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Post  Fniff on Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:51 pm

I was thinking of running a Tabletop RPG on IRC, but with nice simple rules.

It uses RTD rules, because I like simplicity. For the uniformed, RTD works like this. 1 = Dramatic Failure (Causes long-term failure) 2 = Failure (Doesn't happen) 3 = Meager Success (Works just as you planned, nothing more) 4 = Success (Worked real well) 5 = Amazing Success (Causes long-term success) 6 = overshoot (Fails as badly as 1)

Now, that's obviously not exciting in the slightest. Now, what is exciting? You decide everything! The setting, the characters you play (Yes, you can play Rainbow Dash anywhere, if you want) and the very premise (Edit: Originally plot. It's a bit boring if it's just you dictating everything, isn't it? Not a dictator Very Happy ) is at your disposal! I simply work with what I have to create an interesting game for you. It works fairly well (Tested with parents) and I think it might be a fun thing to do.

Now, I'd prefer a small number of players, but I'd be happy to cater to anyone's needs. So, who is up for this?
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Re: Tabletop RPG

Post  Sean Mirrsen on Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:58 pm

I would very much like to join, but on IRC I'd have to match times with all you other-side-of-the-globe people. Once you decide on session time, I'll see if I can fit into your schedule.
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Re: Tabletop RPG

Post  Armok on Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:17 pm

I'd love to, but IRC doesn't work for me. I'm very interested if you run it here on the forums thou!
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Re: Tabletop RPG

Post  Debesh on Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:27 pm

I'll only play if you do it in a forum. I don't know the benefits of doing it live (other than speed), but I don't want to go through the hassle of setting up whatever programs we're using along with actually being there on time.
Yes, I'm lazy :p
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Re: Tabletop RPG

Post  Fniff on Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:28 am

Only one program needed, all the dice rolling is on me. It's a hell of a lot better on IRC then a forum. Forum RPGs... don't really work that well, in my experience.
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Re: Tabletop RPG

Post  Sean Mirrsen on Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:31 am

Forum RPG's move pretty slowly compared to IRC and similar setups. I'm more comfortable with the slower pace, myself, but I'd gladly experiment with a quicker game.

Also, you don't even need to install a program - you could use the ChatZilla addon if you have Firefox.
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Re: Tabletop RPG

Post  Armok on Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:40 am

Maybe Google Docs?
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Re: Tabletop RPG

Post  Kaijyuu on Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:41 am

If ya'll are in need of a game client, some of my friends have been developing one for a while. It's mostly stable.

http://code.google.com/p/randomgamegenerator/
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Re: Tabletop RPG

Post  Fniff on Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:44 am

I'm not entirely sure on google documents. It's good for writing collabs, but for RP? Not sure on it. A game client, though...
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Re: Tabletop RPG

Post  Sean Mirrsen on Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:44 am

Even if it's a game with ponies though, wouldn't a game environment that's "mostly stable" be kinda dull?


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Re: Tabletop RPG

Post  Slag on Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:45 am

Guess I didn't wait long enough for anybody to actually read it. Oh, well, so much for that stupid prank.


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Re: Tabletop RPG

Post  Kaijyuu on Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:58 am

Sean Mirrsen wrote:Even if it's a game with ponies though, wouldn't a game environment that's "mostly stable" be kinda dull?


Doh ho ho! Razz

I meant it won't crash. Most likely.
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Re: Tabletop RPG

Post  Armok on Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:59 am

That thing still requires downloading, and simultaneous connection. Sure, Docs isn't the best for keeping track of who said what but in every other measure of practicality it beats it with huge margin.

Wherever we chose, it looks like it pretty much has to be browser based.
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Re: Tabletop RPG

Post  Sean Mirrsen on Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:05 am

Out of personal preference, I would suggest Skype. It's not just for voice comms, it's also got a fairly neat chat-conference system, which keeps a log of who said what when, as well as (I think) relays the messages to recipients that have been offline while the messages were sent.

And ChatZilla is as close to browser-based as you can get without it actually being browser-based.
Since we won't be having actual maps, using an actual browser-based virtual tabletop is going to be overkill.
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Re: Tabletop RPG

Post  Armok on Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:08 am

I actually though skype at first to, but experience has shown it not very good for roleplaying, and also that fniff in particular is not on it with enough regularity. But yea, Skype works for me.
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Re: Tabletop RPG

Post  Sean Mirrsen on Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:18 am

Armok wrote:...experience has shown... ...that fniff in particular is not on it with enough regularity.
Heh, I've learned that through experience too. I still have the remains of a conversation we've had logged here, one of us randomly dropped out (can't say for sure if it was me or him) and that was the last time I've seen him online, October 24th.
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Re: Tabletop RPG

Post  Fniff on Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:22 am

Yes, I'm pretty terrible for it, but I guarantee you it was because of circumstance.
Or I got bored of the conversation.
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Re: Tabletop RPG

Post  Dsarker on Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:23 am

I'd be happy to paticipate.
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Re: Tabletop RPG

Post  MC Dirty on Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:26 am

Me, too!
Although I'd definitely prefer using the forum instead of IRC. Getting everyone online at the same time is pretty much impossible (most people live all over America, Sean is Russian, I'm German) which is a non-issue in a forum RPG.

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Re: Tabletop RPG

Post  Sean Mirrsen on Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:27 am

Fniff wrote:Yes, I'm pretty terrible for it, but I guarantee you it was because of circumstance.
Or I got bored of the conversation.
Speaking of that boring conversation, by the way, are we going to be doing anything at all about this fic we've been cooking up?

Dsarker, what's the status with EqD?
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Re: Tabletop RPG

Post  Zangi on Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:35 am

I might show up, but yea, it really depends on the time for it.
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Re: Tabletop RPG

Post  Dsarker on Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:08 am

As far as I know, they're still pre-readering it.
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Re: Tabletop RPG

Post  RexMundi on Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:17 am

MC Dirty wrote:Me, too!
Although I'd definitely prefer using the forum instead of IRC. Getting everyone online at the same time is pretty much impossible (most people live all over America, Sean is Russian, I'm German) which is a non-issue in a forum RPG.
+1 for fourm play, I'm testing this now over on the cataclysm fourms (DMing PARANOIA for function zero AND Whales himself, plus others)
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Re: Tabletop RPG

Post  Emberflash on Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:26 am

Forum RP all the way. The time difference is a major issue for a chat-contained roleplay, especially since everyone would need to be on at once. It's just much simpler to make another thread for the IC on the forums and make the magic happen in there. Requires a little more patience, but it's less hassle for everyone.

And, some of us who are lazy and/or forgetful have a longer window to post.
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Re: Tabletop RPG

Post  RexMundi on Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:36 am

Tell you guys what, I'll DM a game of PARANOIA on here too, kinda a which group would do better:
Zombies, with a dash of ponies, or ponies, with a dash of dwarveness?
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