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Posted 18 April 2015 - 02:30 PM

I've been meaning to try my hand at a tabletop RPG (think DnD, Pathfinder, Call of Cthulu, etc) for quite some time, and I only just had the idea to ask here. We could host it through Skype text chats or something with relative ease. I've never played one myself, but I would try my hand at DMing if nobody else wants to/has experience with doing so. If you're even slightly interested, please let me know! No experience with roleplaying is required, just come ready to have fun.


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Posted 18 April 2015 - 04:14 PM

I would love to try it,  actually have some dice that my cousin gave me but none of my classmates have time to play XD


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Posted 18 April 2015 - 04:39 PM

Count me in. Have you ever heard of roll 20? Good website for that kind of thing. Has a built in chat system, but Skype is definitely better. Also has a dice simulator, so no need to buy your own. A few other features as well, but I haven't played around with most of them.

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 12:16 AM

I'll keep that site in mind, thanks! Looks like we'll have enough people to go for it with one or two more signups.


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Posted 21 April 2015 - 10:43 PM

I would love to try and give it a go! I haven't played D&D in a long long looooong time though so I'm sure I forgot a lot of things. :( I should really look into getting all the dice and books and everything together...


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 01:31 AM

That's alright, I haven't done it at all yet, haha. I'll try to have all the required resources ready by the time we get one more person and are ready to start, and I'll link everyone to them when I get them.


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 01:48 AM

Hm...

 

Well...

 

I think my correct response is...

 

Hell yes.


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 02:45 AM

I was waiting for you to respond, haha.I don't recall if you outright said that you had experience with tabletops, but I had a feeling. :P

 

Now then, it seems as though Roll 20 is definitely a site worthy of using, though we may also need Skype for chatting as Zac mentioned. It sounds like everyone registering for both, assuming they haven't already, would be a good place to start. If anyone who has experience wishes to DM, then by all means, go ahead. Otherwise, I'll study up for that.


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 05:26 AM

Not much in the way of experience (I think the most I've had is a 3 hour session in grade 11 that turned into an absolute mess.  We had our chaotic evil guy bluff he was lawful good and we basically went Three Stooges style through a door to beat some zombies).

 

That said, I'm also pretty familiar with quite a few rulebooks (I use them to practice understanding my characters and I often have that "roleplaying for one" mindset).  Much less good with D&D and Pathfinder (or D20 in general) but I could certainly see if I have any tips if you're working other systems (goes back and checks...yup.  Still have my old Call of Cthulhu character sheets). 

 

How much I can help out depends on what you want to play...I certainly know a few rulebooks well (CoC, Cyberpunk 2020).  Others, less so. 

 

Either way, be sure to know what type of game we're playing first...if you want something positive, CoC is not the way to go.  A hard GM basically means you're going to be re-rolling and retiring characters often.  It certainly isn't a combat engine either since you'll easily create total party kills in it.  Same with Legend of the Five Rings to a degree...real fun world to play but fights can easily end in one round under basic settings.


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 01:08 AM

Good point. I ended up in a CoC game that almost had an entire session once, and... yeah. Sticking with something basic, like a one-shot campaign of something that isn't CoC, is probably the best way to start.


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 02:31 AM

Well, there are some games out there which are very much "you can play out of the box" type of games.  Mekton has a couple campaigns where they hand hold you through the entire process (and even force your players to not act while the villain goes through an entire monologue). 

 

Part of the fun as a GM though is to see where things go when they take unexpected turns.  It's very much a world building experience and you have to know the ins and outs of it.

 

I'd recommend we do something light and silly like Maid RPG or Teenagers from Outer Space if the GM is looking for experience in that regard as the fun will be more player driven and less intensive on the GM.  It'll still give the GM a great introduction on how to keep players in line a bit but the players will interact with each other more than the GM's world.  And the GM can mask scramble situations with humour. 


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 12:38 PM

That sounds pretty ideal. I'll look into those and report back once I'm a bit more ready to host something. In the meanwhile, if anyone else has suggestions/comments/etc, now would be the time for them.


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Posted 07 May 2015 - 06:11 AM

So are we still doing this? I know people have things to do and all that, but it didn't seem like there was any interest for awhile. I'm kinda curious if everyone still wants to get started.

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 02:39 PM

I'm still in it. FES wouldn't load when I tried to check it yesterday and I was trying to stay off Skype for productivity reasons, but I won't abandon this without saying something.

Since I'm still trying to stay off Skype, has everyone read the rules yet?

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 11:17 PM

Yup.


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Posted 07 May 2015 - 11:22 PM

Same here

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 12:41 AM

Good to know, with any luck we should be able to start sometime this coming week.


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Posted 02 June 2015 - 08:36 PM

To keep it short, things came up, but they should be resolved now. Is everyone still up for TFOS?


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Posted 02 June 2015 - 10:23 PM

Yup yup

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 11:17 PM

I'd still like to get in on this, but I'm not sure if my anxiety is gonna let me participate to the fullest. :( I might have to bow out, I'm too nervous about screwing things up for you guys!!


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