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Tilderinoo Gamers and Game Night

Dear Tilderinoos I believe in doing fun things with strangers (that sounds dirtier than what was intended).

How are you boys/girls/All/none feeling about gaming or Game Nights as events together? Games like Among Us, Minecraft, CSGO?
Or Pen and Paper RPG's via Matrix/Discord/Telegram?

I am kinda drunk right now and in that lovey-dovey level of drunkedness so this may be just a random optimistic kind of post... but what do y'all think? Would it be fun? How can it be done?

20 comments

  1. Pistos
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    If this ever gets going, perhaps one of the players could also stream to Twitch (or similar), so some of us could watch instead of play, in case there are shy lurker types who are interested in...

    If this ever gets going, perhaps one of the players could also stream to Twitch (or similar), so some of us could watch instead of play, in case there are shy lurker types who are interested in the idea.

    10 votes
  2. [8]
    vord
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    I'm down. The general path is usually get a chat program together (Discord usually the lowest barrier to entry), a calendar of sorts (7:30-9:30 EST a few nights a week for me), and everyone to...

    I'm down. The general path is usually get a chat program together (Discord usually the lowest barrier to entry), a calendar of sorts (7:30-9:30 EST a few nights a week for me), and everyone to click a bit to keep it going.

    Some stuff I'd be down for:

    • 7 days to Die (more of a long term commitment)
    • Among us
    • CS:GO, esp Danger zone
    • PUBG (haven't touched in ages)
    • StarCraft II
    • Civ 5/6
    • Diablo 3
    • Unreal Tournament (always been a 2004 type myself)
    • Left4Dead 2 got a huge update, and 4v4 on that was always a good time.
    • Random assortment of couch co-op games been meaning to try out (via Parsec or Steam). Crawl in particular.

    I won't pretend I'm any good at them, but winning is kinda secondary for myself anyhow.

    9 votes
    1. [5]
      Grzmot
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      Crawl's coop is local only, is there a fix for that?

      Crawl's coop is local only, is there a fix for that?

      2 votes
      1. [4]
        archevel
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        Everyone connecting to someone's VPN would probably work, but a bit of a hassle to set up.

        Everyone connecting to someone's VPN would probably work, but a bit of a hassle to set up.

        2 votes
        1. [2]
          kfwyre
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          If everyone uses Steam it has a feature called Remote Play Together that's way easier. Works for most local co-op games. You just have to make sure any desired game is supported, and Crawl is.

          If everyone uses Steam it has a feature called Remote Play Together that's way easier. Works for most local co-op games. You just have to make sure any desired game is supported, and Crawl is.

          7 votes
          1. vord
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            Parsec also works for this, and doesn't even require game support. If you can couch co-op with a PS4 or XBOX controller, you can use Parsec.

            Parsec also works for this, and doesn't even require game support. If you can couch co-op with a PS4 or XBOX controller, you can use Parsec.

            3 votes
        2. vord
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          Zerotier works well for this...connects everyone to a P2P VLAN, punches through firewalls, so very easy to setup with no port forwarding. This is a great solution for older games that don't have...

          Zerotier works well for this...connects everyone to a P2P VLAN, punches through firewalls, so very easy to setup with no port forwarding.

          This is a great solution for older games that don't have internet support.

          1 vote
    2. Apos
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      Tabletop Simulator is also quite fun.

      Tabletop Simulator is also quite fun.

      2 votes
    3. Tardigrade
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      That looks like a solid list of games to me. Payday 2, vermintide 2 whilst being a little more niche do fit if there's less people turning up.

      That looks like a solid list of games to me. Payday 2, vermintide 2 whilst being a little more niche do fit if there's less people turning up.

      1 vote
  3. aphoenix
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    Jackbox games are also pretty good for groups and only require that one person have the game.

    Jackbox games are also pretty good for groups and only require that one person have the game.

    9 votes
  4. CALICO
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    I like the idea of it, though my schedule & geographic location make it difficult. My availability is no sooner than 1800 GMT (1300 EST), and (ideally) no later than 2300 GMT (1800 EST). Anything...

    I like the idea of it, though my schedule & geographic location make it difficult.

    My availability is no sooner than 1800 GMT (1300 EST), and (ideally) no later than 2300 GMT (1800 EST).
    Anything where latency becomes an issue, I'm restricted to any of y'all in Central Asia, the Middle East, or very-Eastern Europe. I once made it through a game of Among Us with some folks speaking Czech without disconnecting, but that was a rare happening; most of my games are with folks from around Central Asia.

    5 votes
  5. [4]
    Muffin
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    I'm very much open to the idea, if anyone is playing at a reasonable hour for someone in Europe. :) Game pass is a great way to make a group have a bunch of games to play together, too!

    I'm very much open to the idea, if anyone is playing at a reasonable hour for someone in Europe. :)
    Game pass is a great way to make a group have a bunch of games to play together, too!

    4 votes
    1. [3]
      Tardigrade
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      As another European I'm sure there would be enough of us.

      As another European I'm sure there would be enough of us.

      3 votes
      1. [2]
        Deltalizer
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        +1 for Europe times :D

        +1 for Europe times :D

        2 votes
        1. nothis
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          There's dozens of us! Dozens!

          There's dozens of us! Dozens!

          5 votes
  6. [3]
    moocow1452
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    https://classic.minecraft.net/ will allow you to set up a room for up to ten people entirely on the web without owning a version of the game, but if everyone leaves the room, there is no longer a...

    https://classic.minecraft.net/ will allow you to set up a room for up to ten people entirely on the web without owning a version of the game, but if everyone leaves the room, there is no longer a room to go back to, so I can't just generate a link and leave it here.

    4 votes
    1. [2]
      Pistos
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      That's pretty cool that someone coded that. It doesn't look like the real Minecraft though. Just a clone with a limited subset of features.

      That's pretty cool that someone coded that. It doesn't look like the real Minecraft though. Just a clone with a limited subset of features.

      1 vote
  7. [2]
    Pistos
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    Maybe a good first step here is to establish a good means of realtime, on-the-spot communication. Discord? IRC? Then people can just hop into the channel and ask if anyone's up for a quick game of...

    Maybe a good first step here is to establish a good means of realtime, on-the-spot communication. Discord? IRC? Then people can just hop into the channel and ask if anyone's up for a quick game of whatever.

    4 votes
    1. cfabbro
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      @Deing might be willing to set up a #gamenight channel (or voice channel) in the Unofficial Tildes Discord for y'all if asked nicely. ;)

      @Deing might be willing to set up a #gamenight channel (or voice channel) in the Unofficial Tildes Discord for y'all if asked nicely. ;)

      3 votes