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Old September 24th, 2020, 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Otto Harkaman View Post
Maybe using Zoom to have a virtual discussion on some traveller topics as an ice breaker?
Given the security issues with Zoom, I would not touch that program.
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I've been exclusively Play by Post for several years now. You can see some of it here ("atpollards PbP" as a player, "TDW:1416" as DM) and more of it on Having time to formulate a response, and word it well, appeals to me. PbP lets me do more of a story based game, though combat scenes can take a while to resolve.

On the other hand, if the group splits up, PbP makes it easier to handle concurrent actions.
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Maybe it could be a mix of play by post and every once in awhile sort of round table audio or video discussions?

I happen to have zoom on my computer, seems easy to connect but a lot of features to grasp. Roll20 just seems too much. I briefly looked at the discord website.

So with discord you log into a server and Zoom is peer to peer?
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For my Monday Night Group we use Discord for audio/video and Roll20 for maps when and such.

For my Wednesday Night Group we use Zoom (several players had trouble with the Bluetooths on Discord) and Google Docs and Jamboard.

While I much prefer in person, overall its been great!
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While I'm using Discord and gTove, I'm not running Traveller...

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gTove is a workable and free VTT; it does require a google account.

Discord I like for having a couple of good dice rollers.
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Been playing but not running Star Trek and Aliens, voice on Discord rolls and forms on Roll20.

If I were running Traveller I would probably stick with Discord but not use any prepped Traveller enviornment as my IMTU is really ATU. Just dice and a map/graphic presenter, Roll20 seems somewhat annoying along those lines so I may be looking around for options.
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My group is using a combination of Discord and Roll20 to play T5
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I've been virtual for close to 3 years now. We started with Google Hangouts and added Roll20. We tried Discord early on but it didn't work well for us and the app ate my laptop alive.

I've also been doing play by post for years (I'm in atpollard's steampunk Traveller on Unseen Servant).

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