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Dungeon Fighter Online Gold New ways to play

  • April 10, 2020 10:08 AM HKT

    things will get much worse before they get better during the covid-19 pandemic, one reason it’s important to maintain meaningful social contact whenever possible to ease our psychological stress.but when local artist adam waldron-blain started to exhibit flu symptoms, he knew he couldn’t take any chances with human contact.the gallery he works at, latitude 53, shut down earlier than most in town. and he knew for damn sure he wouldn’t be able to host his monday night game of dungeons & dragons at empress ale house — even before it closed its doors days earlier than most bars were ordered to do so.

    but part of being a good dungeon master is thinking on your feet to create the most enjoyable experience for your players. and so, waldron-blain — already spinning dice-assisted narratives in a virtual world — went digital. “i’ve been running this d&d game since 2012 almost every week, and i didn’t really want to stop,” he says over the phone — now feeling a little better, incidentally.“at the gallery we did an artist talk on saturday, and we set it up to do a live stream. and honestly, that’s the way to live my life now.”

    he notes, “there’s plenty of people who already play online. but i’ve never gotten into it because the tools are clunky — and how much time did i have? but suddenly, not only am i not busy at all, but all the other reasons to prefer in-person play don’t really apply any more, right? i’m not going to go to a bar; i’m not going to touch people; i’m not going to share a pool of dice on the table.”with his recurring party of friends around the table over flagons — ok, just pints — waldron-blain has run campaigns using old school dungeons & dragons, personalizing it in a way the core game has been suggesting since the beginning. “

    i have a bunch of rule books from the original 1974 version and advanced DFO Gold from the late ’70s, early ’80s, and a bunch of other, open-source games. “my game has always been a drop-in game, designed to be really easy to get in and out of.”in this spirit, shifting it to the new normal of social distancing and self-isolation, he advises interested gamers out there: “there’s a few different ways you can set it up tech-wise, depending on the style of game you play. roll20 is great if you’re using miniatures, moving them around a map. that felt too complicated for our style, so we ended up using a program called discord, which is basically a chat app for gamers, similar to slack, with a video chat up to ten people.”