Which makes it that much more fun to shut the damn computer off and play some D&D. I sure do miss playing, that's for sure.
Fun game. And coolest dice in existance.
Oh, that's an idea. I wonder how easy it would be to create dice from ice.
speaking of cloud does anybody else here use salesforce?
they recently got all socialy and now they have a 'chatter' thing which allows a string of commentary on just about any page for any item, and by default shows up on the top of your pages and emails you a daily digest.
and of course it autogenerates messages every time you do something like update a case or assign it.
Used it at my last gig....not a fan, either. On the other hand, it was slightly less annoying than CRM...
Do we get to over-run it with zombies?
Well yeah, otherwise what would be the point?
It'll be just like the game "Maul of America" except, um, in the cloud or something.
Cloud Mauling...don't forget to power-up your lightning strikes!
I wonder if the advent of cheap multipoint videoconferencing has given
rise to long distance roleplaying gaming sessions? I know that we
dreamed of being able to do that someday, nearly two decades ago, when
circumstances scattered our group to the four winds...
[Cwe have contemplated it with our current group as the ferries get more and more pricy.
Well, theres this:
Girthta and I have used this software with a Skype session to some reasonable success (after getting past a learning curve).
Also, the company behind the original D&D system have been working towards more online tools:
I'm just not sure how many people you can get into a decent session, but I don't think you necessarily need to see each other as much as hear each other. In fact, in some ways, it enhances the imagination a little more to hear each other and not see.
I'd favour the atmosphere of sitting together in some living room. But I do understand the arguments about transporting prices and duration.
What about gathering two crowds in two living rooms and connect them via voice? Maybe Wii chat? There is no video chat for wii, iirc, sadly. Also, some fancy display table with touch interface might be handy...
On the other hand, with Google+ Hangouts the screen automatically switches to the camera of whomever is talking, so that could be cool too. As long as everyone's honest about their dice rolls :)
Heh... could even let you simulate the whole rolling-of-the-dice action (which would actually add real entropy, based on how I have it working now).