My favorite VTT is Owlbear.rodeo. It recently added an integration so that you can use dice from DDDice.com. I will soon be running some Middle-earth games, and the dice from The One Ring aren’t built in to Owlbear, so I built several custom dice sets that are compatible with The One Ring. I also created some normal polyhedral dice.
I recently ran another game of Star Trek using my custom version of the Fate RPG rules. It was great fun! One thing I like about Fate is how easy it is to teach new players. One thing I like about Star Trek is that adventures lend themselves to being very episodic. You can have ‘planet-of-the-week’ adventures and get right into the action by reading a Captain’s Log and having the NPC captain order you down to a planet to solve a problem or investigate an enigma. Having a large starship with three different shifts of the crew means you can have numerous characters on the ship and play the game West Marches style.
So I plan to polish up the setting (the U.S.S. Xerxes, a Saladin Class starship) and my house rules, pregens, and other tools. This will be my go-to one-shot or pickup game going forward, and I’m looking forward to it.
One topic I’ve recently been pondering is what game system to run for my Saturday group given our current campaign will wind down in a few weeks. Here are criteria I’ve come up with as my wish list for any new campaign:
One consideration for my next campaign game is making sure the dice are accessible. People forget their dice, or need to game remotely and don’t have dice, or otherwise have challenges which make having some form of digital dice option a must-have in my games. The One Ring RPG uses propriety dice. How do you game virtually using dice for The One Ring RPG? Here are some options.
Updated list of my favorite games (with QuestWords falling to #11 and D&D 5e to #12, and therefore off the list). QuestWorlds has seen many delays and until I play a commercially available version, it will fall of my list. Similarly, Wizards of the Coast recent debacle with their OGL changes and the announced future of OneD&D have left a bad test in my mouth.