Anyone interested in a playbypost using ACKS?

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PeterRobbins
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Anyone interested in a playbypost using ACKS?

Hey. I'm a GM interested in running a playbypost game using ACKS on rpol.net. My setting is a mythical one based upon an almagamation of eastern european and byzantine folklore; with a heavy dose of 'new' material as well. You would be starting off at 1st level amongst a rather strongly myth level setting, so death could be around any corner. The squeamish need not apply :) - though I AM rooting for you!, just don't make any mistakes as characters. Anyhow, reply if interested and I'll PM you particulars. Posting rate would be a minimum of 4 posts a week, though those posts can be of varying lengths. Anyone that would need to go on vacations or just need a break, I'd be willing to NPC you for periods of time as needed. Real life throws wrenches all the time. This is a best effort by all, but should be much fun. I really love ACKS, but have had a hard time finding folks that want to play face2face or via G+ Hangouts. rpol.net playbypost if my next effort to play this awesome system.

OgreBattle
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I'm interested. Following chargen based on the rulebook? Any restrictions on classes?

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Interested as well! Is there any recomendet background / setting information out there?

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OK. I'm in. Let's see if I can take it as well as I dish it out.

Birthright
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I'd be interested in playing if you still have places.

Granger44
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I'm interested

Maxwell Luther
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I'm game, as long as I don't have to install yet more software. How will this work, technically speaking?

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So... Do you think he forgot about us?

Maxwell Luther
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I was wondering that myself. Doesn't say much for the potential length of a campaign...

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I found it strange that the G+ post where he announced the PbP got deleted a handful of hours after its creation. I wonder whats up...

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Aw, and here I had gotten my hopes up. :(

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Aw, and here I had gotten my hopes up. :(

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Ha! Accidentally spazzed on the 'Save' button.

Maxwell Luther
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Well, maybe one of you guys want to spring something from the ashes of this thread. One of you interested in running a PbP? I'd love to play in a sandbox campaign, seeing as I'm always the GM, never the player. And it would give me something to look at throughout the work day.

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I'm considering it, but I'm already running one PbP game, and I was kind of hoping to play as well.

And then there's the matter of preparation as well. I've got a nice region map and a few city names. I've got a couple of dungeons and locations, too. So, it's not insurmountable, especially if you guys are familiar with ACKs and I don't have to explain everything and keep track of all of your information.

Also, I'm not super-familiar with RPOL.net.

So, if somebody else wants to jump on this, great, but I'll see if I've got time for this.

Maxwell Luther
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How are you running your PbP game?

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Here's my current game:
ACKs Red Tide Campaign on DnDorks.com

Pretty much just a regular forum, though there are features like PC avatars per thread, and links to a "Character Valut"

Not perfect, but it's worked so far.

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I am currently in a PbP campaign: http://www.autarch.co/campaign/18 and we use Google Groups for the mails (I think RPOL has pretty much the same features) and a wiki for bookkeeping and stuff (http://campaignwiki.org/wiki/TheRoadToDwimmermount/HomePage)

I currently got my hands full with my own campaign (http://www.autarch.co/campaign/19) so I certainly cant start to GM in a new one...
I wonder if it would be possible to mesh a normal one with PbP.

Hmmm
I will have to ponder that...

PeterRobbins
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Sorry. No I have not forgotten about this. I was out of town on vacation. I want to establish a full background page, including character creation instructions before posting again on this. I jumped the gun before having better information available online for folks to decide on characters from. Give me a little time and I'll re-post here with more particulars. (hopefully within two work days) There is also one interested party on rpol.net that replied there so we have enough to play a campaign if folks are still interested. Reply if still interested please.

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So, my "setting" is mostly a non-setting. Very little information beyond your standard "remnants of empire / points of light" thing. Also Dwarves are ancestor-worshipers, Elves have black, soulless eyes and feral souls, and there's a relatively recent thing called "shadow-dragons" that hide in the dark and kill without sound.

I've also been doubling treasure found, because PCs advance slowly enough as it is, and PbP just makes that worse.

Anyway, I'm not an old-school expert, but if people are still interested, it looks like I'm willing to do this.

"La elfoj loĝis en la arbaro, kaj kaŝis en la arboj. Iliaj senanimaj okuloj estis tiel nigra kiel nokto, kaj iliaj oreloj estis kiel tranĉiloj."

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Oops. Slow-ninja'ed!

Ignore my previous post.

Yes, I'm still interested in PeterRobbins' campaign.

PeterRobbins
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Again, apologies for previous lack of replies. The core classes of course will be available, but I'm would like to get four or more campaign classes up before opening it up for submissions. Also, I will be utilizing rpol.net to play by post. The very basic skeleton of that game is online here -
http://rpol.net/game.cgi?gi=52432&date=1344748677
I would hold off please doing a "Request To Join" there until I get more detailed campaign information up online. Please give me two more days to gather everything up more proper-like.

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Still interested :)

PeterRobbins
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For starters, if everyone could register on rpol.net, and then let me know their usernames over there, that would be a good jump on this. My username over yonder is "Murdock_SE", but you'll see me listed in the game itself as "The Loremaster" (yeah, dorky, but oh well). What will happen is, you'll eventually click on {Request Access] at the game site, then I'll Add a Character for you to the game. That character will be your persona. It will be the character's name itself, and a character portrait as opposed to your own username and info. Its a really nice simple rpg by pbp site over there, and I think you will like it a lot. They have a nice integrated dice roller as well. Which makes it nice to have a repository of so you don't have a bunch of rolls within the "narrative" we create. Anyhow, I look forward to this. It's a setting I've had fluttering about the periphery of my mind for a while, and I look forward to co-creating the world in a way. More soon... Just reply for now with your rpol.net usernames please.

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My RPOL username is, creatively enough, "Ludanto".

Granger44
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I am still interested and my rpol.net username is granger44.

PeterRobbins
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Ok. I've tentatively given you player access by giving you a character with the name Ludanto. Don't worry, we can edit that later. I just wanted you to get in fully. Others, if you want, go ahead and [Request Access] after registering on the rpol.net site, and I'll add you similarly.*

I'll reply with further campaign introductory maps, setting notes (of the areas you are familiar with of course), and character creation and campaign class notes. To accentuate the "normal" vs the "mythic", I would like us to stick with human classes, but IF any of you are daring enough, and want to try a class that is a bit whacky, I may have a campaign class or two of "slavic/byzantine/nordic" origins you could attempt to play. Now, please realize, that humans in this setting of Carpathia, are not nearly as alien race loving as in other core D&D-ish worlds and settings.

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Done!
Dont know my character name yet, such things comes rather late in my char gen process.

PeterRobbins
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Granger44 and Robriguez. I've added you both as players to the game on the rpol.net site. Once we are at the point of naming your character's, I'll edit your in-game profiles accordingly.

Just as a heads up, all comms regarding this game, other then adding new folks, will now be done on the OOC thread over at the game. I'll check in here every day or so just to check if we have any additional folks, but it looks like we have 4 players now. THANK YOU for your interest in the game. I think we will have a lot of fun.

PeterRobbins
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Last call. I have 4 players registered, I can support 6. Reply if interested.

Birthright
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still interested. Username is Birthright

PeterRobbins
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If you go to the game page, and click Request Access, I'll add you into the game.

http://rpol.net/game.cgi?gi=52432&date=1345958077

Ok, we are now at 6 players. I'm going to cordon off the game. If slots open up again, I'll advertise again.

PeterRobbins
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Hey. This fizzled (on my end), but I'm still very interested in trying again in 3 months time. My suggested format change would be start with one G+ Hangout to get things gelled and rolling nicely. Then PbP for a month, then G+ Hangout on a saturday evening 5-6 hr session, rinse repeat. If there is any interest in that light, let me know via PM here or via email at murdockpeter AT the gmail thingy. And, apologies. I kinda shot the starting gun way too early on the setting and PbP. The combination of those two issues, just made me falter on my side of things. For what its worth, you all did perfectly fine, in fact very good with what I was providing you. Anyhow, just look for a new announcement for a retry 3 months from now ; in the hybrid mode I mentioned.

G+ Hangout Monthly (give or take a week if schedules don't line up)
Then PbP to fill-in-the-blanks between sessions.