Friday, September 28, 2012

Confession About Hangout Gaming

So, I met a lot of folks on Google+ because I followed Tabletop Forge. A lot of folks. I got introduced to a lot of blogs and bloggers as well as a lot of new gamers (and even a few games) because I followed Tabletop Forge on Google+. I added a bunch of folks to my circles and a bunch of folks added me to their circles, all since I started following Tabletop Forge on Google+. I've been invited to join hangout game after hangout game because I hit a little "follow" button on Tabletop Forge's Google+ page and have contemplated running one or two or whatever.

The confession?

I've never actually played any tabletop-style rpg online successfully.

Back in the day, I tried a few PbP games and I ran one PBEM game, but both of those were largely flops. I've wanted to try a hangout game ever since I saw that such a thing was even possible (there are many nights where my wife works super-late and I have tons of free time to screw around in and hangout gaming would be perfect), but, and I'll be completely honest here, I'm terrified to try it out as a GM/DM/Judge/Referee without having played first.* I've been invited to more than a few hangout games now that Google+ events, well, exist, but they're always at inconvenient times for me (during the middle of the day when I'm working or on a night of "wife time"). I look for a new game on ConstantCon about every other week. There are plenty of games that I would love to get in on if I had the chance (Wampus Country, anyone?), but

So, time and tide decide on a regular basis to not wait for me and G+ gaming goes on and on and I get left out. Maybe my schedule is a little strange (it doesn't seem so to me). Maybe I work when most geeks have time off. Maybe my non-wife-time off is when other people work. Who knows.

What I do know is that there's a ton of great players and GMs out there and I'd love to find some that are ready to rock when I am.

*Oh, there's also the fact that I already run two different campaigns and don't think I have it in me to run yet another campaign.