Unfortunately, during the last session of our Rose of Westhaven campaign a windows update related hitch meant that–whilst the players could hear me during the session–none of my audio actually made it onto the live-stream, obviously this is a bit of a problem for a game where an RPG where the GM does the scene-setting, describes NPCs and such-like. It’s not realistic for me to re-record all of my audio for the session, but it occurred to me that I could probably put together an abridged version of the session and record audio for that, clipping in some of the players dialogue.
That got me thinking, how many people actually watch/like actual plays in the first place?
I appreciate the difficulties people have with actual-plays, personally I enjoy watching them (always good to see how other people game and pick up some ideas) but it’s rare I get to sit down and just watch a Youtube video for three or four hours.
The following is the abridged video that I put together for our Rose of Westhaven game:
This took me most of an evening to snip and edit the player dialogue in with the newly recorded audio (although I can think of a few ways to cut down that time if I make another such video). I was thinking that it might be worth switching to such videos instead of the full actual-plays if they make the game more accessible to people, what do you think?