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hairylarry
Links for If You Play You Win.


file area


http://guitarshowdown.com/hll/public/ea2f45


whiteboard


https://www.webwhiteboard.com/board/8vztc54q


Here's an invite link to Tenkar's Tavern on Discord.


https://discordapp.com/invite/Dqz3VmT


Discord runs on everything, PC, Mac, Linux, Android, and IOS. Install Discord and then take the invite link. When you are in Tenkar's Tavern leave a message in the Common Room. You should be validated in about 10 minutes. You cannot leave a message in the gamerplus rooms until you are validated.


Questions or problems? Message me on Gamer+.


https://gamerplus.org/user/hairylarry


You can join us anytime to play or listen. The game starts at 7:00 Eastern/6:00 Central.


Thanks


hairylarry
Our first If You Play You Win actual play podcast will be held Friday, October 25 at 6:00 pm Central, 7:00 Eastern. RobboG will be running a one off in his new game, Universe Unleashed. Here's a link to the pregens and rules.

http://guitarshowdown.com/hll/public/e015bf

Players will find everything they need to know on pages 3-6 of the Universe Unleashed pdf.

If you pick and name your character post a reply here or message hairylarry or RobboG so we will know what's happening.

It's also fine to jump in tomorrow if you can. That's why we're using pregens.

I will be playing Constant Comment, in the support division, and I'm a hacker.

I'm looking forward to a new experience tomorrow night.


Thanks

hairylarry

If You Play You Win rescheduled to Friday, November 1.


If You Play You Win - Gamer+ Actual Play Podcast

Friday, November 1, 6:00 - 9:00 pm Central in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern.

DM Draklorx(Kier) - gamerplus.org/user/Draklorx

We'll be playing: Star Wars: Edge of the Empire

The module is the beginner game adventure called: Escape From Mos Shuuta

You are a group of outer rim fringers made up of bounty hunters, smugglers, explorers, and expatriates who have all run afoul of the crime lord, TEEMO THE HUTT! Trapped in the space port Mos Shuuta on the desert world of Tatooine you are running out of time and options, and need to get off of this planet fast! As luck would have it, a Trandoshan slaver by the name of Trex has recently docked his ship the Krayt Fang, and you wouldn't feel too bad about relieving the slaver of his ship. During a chase through the streets with Teemo's henchmen you duck into a Cantina and have only a few moments before they come in after you with their blasters ready.

You do not have to preregister to play. Anyone can jump in anytime. But if you want to preregister you can. Then you can choose your character from pregens. decide on your name, and be ready to go, blasters blazing.

You can peruse the pregens here. If you want to pick a character to play let me know. Message hairylarry at Gamer+ or email hairylarry@deltaboogie.com.
http://guitarshowdown.com/hll/public/3d25dc

hairylarry
If You Play You Win - Gamer+ Actual Play Podcast

Friday October 4, 6:00 - 9:00 pm Central in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern.

DM Draklorx(Kier) - gamerplus.org/user/Draklorx

We'll be playing: Star Wars: Edge of the Empire

The module is the beginner game adventure called: Escape From Mos Shuuta

You are a group of outer rim fringers made up of bounty hunters, smugglers, explorers, and expatriates who have all run afoul of the crime lord, TEEMO THE HUTT! Trapped in the space port Mos Shuuta on the desert world of Tatooine you are running out of time and options, and need to get off of this planet fast! As luck would have it, a Trandoshan slaver by the name of Trex has recently docked his ship the Krayt Fang, and you wouldn't feel too bad about relieving the slaver of his ship. During a chase through the streets with Teemo's henchmen you duck into a Cantina and have only a few moments before they come in after you with their blasters ready.

You do not have to preregister to play. Anyone can jump in anytime. But if you want to preregister you can. Then you can choose your character from pregens. decide on your name, and be ready to go, blasters blazing.
hairylarry Sep 16 '19 · Comments: 1 · Tags: actual play, if you play you win, podcast, rpg, star wars
hairylarry
I have an idea for an actual play podcast called "If You Play You Win". Basically the idea is to have rotating DMs running one offs where anyone can jump in. It will be in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern. The DM will choose the time, the date, and the game system. We will promote the game on Gamer+ and at Tenkar's. The DM can also invite people to play. Are you interested in helping with this?
hairylarry

JesseQ made a post about how he would use multiple free online tools for online gaming. I have been wanting to set up an Actual Play podcast as a Gamer+ event and JesseQ's post got me thinking. Here's his out of the box suggestions.


Discord for chat (text, video, voice)
Miro for shared whiteboard/tabletop
Watch2Gether for atmosphere/music


I have come  up with another platform set.


Discord - Tenkar's Tavern in particular for the chatroom/game table


Web Whiteboard - A whiteboard app on the web the DM could use for drawing maps or diagrams for online games. You can also post text and pictures. Players can also post, make map annotations during play, upload something they saw, etc.


File Downloads - My Pydio instance does this great. There are many other free web alternatives.


So the only barrier to participation is getting into Tenkars Tavern on Discord. Discord has become a new standard for voice chat and their apps are easy to install and work on every platform.


Once you are in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern the DM can post a link to the whiteboard set up for this game. The players click on this link and they are there on the whiteboard. No passwords or accounts required.


The DM can also post a link to a folder on Pydio. The players can follow this link, browse pregens, and download or print the character sheet they choose to play. The DM has a different link that allows uploading and file deletion. Again no install, passwords, or accounts required.


And this is the key. Follow the link and you're in.


You enter the chatroom. The DM posts a link and you go pick a character. When the DM starts to draw something he posts a link. You follow the link and view what he's drawing. It would even be possible to lay out battle maps and move player tokens on the map.


So these two apps, the whiteboard and the file manager, are both included in Miro as per JesseQ's suggestion. There is an advantage to having these both in one app. But Miro is more complicated to use and the DM would have to send player invites which means collecting emails. In some situations this would not be cumbersome but for Gamer+, If You Play You Win, actual play podcasts I wanted it to be as easy as possible to jump into the game.


As JesseQ suggests, Gamer+ has set up a Watch2Gether channel that the DM could use for Monster noises and appropriate background music. It is also available for listening on the public web just by linking in with no password or account necessary.


So this is just another possible way to set up for online gaming. I chose these apps because of their open availability to anyone without having to install apps or create accounts. There might be better choices for your games or campaigns. Please leave your ideas in the comments.


Thanks

hairylarry

There's always room for improvement, especially on any web project, but I have all 4 legs reaching the ground so I'll take a minute to explain our new aggregated RSS feed featuring always new content created by Gamer+ gamers.


Most blogs, podcasts, and video channels have RSS feeds. (or atom feeds, same thing but different) When people follow a podcast so they don't miss any episodes they often use the RSS feed so their podcast is updated in their feedreader or even auto downloaded to their device.


Many of the gamers on Gamer+ are content creators. I am, Carl is, The EvilDM is, and lots more. As you will see. So my idea was to find a way to promote their work right here on this site to make it easy for gamers to find the podcasts, blogs, videos, etc. that other gamers on Gamer+ are creating.


So I installed Tiny Tiny RSS and TheEvilDM and I have been busy subscribing to all the feeds we can find that other gamers on this site have available.


If we missed you let us know in the comments. If you start a new web project let us know. Even if it doesn't have an RSS feed let us know. We want to feature your stuff.


So the four legs of the stool are:


1. A scrolling auto updating display of all the new posts on all the feeds we have subscribed to on Tiny Tiny RSS. This is on the left above the banner in the footer.


2. A link list to the homepages of 12 of these creators that changes each time you load a page. This is on the right above the banner in the footer.


3. An auto updating link list to 60 recent posts from the Gamer+ creators. You can access this link at the bottom left of item 2 above, the bottom left of the right block just above the footer. There, is that confusing enough? I think I'll just post the link here.


View last 60 items here


4. A manually updated categorized link list of all the homepages of every feed we have added to Tiny Tiny RSS. This is on the bottom right just above the banner and also on the far right in the footer next to Mobile version. And here's the link for that.


Gamer's Homepages


Did you notice I said manually updated? No, I don't type this stuff in. I run a program I wrote on the exported opml file from Tiny Tiny RSS and the program types it all in. Still it's a thing that has to happen so it won't always happen just as soon as the RSS feeds are updated. And it might happen before the RSS feeds are updated because there is often a delay of about an hour before new posts are displayed.


I am not done working on this but I am happy with it. It's really good. It's all there. It could be better. What else is new?


Like I said, if you're on Gamer+ we want to add your stuff. And if you're not on Gamer+, join, so we can add your stuff. There's a lot of content on Gamer+ already and more all the time. But the amount of content in these feeds that you can easily access right from the footer on every page is more than you will ever have time to consume.


So, Enjoy! And add a comment below.

hairylarry Aug 3 '19 · Comments: 1 · Tags: actual play, blogs, podcasts, video, rss, feeds, atom, chat, stuff, more stuff, help, meta
hairylarry

AEIOU posts in the_dungeon_show at Tenkar's Tavern


@Bruce_Lombardo The Dungeon Show has ended its famous run and is already dearly missed.  @Carl Heyl (Wild Games Prod)  has a new project (or a few new ones?) that he's working on.  This space has been subleased for a weekly Monday chat regarding G+ (Gamer+) with @hairylarry .  It's a nascent social media hub that holds considerable promise for the gaming community.


Carl Heyl adds


Gamerplus is something dad and I thought up on the way home from North Texas RPG Con. I hope it works well for people
It's at gamerplus.org


Bruce Lombardo says


I like Gamerplus.


LaramieWall chimes in


Sub-Pexx Laramie will be transitioning this space from Dungeon Show to Harry Larry's new plans .


AEIOU jokes (I think)


Hairy Larry's Nefarious Plan for World Domination would be a good working title for the channel


hairylarry replies


If I had the ring I could rule the world Bwa ha ha ha ha.


I would like both the voice and text chats to be renamed Gamer+
Looks like you can use minus signs (-) so plus signs (+) will probably be ok.


Right now our only event is the Monday night Inspired Unreality Open Game Chat. We plan on having occasional guests and I have an under my hat idea for a monthly podcast as part of this event.


I also have plans for an Actual Play event called If You Play You Win. This would be one offs, jump in and jump out, with rotating DMs. The DM for the session will pick the game system. It would be really cool to have DMs playing their own modules or even their own rule systems.


At Gamer+ we have international gamers and also some early risers and off to work folks so we might experiment with the time slots to include them. Not for Inspired Unreality but definitely for new events.


How's that for riveting dialogue?


 

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