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Giblets
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« on: November 15, 2009, 04:24:24 AM »

Does anyone know of any sort of messenger service that would work well for online gaming?
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2009, 08:51:15 AM »

IRC works pretty fine for my group, though we organise up on MSN, just find an appropriate room name and setup in it. Add a dice roller script or two for the DM.
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2009, 09:22:39 AM »

What chat service do you use?
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2009, 02:55:51 AM »

Skype works surprisingly well. AIM chat rooms used to have a die rolling function. Don't know if it still does, though.
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2009, 05:27:22 AM »

Does the video messaging on skype work well enough that one might play with their group via the interwebs? Ive recently moved back to my hometown all of the people I game with are about 2 hours away. Trying to find a way to keep gaming.
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2009, 05:50:26 AM »

I've never used the video feature, but the voice works wonderfully. I assume the video would work equally well. If you're worried about maps/grids/etc there are some GM tools that you can use out there which would help. Smile
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2009, 05:57:02 AM »

The group I'm in uses Skype. You can only voice chat, but it works surprisingly well. We use twiddla for maps and such.
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