Abridged Videos?

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?

Do you like and watch actual-plays?
I like them but don\'t have time to watch them.
4 Vote
I like them and watch them.
4 Vote
No I don\'t like them or watch them.
2 Vote

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?

Would you prefer to watch an abridged video of sessions?
Yes
5 Vote
No
3 Vote

RPGaDay 2017

For those of us involved in a certain sub-section of the online TT RPGing community, the approach of August can only mean one thing, it’s almost time for RPGaDay – that special time of year when numerous roleplayers dredge through their memories and strive to create a series of blog and video posts talking about their current participation in the roleplaying hobby and their history with it. This year is the fourth year that RPGaDay has been running since Autocratik began it and–as usual–Runeslinger is flying the flag and getting the info-graphics out there, I’ve reproduced it below for convenience:

RPGaDay is a great way to reminisce about your RPG history and also to engage with other members of the community, we’re all talking about the same great hobby so–as well as making your own blog posts or videos–make sure to comment and get involved with other people’s, don’t forget to use the hashtag #RPGaDay. Even if you don’t manage to do a post a day, or whether you cheat and film/write several at once (like I do if I am really busy), that’s not important, what’s great about RPGaDay is that is gets everyone in the community involved and talking about this great hobby of ours.

I’ll be taking part this year and I urge you to do so as well 🙂 

Video Tutorial – Creating a Discord/Roll20 screen using Xsplit

In this video tutorial–requested by Caius Wallen–I show how you can use Xsplit to create a Discord/Roll20 screen for recording or streaming TT RPG sessions online. This tutorial assumes you have basic knowledge of Discord, Xsplit and Roll20.

In order you use this tutorial you will need a Discord account, a copy of Xsplit (the free one is fine) and a Roll20 account with a game already set up.

The URL for the Discord Streamkit is: https://streamkit.discordapp.com/overlay

The Rebel Strike Trilogy

We’ve recently wrapped up the Rebel Strike Trilogy, a linked series of three sessions using the FFG Age of Rebellion Star Wars rules set in my Adventures on the Outer Rim version of the Star Wars universe, I’m going to gather all of the material about it in this post.

Cast

  • Kaid-Sen: A dour sharpshooter working for the Rebellion.
  • Inigo Stazzi: A happy go lucky hothead who somehow manages to get the job done.
  • T7-01: A sharp-witted astromech with a talent for penetrating enemy computer systems.

Episode I

The Rebellion has rescued a Quarren known as Sekas Proko from Tattooine, the Quarren has access to experimental stealth technology but will only turn it over if the rebels free his ally Berek Nur from the clutches of the Empire. Kaid, Inigo and T7 board the prison ship Leviathan and attempt to free him.

Intro crawl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQs1woDHuEM
Commander Sheb Gergran’s briefing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6lu8yUr-I8

Episode II

With the stealth-tech in the hands of the Rebellion it is fitted to the cruiser Constantine and sent out for a test, however, when activated the ship vanishes, it re-appears later in the Draconis sector inside the Imperial blockade around the frozen moon of Ga-Ri V. The fleet intends to distract the Imperials whilst Kaid, T7 and Inigo sneak aboard to investigate.

Intro crawl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mOwD9MoM5k

After the Strike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZuu2cYiddk

Episode III

With Inigo away on an important mission, Kaid calls in a favour from a Sullustan contact of his and manages to arrange for some much needed R&R for himself and T7 on the peaceful ocean world of Spira. However an old enemy pursues them there, learning of this Tyber Zann, wishing to clear his debt sends the bounty hunter Remo Williams to aid them.

Intro Crawl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGle8l9DoX4

I had a great time running this trilogy and was lucky enough to have four excellent players involved in it, there were the usual scheduling problems and such like that tend to plague this sort of game but we stuck with and created a fun story that I certainly enjoyed GM-ing and the players seemed to enjoy getting involved in 🙂

 

3Brothers Campaign Intro Trailer

It may seem a little odd to do a teaser video for the campaign, after all we’re 3 sessions in to our 5E D&D Campaign with the fourth session taking place tomorrow, however I had some free time and wanted to make a short video hinting at some of the campaign worlds history, the battle to throw off the shacles of Gith oppression occurred 100 years before the start of our campaign.

The Obisidian Portal site for the campaign can be found here: https://threebrothersdd5ecampaign.obsidianportal.com/

Matters of Fate: Representing the Rules Fairly

Video Version

Audio Version

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In this episode we talk a little about the importance of being fair and maintaining consistency when it comes to the rules.
Check out this episode!

Roll for Your Fate: Fate Q&A

John Drury has recently re-started his Youtube channel, now called Roll for Your Fateas a fellow Fate-enthusiast he is continuing to put out some top-notch content for the Fate RPG. In one of his recent videos he does a Q&A for Fate, well worth a watch 🙂

Please note: This video was not created by myself nor did I have any involvement in the content, that said, it’s a great video created by someone who really knows the Fate system and has a great enthusiasm for it, I highly recommend giving it a watch.