Started by jburneko, April 16, 2012, 04:12:09 PM
Quote from: Hans Chung-Otterson on April 19, 2012, 05:06:57 PMI do think the video component was hugely important--at first.But as Joel & Jesse said, once you all get to know each other a bit (and Joel and Justin and I play together locally, so there's that), it's not as big of a deal to not have it. Still, I liked using it throughout. It kept me focused, especially as it's easy to get distracted while gaming on a computer.I feel similarly about EpicTable as well: it worked great for our purposes, other than the little bugs noted. However, I do think it took me a little longer to grasp the way Sorcerer works, mechanically, than it would have if we'd been playing it around a table. There is something about the physicality of grabbing those two extra dice for good roleplaying and how that gives your brain good feedback that I think is not as strong in a virtual environment. Which I guess is just to say: ideally, all games are face to face. But! This game worked very well overall on G+ and EpicTable, much better than my previous experiment (I tried to play Lady Blackbird over Skype once before and dropped out an hour or two in. Everyone else seemed to be having fun, but it felt so disembodied to me).