Edit: Now with Links
So, you want to participate in IGWJ day but, do not live near any of the gatherings. Well, do I have a solution for you! I will be hosting a Tabletop Simulator Version of IGWJ. On October 19th you can join others from the forums and play games online.
Q: Do I need Tabletop Simulator?
A: Yes, that is the platform that I will be using to host the games.
Q: I'd like to but, what if I don't know how to play the game, I don't want to play against people way better than me?
A: Well, I have good news for you! I can teach you any of the games that I will be hosting. Most of the games that I intend to host that day will be co-op board games, the rest will be more accessible team games.
Q: Great! But, what are you going to play?
A: That's up to you! I have played a bunch of games on Tabletop Simulator.
- Gloomhaven - You take on the role of an adventurer in the town of Gloomhaven (1 to 4 players)
- Spirit Island - You take on the role of a Spirit, in order to protect you island from the invading colonists (1 to 4 players)
- Arkham Horror: The Card game - You are an investigator exploring
- Kingdom Death Monster - Think Dark Souls mixed with Monster Hunter (1 to 4 players)
- Codenames - a Team based game where you try to deduce the names of the other team's spies. (2 to 10 players)
- Other - If you are interested in other games, I will gladly try to learn them before hand if there is enough interest.
Q: Wow, that sounds like fun. how do i sign up?
A: With a limited number of spots per game, post in here it's first come first serve. I will take the max number of players, and I will generally just moderate the game.
Q: Are you just doing one game?
A: Nope, I will probably be hosting multiple games throughout the day. So if you are interested make sure to post with a time and which games you'd like to play. Once interest starts rolling in, a schedule will be posted with games and times. I will also PM each player with a time their time slot to confirm.
Q: Wait, I know some of those games. They are much longer then we can complete in one sitting.
A: Yes, some of them are more campaign based games (specifically Gloomhaven, Arkham Horror, and Kingdom Death Monster). If you like the games hopefully, this will spark some interest in playing them further with this group, or another.
Q: So I hear people are streaming, are you planning to stream some?
A: Yes, I would ideally like to stream Gloomhaven's starting scenarios from 5:00pm to 7:00pm EDT. If you would like to learn or start from there, please mention that.
If there are other questions you have, please ask and I will answer as soon as I can. Thank you.