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.


Dragon Tavern

Dragon TavernI’ve started playing the Dragon Tavern online game. It is the quintessential, barebones, text-based dungeon crawl game. I’m playing a Stormlord named “Adaen” of course.

Although it might be viewed as a timewaster, I’m finding the low-brainpower-input-required aspect of it very refreshing. Well, that and they limit the number of free turns you have/day. Anyway, if you’re in the market for something simple that involves killing monsters and taking their stuff, this may fill the bill.

If pressed for a numerical rating, I’d give it a 7…it does what it sets out to do pretty well.