So I'm going into uncharted ground here so I could really use some help as a few of my main players have left for different cities to go to college & university but they want to continue to play DnD with us especially with the D7D Next Playtests coming out but we have no idea what the best way to stream it live.
Now we don't really need anything fancy just enough that they can hear the DM (me) and the players.
The video is easy just need a decent webcam than I'll set-up a skype video call...the Logitech C270 HD Webcam only costs 20$ and seems to work quite well from various video reviews I checked out....more than enough to see the players...or in combat the board.
As for the sound I see a few options...which are probably wrong or overly complicated :P
Option 1 - An omni directional microphone handing down from my drop ceiling...WWE style
Option 2 - A Bunch of $5 - $15 stand mics (I'd just wear my Tiamat 2.2 Headset)...not sure how I would consolidate the audio into a single skype call though.
Option 3 - One of those flat looking conference mic things you see in the movies in board rooms...no idea what its called
Any other ideas or assistance were my issues with Option 2/3?
well, skype allows a conference call, so any number of people can participate if they all have a mic and headset or whatever.
Personally I've had real good luck with the Logitech USB headset (I think they probably have a couple models). It should work with anything and the quality of the results is pretty good.
How much do you care about using actual PnP?
Have you considered one of the virtual table options?
Well, video streaming is easier than ever these days:
There's some hardware requirements to it, but it doesn't have to be all that spectacular, so even bare-bones equipment should do fine. With video going out and audio going both ways, you should have what you need.
A sensitive microphone?
I mean, they have them in most conference-room telephones. It can't be that hard to find one good enough. Might take a bit of enunciation, but it'd be doable.
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