Sunday, October 21, 2012

G+ Gaming/FLAILSNAILS

So I read this page awhile back, which has prompted me to set up my +James MacGeorge g+ account, (which also explains why I've abandoned purestrainhuman, in case you were wondering - if I wanted to link my blogger account with my g+ account, I had to use a real name, not my nom de plume).  I followed all the directions on the page, and have started engaging in the online g+ community, and I'm interested in the idea of gaming via hangout and such.  While I've read the information , I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around it conceptually.  I think I might need to observe a game, see how it works mechanically.  I see people talking about playing talking alligators wearing sweaters, and others playing half orc paladins, my brain turns to mush.

I haven't seen any negative reviews of the process, so it must be working for others, and I'd love the opportunity to play more games, I just need to figure out the right trajectory from which to approach it.

2 comments:

  1. From my experience with G+/Flailsnails gaming, it's pretty laid back. You've got an Orc, but he's really just a BX Dwarf reskinned? Cool. He's a Cleric with a Mark V blaster from a Gamma World crossover game? Cool!

    If you're running the game, you pretty much just need to decide on a couple of lines in the sand (no 3E feats or whatever) and feel free to tell a player that they can't use X for the session, or will use it in some other way just for this one time. Tends to work out.

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  2. All trajectories are good. Just keep an eye out for games, be proactive about contacting people, and get involved. Just bring yourself and an open mind =)

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