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Barshevy
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Posted - 09 Apr 2009 :  07:52:51  Show Profile  Visit Barshevy's Homepage Send Barshevy a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Would anybody here be interested in a play-by-post (messageboard) game?

Any preference of system edition (1st, 2nd, 3.5 ... 4e?)

Any preference on the DR year?

Any preferred geographic region?



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Posted - 09 Apr 2009 :  08:41:51  Show Profile  Send Kuje an AOL message  Click to see Kuje's MSN Messenger address  Send Kuje a Yahoo! Message Send Kuje a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I might be. :) Just not for 4e... but any of the 1/2/3/3.5e rules are fine with me. Prefer anything prespellplague..... Otherwise, I don't have any other opinions. :)

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Barshevy
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Posted - 09 Apr 2009 :  08:48:22  Show Profile  Visit Barshevy's Homepage Send Barshevy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What if we went waaaay old-school : 1st edition, Gray Box, pre-Time of Troubles? Any interest there, folks?

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Posted - 09 Apr 2009 :  16:53:36  Show Profile  Send Kuje an AOL message  Click to see Kuje's MSN Messenger address  Send Kuje a Yahoo! Message Send Kuje a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sure, I'm good for anything as I said above except for 4e and post spellplague. :)

For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet and excite you... Books are full of the things that you don't get in real life - wonderful, lyrical language, for instance, right off the bat. - Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

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Barshevy
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Posted - 09 Apr 2009 :  17:11:09  Show Profile  Visit Barshevy's Homepage Send Barshevy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Anybody else interested?

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Ashe Ravenheart
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Posted - 09 Apr 2009 :  17:40:35  Show Profile Send Ashe Ravenheart a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Possibly. It's been a loooooong time since I've played 1st edition. Let me check out what I have and I'll let you know later this evening.

I actually DO know everything. I just have a very poor index of my knowledge.

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Hoondatha
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Posted - 09 Apr 2009 :  19:34:19  Show Profile  Visit Hoondatha's Homepage Send Hoondatha a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sure, I'd be interested, though I'm not entirely sure I have 1e game material (ie: PHB/DMG, I have the FR stuff). I grew up on 2e, though, so something old would be fun for me.

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Barshevy
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Posted - 10 Apr 2009 :  01:49:37  Show Profile  Visit Barshevy's Homepage Send Barshevy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Perhaps 1e is too inaccessible (though the free retro-clone PDF called OSRIC is all a player would need.)

How would Ashe feel about 2e?

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Hoondatha
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Posted - 10 Apr 2009 :  03:30:49  Show Profile  Visit Hoondatha's Homepage Send Hoondatha a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Personally, I'd prefer 2e for the mechanics, regardless of when you set the date. But that's partly because I'm such a big fan of kits.

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Barshevy
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Posted - 10 Apr 2009 :  05:13:47  Show Profile  Visit Barshevy's Homepage Send Barshevy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
In terms of campaign world, I'm thinking about something as close as possible to Ed's original Realms. So no Matzica, Al-Qadim or Kara-Tur. Maybe no Moonshaes. Of course, this would have no impact on the game unless you guys wanted to create PCs from those areas. And even then, we can say they exist as other worlds, reachable by dimension gates.

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Barshevy
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Posted - 10 Apr 2009 :  05:25:07  Show Profile  Visit Barshevy's Homepage Send Barshevy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Also, please let me know which regions would you like to play in. The "central" Realms from the Sword Coast to the western Sea of Fallen Stars? Or somewhere more exotic, that you've never gotten a chance to experience in previous games.

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Tyr
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Posted - 10 Apr 2009 :  09:51:50  Show Profile  Visit Tyr's Homepage Send Tyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
hey a bit late chipping in, but i'd be up for it. Say 2/3e don't really mind. Could start in the heartlands or the dales, as then you're not too far from the interesting areas which can be encountered later on.
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Darkheyr
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Posted - 10 Apr 2009 :  12:12:36  Show Profile  Visit Darkheyr's Homepage  Send Darkheyr an ICQ Message  Click to see Darkheyr's MSN Messenger address Send Darkheyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hmm. I might be interested as well, and 2E wouldn't be much of a hassle for me.

But, how fast-paced would we be talking about here?

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Posted - 10 Apr 2009 :  12:40:34  Show Profile Send Penknight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I might be up for it also. And like Hoondatha, I'm a fan of kits too. I miss my old 2nd Edition campaigns.

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Barshevy
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Posted - 10 Apr 2009 :  12:41:22  Show Profile  Visit Barshevy's Homepage Send Barshevy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
OK, it looks like we're zeroing in on 2E.

Heartlands / Dales would be fun. The Volo's Guides would be my main resource then. Any other regions, folks? Any place specifically in the Heartlands?

In regards to pacing, in my experience on a PBP that's heavily dependent on the DM. So that's me, in this case. I post on games everyday, multiple times a day, so it shouldn't be a problem. An average of one post a day during the weekdays from players would be a reasonable target.

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Posted - 10 Apr 2009 :  12:44:21  Show Profile Send Penknight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm a big fan of the Western Heartlands, myself. I also love the Sword Coast. So for me, I'm even more interested than I was a few minutes ago!

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Barshevy
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Posted - 10 Apr 2009 :  13:14:17  Show Profile  Visit Barshevy's Homepage Send Barshevy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Waterdeep? Baldur's Gate? Calimport? Somewhere in between?

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Ashe Ravenheart
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Posted - 10 Apr 2009 :  13:19:40  Show Profile Send Ashe Ravenheart a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Anywhere is good with me. And this got me looking longingly through my 2E books (something that hasn't happened in a looooong time). I'd be up for it.

I actually DO know everything. I just have a very poor index of my knowledge.

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Barshevy
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Posted - 10 Apr 2009 :  13:25:28  Show Profile  Visit Barshevy's Homepage Send Barshevy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
OK, great then!

Also, I don't want to give the impression that this will be an exercise in fantasy geography. The emphasis is on your character and the party. The basic idea is that we have the cities, towns (and forests for the nature-inclined) to give the PC's some context. I'll be using dungeons from published sources, adapting them to 2e if necessary. The Realms is what brings everything together, but the focus is on you guys.

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Darkheyr
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Posted - 10 Apr 2009 :  14:26:42  Show Profile  Visit Darkheyr's Homepage  Send Darkheyr an ICQ Message  Click to see Darkheyr's MSN Messenger address Send Darkheyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So, are we talking 2E rules, pre-ToT for the year, western heartlands and (just assuming here) mostly good-aligned adventurers then?

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Barshevy
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Posted - 10 Apr 2009 :  15:33:24  Show Profile  Visit Barshevy's Homepage Send Barshevy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
1357 DR - the year the Grey Box introduced us to. 2E rules. Variant time line, so no ToT (if we get that far.) Western Heartlands and Sword Coast. The assumption on my part is that most of us would like to play heroes. But if you want to play a nascent villain, send me a PM on how you would like to do it.

Everyone please PM me with your PC ideas. Their homelands can be anywhere.

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Posted - 10 Apr 2009 :  16:15:59  Show Profile  Visit Hoondatha's Homepage Send Hoondatha a Private Message  Reply with Quote
We might want to post a couple of character ideas here in the thread as well, to help keep us from having, say, a party full of wizards.

Personally, I've always wanted to play a tunnelrat (Demihumans of the Realms version, not Gnomes and Halflings), but that's heavily focused on dungeons/underground, so may not fit this campaign or other peoples' ideas.

What level do you think we should start at? Or XP, I guess, considering 2e's progression charts.

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Barshevy
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Posted - 10 Apr 2009 :  16:39:49  Show Profile  Visit Barshevy's Homepage Send Barshevy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There are some advantages to pbp games over tabletop games. You do miss much the good stuff ... the immediacy, the fun of hanging out with a group of friends, etc. On the other hand, I can split PCs off to their solo adventures and merge them back with the group without players feeling neglected. So if you always wanted to play a certain kind of character, then go for it. In other words, you can be a bit more 'selfish' in terms of what you want to do.

You can PM or post here, either way.

Level 1 is what I'm thinking.

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Kuje
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Posted - 10 Apr 2009 :  17:27:28  Show Profile  Send Kuje an AOL message  Click to see Kuje's MSN Messenger address  Send Kuje a Yahoo! Message Send Kuje a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'll dig out my 2e material then and look through them for some ideas.

How do you want stats rolled? Every DM has a different method for rolling stats.....

Edit: And the Heartlands works fine for me.

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Barshevy
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Posted - 11 Apr 2009 :  02:42:19  Show Profile  Visit Barshevy's Homepage Send Barshevy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
For each ability score, 4d6, dropping the lowest roll. Assign as you wish.

As anyone read Ed's 2e module "The Haunted Halls of Eveningstar"?

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Hoondatha
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Posted - 11 Apr 2009 :  02:55:11  Show Profile  Visit Hoondatha's Homepage Send Hoondatha a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Not in a long time.

Hmm... I think putting some points into Find/Remove Traps just became a very good idea...

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