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Re: Anyone up for some online RPGing?
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2015, 04:32:27 PM »
I'm definitely interested. Like Teeth, I'm pretty much a tabletop RPG virgin. I've maybe played 5 chaotic and badly organised sessions of V:tM back in the day. If there's any way to do this at a time that isn't 4 in the morning in Europe, that'd be great.
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Actually, that's 9pm your time so it looks like it's juuuust possible. Although to petrolpetal, it looks like that would be 10pm for you, so make of that what you will!

As for not showing up for the first sesh, if we can make it a regular "thing", FATE is easy enough to pick up that you don't really have to worry about slowing everyone else down while you learn to play. We'd just need to set aside 15 minutes or so for you to start to create your character (other people collaborate in that, which is why you wouldn't just want to make one beforehand) (and the process is simple enough that you can finish the creation aspect while the game is starting).

The system is waaaaaaaaay less complicated than 3rd edition DnD or Pathfinder or, really, just about anything else that's out there besides story games and the Dungeon World / Apocalypse World games (which are practically story games themselves). Here's a blank character sheet, to give you an idea of the relative simplicity:

http://www.evilhat.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Fate-Core-Character-Sheet.pdf

Another thing that I like about it is that, just like old skool DnD (at least for me) it neither requires nor particularly encourages the use of miniatures and/or maps. Due to the setting (Europe in the late 30s/early 40s, exact time and place TBD) I might include a map of the area for reference's sake, but if you're searching in a rickety warehouse with heavy boxes that are about to fall down, there are game mechanics where you can just be like "I'm gonna push over those boxes" instead of moving your character next to them, making a Strength check, rolling for damage, etc.
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Re: Anyone up for some online RPGing?
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2015, 06:16:19 PM »
Are we doing this with voice/cam? I've tried a game in text once, and that was really shitty.
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Re: Anyone up for some online RPGing?
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2015, 06:58:42 PM »
Well, you don't have to have a cam set up but yeah, it's a Skype-type connection so we interact via voice and occasionally text. The alternative is typing everything, which is, trust me, a LOOOOT of work.
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Re: Anyone up for some online RPGing?
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2015, 12:08:31 AM »
Another thing that I like about it is that, just like old skool DnD (at least for me) it neither requires nor particularly encourages the use of miniatures and/or maps.

Really it was only 4th edition D&D that suffered from that problem. I've played both 3.x and 5e without miniatures. Like I said, I'd really like to get in on this, but unfortunately won't be able to. :(

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Re: Anyone up for some online RPGing?
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2015, 02:12:57 AM »
You sure you're not up for some 3AM GAMING??  >:D
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Re: Anyone up for some online RPGing?
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2015, 07:51:53 AM »
Bit to late for me, luckily I've just  joined a d&d encounters group.

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Re: Anyone up for some online RPGing?
« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2015, 10:26:17 AM »
I'm on a March Break vacation on March 14 and 21 with no reliable internet access - but I can get on board March 28.


As noted on the other thread, if you send me G+ profile info I could get a hangout thread started so we can start to coordinate.
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Re: Anyone up for some online RPGing?
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2015, 11:13:06 AM »
I've not done pen/paper RPG, but I am interested.  I can't do the 1st date, I'll be away on the vacations, but I would like to play in the future. 

I have 0 experience is the type of RPG, btw. 
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Re: Anyone up for some online RPGing?
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2015, 11:50:28 AM »
I'm on a March Break vacation on March 14 and 21 with no reliable internet access - but I can get on board March 28.


As noted on the other thread, if you send me G+ profile info I could get a hangout thread started so we can start to coordinate.
Good idea! I've started a private Google Community and invited the people I know from this thread and chat who expressed interest. I don't know what your "real" (read: G+) name is, brilligtove or DonA, so, um... see if you can request to join here? I'm not sure if I have to expressly invite you or if it'll notify me that you requested to join.

https://plus.google.com/communities/109569402079913541669
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Re: Anyone up for some online RPGing?
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2015, 12:16:00 PM »
I'd rather not do it through G+, I would prefer to keep all written communication through this thread.

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Re: Anyone up for some online RPGing?
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2015, 12:18:28 PM »
I'd rather not do it through G+, I would prefer to keep all written communication through this thread.

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Re: Anyone up for some online RPGing?
« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2015, 12:23:43 PM »
OK, that works too. I have some documentation I'll want to hand out beforehand though so I'll be setting up a DropBox or something here soon.

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Re: Anyone up for some online RPGing?
« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2015, 10:54:15 AM »
I'm on a March Break vacation on March 14 and 21 with no reliable internet access - but I can get on board March 28.


As noted on the other thread, if you send me G+ profile info I could get a hangout thread started so we can start to coordinate.
Good idea! I've started a private Google Community and invited the people I know from this thread and chat who expressed interest. I don't know what your "real" (read: G+) name is, brilligtove or DonA, so, um... see if you can request to join here? I'm not sure if I have to expressly invite you or if it'll notify me that you requested to join.

https://plus.google.com/communities/109569402079913541669

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Re: Anyone up for some online RPGing?
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2015, 03:54:29 PM »
Is there anywhere where I could watch a game being played by some other people? I have never played in a RPG of any sort and feel a bit nervous that even your self-declared RPG virgins have done a lot more heavy petting etc, than me, if you get my meaning


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Re: Anyone up for some online RPGing?
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