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New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
« on: September 01, 2017, 06:29:14 PM »
UPDATE:  Next Game 1/20/18 @ 3pm eastern.

We have settled on Gamma World - old school style.  We are playing a mix of 1e and 2e with a bit of Metamorphosis Alpha thrown in.  They are all so very compatible anyway, it just makes sense to strip mine the three for all the best bits.

Drop in and join us.  Gamma World is a pretty fun game, but it is very old school, in that it can be unbalanced and harsh.  Your character can die easily, and it is rules lite - ridiculously so*.  If you are up for that kind of experience then come on by!

*1e GW has 3 pages devoted to combat and adventuring - half of which is charts.



OK - A while back I mentioned an interest in running a Roll20 game for folks who were interested.  At the time I proposed running Storm King's Thunder.  Well the time has come.  I feel good enough about Roll20 that I think I can run a game.

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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 11:56:38 AM »
OK, I haven't played D&D since I was 12 with the 2nd edition. What do I need in order to get up to speed to join in? I think I'm in but I feel like I am more of a newbie now than I was at 12 with this whole online thing.
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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2017, 12:12:02 PM »
Lessee.  To get up to speed on 5e I'd read the free rules pdf.  5e is pretty rules lite, and very GM deferent, which harkens back to 2nd edition.  Which means there is a lot of Gm ruling at the table, and hopefully the GM going with the "Rule of Cool".  Don't worry about on-line play.  There is a learning curve, but after one and a half sessions, I felt comfortable enough with what was going on.  There is an online play tutorial to push you a bit out the learning curve if you have the time.
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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2017, 09:23:57 PM »
I really want to say that I'd be down for this, but my record at keeping up with online games is not good.
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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2017, 06:49:57 PM »
I like the idea, but I dont know about the time commitment that is necessary - particularly having regard to time zones.
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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2017, 06:11:15 AM »
I'm in, if we can work out a schedule.

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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2017, 05:47:19 PM »
OK - As I read up on advice on running Storm Kings Thunder, one thing that keeps cropping up is:  Tell you players that running away is OK, and that they are supposed to be WAY overmatched in the beginning.  Keep that in mind if that kind of play bugs you.
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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2017, 04:13:59 AM »
OK - As I read up on advice on running Storm Kings Thunder, one thing that keeps cropping up is:  Tell you players that running away is OK, and that they are supposed to be WAY overmatched in the beginning.  Keep that in mind if that kind of play bugs you.
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2017, 06:44:07 PM »
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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2017, 06:24:14 PM »
What would you say to running a Gamma World campaign?

I only played GW once as a kid and I recall having a lot of fun with it.

But unfortunately most of our friends were way into the swords and sorcery genre at the time, so it didn't stick.

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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2017, 06:30:30 PM »
What would you say to running a Gamma World campaign?

I only played GW once as a kid and I recall having a lot of fun with it.

But unfortunately most of our friends were way into the swords and sorcery genre at the time, so it didn't stick.
I have the new edition based on 4e. I've never played it, but it looks like fun.
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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2017, 04:33:08 PM »
4e? Ugh.

But I'd be down to play anyway.

I just love playing tabletop RPGs. It'd be nice if we could all get together to play in person. Maybe someday we could all meet at a convention and get a game going...

So yeah, let's set a schedule to play.

I'm available any weekday except Wednesdays and Thursdays, or any days when my Roll20 campaign is going. Sunday could work for me.

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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2017, 07:11:39 PM »
4e? Ugh.

But I'd be down to play anyway.

I just love playing tabletop RPGs. It'd be nice if we could all get together to play in person. Maybe someday we could all meet at a convention and get a game going...

So yeah, let's set a schedule to play.

I'm available any weekday except Wednesdays and Thursdays, or any days when my Roll20 campaign is going. Sunday could work for me.

If I ran Gamma World it would be 1st through 4th Max, but probably 1st.  1st is better for a one shot.  4th is better for a campaign.
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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2017, 07:49:42 PM »
Would you rather do D&D or Gamma World?

I'm already involved in 2 D&D games so I'd rather play GW, but I'm fine with either.

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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2017, 08:09:11 PM »
I'd do either.  I'll do what the players want. 
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