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Offline Inquisitor_Snarf

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Re: Virtual Inquisitor gaming
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2021, 12:29:42 AM »
So, I'm looking for volunteers who are willing to get involved in the near future. We'll organize an exact date and time once we know who's available.

Count me in as an audience member if you get a game going.

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Re: Virtual Inquisitor gaming
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2021, 04:08:50 AM »
Not sure what selection of minis I could photograph (I'm assuming a max of three?)
Three seems like a good number for a test game; events have shown that it's enough to provide tactical options (and a bit of a buffer against just getting knocked out turn two) without bogging things down, and I'm sure we'll have technical issues to deal with to start.

More could certainly be an option in the long run though; I'm hoping that remote gaming means it'll be possible to run stories on a less packed schedule than our typical gaming days.

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and I only have a phone to work with for photos, so quality would be poor at best.
I've seen impressive photogrammetry done with iPhones and the like, so poor quality is by no means assured. I'll be offering guidelines on photographic technique.

Count me in as an audience member if you get a game going.
I believe that TTS is limited to eight people per session, and after players and a GM, I think I'd run out of spaces with all the spectator requests I've got going (although it is possible that not everyone will be available at the same time).

So I don't currently know what the deal will be with spectators, but assuming all goes well, I am planning to be able to screen capture the game and upload it afterwards.
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Re: Virtual Inquisitor gaming
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2021, 05:24:59 AM »
I believe that TTS is limited to eight people per session, and after players and a GM, I think I'd run out of spaces with all the spectator requests I've got going (although it is possible that not everyone will be available at the same time).

So I don't currently know what the deal will be with spectators, but assuming all goes well, I am planning to be able to screen capture the game and upload it afterwards.

No worries, Either way, I am stoked this is going forward!

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Re: Virtual Inquisitor gaming
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2021, 05:00:22 PM »
I was tempted to volunteer for this myself, but there are so many reasons I'd have been a terrible candidate...  No existing Inquisitor characters, twentyish years of rust on the rules side, poor understanding of the IT side, two weekly RPG campaigns and a writing project to make regular time for already, etc.  I am however very interested in the prospect of online Inquisitor gaming once you have all the creases ironed out, and will certainly be watching any videos of the test game that may be available afterwards.  The temptation to buy some paints and kitbash a new warband purely to digitise them continues to rise...


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Re: Virtual Inquisitor gaming
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2021, 01:53:20 AM »
twentyish years of rust on the rules side
This is not so much of an issue as you might think.

Although it has a reputation for being complex, I've actually found that Inquisitor is a game that's easy to get into under the auspices of a competent GM. There's very few rules about things like "the movement phase is before the shooting phase", "only one attack action per turn", or anything like that.

As a general thing, a player can try whatever they want, and the GM can juggle the modifiers for it. I've seen rusty and novice players contribute just as much to a game as seasoned veterans.
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Re: Virtual Inquisitor gaming
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2021, 07:14:31 AM »
How's this project going?

Following Marco's point re: rusty players, I've been carried through every one of the half dozen events I've been to over the last decade more by competent GMs than by my own rules knowledge - one of the big advantages of a percentile system is that a lot of it is straightforward to explain if you know the rules, and easy to grok if you need them explained to you.

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Re: Virtual Inquisitor gaming
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2021, 04:05:07 AM »
I do hope to get to it, although I've recently built a new computer, and having to organise and install that up has bogged down a lot of my projects.

I did a video about the photogrammetry software prior to swapping systems, I just need to trim out various bits.
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Re: Virtual Inquisitor gaming
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2021, 02:31:43 PM »
I'm still interested in this although the lack of a decent computer is a problem at the moment.

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Re: Virtual Inquisitor gaming
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2021, 09:20:10 PM »
as i've been trying TTS for AoS i'd certainly be interested - would need a guide though as my first attempt (at a Burrows+Badgers mini) was ... interesting :lol:
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