When the lockdown hit, Green Ronin brainstormed ideas to come up with the ways and means by which a publisher of their size could survive.
That all-hands meeting gave us Sword Chronicle the spiritual successor to the Game of Thrones RPG, and it’s brought the company into the world of real-time streams.
Not on Twitch, Green Ronin has been testing and developing a Facebook Live strategy.
A blog post from Troy Hewitt explains the dramatic background to the Facebook tests and how Green Ronin came to appreciate how streams bring people together.
But as important as finding ways to shift our overall approach to sustaining a business, there was another, equally important issue to address: in the most trying of times, the connections you make with other humans plays a huge role in your outlook on the world. The more positive, constructive, and authentic human connections you have, your chances of success are increased exponentially. But more than that, we go a long way towards increasing that oft-fleeting feeling of well-being when we can be together in the struggle, even in the face of unprecedented global catastrophe
Mutants & Masterminds Monday
Green Ronin isn’t yet offering actual plays. The company’s streams are more like panel shows at a virtual con. On Monday at 2pm Pacific Time, Steve Kenson and Crystal Frasier talk Mutants & Masterminds while the voice of Troy Hewitt acts as Compere.
Then on Fridays, also at 2pm Pacific Time, Jaym Gates and Nicole Lindroos talk Fiction. Green Ronin has a fiction imprint called Nisaba Press, and so there’s plenty to talk about.
Got ideas for what the Green Ronin team and talk about or who they can invite on as a special guest? Hewitt is soliciting ideas via the dedicated email address [email protected].
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