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Author Topic: The Play by Post Forum  (Read 31431 times)

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« on: March 03, 2006, 06:56:14 am »
This forum is for play by post games. Any questions, comments or concerns on this go in this thread. Consider this thread to be the meta of this forum.

Ok, the header hack is working now, sorta.  Don't try to use the inline editor on the post - it won't turn off when you click save.  You can use tags to create link areas, announcements and add to your game synopsis.  Quote this post by clicking "reply" on the user options to the right to see those tags. Note that these tags can be used elsewhere on the site but if you do this be warned - anything you put in these tags simply dissapears.

I have learned that the quick reply isn't working in this forum. Please be patient while a fix is found.
[synopsis]Game Setting: Changeling: The Dreaming
Game System: Storyteller 1st edition

Welcome to my sample synopsis.[/synopsis]
[announcement]Hey, take a look at this announcement.
Announcements are good for getting news to your players quickly without having them sort through the synopsis or the game description areas.[/announcement]
[links]And next come links. Again, this is freeform and you can use bbcode to put pretty much what you want here.
For example.
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2006, 07:37:25 am »
Thanks to you Pooka for this. :)
Their prison is only in their own minds, yet they are in that prison; and so afraid of being taken in that they cannot be taken out.

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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2006, 10:26:29 am »
Would this be the place to post announcements of such games, since the code thing is going to be different? Or should that go elsewhere?

I'm not announcing, I'm going to be looking for announcements.
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2006, 10:28:03 am »
Cool.  I'll drag Lucita over here and show her this.  :)
 

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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2006, 10:41:08 am »
Cool, thanks.

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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2006, 11:38:07 am »
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Cool.  I'll drag Lucita over here and show her this.  :)


not kicking and screaming hopefully.  :p
don't quote me on that.  :)

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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2006, 02:06:56 pm »
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not kicking and screaming hopefully.  :p

I believe , that's supposed to be part of the game...

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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2006, 02:21:13 pm »
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not kicking and screaming hopefully.  :p


she likes it that way. ;)
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2006, 11:52:02 pm »
Dice are ready for use in this forum (though they can be used elsewhere)

[dice]20[/dice]

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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2006, 03:56:21 pm »
very damn cool of you, thank you!
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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2006, 07:34:08 pm »
Pooka, have you considered working on an online, user-editable character sheet for these forums? Something along the lines of 3eProfiler? (Which is open source now, I think.) Something intergrated into this forum would ROCK. It would definitely make this the defacto pbp forum out there.

Something to think about. This is great, btw. Well done.
 

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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2006, 07:49:51 pm »
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Pooka, have you considered working on an online, user-editable character sheet for these forums? Something along the lines of 3eProfiler? (Which is open source now, I think.) Something intergrated into this forum would ROCK. It would definitely make this the defacto pbp forum out there.

Something to think about. This is great, btw. Well done.


I've thought about it - but the news and reviews system is next in line.

I had originally planned to have this site out in summer, but my timetable got changed with recent events.  I do hope to be up to full speed by this summer.

In the meantime watch as things appear one item at a time - and by all means continue to make suggestions.

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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2006, 12:33:33 am »
Thanks Pooka. I'm not ready to use this yet, but the time is coming soon when I will. It's nice to have something like this on NKL.

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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2009, 02:00:29 am »
How do play by post games usually work?

I'm pretty new to the idea. I see the benefits of it, you can play with other people who are not in your same timezone, but what if you're RPing and can't respond for a while, everyone has to wait especially if your character was part of the focus? Seems kind of hard.

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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2009, 11:22:11 am »
Well, usually the players and GM agree on a minimum number of posts to provide. It's a commitment. Usually, it's something like one post a week day, though it may greatly vary.

Most of the time, the game will just flow, just as if some players were more active than others at the game table, while others just sit there saying nothing for a while. It's in combat where that may become an issue, because then each player has to post what their character is doing during the round, and again, and again, until the fight is over. The way it's dealt with depends with groups.

But in the end? It's just a commitment. You commit to post at least once in a while, while you trust others to do the same. Many a time, this commitment ultimately fails. But sometimes, it doesn't.

Oh. And welcome to theRPGsite, rcairns84. :)