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How has the Coronavirus affected your roleplaying games?

We play on Roll20, and figured it wouldn't affect us. Instead their servers got overloaded and were slow as hell (one player couldn't even load the home page). We managed to get through the session, but a few times I just got out dice and rolled them myself (as the DM) if I had to make several rolls in a row. Hopefully Roll20 will be better prepared next week!
 

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Reynard

Legend
My regular IRL Monday night game is going to move to Fantasy Grounds for the next few weeks. I don't expect my usual Wednesday night Fantasy Grounds game to be impacted. I do imagine a new con put on by friends of mine scheduled for mid April is going to get canceled, sadly.
 

Hasn't affected either of my groups at all. Both play via Fantasy Grounds so we didn't experience the issues the folks over on Roll20 have. We just kept on gaming as usual.

I think our characters in our Star Frontiers game are just about to experience a de-railing of the high speed monorail we are on. We ended the game just as the bad guys jumped off the roof of the train using paragliders. I've got a bad feeling about this...!
 

My regular IRL Monday night game is going to move to Fantasy Grounds for the next few weeks. I don't expect my usual Wednesday night Fantasy Grounds game to be impacted. I do imagine a new con put on by friends of mine scheduled for mid April is going to get canceled, sadly.
You could make it an online con... Try reaching out to FG and see if they might sponsor free licenses for the weekend.
 

Nobby-W

Far more clumsy and random than a blaster
How has the Coronavirus affected your roleplaying games? Stay safe everyone.
One of our group is a possible, but they can't test him because the powers that be don't have enough testing capacity to test all possible cases. He's being admitted to hospital tomorrow. Fortunately he hasn't been at the group for a few weeks now, so it's fairly unlikely that he's transmitted it to anyone in the group.

We're making prep to move our gaming to some online forum for the next few months.
 

Eyes of Nine

Everything's Fine
We had planned on playing last night, but then 2 of the 4 players bailed, so then we ended up playing Clank! in Space a couple of times.

I think that'll be the last f2f game for that group for a while. The GM is talking about VTTs.
 

Jer

Adventurer
We have a game scheduled for this upcoming Sunday, but one of my players has a weakened immune system so we're going to play via Roll20 on Sunday and see how it goes. (I've played distance games with Roll20 and Discord before, but not with this group and none of them have ever played online, so we'll see how it goes...)
 


CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing
My oldest gaming group had to cancel our regularly-scheduled D&D game this Friday, because one of our players (and his wife, and his 3-year old son) are sick with a fever and cough. --cue ominous music--

Instead of calling the entire night off, however, we decided to try to set up a virtual tabletop for Roll20 and run a one-shot game of Call of Cthulhu. We figured this would be a good way to iron all the bugs out before we jump back into our 5E D&D game later this month or next, possibly remotely.
 


Tun Kai Poh

Adventurer
Well the Malaysian government just announced movement restrictions and shutdown of all non-essential businesses for 2 weeks. No school, no entertainment outlets, no going to mosques and churches and temples.

Looks like I'm going to be doing more gaming from Discord. And catching up on my indie RPG reading backlog!
 

Reynard

Legend
We thought the Discord outage today was going to kill it, but we got a nice test session on fantasy grounds tonight. I run a FG game weekly but the rest of my IRL group are mostly analog, so it was kind of a big step. I hope we keep it up for the necessary few weeks and use it as an alternative when necessary. I prefer face to face gaming but I will take VTT when I can get it, too.
 





Nytmare

David Jose
No it hasn't. Nobody in my group has it, so we're still playing as normal.

Dude, take a look at the world around you.

Every country that has been dealing with this for more than a couple of weeks is in complete lock down. States in the US are only now clueing in and shutting down businesses and asking/telling people to stay home. Nobody in your group thinks that they have it, but that's no reason to run the risk of helping this thing spread.
 


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