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Tabletop QOTD 2020-03-23

Borrowing from the idea of the Pluspora Check-in get some tabletop conversation going. If you have any questions that you want to get on the list to be asked, let me know. Also, if you'd like to be added or taken off the list of participants, let me know.

Have you ever played in any way other than Face-to-Face? Why or why not? And if you have, what are some tools that you've used/advice that you'd give in doing so?

I play almost exclusively non-face-to-face these days. Even before the COVID-19 epidemic, I'd found that it was easier to get together with friends, negotiate schedules, and meet new gamers online rather than trying to get anything together.

For #RPG I use the mediums of play by email or what I've come to term play by google doc (even though we don't always use google- the non-google alternatives I've used are https://cryptpad.fr/ and https://hackmd.io/). Though I have tried roll20 and Fantasy Grounds, I find that the asynchronous types of games seem to be easier to schedule and last the longest.

For #boardgame I've tried Tabletop Simulator and roll20, but again, the most successful have been more asyncrhonous types of games. We've used Google docs for those also and play by e-mail, but even more I've found myself using websites built for the games.

Some examples include
http://www.amarriner.com/#/ (the games are down right now, but played a lot of roads and boats there)
http://brass.orderofthehammer.com/
http://www.spielbyweb.com/
http://www.boardgaming-online.com/
https://www.yucata.de/en/
http://www.mabiweb.com/index.php (my love for In the Shadow of the Emperor came from too many games there)

There's also https://www.michaelschacht.net/pbm/modules.php?name=Game_Info, but I haven't played games there.

As far as advice, it seems to me that social contract becomes even more important when playing games online. It's too easy for interactions that are not conducted in person to go wrong, and having a baseline for what is expected help to smooth these along.


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Massive Coupon Sale At Amazon.

There's a huge stealth coupon sale going on. There's no landing page or any way to see all the eligible games on Amazon, so we made our own landing page.

https://tabletopbellhop.com/tabletop-gaming-deals/amazon-coupon-sale/

Some highlights include Jaws, Horrified, Minecraft, Eldritch Horror, Above and Below, 7 wonders, Planet, Legends of Andor and more!

#Sale #Boardgame #RPGs
Amazon Coupon Sale! Tons of Board Games and RPGs with BIG Coupons
 
Review - Gold West a gold rush board game using a unique mancala mechanic.

Check out my review of this Tasty Minstrel Games classic that seems to have flown under the radar for most people.

https://tabletopbellhop.com/game-reviews/gold-west/

#Boardgame #Tabletop #Boardgames #Review
Review of Gold West, A gold rush board game using a unique mancala based action system
 
Perma-post for interesting news, offers, kickstarters and so on, all around #boardgames!

Simply add in comments, if you come across something on-topic, that you want to share with the rest of us.

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Gilbert Shelton

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Boardgame made by Gilbert Shelton for Playboy Magasin sometime in the seventies. I was made aware of it by @[email protected] in this post on my other profile... Maybe I will have to make a Phill game in the future...

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