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Who’s Got Game? – Omens and Portents

Who’s Got Game?

As I sit here Social Distancing with my family, I’ve been thinking, “What are people doing to scratch their gaming itch?” I’ve been longingly staring at my list of nearly 750 video games and being entirely unable to decide on one to play. The group I play Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition with is scheduled to get together next Friday, but it seems very likely that will be postponed until all this COVID-19 stuff settles down. I’ve thought about working on one of the many publishing projects I’ve let languish for so long, but once again unable to decide on what most needs my attention, or what I’d like most to dig out and renew work on.

I don’t know about you, but this is how we always played.

So this post is where I settled. It’s kind of a different sort of post for Omens and Portents. I’m soliciting reader feedback as a way we can perhaps entertain each other to some small extent. Please post what extraordinary measures (or not so extraordinary) you are taking to continue gaming in this global pandemic environment. Tell us what game and edition as well!

Note: Please be aware that the comments on this site are set to approval required. We’d been getting far too many Viagra ads in the past so, at least for now, I’m going to approve all comments. With that understanding, please comment away!

3 Responses

  1. Paul says:

    I always found it difficult to get face-to-face games together, keep them regular and make my desired amount of progress, so when my last group disbanded, I moved almost entirely to play-by-post gaming. My gaming has therefore been largely unaffected by social distancing. I recommend the approach to anyone, because despite its slowness relative to a tabletop session (though compared to several of my old sessions the overall rate of progress is not much different) its easier to create things on the fly and make actions more interesting than one might like to take time to do at the table. Plus, there’s a written record to review and read over down the road.

    • Alex Karaczun says:

      Paul, I didn’t realize that play-by-post was still a method people use. You make some really good points about the benefits of slowing things down a bit. Glad to hear you’ve not really been effected by all this. Game on!

  2. Alex Karaczun says:

    Here is what I’ve settled on today…

    Better than nothing!

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