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BGDF Discord?

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Experimental Designs
Experimental Designs's picture
Joined: 04/20/2013

I'm not sure if this is an idea entertained already by the folks who run this forum.

So any takers? Yay or nay?

I think it's a good platform if people want to test things out on the fly since there are so many dice bots out there for Discord to test new mechanics.

Just a thought and maybe a way to grow the community.

richdurham's picture
Joined: 12/26/2009
convince me

It's a tough one. Discord is all the hotness right now, where Slack was a few years ago. In either case, I still need to be convinced that a completely separate chat would actually grow the community here on the site, rather than grow on its own and subsequently grow apart.

polyobsessive's picture
Joined: 12/11/2015

I'm with Rich on this one. I've joined a few game design related Discord servers and they all seem to be firehoses of noise. I think that they could be really useful for quick discussions for some people, but they're way worse for more considered discussion than a forum system like BGDF.

I too suspect that setting one up wouldn't really enhance the BGDF experience, and for those of us who want that sort of discussion environment, there are plenty of options. For instance, Gabe's BDGL has a reasonably lively Discord server.

DraconicParagon's picture
Joined: 06/14/2018

Yes, I agree. Discord is all the rage right now but I have not had very much productive experiences with Discord and Game Design. Usually there are a few people who dominate the conversation and it's usually off topic stuff. I think if there was a BGDF Discord it would have to be heavily moderated and that sounds like a full time job to me.

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