12Light30

About a year ago I took part in the filming of some pre-recorded video segments for a freeform live roleplay game called 12Light30.

The players are responsible for guiding a group of mercenaries who are trying to capture a terrorist (naturally, things are complicated by the player characters have their own agendas).

I helped run it at UK Games Expo earlier this year where we ran into some issues with the technology we were using. The videos were being run through PowerPoint and it developed an unfortunate habit of crashing.

Whispered conversions of “Shouldn’t we have had the next video by now? Umm… maybe?” were a little unhelpful.

I gave in to be need to fiddle with any tech that comes near me and threw PowerPoint out and replaced it with a custom JavaScript application.

It ran again last weekend at ArmadaCon and I’ve had some positive feedback from the game running (who also said all the players enjoyed it).

It’s running again at Imaginary Consequences this week, so if you’re attending you might like to check it out.

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