea for an online game for the time being. Maybe in a few weeks. I'm going on vacation next week and then I have a million chores plus family interaction lately has been frayed to say the least. Hopefully I can get my head into the D&D shit once they leave me the fuck alone.
I've had a flare up of work activity recently and I've been putting in long days including over the weekend. I'm about ready to go back to the "time before jobs" to have a D&D all-nighter in 1982! That was a summer we played a lot of AD&D and creativity was flourishing. But right now I feel like there is an anvil on my brain.
I know the crunch is really killing me. The stress of leaving to another house.
I just did a massive toy and comic trashing because I don't want to move with all this shit that I could care less about. I needed to not give it away or sell it (Like I did for 2E/3E and Palladium materials) so this was very weird. I think people would lose their mind if they saw what I chucked.
Moving last year was like the exclamation point on 'You're getting old!' I just felt beat up after each day of packing, lifting, carrying, unpacking, etc. I do not want to do it again. I would rather start from scratch than go through that again.
I was forced to move my game online if I wanted to keep playing, I have done some trial and error with the possibilities. It's been going good, and we've been having fun. We picked up a player from Florida, and two others just had a baby, so we may be online for a while longer, even though things are moving back to normal, a bit. Having had some success with online gaming, I've been wanting to do a little more. Not campaigns, but one shots or short arcs or stretches, playing other editions and games. Some of the candidates I'm considering to start with are OD&D, original box only. I would want this to really capture the spirit of the game as intended. Ditch the fixed party default. Have a pool of players interacting in a shared world. Some of them are allies, some of them may be enemies, some of them may not even be aware of each other. Play til maybe the players started hitting the 3rd level mark. A single adventure playing Gamma World and Metamorphosis Alpha are other games I've considered starting with. Once I got things moving, the plan would be to rotate back through the games that go well, and keep trying new ones. If anybody is interested, let me know.