Good News for Twitch Streamers!

Exalted, Pugmire, Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Forsaken, World of Darkness

Twitch_BlackLogoURLMany of our fans enjoy streaming their games on Twitch, or watching the streams of others. We’ve previously mentioned Geek & Sundry‘s No Survivors which was playing Pugmire, or the crew of LARPs: The Series Exaltwitch Exalted 3e game.

Unfortunately, since Twitch is largely focused on video games, options for categorizing a stream have often been limited to less-optimal solutions like “Dungeons & Dragons” or leaving the game field blank entirely, which makes it difficult to discover new streams or to follow your favorites.

Fortunately, we’ve worked with the fine people at Twitch to get some of our more popular games some categories of their own! The four new categories are:

Jon, Scott, Liz, and Kate streaming Exaltwitch

Jon, Scott, Liz, and Kate streaming Exaltwitch

If you’ve previously streamed a game covered above, please tag it properly in your archives so that others can more easily find it, and we can prove to Twitch that there’s demand for more RPG categories!

If you’re not a streamer but just like watching, consider hitting the Follow button at the top of those pages, so you can more easily see when one of your favorite games is being streamed.

What if you’re streaming something that isn’t covered above, like Mage: The Ascension, Geist: The Sin-Eaters, or Scion? For now, we recommend you make use of the World of Darkness game category as a default. It should make it easier for us to track your streams, and thus easier for us to use to help convince Twitch to add new game categories in the future.

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you play!

  8 comments for “Good News for Twitch Streamers!

  1. July 30, 2016 at 1:36 am

    My group has been using a simple voice recorder to record our games and I’m looking into video editing software to add pictures, music, sound effects, and subtitles (our troupe is prone to crosstalk when their characters are not in the scene. It’s not disruptive to play but might make it hard to distinguish between in-game and out-of-game conversations).

    I’m familiar with Twitch but we aren’t really set up to stream anything. Does Twitch accept video uploads or would we be better served by something like YouTube or Dropbox?

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      July 30, 2016 at 2:05 am

      Twitch is for live streaming only, although they do have the ability to archive streams after their original broadcast.

      If you’re going to construct the video after the fact and upload, YouTube’s probably a better choice.

  2. Taidragon
    July 30, 2016 at 2:01 am

    Extremely excited to see what comes of this. I’ve not really had any ideas on where to really watch a tabletop game in action without being in it, and since I want to GM in the future having that kind of experience would be golden.

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      July 30, 2016 at 2:07 am

      Highly recommend you go over to the Exaltwitch website (see the link under the screenshot above). They’ve got summaries of each episode with links to the archived episode video, so you can get an idea of how it works in practice.

  3. Grunt
    July 30, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    That is actually really cool. I didn’t even realize people were actually live-streaming table-top sessions though in hindsight it seems like an obvious choice.

    Here’s to hoping for a “Twitch plays World of Darkness” at some point in time 😀

    • July 30, 2016 at 8:03 pm

      The whole concept of stream table-top games is so popular right now that Wizards of the Coast is spending more time on creating new streaming games than on actually putting design work into D&D.

      Maybe I’m just behind the times since I don’t do the whole “social media” thing. I haven’t had any contact with WotC or any D&D players outside my gaming group once the WotC forums were closed down and there’s no comment ability to their news posts like on here.

      • Grunt
        July 31, 2016 at 8:54 am

        That explains why I didn’t know about it, most of my usual group has long since burned out on DnD and those who still play d20 are mostly into Pathfinder.

  4. mcdie
    August 9, 2016 at 5:09 am

    ah! think may have to round up the group and have another jump at pugmire, been joking about streaming for a while

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