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Online D&D for COVID-19 Times

The main combat screen in Roll20

Our youngest son (he’s 21, mind you) and I have a group of friends from our church that we started a Dungeons & Dragons campaign with back in January of 2019. Of course, the pandemic that started this past March kind of put a wrench into that…but not for long!

Our Dungeon Master (DM) was awesome and he’s so creative that it didn’t take long at all for him to get us all set up on some very easy-to-use online tools to keep our connecting together virtually. Now every week or two we connect using Zoom for voice and video chat, D&D Beyond for character management, and Roll20 for the campaign (maps, character and monster tokens, etc.). Our DM also curates some ambient music that we can all connect to on Watch2Gether! It’s definitely the next best thing to being able to meet in person. While you don’t get the facial expressions on those critical roles (successes and fails) quite as well, it at least gives us all the chance to escape together and have a blast!

The picture above shows our adventuring party in an underwater cavern battling some water elementals.

So remember, if you were meeting together with friends before COVID hit and disrupted our in-person activities, think about meeting up together online!