November 2, 2009

Questing's Readings - Wave Edition

So the Wave has hit and making waves across the RPG bloggersphere. If you don't know what this new trendy topic is all about, well, you're almost as clueless as I am when I first heard it.

For a short explanation, it's a Google platform that combines IM Chat, forum and wiki functionality into one, consequently, called a wave. For an hour long explanation and demonstration, you could watch this video.

Needless to say, such an innovative piece of technology is surely being fiddled with by the hands of those who believe that Wave could be used for gaming purposes. In this edition, here's what bloggers, who were lucky enough to get invites to test out Wave, have to say about using it for running games.

Ars Technica
Google Wave: we came, we saw, we played D&D

The Wave's the Thing: Google Wave, 4e D&D, and You
The Wave's the Thing: Running a D&D Wave Game

Google Wave as an RPG environment

By Decree of the Czar
Using Google Wave with online D&D sessions

How to Start a Revolution in 21 Days or Less
Early Thoughts on Wave and Gaming

Neitherworld Stories
Using Google Wave for RPGs

Pen and Paper Portal
Google Wave + D&D = Do Want

Stargazer's World
Surfing on the Wave

The Spirit of Eden
Playing Online: Google Wave