Google Wave is a cool new collaboration/communication platform/protocol by Google. When you haven’t been living under a rock for quite some time, you have probably read about it. Some gamers have recently looked at Wave from another perspective: can we use Google Wave for gaming?
Although I have been using Wave for quite some time now, I haven’t used it for gaming. I have to admit I have never participated in any online game either. But some RPG bloggers have already written some very interesting articles on the matter that I want to share with you:
- The Wave’s the Thing: Google Wave, 4e D&D, and You @ At-Will
- Playing Online: Google Wave @ Spirits of Eden
- Gaming with Google Wave @ The Dice of Life
It really seems Wave could be an alternative to other ways of gaming online, may it be the classic play-by-email or play-by-post game or perhaps something more fancy like using a software like Fantasy Grounds II. The ability to see changes in real-time, being able to add a dice rolling bot (which even can handle exploding dice rolls, Fudge dice and more) makes Wave a powerful – and free – tool for online gaming. I wonder if we’ll see more RPG-related bots and plugins for Wave in the future.
And by the way, I just got 12 additional invitations I can send out. So if you still need an account, please post your email adress in the comments below. The first 12 commenters will get an invite. Please note that it usually take a day or one before you get confirmation by Google. If you are already a member of the RPMN, why not check out our Google Wave group there.