My Friends Keep Leaving and it is Ruining Board Games Day

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July 24, 2014
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My Friends Keep Leaving and it is Ruining Board Games Day

These days, moving away doesn’t put too much of a dampener on staying in touch with your friends. Unfortunately, it has had a severe effect on my regular board games day. So, I thought, why not solve this problem with telepresence board gaming? Can’t be too hard! This session will cover what's been done, and what problems are still out there I have no idea about how to solve?

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Tim Nugent

July 24, 2014
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  1. My Friends Keep Leaving and it is Ruining Board Games

    Day Tim Nugent
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  4. My Friends Keep Leaving and it is Ruining Board Games

    Day Tim Nugent
  5. That’s me Good whisky

  6. I’m from Hobart

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  11. CC BY NC-SA 3.0 @tonygray

  12. I speak Australian

  13. I speak Australian Sorry about that

  14. CC BY-SA 3.0 @chrisjrn

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  17. Jon Manning, Paris Buttfield-Addison & Tim Nugent Swift Development with

    Cocoa DEVELOPING FOR THE MAC AND IOS APP STORES
  18. … all of that is a bit dull

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  21. Opinions

  22. I know so very little…

  23. ALL THE GAMES

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  27. Magic: The Gathering

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  35. Let’s get cracking

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  37. … then the diaspora began

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  39. This will not do!

  40. … there is totally gonna be an app for that,

    right?
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  47. it uses Java

  48. Legal grey area

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  59. play by email

  60. play by email Twilight Imperium

  61. play by email Twilight Imperium 1. Get an extra player

    willing to give up their life to be the Game Master
  62. play by email Twilight Imperium 1. Get an extra player

    willing to give up their life to be the Game Master 2. Modify the rules so certain time sensitive events are no longer available
  63. play by email Twilight Imperium 1. Get an extra player

    willing to give up their life to be the Game Master 2. Modify the rules so certain time sensitive events are no longer available 3. Download a dedicated website set up to record the game state
  64. play by email Twilight Imperium 1. Get an extra player

    willing to give up their life to be the Game Master 2. Modify the rules so certain time sensitive events are no longer available 3. Download a dedicated website set up to record the game state 4. Get the GM to make a spreadsheet keeping track of all played cards
  65. play by email Twilight Imperium 1. Get an extra player

    willing to give up their life to be the Game Master 2. Modify the rules so certain time sensitive events are no longer available 3. Download a dedicated website set up to record the game state 4. Get the GM to make a spreadsheet keeping track of all played cards 5. Take your turn and input your turn into the website
  66. play by email Twilight Imperium 1. Get an extra player

    willing to give up their life to be the Game Master 2. Modify the rules so certain time sensitive events are no longer available 3. Download a dedicated website set up to record the game state 4. Get the GM to make a spreadsheet keeping track of all played cards 5. Take your turn and input your turn into the website 6. Email the website to the GM
  67. play by email Twilight Imperium 1. Get an extra player

    willing to give up their life to be the Game Master 2. Modify the rules so certain time sensitive events are no longer available 3. Download a dedicated website set up to record the game state 4. Get the GM to make a spreadsheet keeping track of all played cards 5. Take your turn and input your turn into the website 6. Email the website to the GM 7. GM verifies the turn and then passes the website onto the next player
  68. play by email Twilight Imperium 1. Get an extra player

    willing to give up their life to be the Game Master 2. Modify the rules so certain time sensitive events are no longer available 3. Download a dedicated website set up to record the game state 4. Get the GM to make a spreadsheet keeping track of all played cards 5. Take your turn and input your turn into the website 6. Email the website to the GM 7. GM verifies the turn and then passes the website onto the next player 8. Go to Step 5 for the next player
  69. Something is missing

  70. We are social beings

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  73. Tactile nature of games

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  78. Moments

  79. bluff

  80. giggle

  81. muhahahaha

  82. counter

  83. dice gods

  84. RNG gods

  85. argument

  86. Moments are what we need!

  87. We want to play our existing games

  88. We want to play our existing games but with friends

    who have moved away
  89. We want to play our existing games but with friends

    who have moved away without losing any of the great moments we used to have
  90. 1. Tech supported board games 2. Video chat

  91. Tech supported board games

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  95. Video chat

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  98. You need more than a face

  99. Some experimentation

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  102. Zombicide

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  109. What’s next?

  110. Multiple cameras is hard…

  111. Camera and game integration

  112. Cardboard generates no light

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  114. Many components of games have no physicality

  115. these should be electronic

  116. Mindbogglingly easy to cheat

  117. IT NEEDS TO BE FLEXIBLE!

  118. keep it simple

  119. There is no community

  120. There is no community yet…

  121. Thanks @The_McJones