Friday, April 11, 2014

RPG BS Session I is in the Books

Last night I host a RPG BS Session on Google Hangouts.  I was surprised by the turn out and got to meet a lot of gamer dudes.  In Hangouts there is only room for 10 folks and we were at that max for most of the night with people dropping in and out.  Here's who showed up or at least paid the doorman to get in.
+Rob Conley
+Random Wizard
+Joseph Bloch
+Jim Pacek 
+Joe D
+Erik Tenkar
+B. Portly
+trey causey
+Edgar Johnson
+Christopher Helton
+Chris C.
+Mike Evans 
+Richard LeBlanc
+Zzarchov Kowolski
+Douglas Cole
+Keith J Davies

I would have liked to have spoken to some of the guys more in-depth, but with ten of us in the hangout it's a juggling act to get everyone included.  When it wound down near the end, about six of us were in the hangout and much easier to get into more depth of conversation. 

My intent for running this BS session was to just get guys together to talk about gaming, stuff that they're working on, past gaming stories, share ideas and products, and telling dumb jokes and still laughing at them.  I had a blast.  It was a lot of fun and a few asked if this would become a regular thing.  I hadn't really thought about doing it more than once, but I may do another one in a month.  But if someone else would like to host an RPG BS session, please do and let me know. 

I appreciate to all those who participated and made it fun.  To those who were trying to get and couldn't, I wish there could have been a away to open a 2nd room.  Maybe if we do this again I'll get a 2nd gamer to host a 2nd room.  If anyone has a suggestion on how to run it better let me know.


  1. It was a good time. i think you did the best juggling you could, under the circumstances.

    1. No one broke when I dropped them so it wasn't too bad.

  2. I've never done a Google Hangout. Is it text or voice based?

    1. We did a voice and cam session. But there is another option that you can do text, but I haven't been in that one.

  3. time, if you wanted to expand this next time, we could probably run with two "rooms"

    Yourself and Rob Conley host / run one and Joe D and myself the other, and let folks bounce back and forth between the two

  4. wtf does google always change "Tim" to "Time" on me? grrrrrr

  5. It was great fun, mostly just listening in. I'd be happy to help facilitate in the future. I've only played with it a bit, but says it can handle 200 attendees... We could certainly try...

  6. I enjoyed popping in for a visit -- it was a good time.

  7. I only heard a wee bit of it, but it sounded like everyone was having a good time. Glad it worked out.

    PS: Your second printer just showed up.