Using live-chat on Youtube Actual Plays

With BrigadeCon 2015 I started to watch a few more videos live on Youtube as they were being recorded, unfortunately I don’t get as much time to do so as I’d like but I enjoyed using the live-chat feature on the videos I was watching.

For those of you who aren’t aware of the live-chat feature it allows you to chat with other people who are watching the same video whilst it is playing.

Now I’ve never been able to actually get this to work on my own live actual-plays, however TheRogueDM was kind enough to show me how to do it, apparently I needed to set up my live events in Youtube directly rather than through Google+ as I had been doing previously; this seemed a little weird to me but I’ve got used to the various quirks of the Google+/Youtube relationship so I gave it a try in a test hangout with TheRogueDM and it worked absolutely fine.

I’ve reset my next Jadepunk event to make use of this feature, you can find a link to that down below:

I also enjoyed being part of the live-chat during  TheRogueDM‘s WFRP campaign which I played in last night, you can see the actual play video of the session below:

At the start of the game there was a scene that my character was not involved in, it was great to be able to chat to the audience about what was going on in the game and see what people were thinking of our characters; having the live-chat in a seperate pop-up box made it really easy to reference during quiet moments.

I’m a massive fan of getting feedback on my games from people, so this is something I definitely plan to use in my own games going forward.

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