Games on Air: Actual Play videos by the RPGGeek community
- Jules(Juleske)BelgiumHanlon's razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity
Quote:This is awesome for a great number of reasons:
1. For a starting or self-evaluating GM, it's pretty neat to be able to review an entire game and see how it flowed.
2. A future GM or player can get a feel for your playing style
as a player or GM and see if it's something they would like to join.
3. You put Actual Play examples online
We're a very diverse community and we play tons of different games, from the famous to the obscure. Those games are great examples for new gamers, or for gamers getting into an unfamiliar game. When I posted a session report of our Ghost/Echo game online, someone commented that they would love to play this game, but they had no idea how. A RPGGeek AP video would have solved all that! I don't know about you, but I look to AP videos a lot when I'm trying to grok a new RPG.
4. It's good publicity for RPGGeek
AP videos are easy to share, and they stay around for a long time. It's through a Monsterhearts AP that I found out about Contessa, for example.
How to put your games On-Air
It's a bit fiddly, so you probably want to make a test-game to try it out once.
I expanded the old Virtuacon guide a bit here.
But what about my privacy?
A game session is kind of a personal thing to share. But YouTube offers a bunch of different privacy levels, including Google+ circles. You can keep the game visible only to you, only to your players, or only to your RPG circle in Google+. You can only keep it unlisted, so people can only reach it through the URL, which you can then still embed on lists like these. More information on privacy settings here.
What belongs on this list?
I'd say any game that has RPGGeek members participating (not necessarily GM'ing) applies. So feel free to add games you were in! For entire On Air campaigns, I guess you'll eventually want to add a playlist instead of each game seperately. You can make them fairly easily on YouTube.
I don't want to be on this list
If I find a public On-Air game on youtube, I might add it. If that is a problem, just let me know!
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