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bogi_khaosa

Interest in Play-by-Post?

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I'm starting up a PbP game using Ark of Souls. Anybody interested? I'm looking for 4-6 players. Obviously not having read or played through AoS is a bonus, :)

 

I'll probably be using the oriignal, pre-errata weapon stats combined with the BC/OW combat rules, but I haven't fully decided yet.

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What I do is use random stat generation and then allow up to 3 points to be switched between any given pair of stats, as long as they are not taken below 32 or over 50. That avoids min-maxing, but also keeps utterly unviable characters out.

 

EDIT: hmm maybe I misunderstood your question.

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Yeah, sorry for not being more articulate.  I recently joined a game there from a thread started on another forum.  No need for TeamSpeak or Ventrillo as there is a native video/audio chat built into the site.  GM's can build maps, create player tokens and so on.  My first experience playing on Roll20 as well as first game of DW.  There is a dice roll tool that you can set macros for and the GM of our game has arranged "helper" sessions to get our characters rolled up and set up our macros based on our loadouts, stats and modifiers.  It's pretty cool and since everyone has to roll up on the site, there's no "invulnerable/unbelievable" Marine characters.  We rolled 10 times and threw out the lowest and placed our numbers where we wanted on the sheet.  Same for Armor and associated histories and such as well as the rest of the stats.

 

IMO, it's a great tool for GM's but it's pretty fun for players too.

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Video and or mic audio isn't required, it's just something that is available through the site without having to run another app/program in the background.  Text chat is along the right side for everyone and the "Chat" is automatically archived so anyone in that game can go back and review anything that went on....saves some note taking, just scroll up.  Even when the game isn't currently being played, players can log in and check the Chat Archive to get caught up if the miss a session or just to refresh their memory prior to an upcoming session starting.  It's pretty flexible and best of all.....FREE.  It just runs best on Chrome too rather than IE.

 

Was just offering an alternative.  I'd not heard of it until recently and I think it's a GREAT idea.  I've not heard of rpol.net and maybe it's similar but different. 

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Well chat won't really work likely, because 1) I normally do this at work :) and 2) I live in a much different timezone from most otehr players.

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GM has coordinated it and is keeping in contact with everyone and scheduling time windows for the group to meet for a session.  I just maintain contact with the GM by the means established (forum threads, message feature at Roll20 and email) and log in during the window.  I'm not saying it's easy...it's just the conditions of the group currently assembled.  It covers the geographical gap quite well (Roll20) but the time zone coordination and peoples time availability to play is something a website just cannot do.....human factor.

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If we're just playing PbP,, time difference issues shouldn't be a problem.

 

As far as custom chapters go, I would prefer to go with things out of the box (book), since such things require vetting from me and hence more work, and I work 14-hour days so I try to keep things down.

 

So, two people? Ideally I'd like 4 or 5. Hopefully people who both know the rules pretty well and haven't read the adventure. :)

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Ok give me a couple of days and when my work deadline is met I'll contact you.

 

I'd ideally like 5 people; one should be an Apothecary for obvious reasons and the adventure pretty much demands either a Tach-Marine or somebody else with tech skills (like an Iron Hands or Salamander), somebody who can serve as a poor man's techmarine if need be.

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I would love to join this game if you still have room for another player.

My preferred chapter would be Black Templars, but if I'm needed to play a different chapter for role purposes, I'm fine with it.

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No problems. 

 

And it seems like I MAY be able to join after all. I'll have to see but I'd like to renew my interest application.

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I would love to play if there is still room, I have no preferences and will fill any role the group needs. The only experience I have is with DH, so I may be a little green with this system but I have the DW core book so I can read up on the mechanics.

 

I live in Toronto, ON and my time zone is ETZ

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OK, I'll send you all PMs in a couple of days.

 

Tie xone doesn't matter, since it's done PbP, not real-time. Just whenever you happen to be online.

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