I am running The Black Hack (my review), and decided to use it because it is lightweight and new. I have an online group for Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition, so I wanted to run something a little different yet OSR in compability and feel.
I also wanted to start the game with Where Is Margesh Blackblood? by +Tim Shorts, because it has so much in it from combat to great roleplaying opportunities. I've used it several times, and always love to run it.
I am already familiar with the adventure I am about to run, so I don't have to make preparations for it anymore. This time I make an area map for it, though.
|A quick drawing of the adventure's area ready for scanning.|
|Here is the map ready for action!|
Skype is what we use for communications. I am here at my house alone, three of the players are under same roof and the last player is at his place. We use Skype, because everyone has an easy access to it. We use video conversation, and text chat for some meta that is easier to write than explain.
Roll20 is used for dice rolling and for the map.
|Here is the map, fog of warred, in Roll20 ready to be revealed for the players.|
|My Trello notes look like this. More to come during the play!|
There already are quite a few windows open on my system, and even though I use two monitors, I don't want to use pdf viewers for rules and adventure. Also some oldschool notepad and pens are always needed.
HOW DO YOU RUN ONLINE GAMES?
What tools do you use? What is your preferred chatting platform? Do you use voice, video or text only?
Game report to follow...