Planning for Gaelcon Online (October 23rd- 26th) is ongoing and we have progress to report!
The core technology platform will be Discord. This is familiar to many gamers and has been used for several major online events already this year – Worldcon with over 3,000 people, and Gencon with far more people. We’re using a tight set of well established bot to manage roles, dice rolling and RPG scheduling, and these are running smoothly on our test server. If you want to talk about things now, We have the IGA Community server that people are very welcome to join here, https://discord.gg/JNXw8Gr .
Lots of RPGS, unconstrained by physical rooms, free from the, ahem, odour, of people who’ve been playing for three days in a room with no ventilation. Limited only by the number of GMs and their imagination. You don’t even have to wear pants (as long as your not using video). Many of the games will use Discord in various ways, but some will also use other Virtual Tabletops.
Writers submissions are open at :
Gaelcon Pub Quiz in your living room (or wherever)
To be hosted by the irrepressible Graham Turner, a veteran of running several online quizzes this year. We have the tech spec and we’ll be testing this shortly on Zoom – even though we know it works
Gaelcon Charity Auction
This year we will set a new record for the most money raised for charity during an online Gaelcon Charity Auction. Last years Host, Brian Nisbet will be leading this effort – Brian has run online charity auctions internationally during lockdown, because Irish gamers are the best at everything. Again, mainly on Zoom, which you all know how to use
Colm Lundberg will be hosting Radio Gaelcon this year. Years ago, this was a pair of record decks in the corner of the main Gaelcon venue but now it’s going to be live to the world. Colm has lined up a gallery of gaming industry names for interviews and chats on Radio Gaelcon including Robert Schwalb, Nicole Lindroos, James Wallis, John Kovalic and Peter Adkinson with more to come,
Using Tabletopia and Jackbox. Buckets of games to play, and actual prizes for the most different games played, most different people played with and actual tournaments for some selected games. We’ll be looking for people to help host these.
More Stuff Coming
More coming soon- Battletech, Magic The Gathering online, traders and Artists, Game company promos and demos, cool stuff for the Charity Auction – watch out for the next update!