How has the Coronavirus affected your roleplaying games?

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
So, my game for tonight is cancelled - we're having a bit of a Google Hangout gathering just so there's folks to talk to.

We may discuss moving to gaming online in some form.
 

Count_Zero

Adventurer
Don't know as yet - my group has a message board for planning and coordinating stuff - I've asked the group if we're still meeting as normal or if we're going to be canceling or moving the session online, and have not heard back yet.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
And do we need to have the "even if you don't have it, do you interact with others who may be immuno-compromised and are putting them at unnecessary risk" discussion?
Well, if you "don't have it" in the sense of are not infected at all, you aren't putting people at risk. But, you have to be tested to know this - thus Morrus' question.

If you aren't showing symptoms, you might still have it, and spread it to others, and one of them may be a risk to those immune-compromized folks.
 

ART!

Explorer
Our weekly, FtF, mostly-D&D 5E group, in it's 4th year, is probably gonna go virtual for a while. I'm digging in to both Roll20 and Astral to see how they work and which I prefer. We tested Discord for the audio chat component this past Friday, so we'll probably use that and also their video chat feature. I'll be back to DMing, so I have a slightly weighted vote in what we use.
 

LuisCarlos17f

Adventurer
Found in Paizo Forum.

For the health and safety of our staff and local community, Paizo offices are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Customer Service phone lines are temporarily closed while our staff works remotely. Our warehouse is continuing to ship orders.
 

atanakar

Adventurer
I devised a RTT last night. Real Table Top surface for our upcoming D&D game using Skype. I'm aware of Roll20, it's just not something I want to use.

I angled my computer camera a bit. The 2'x2' board is also on an opposite angle (using books). That way the models won't slide. I have a pot light in the ceiling and one desk lamp on each side for proper lighting.

 

delph

Explorer
It canceled our game in Thuesday. But found new group playing online. But it's not what I can do for a longer time.
 

BrokenTwin

Explorer
Both of my weekly games have been canceled. Thankfully, the monthly game just happened last weekend, so hopefully it won't experience any more delays than it already does.
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
Well, after some experimentation, this Saturday’s session will be in google hangouts while I share my screen that is on roll20. I’ll just control the tokens, and we won’t use any of the actual tracking or mechanics of roll20, but they will use dice and character sheets as normal. Basically using roll20 just for visuals
 

Sabathius42

Adventurer
My group is all 40+ years and have parents we help out in the 70s and 80s. We are on hiatus until we feel it's safe to continue because not one of us could bear the thought we killed our moms or dads because we had to play DnD instead of staying home for awhile.

I can use the time to Xbox, read, painting minis, or Netflix. I'm not hurting for entertainment.
 

Sadras

Hero
I devised a RTT last night. Real Table Top surface for our upcoming D&D game using Skype. I'm aware of Roll20, it's just not something I want to use.
I'm not a fan of Roll20 - mostly because I'm not proficient with the system, therefore it slows me down.
You RTT through skype method seems more organic for me particulary when a grid may be required.

We have an admin and socio-political session or two or three coming up so I'm not too concerned as yet for the grid, so Discord will be all that we require initially - maybe a die-bot as well.

With corona, instead of now playing once or twice a month for a stretch of 6-8 hours in a meetup environment, we have decided to rather organise weekly games online of 2 hour stints. We will probably get more done. :)
 

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