Online Gaming with Skype

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Group : Skype Gamers


Skype Gamers Public
2011-01-20 18:46:53

I created this group for anyone wanting to play an RPG but can't due to inaccessibility, lack of player (or an over abundance of worthless players), or any other reason I can't seem to think of right now.

Here's the deal, I was in a group that played regularly for a number of years and then moved a couple of years back due to Hurricane Ike. We lost everything, gaming materials included, and decided it would be best for the kids and us to relocate out of th eflood plain and away from hurricanes, the storm not the drink.

Where that left me is in an area that has no gamers that I can find to save my life. So I thoguht I would start searching for a couple of liek minded individuals who are willing to give the gaming via Skype a shot.

If you actually have some experience alls the better, let me know. I really don't care what system it is, I'll learn anything at this point, I just want to play.

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2011-08-02 02:14:24

I am not quite in you situation, or perhaps I just got the group-less gamer status in a less traumatic way. My group has been broken up via time zones and incompatible schedules. I'd love to play regularly again. I prefer rules light(er) stuff, and less traditional stuff (FAte 3.0, ORE, and such, but I could be talked into others.

email me at mckee -a-t- gm*&lDOTc0m if you are still in need of a group.

Reader, gamer, collector of awesome recipes
2012-01-03 06:08:43

I've done some gaming via Skype, and it turned out pretty well (albeit short; our DM did a lot of convention work, and he quickly stopped having time to game with us). We found out that the FATE system works surprisingly well for online games, and Dresden Files has a great magic system.

I'd love to play some more FATE if anyone's looking for a group. My email is kuropandaikon at gmail dot com.

— I cook, I game... life is awesome.
2012-03-09 09:43:51

I've been hearing 'bout gaming on skype but i thought it would be like playing pool or chess.......never tried it that i know could you suggest an idea for a good RPG that can be played on skype.......

inveterate gamer; prolific GM; world designer
2012-04-05 22:46:31

I have been experimenting with GMing by means of the InterNet since my gaming friends from university scattered to the ends of the Earth, which happened in the early nineties.

The first thing we tried was RP by e-mail. But that was too slow: it lacked interactivity and personal contact and turned out like a giant, very complicated collaborative writing process. I have archives….

Then when we got InterNet text chat we tried using that. The problem there was that I am not a very fast typist, while everyone else found that in text chat you can keep on composing continuously, without having to hold you tongue while others are speaking. As GM I got snowed under, everyone turned to side chatter, and the game content drowned in badinage.

Next up was VoIP conference calls. I can't remember whether we started with Skype or with iChatAV. That worked well, with two slight problems.

(1) First was the lack of a table, scratch paper, hex mats etc., which meant that we couldn't use any rules that depended on detailed positional information, and that it sometimes because troublesome even to give general positional info. I took to preparing maps and diagrams as graphics files and sending then to players as needed. But it helped a lot that our preferred style of play was highly narrative with little interest in tactical combat rules.

(2) Second, and more trying from my point of view, was the lack of posture, gesture, and facial expression as communication channels. I found it surprisingly hard to understand some speakers when I couldn't see their mouths move. (I had my hearing checked: the doctor told me to get friends who don't mumble.) Also, we found that there was some difficulty in cueing people as to when it was their turn to speak. A couple of times I played with two or three former military men, who used radio protocols. If you find that too stilted, I'm sure that it would just be a matter of cultivating such habits as diligently addressing people by name, addressing remarks and questions to individuals, and a few tricks like that.

Nowadays I do almost all my RP by means of InterNet video conferences. I'm sure Skype would work fine on other machines, but it doesn't do multi-party video chat on Macs. iChatAV is excellent for the purpose, but it only runs on Macs. So mostly we use Google+ Hangouts as our videoconferencing solution. Results are very good while each player has his own camera and stays close to his mic. Background noise becomes a serious problem when several people try to playing one room four metres from the webcam and using a room pickup.

The chief lack is a way of quickly conveying a sketch-map or diagram. We use a virtual whiteboard (such as Sciblink or Twiddla). Results are okay, but it's a bit small, sketching is slow, and accurate erasure is difficult. We're still trying to nut out a solution in which a hex-mat on the GM's desk gets its own webcam and channel. We did try using a suite of virtual classroom software (called "Colloquy", I think), but we had technical issues with it, and some players weren't happy about the involved installation.

Gamer girl looking for a decent D&D or d20 group
2012-05-05 20:15:27

I've watched a game done over Skype and used to be in one myself. It can be surprising effective though the problem of talking over each other is more difficult, as is the problem of volume. If there is a game going through skype now, I'd be interested in trying it out. My email is siri916 @ if anyone is interested. Thanks!

-Looking to join a game DnD. Can also D.M.
2012-06-17 18:06:58

Try Maptools.......Its great for internet

2012-12-12 20:03:55

I am new to this but would love to learn. I have played before a couple of times but the group never lasted. I am looking for a good group of people to play with and will play as much as needed. Please let me know if your interested.

2012-12-12 20:12:00

oh my email is wbdyer at yahoo

2013-01-15 03:35:39

If anybody looking for a player for my skype account is dcguy1984. I'm familair with DND 3.5/4.0 and Pathfinder.

just a chaotic gamer...
2013-08-31 19:45:13

I've been looking to find some people to game with over skype, i mostly play games on steam, I do a little bit of roleplaying as well, send me an email if you wanna play,

2014-07-19 17:40:00

Hello all I was wondering if people out there still doing dnd or any system over skype?

2014-09-21 05:19:53

Sounds fun.

Invented the Funny Feeling Party Game
2015-02-23 18:26:30

If you're playing via Skype I'd recommend - it combines all the elements of Skype with online maps, characters sheets, etc.

One feature I particularly like is that the GM can hide parts of the map as you play and move monsters around etc, I tend to go for imagination led games anyway, but it still really helps for everyone to know what's going on, but for players to not have too much info!

Remember kids: Gravity is the best weapon ;)
2015-10-06 16:06:01

Hey, I'm in Ipswich, UK, and am looking for people to play with over skype. I have about 4 years of experience and have tried plenty of systems. If you're interested in le fun feel free to send me an email at :D

2015-11-11 23:46:23

Hey guys, I have a lot of experience playing various role-playing games over Skype. We have played everything from World of Darkness, Dungeons and Dragons, 13th Age, Castles and Crusades, Star Wars, Warhammer Fantasy (Second and third edition) and other various role-playing games that I can't remember off the top of my head.

I am looking for gamers and DM's alike, so if you are interested, here is my Skype info: pridefighting43

I hope to hear from you very soon!

2016-05-27 01:44:43

Hi im new to playing DnD, I havent played a game before but i would love to play one on Roll20 or Skype

2016-06-11 05:19:16

Hye, i would like to join your group. I have had a hard time finding people to play D&D. My skype name is WazzupBlowup2

I guess... All I'll ever be is powerless...
2017-01-22 05:53:42

Hi, if you're still playing D&D or something along the lines, I'm down to learn stuff and other stuff just send me a PM through Skype. My user is Karu.Takanashi

2017-02-12 02:47:23

I would love to start a rifts game new players welcome

Or if your looking for a pathfinder player I'm down and I have a orc bloodrager he have a spilt personality with an elemental spirit. He saw his hole tribe die in an epic battle between 2 elementals or a undine druid he left home because he have vivid dreams where he traverses the mystical laylines of the world

2017-10-07 12:25:08

Sounds good. Though I'm looking for someone to teach me how to play a tabletop RPG. And I don't really trust what I can't see for this type of roleplaying. I'd need to know that the GM is truly being fair and not just picking out their favorite player.

2018-07-08 12:07:02

Hi, I found this group when I was looking for a role playing skype group. I played a few pen and paper games based on DnD rules with my experienced dm friend so I'm not a complete beginner but I got a lot to learn. This group seems to have been inactive for a long time but I'll give it a shot.

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