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Title: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: LarsonGates on June 06, 2018, 08:09:39 PM
I've tried reddit with out much success..so I thought I'd try here..

I've GM'd everything from AD&D, Star Frontiers, Mech Warrior, Gurps, Supers, Rifts, through to Amber. I'm trying to assemble a group of players (between 4 and 6) interested in an Amber Campaign either a re-run of Keep of the Thirteenth Hour or another concurrent run of my AiRP campaign. I'm happy to take novices to the Amber System but not novice Roleplayers. Knowldege of the System or Amber is not required.

I use a set of rules built from the net book of Amber derived from the first edition rules. There is a full rule set (both online and downloadable PDF) and basic intro's to both campaigns on my website http://www.azer.co.uk/amber/amber.html

My preference is Thursday evenings (8pm->10:30pm BST/GMT) but as I've not had any success I'm willing to switch to either a Friday or Sunday Evening (7pm->10pm). However with either Friday or Sunday it will not be every week and may be subject to late cancellation.

Update: I have also considered running this as a PBP campaign. Please check the latest Reddit Thread for details
Title: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: finarvyn on June 11, 2018, 07:23:43 AM
Welcome to the boards! Your website looks awesome; I looked at it some based on your posts on the ADRP Discussion board, but I like what I see there and based on your list of RPGs that you've run it sounds like we have similar interests in gaming.

I have no experience with Discord or Roll20 and have never played online in that way, but good luck with the campaign. (I don't think my computer has a camera or microphone anything like that, so my guess is that I can't interface with an online game in that way.)
Title: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: LarsonGates on June 11, 2018, 07:08:23 PM
Desktop generally don't have either. A reasonable headset, like the Jabra Voice 550 is approx £50 (probably cheaper in the US in dollars) is all you need for Discord. Camera's are not necessary. Discord is considerably better than Skype and works well in voice mode if you have limited Internet Bandwidth. I run another group on a Tuesday and it works pretty well. Roll20 is useful for sharing the occasional map but images can just be dropped onto the Discord client or I put them up on my website and tell people to go look at them as appropriate but that doesn't work for dynamic situations.
Title: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: Warder on April 04, 2019, 05:43:10 PM
Hello. I would be interested in playing in discord Amber sessions. My discord nick is: Blinky55#9628

Feel free to PM me.
Title: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: LarsonGates on June 07, 2019, 05:57:14 PM
Can you add your name to my last Reddit post on the subject..https://www.reddit.com/r/lfgmisc/comments/ayir0u/onlinelfpgmtcampaignamberhomebreweveningdiscordrep/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/lfgmisc/comments/ayir0u/onlinelfpgmtcampaignamberhomebreweveningdiscordrep/)
Title: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: Warder on September 09, 2019, 02:25:07 PM
It would appear that the Reddit post https://www.reddit.com/r/lfgmisc/com...ingdiscordrep/ has been auto archived and we cant communicate via that anymore.
To answer your question, i am available mostly on Thursdays but am willing to try other days of the week if possible. To this date i have mostly played with small 4 people parties so a 6 person one will be interesting but i think it will be sameish.
Title: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: TakotA on October 11, 2019, 10:12:17 AM
If this is not obsolete yet I would love to join :)
Title: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: LarsonGates on October 21, 2019, 06:30:25 PM
Not obsolete as I 've yet to actually get sufficient people available on one night to be able to set up a game.. I need to resurrect the reddit rpg/misc thread as they archived my previous one preventing any further replies.
Title: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: Aletheia on October 28, 2019, 09:55:29 AM
I would also be interested if we can get a day/time that works for everyone. :)
Title: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: LarsonGates on October 28, 2019, 05:00:32 PM
Assuming this works .. the current reddit thread is https://www.reddit.com/r/lfgmisc/comments/dnlosw/onlinelfpgmtbstcampaignamberlogashomebreweveningdi/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/lfgmisc/comments/dnlosw/onlinelfpgmtbstcampaignamberlogashomebreweveningdi/)
Title: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: Warder on May 16, 2020, 05:37:55 AM
I wanted to ask how the current state of the possible game is, the last update in the reddit thread was 5 months ago;/

Currently i have gotte na job(6 months ago actually, am fairly happy) so i have way less time. I would still like to take part but maybe in the play by post part. Anyway, still interested.
Title: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: LarsonGates on May 18, 2020, 02:41:40 PM
Pretty much the same state it's been in for the last 4 years.. can't get enough players to make it worthwhile running, and that's via any medium. I've been considering reposting on reddit as the previous thread has been archived. From my perspective my only change in lockdown is that I login from home in the morning as opposed to commuting 45 minutes into the office..
Title: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: Khazav on May 19, 2020, 04:48:31 PM
I would be interested in playing by post or something similar but wouldn't be able to commit to a regular day and time. Online might support a few methods of play if GM and people are willing. So a scheduled meeting time when a large group of players are together, play by post when a PC is doing solo stuff, small voice or video meeting for two-three PCs talking, add GM for action, etc.
Title: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: Warder on May 19, 2020, 05:20:51 PM
Larson, i thought about it and i wanted to ask if a bifurcation of the session would be a possibility? U would create two groups that start indipendantly of each other, with diffrent meeting times. We could later come together or interact individually via posts between each other. This way we could do something about the problem of fixed timetables.

Im not sure if this would mean u would need to do more work as a GM ofc.
Title: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: LarsonGates on May 20, 2020, 07:26:34 AM
Both of my campaigns are setup with "New" Amber players in mind, which means none of the starting characters known anything (or very little) about Amber, Shadow, or much else. No starting character has any Pattern (or Logrus) ability and therefore has no means of crossing Shadow (even if they knew what it was). Both starting scenarios therefore gather all the characters into one place, where the "truth" gets revealed.. how they accept that truth depends on exactly their chosen history and parentage. Once they have the ability to traverse Shadow (which they actually have to learn how to do, which leads to certain events, especially in the AiRP campaign) having the party split into different shadows at different time rates is something I expect to happen and in some cases is actually necessary to get things done. So this element is no more work than I would normally expect to have to do.. it's one reason why PBP (or forum) would work equally as well as online, and if I have players spread across the globe in different timezones would work better, since they could post their actions and interactions at their own convenience. The characters interacting with one another is actually a significant element of the AiRP campaign (given the setup) and may require little input on my part as GM. It's one of the problems I had with the last group I ran it with.  most of them acted as they would in a stereotypical D&D campaign where because "joe was a dwarf fighter" that was all they needed to know about joe, which doesn't work for "joe" as an Amber character with a history they actually know nothing about.
I would also note in relation to my AiRP campaign, there are ways of characters starting with significant knowledge about Amber and Shadow and having the means to traverse them in a limited manner, but I'm not saying exactly how. One of my previous PCs (who as a player knew nothing about Amber) had this ability as does one of the NPCs. This is not as true in the Rodian War campaign..

I've put up a new thread on reddit/lfg_misc..
Title: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: GreyScholar on July 02, 2020, 02:28:14 PM
I'd be interested in joining! I had tinkered with a character for Amber to play years ago but was not able to get anywhere with such without a game to join.

With consideration my Amberite being a "Pattern Illusionist" as I called him, using a variation on the Sorcery power which uses Pattern energy. Plus a few other ideas with that.
Where I believe remembering that I got the idea from considering one or more of the Amberite NPCs.  before then discussing and working out the ideas with the GM.
It has been a while admittedly, so I'd need to look through my copy of Amber to see where I might have gotten some of my ideas. Refamiliarize myself with the setting.
Title: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: LarsonGates on July 03, 2020, 06:46:20 AM
Quote from: GreyScholar;1137614
I'd be interested in joining! I had tinkered with a character for Amber to play years ago but was not able to get anywhere with such without a game to join.

With consideration my Amberite being a "Pattern Illusionist" as I called him, using a variation on the Sorcery power which uses Pattern energy. Plus a few other ideas with that.
Where I believe remembering that I got the idea from considering one or more of the Amberite NPCs.  before then discussing and working out the ideas with the GM.
It has been a while admittedly, so I'd need to look through my copy of Amber to see where I might have gotten some of my ideas. Refamiliarize myself with the setting.

The use of "Pattern" with any form of magic is actually very advanced, and requires significant investment of points in both the branch of magic and Pattern. Typically that would require about 10 times the base points of any starting character.
As I've posted previously, I'd be looking to run my AiRP campaign which has a specific set of starting criteria all of which are "detailed" in the questionaire used as the basis for creating a character.
Title: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: GreyScholar on July 03, 2020, 11:46:31 PM
Hmm, fair enough. Well I may have a few other powers I could consider working with for now. Could I see the questionnaire?
I'm fine working with whatever criteria you have in place, honestly the more important details is perhaps in Domain and Allies.

* Artifact
     Pocket Watch
       Psychic Neutral
       Extraordinary Psychic Sensitivity
       Integral to Sorcery
       Hang and Use Spells
* Domain
     Name of Domain
     Primal World
     Guarded
     Control of Destiny
* Powers
    Warden of the Stair
    Sorcery
    Cantrips
* Allies
     Partisan Support
      The Academy (The institution and academy that he learned magic at)
      The Royalist Party (The current ruling government of his nation)
Title: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: LarsonGates on July 04, 2020, 05:48:43 AM
Quote from: GreyScholar;1137848
Hmm, fair enough. Well I may have a few other powers I could consider working with for now. Could I see the questionnaire?
I'm fine working with whatever criteria you have in place, honestly the more important details is perhaps in Domain and Allies.

* Artifact
     Pocket Watch
       Psychic Neutral
       Extraordinary Psychic Sensitivity
       Integral to Sorcery
       Hang and Use Spells
* Domain
     Name of Domain
     Primal World
     Guarded
     Control of Destiny
* Powers
    Warden of the Stair
    Sorcery
    Cantrips
* Allies
     Partisan Support
      The Academy (The institution and academy that he learned magic at)
      The Royalist Party (The current ruling government of his nation)


Hi and yes.. all the details of the campaign are on the Adventures-In-Roleplay tab of my website Shadowlands (http://www.azer.co.uk/amber/amber.html).
The campaign is very much geared to new Amber players who are likely to never have encountered Amber, and therefore have no knowledge of the setting. Therefore, unless specific things are elected during generation the character will have no or very little knowledge of either Amber, the Courts, or anything else. It's also not a "Throne War" campaign, so most of what you've selected just doesn't apply, and as an entry campaign your starting points are very limited which also means most of what you selected won't be achievable.
Every Amber GM I've encountered runs their games their own way, with their own interpretations.
I also use my own rules which are derived from the Netbook, which itself was derived from the original Phage Press Amber book and then later revised when Shadow knight was published. So certain things that may have been developed in other later publications don't exist like Warden of the Stairs or Cantrips. Again the rules are on the website. The downloadable PDF is the most up to date version, as updating the online pages is something of a pain, so I do bits of it from time to time, when I have the time and inclination. I have another slight revision to Conjuration to add,, but I need to finalise my thoughts on exactly how the Ribs, Backbones, and Skeletons, were originally intended to integrate.
Title: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: GreyScholar on July 04, 2020, 03:31:49 PM
Thank you! Let me look through everything and see if maybe I can come up with something else. Where in all honesty, while I have had a general interest in Amber for around 10+ years, I never really had the chance to play the RPG and didn't really know where I could look to find a game to join... Which also admittedly means it's been quite a while since I've actually even read through the Amber Corebook. So that Introduction to Amber you have on you site will actually be quite helpful, and once I read through all your personal rules I can see about perhaps putting a character together that would better fit your game and I can then get back with you.
Title: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: Warder on July 27, 2020, 02:05:42 PM
On a sidenote, i have managed to start my own game going, my input is that of a GM. First time running Amber, the first session got split into two but i managed to make the players happy and it was a sucess. I had to think on my toes a lot despite there beeing a prewritten plot that i worked on. I didnt railroad but had to watch out for player enjoyment(the first session was introductory so i coudnt make it all about the action). I used traditional Amber rpg system but with a few houserules. All in all, a good time for all so far.
Title: Re: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: Malleus Aforethought on November 02, 2020, 01:51:23 AM
I would be interested if you can find a time that doesn't overlap with my work hours. I'm US Mountain, so -7/-6 GMT. I've actually been punting around Amber as a COVID go-to since I can't even manage to run 5e well via Fantasy Grounds/Unity. I do have my own Zoom account which I found to be more stable then the alternatives.
Title: Re: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: Murphy78 on November 24, 2020, 03:48:21 AM
Has the campaign started?
Title: Re: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: Warder on November 24, 2020, 01:25:46 PM
It hasnt started yet, multiple scheduling issues.
Title: Re: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: karasoth on December 05, 2020, 09:04:58 AM
It hasnt started yet, multiple scheduling issues.

I would also be interested depending on when its scheduled
Title: Re: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: LarsonGates on December 05, 2020, 09:42:26 AM
That's a significant part of the issue.. I started looking on Reddit 4 and a half years ago.. I've never had more than 2 potential players that could make any gaming slot I scheduled.. I've even tried suggesting running it PBM, and still can't get enough people interested. I need between 4 and 7 players to make it work.. and whilst it works best with 6 it can be done with 4.
Title: Re: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: karasoth on December 05, 2020, 12:06:05 PM
That's a significant part of the issue.. I started looking on Reddit 4 and a half years ago.. I've never had more than 2 potential players that could make any gaming slot I scheduled.. I've even tried suggesting running it PBM, and still can't get enough people interested. I need between 4 and 7 players to make it work.. and whilst it works best with 6 it can be done with 4.

I could do a PbP or Pbem
Title: Re: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: LarsonGates on December 15, 2020, 05:34:36 PM
So I now have a new thread on RPGCrossing
OnMyriadRoads (https://www.rpgcrossing.com/showthread.php?t=201248)
Title: Re: Looking for Players for a Campaign via Discord/Roll20
Post by: LarsonGates on December 31, 2020, 05:22:03 AM
Last RPG crossing thread now locked (they lock them after 3 weeks if there is insufficient interest)
New Thread OnMyriadRoads (https://www.rpgcrossing.com/showthread.php?t=201709)