This list of online platforms is not complete, but gives you a starting point when deciding what to use for hosting an online event. We do not endorse or prefer any particular platform.
Things to consider when choosing:
- We recommend being familiar with whatever platform you choose to ensure your event runs smoothly and the players can have a great experience.
- Some of these platforms required paid accounts or is a paid download. Please include that requirement in your event description.
- Nuke-Con will not provide technical support for any platform except for our own Discord server.
Roll20 (https://roll20.net/): Free to use for GMs and players; premium paid membership available.
Fantasy Grounds (https://www.fantasygrounds.com/): Playing in most games and GMing requires a paid license, either a subscription or a one time fee.
Astral Tabletop (https://www.astraltabletop.com/): Completely free for GMs and players. Paid version available.
D20PRO (https://d20pro.com/): Paid version required for GMs and includes either 4 or 6 guest seats which allow players to join for free, or players can use a paid account (GM or Player) to join without using a guest seat.
Board Game Arena (https://boardgamearena.com/): Web based and free to play. Premium subscription available.
Discord (https://discord.com/): Free platform for audio, video, or text sharing. App and Web based options. Paid subscription available.
Nuke-Con has it’s own Discord server that we setup and automatically provide per GM channels during our convention, but you may familiar with another platform. Please contact our GM Coordinator to let us know that you plan to use something else so we can ensure your events are pointed to your preferred platform.
Google Meet (https://meet.google.com/): Free google account needed to hold OR attend a meeting of 100 participants. App or browser based platform. Can use with Jamboard (Jamboard.google.com) to have a collaborative whiteboard. Paid subscription available.
Zoom (https://www.zoom.us/): Free for 100 participants. App or browser based platform. Paid subscription available.
Livestream Options: Twitch, YouTube Live, and Facebook Live are also options; however, access is generally not limited to only those who have registered for the event.