Friday, June 22, 2012

Tourist in Other Worlds

While I’m increasingly ambivalent about Google+ overall, I’m completely positive on gaming via Hangouts.  Not only have I been playing my Weird Adventures game there, I’ve gotten a chance to play with some other bloggers in their games.

Twice now, Horvendile Early, gambler and pistoleer, has ventured forth into the wilds of Erik’s Wampus Country. Orwendill, fighter and artist (of tasteful nudes) has had one outing with that dubious coterie, the Nefarious Nine, in Chris Kutalik’s Hill Cantons.  Tonight, an as yet unnamed Chaos-tainted soldier from a grim future is going to kill things as a part of a Warband courtesy of Mike Davison.

I’m also playing in Scott’s (he of the Huge Ruined Pile) strict textualist AD&D game, though that’s play by post via G+.

The gaming itself is great, after so much writing about gaming, but what I may like even more is getting to put a face and voice to all those posts I’ve read.  I suppose that sort of connecting with folks in a shared hobby is exactly the sort of stuff social media is suppose to for.  

That and pictures of cute animals with humorous captions.

8 comments:

Tim Shorts said...

While I haven't expanded out too far out yet, its very cool to see many of the bloggers on doing what we talk about all the time. And its finally a place where most of meet. It's become an OSR soda shop. I want to get into some pick up games here and there and Google+ seems to be the place to go.

Trey said...

Yeah, it's worth looking for something to jump in on.

Chris Hogan said...

...strict textualist AD&D game...

Masochist!

Trey said...

We may well be in over our heads.

The Happy Whisk said...

Glad you guys are having so much fun.

Johnathan Bingham said...

I really wish I could swing it and play a few games with you guys. Unfortunately the seven hour (or more) time difference can be a killer.

Trey said...

@Whisk - Thanks.

@Johnathan - Yeah it is a bummer. There are some crowds that do earlier in the day here that might fit end of the day there and there are some late night Aussie crowds that might but late enough to be early morning for you. I don't know.

The Angry Lurker said...

I like the cross blogging gaming, excellent...