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Aug. 31st, 2016 @ 07:56 pm #RPGADAY
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18) What innovation could RPGs benefit most from?
Technological support for long-distance/online roleplaying. There's Google Hangouts, but Google has been killing that softly. There's Roll20, but that has dismal support for video-conferencing. I'm sure that by cleverly combining tech that exists today, it is possible to recreate an 'at the table'-like experience online, but there is not (yet) a single thing that does this.
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From:egraaf
Date:September 1st, 2016 07:01 am (UTC)
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I think Slack should work well, there is a video conferencing service called Room that integrates with Slack. It is not that hard to write extensions for Slack in Python I understand, so if you need something extra you could write it.

A quick search turned up a dicebot for Slack.
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From:fub
Date:September 1st, 2016 07:57 pm (UTC)
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Excellent suggestion. I will look into it!
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From:fub
Date:September 3rd, 2016 09:28 am (UTC)
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Room does not really integrate with Slack -- you can generate an URL for the videochat in Slack, but it's not inside slack.
That doesn't make it better than using Zoom (or any other videochat) and using Roll20 for the dice rolls. Roll20 has the advantage of a large library of game-specific character sheets and associated dice rolling macros.

The thing I like about Hangouts is that the dice rolling is integrated with the video-chat. I haven't seen that anywhere else.
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