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 Post subject: Streaming My D&D Sessions
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:42 am 
I have a tabletop DnD group that I've been playing with for several years. We get together most Wed nights to play. For the past 2 years I've been running a campaign using a program called MapTools to create the tactical maps. Because of the digital visualization of the game I am able to stream our sessions and have decided to do so.

The group is going to be starting a new adventure using their existing characters continuing an existing campaign. I have been jumping around story wise but have decided to follow the Scales of War adventure path. We have jumped into the middle of the adventure path at the Destroyer adventure and are now beginning The Temple Between adventure. Because of this I have changed some of the names of the major villians, cities, and NPCs but plan to stay mostly faithful to the campaign. The group is lvl 8 and consists of my Mom (Gail) playing Saphyre the Dragonborn Paladin, my Dad (Tom) playing Kat the Human Invoker, My sister (Jenn) playing Darah the Devah Cleric, and my brother in law (Mike) playing the Human Assassin.

Tonight I will be streaming some of the work that goes into creating the adventures and tomorrow if all goes well with the audio setup we will begin streaming the actual play sessions. When we play we get together at one location. All characters are on paper and all dice rolling is with real honest to goodness dice. I feel this is key to keeping the pen and paper vibe. I use maptools for exploration it also allows me to easily track monster hp and initiative and brings in a neat element of fog of war, and line of sight.

My Twitch channel is http://www.twitch.tv/dangerousmutelunatic I will try to post a message when I start streaming but if you follow the stream you will get an e-mail anytime I go live. I also play and plan on streaming other games like Blood Bowl and Left for Dead.


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 Post subject: Re: Steaming My D&D Sessions
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:41 am 
Very good.

This would perhaps be better placed in the Session Feedback forum?


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 Post subject: Re: Steaming My D&D Sessions
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:21 am 
Should probably add an "r" to Steaming too... :D


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 Post subject: Re: Streaming My D&D Sessions
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:55 pm 
My first play sessions finished. Everything went better than I had expected. I have the recorded session on youtube for anyone that missed the live stream.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgs5C6Rf-BY

I think I may add in a webcam so that viewers have something to see during the more talky parts of the adventures.

*Hehe Steaming*


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 Post subject: Re: Streaming My D&D Sessions
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:54 pm 
Jagged wrote:
This would perhaps be better placed in the Session Feedback forum?

Agreed. I think I'll move this, but I'll leave a shadow topic in its place.

Very cool, Mute! I'm looking forward to checking out the video!

(Oh, and I changed the thread title. :))


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 Post subject: Re: Streaming My D&D Sessions
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:55 am 
the question no one pointed out: "steaming" what? :roll:

j/k... I watched the first 20 minutes or so of the recorded footage and it was mostly well done(have not had the chance to go back and watch the rest as of yet and not sure when or if I will have 2+ hours to spend, though I would like to).

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 Post subject: Re: Streaming My D&D Sessions
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:20 am 
Episode 2 is now in the can and watchable on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZKJpBAgb9A

So far we've really been enjoying the experience and hope all the viewers are as well. Today I was given a job offer that I accepted that puts a large monkey wrench in our schedule. Tentatively we are planning on continuing on Saturdays going forward but feel free to keep an eye on my twitchs and twitters for more info as I will be updating those when I find out more.


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 Post subject: Re: Streaming My D&D Sessions
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:22 am 
Ohh and thank you for moving this to the appropriate forum and changing the title. Let me know what you think and given the expertise of this community if there are any tricks I've missed with the software. Also the Lets go DMing and introduction are vods of me doing the actual mapping you can find those on my youtube channel as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Streaming My D&D Sessions
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:05 pm 
Thanks for the updates! And here's hoping you get to continue gaming! ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Streaming My D&D Sessions
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:10 pm 
Episode 3 Goes Live tonight at 6pm EST. http://www.twitch.tv/dangerousmutelunatic


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