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Nov 12-15, 2020 Online

Four Days of Tabletop Hobby Gaming Online

Our Virtual Convention Space is ONLINE! Try It Now!

 

VR Convention Space

Normally, we call Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Independence, Missouri our home (we are part of the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area). But in the world of COVID-19 we are hosting the event online via Discord (a free text, audio, and video service) and Mozilla Hubs (a free web-based VR platform). You don't need anything more than the cell phone, tablet, or the web browser you're using right now. The two systems work in concert with some things in Discord, and others in Hubs. There's nothing to download or hook up, but a mic and headset would be great. VR headsets are supported but not required.

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Virtual Tabletops

Discord gets us the venue for organizing, but there's still a need for a virtual tabletop system to actually play our games (though some play RPGs with Discord only). Below is a list to help event hosts discover resources to run their events. It's not an exhaustive list, and there are no restrictions on which VTT can be used. And being on the list doesn't imply that we specifically endorse the use of any of these platforms.

Things to note:

  • Pick a platform you're comfortable using, but also be mindful of the attendee experience using that platform. You may find something simple but your players may be challenged.
  • Some third-party platforms require a paid account. Make sure to note this in your event description.
  • We don't provide technical support for third-party platforms; hosts and players will need to contact the platforms directly with any issues. That being said, we will help where we can, so seek us out in the Technical Support channel at our Discord server.
  • Beyond the Discord server channels, we don't provide a platform or access to a third-party platform to host your events online. Event hosts must determine what will work best for their event.

Training

We'll be hosting training webinars throughout the summer to get folks up to speed on how to use some of these tools. Watch for updates and announcements!

RPG Platforms

  • Roll20 (https://roll20.net): Free to use for GMs and players; premium paid membership available. Some board and card game support, also.
  • Fantasy Grounds (https://www.fantasygrounds.com): Playing in most games and GMing requires a paid license, either a subscription or a one-time fee.
  • Astral Tabletop (https://www.astraltabletop.com): Completely free for GMs and players. Paid version available.
  • D20PRO (https://d20pro.com): Paid version required for GMs and includes either 4 or 6 guest seats which allow players to join for free, or players can use a paid account (GM or Player) to join without using a guest seat.

Board and Card Game Platforms

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