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Author Topic: [ACKS] Ongoing, Text-Only game over G+ Hangouts  (Read 1713 times)

jakedecourcey

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« on: November 02, 2016, 08:38:01 PM »
The Game
ACKS – Starting with Sinister Stone of Sakkara, and hopefully continuing to higher levels and the domain game. Play via Google Hangouts, text-only. I’ve only got mobile internet at my house, so video/audio is not realistic. I’d rather do hangouts than forum because I’d like to be able to communicate easily throughout the day and have quick back-and-forth be possible.

Expectations
  • Post at least once per day. I’m not asking for a big, hairy narration. In fact, my experience with PbP suggests that quick, short, frequent posts tend to be more sustainable. Think texting instead of email. I’m going to set up some sort of record-keeping page, but I haven’t decided what platform yet. Forum, blog, google doc, etc.
  • In the spirit of speed of play, I am going to trust players to make their dice rolls however they see fit. App, dice, webpage, whatever. I’ll do the same. You’re only hurting yourself by cheating.
  • You will be expected to know your character’s abilities, stats, limitations, and rules. My knowledge of ACKS is solid, but not encyclopedic. I have all published ACKS content except Domains at War Complete and I intend to make that purchase soon.  However, I’m not afraid to make a ruling if no one knows the reference and I’m not near my books.
  • I will be running this game by the book. Dungeoneering turns, encumbrance, wandering monster checks, reaction checks, death, mortal wounds, etc. If I find need to deviate, it will be with your knowledge and consent. That said, I recommend settling on a time-effective caller/voting system to allow you to make decisions quickly.
  • Along those lines, I recommend furnishing me with your character’s next few moves or at least an “auto-pilot” script when possible.
  • This game will be PG13 in content. Violence is fine, but no gore/torture porn. Nothing explicitly sexual. Mild cursing in and out of character is fine, but no insults, slurs, or truly foul stuff. Just be decent.

Rules
  • Starting at lvl 1. Roll characters using the “best 3 of 5 arrays” method in ACKS Core.
  • Max HP at first level.
  • Any class published by Autarch is acceptable. I’ll likely accept custom classes, but please ask first.
  • Lawful or Neutral PCs only.

About Me
I have been playing RPGs for about 10 years now. I’m self-taught on Labyrinth Lord, but my majority of actual play has been Pathfinder (via PbP) and 5e (IRL). I’ve played and GM’ed several successful PbP games, but none for ACKS. I like verisimilitude and sensible world-building, which is why ACKS and the fellows at Autarch are my favorites.

Please direct your interest or questions to this post as it is considered the primary recruitment location.

Alternatively, this is me on G+. Send me a message.
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Rodriguez

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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2016, 03:06:37 AM »
Sounds great! Would love to have a spot.
What will you use for record keeping?

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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2016, 06:13:30 AM »
I haven't settled on anything. I'm certainly open to suggestions, but I'll likely default to google docs.

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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2016, 09:24:14 AM »
Quote from: jakedecourcey;928376
The Game
ACKS – Starting with Sinister Stone of Sakkara, and hopefully continuing to higher levels and the domain game. Play via Google Hangouts, text-only. I’ve only got mobile internet at my house, so video/audio is not realistic. I’d rather do hangouts than forum because I’d like to be able to communicate easily throughout the day and have quick back-and-forth be possible.
Do you assume synchroneous or asynchroneous posting?
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2016, 10:09:44 AM »
The default is asynchronous. I'm not planning on scheduling any kind of sessions.

jakedecourcey

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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2016, 11:05:21 AM »
I've gotten the most interest over at RPG.net. Anyone else interested in playing over there?

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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2016, 03:40:04 PM »
I wish I had the time. Sakkara is a great module. Happy gaming!

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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2016, 03:45:08 PM »
I would be interested in playing! I have the rule book, I have never actually played ACKS, but really like the system.

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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2016, 04:27:17 PM »
I've also got another player who is interested as well.

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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2016, 05:35:44 AM »
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I would be interested in playing! I have the rule book, I have never actually played ACKS, but really like the system.

If you're interested, we're well underway at RPGnet, so head over there. Link is above. I have 1 slot open, but I understand wanting to play with your friend. If you can both get over there today and post your chargen rolls, you can both join. But be quick.