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Black Hat Miniatures01 Apr 2020 7:54 a.m. PST

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This afternoon my regular opponent and I tried playing a couple of games using Zoom video Conferencing.

It seemed to work okay.

Full report here:

mikelewis.info/littlewars/?p=748


Mike

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Apr 2020 8:13 a.m. PST

Major General Pettygree and I are a planning to play a game over Zoom in the near future.

Your photos actually look good with a little bit of photo editing in iPhotos. The pictures with the sunny window in the background are hard to fix, though.

Black Hat Miniatures01 Apr 2020 8:24 a.m. PST

Thanks – I am not bothered about the pictures – I could have cleaned them up but wanted to show it as it was…

Mike

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2020 9:46 a.m. PST

My Traveller group will probably try Zoom soon.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse01 Apr 2020 10:07 a.m. PST

Interesting, as there was this piece in TheHill.com today:

link

Martin Rapier01 Apr 2020 10:46 p.m. PST

We've done a few multiplayer games using Skype, which went OK if a little chaotic!

You might want to check the IT press about the security and scalability issues with the Zoom platform.

tabletopwargamer02 Apr 2020 1:30 a.m. PST

I don't hey why everyone is suddenly obsessed with zoom! You can vide conference over Skype or about 40 other programs

Black Hat Miniatures02 Apr 2020 2:06 a.m. PST

For my technologically challenged opponent it was the easiest ting to use…

Uparmored02 Apr 2020 2:08 a.m. PST

Oberlindes – Roll20?

Pat Ripley Fezian02 Apr 2020 2:22 p.m. PST

link an experiment over the phone

ge2002bill Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2020 7:41 p.m. PST

Looking forward to it my dear Der Alte Fritz,
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Three days ago the CEO of ZOOM was interviewed on the Good Morning America television news show. Safeguards were discussed such as:

Pick your people and invite only them to be involved.
When they sign on, the moderator has to let them in.
No advertising to the planet.
Fewer people involved, the better.
ZOOM does not retain/sell information.
I forgot what else was said.
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Carry on,
Respectfully,
Bill P.
Chronicler for The Adventures of General Pettygree

Black Hat Miniatures04 Apr 2020 12:32 a.m. PST

Zoom have just introduced mandatory meeting passwords and use of the waiting room for each meeting, so they are listening to concerns…

Mike

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