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Role-Playing Games And Video Conferencing

May 21, 2013 | Telepresence Options

Dungeons and Dragons Dice

Story and Images by Gayle Turner / Video + Conferencing

It was a match made in geek heaven - I set my husband and his crew up to play�Dungeons & Dragons(D&D) using�GoToMeeting with HDFaces video conferencing. Role-playing plus HD video plus screen sharing equals pure geek fun. Talk about using�video conferencing for hobbies!

I am the best wife ever.

How it got started

One night a couple years back, my husband asked if I thought it would be fun to play D&D with some of his friends and siblings. "Sure, what's the harm in one night of geekiness?" I thought. So I agreed.

The next thing I knew, every Sunday night my living room was filled with miniature warriors, dragons and assorted monsters. And a big dry erase map. And lots of manuals. And more dice than any crap shooter could ever want or need. And snacks. Lots of snacks.

For several months I played along as the cleric, but they got tired of waking me up every time someone needed healing. �So I opted out and made Sunday my personal movie night while the group continued to happily play its way through imaginary tunnels, forests, taverns, castles and the occasional gelatinous cube.

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