A few friends all around the country want to play DW with me online, but I’m tech-limited: the last time I’ve DMed…

A few friends all around the country want to play DW with me online, but I’m tech-limited: the last time I’ve DMed…

A few friends all around the country want to play DW with me online, but I’m tech-limited: the last time I’ve DMed anything online was using OpenRPG, with character sheets in tree-sctructure files and everything typed. Yes, there goes 10 years or so.

You see, I have my f2f gaming group, so I’ve never needed to find online alternatives…

So, what I need:

-some way to send and receive videos from them (heard Skype is good for group calls, but never tried)

What I’d like, but can live without:

-some way to roll dice online instead asking them to move the camera when rolling

What it would be great, but not really needed:

-some way to host their playbooks online (maybe just take a pic of them?)

Ideas? Tips?

19 thoughts on “A few friends all around the country want to play DW with me online, but I’m tech-limited: the last time I’ve DMed…”

  1. Google Hangouts work, as does Roll20. I’ve used both and they are great. I would lean towards Roll20, as it has a way to collect and store your important notes.

  2. Marcelo Paschoalin Discord actually does support Video now, though I haven’t used it.

    Hangouts is probably fine. Definitely checkout Roll For Your Party.

  3. If You want my best advice, if You can type fast You should use a group written chat. That way You can avoid 100% of all connection problems that come from using a video chat (it’s terrible when people talk at the same time and You can’t really hear them. Also, this way everything is recorded), and You can show video and pictures by sharing them. Any shyness problem is surpassed and You can easily gather your toughts. Also, this tends to zero any issue with “side chat”.

    For dice, roll20 or go with the old fashion honor system.

  4. Adamo Leoni Video and audio chats offer a real-life like experience, writing would be horribly slower, even if you are a master typist. Decent people is not used to overlap conversation or interrupt others anyway. If connection is an issue, voice-only chat can go a long way.

  5. Well, i did quite a few games using this method. Once I played with a group of people from all over europe, with crazy accents and worse connections. Also, when there is delay people talk one over the other because of the delay, not because they are idiots.

    What i am saying is: after I tried tried both system, i came to the conclusion that written chat is far more reliable. Now, of course, You may disagree, but these are just opinions and I gave my advice to the OP who asked for help.

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