Friday, 20 November 2009

Multi-Media Role-Playing

I'm currently in the process of putting together a new Star Wars RPG campaign and this time I'm going to try going all technological.

A friend of mine (shout out to Martin) has taken to running combat on a computer screen to avoid the need for models and a clear space to use them. When I started the planning for my campaign I asked a few questions of my potential players, one was how to handle combat; When the results came in, the use of a computer screen was favourite. With this in mind, I was thinking I'd move a few feet from running the game in my dining room to the living room where I have a big TV to put my laptop into.

I then started thinking what a waste it would be to have the screen blank during the session whenever combat isn't happening, so I decided to try a multimedia approach.

Being Star Wars, I will have an opening crawl at the start of each adventure to introduce the story. I also hope to get some CG models of each of the characters so I can use them in short animations or graphics for display. I even hope to use the odd bit of programming to display computer consoles or keypads where passwords or similar are required.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

3WR: BBC iPlayer on Wii

Just like TV.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

BBC + Wii Finally!

After some time of waiting the BBC iPlayer channel for the Wii is finally here! Well, I say it's here, apparently it's due to arrive just after midnight tonight. It's been some time since this was announced so it will be nice to see how they spent the development time. Hopefully there will be the option to download programmes to an SD card for later viewing (but probably not).

in reference to: BBC and Nintendo launch new ‘BBC iPlayer’ as a Wii Channel - Nintendo - News (view on Google Sidewiki)