Play-by-Post RPG

I’m enjoying about Doc Rotwang’s  PBEM game over at his infamous “I waste the Buddha with my crossbow” blog. Traveller…Good. I need to game me some of that online stuff. Although I do get to play 1-2 times a month and a similar amount via skype (for playtesting Shadows of Reality), I don’t get to GM…and I miss it.  Don’t get me wrong, I love face to face play (but I miss like half the sessions the group plays) and the VOIP works well (but I go to bed early most nights)….so its time for something a bit more restricted-time-friendly

My free time is a bit scarce and the people who’d be playing are scattered….so its time for something supportive of remotivity (its a word…honest).  I’ll be following suit with Rotwang and setting something up online. I’m leaning toward a play-by-post setup (with emails generated) probably through YahooGroups. I’d supplement this with voip and/or the occasional face-to-face play.

Now to set it all up. I’m hoping to keep it simple and a little more seat-of-pants than usual due to the nature of post-based games. Hmmmm…I’ll have to think about this during my ride home.


3 thoughts on “Play-by-Post RPG

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  2. I do recommend Yahoo Groups as a simple group format, it’s very easy to get started and the site is pretty much plain vanilla so it’s simple – but that’s all you need really.
    You can use forums to play play-by-post games too, there are plenty around.
    I’ve actually been working on creating a site that is a bit of both, a custom-made site for creating play-by-post games, where you can manage your character and locations, and tag each of your story posts with the characters involved etc.

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