Sidegaming – Ep167

Sidegaming – Ep167

We’re not sure if it is an actual named thing, so we are coining it right here. Be it passing notes or using modern technology to manipulate the action, sidegaming is a way to keep players involved, engaged and thinking about the game.

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Cast – Eric, Shannon, Dan, Brandon, Mike, Jayson & Shawn


Items Mentioned:
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, Shadowrun, Dungeons & Dragons, Mutants & Masterminds, Vampire the Masquerade

2 thoughts on “Sidegaming – Ep167

  1. I use hangout for my games as i play mostly online now so i make private communities and encourage my players to post what there doing between session or send me private messages if it not something the others are to know about

  2. I rarely had an issue with this sort of thing, but then again I grew up with Vampire as the house game system. Its funny, for the same reason I never had an issue with ‘Evil’ Pcs or keeping a group of mixed alignments in check. When your group is used to everyone having their own agendas from the get go, and that is simply the way you start things, then players usually have a way of working things out. I realize this is counter intuitive if you were raised with the old D&D way of group comradery by necessity. It is simply that in our games, we never took a relationship for granted in game unless designed that way. I think it can be a positive in some games and a distraction in others. For political games there needs to be some secrets and a way to get that to the DM. Also, for long term games there needs to be an outlet to let the characters develop outside of the limits of game time.

    Overall, I’m pro anything that adds content to a game. I generally like it. 🙂

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