GM recruiting for play-by-chat game

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Backgammon Backgammon's picture
GM recruiting for play-by-chat game

Ok, I'm looking for some players that want to play in a Chat based game. I used to play with OnpenRPG but that's getting kind of old. I believe there are more recent tools we can use. Whatever, that's not important. What is important is this:

I'm looking for 2 to 4 players. As this is my first EP game, I will start by running the mission from the Quick Start rules with probably minor modifications.

Games will be on a week night. We can decide the best day according to everyone's schedule. It won't be Mondays though. Game will be 8pm to 10pm Eastern. We can aim for once a week but experience dictates it will be less frequent that than.

You do not have to use the preset character from the quick start rules, any character is welcome. I'm keeping the Firewall angle so make sure your background includes alignment with that organization. You also all start on a Scum barge, so you gotta have some sort of excuse to be there too. I don't need multi-page backgrounds here, a couple of paragraphs is good enough for now, akin to the background provided for the quick start characters.

If all goes well, we can expand to a bigger campaign, but for now I am only planning this one mission.

hewhocutsdown hewhocutsdown's picture
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Will this suffice?

http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AhdX2BGB5kOVdGJwUzRTcExVcmRXY29DQTNPNXpnb1E&hl=en

I'm CST, Wednesday nights are difficult unless it's later. Let me know if that works for you.

Sir_Psycho Sir_Psycho's picture
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Eastern standard? According to a quick internet search that puts you in Australia, perhaps? I'm in GMT +10, Sydney. Not so sure about Eastern standard, though.

hewhocutsdown hewhocutsdown's picture
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It puts him on the Atlantic side of North America.

http://www.timeanddate.com/library/abbreviations/timezones/na/est.html

Backgammon Backgammon's picture
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hewhocutsdown wrote:
It puts him on the Atlantic side of North America.

http://www.timeanddate.com/library/abbreviations/timezones/na/est.html

Indeed. Unless you have a funky schedule I assume you won'T be able to fit the schedule if you'Re in Australia.

HeWho (if I may shorten your name so ;), CST should work. So Wednesday is no good for you, which means that leaves us Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, correct? So far so good.

Between 1 and 3 slots still open for players.

hewhocutsdown hewhocutsdown's picture
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Correct. And if you want a short version, I also respond to hwcd. ;)

Backgammon Backgammon's picture
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Last night I downloaded MapTool and played around a bit. It's pretty, more modern looking and hell of a lot simpler to install that openRPG so I believe we'll be using that. I even managed to code a simple Eclipse Phase dice roller we'll be able to use.

Backgammon Backgammon's picture
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Posted on several other forums. Hopefully we'll have a full team in no time.

LostProxy LostProxy's picture
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I am making my interest known. I have a character mostly done and would like to know if there is anything I need to show to you now like background, concept, etc.

Backgammon Backgammon's picture
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Background and concept would be cool. I'd like to get a feel of the characters,

So you are good with the weeknight schedule?

LostProxy LostProxy's picture
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Background I'm still working on but as for concept he is an Infiltrator/Tracker kind of character. He has some basic psi ability but nothing over the top (Psi comes with a lot of baggage mechanically so I kept it low.) The Occult Investigator was one of my favorite archetypes from Shadowrun so I am trying to make something similar here.

Yup, just depends on which day.

Backgammon Backgammon's picture
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Ok a player from RPG.net posted interest, so that makes 3 players which is perfect.

hwcd - Techie mercenary
Lost Proxy - Infiltrator/Tracker
XaoticInfection - dunno yet

Schedule:
Tuesday 8pm-10pm Eastern (GMT -5), aiming for weekly.

We'll be using MapTool, so if you don't have it go ahead and download it. It'll be my first time using MapTool so hopefully all will go smoothly.

We can have our first game on the 26th if that works for everyone.

hewhocutsdown hewhocutsdown's picture
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Sounds good.

XaoticInfection XaoticInfection's picture
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Hey. I would definitely be interested. I am on Central Time in the United States, GMT -6 I think. The character I am interested in playing is a Socialite/independent (and fringe) media personality. He is an adrenaline junkie with a vid show.

Backgammon Backgammon's picture
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Ok so for Tuesday, the game will be named "Eclipse Phase QS". The password to enter will be "backgammon". I'll probably be around a like 15 minutes early. If there are any problems, you can email me at olivier [dot ] gagnon [dot] 1 [at] gmail [dot] com.

If possible, I'd appreciate if you can email me your char sheets in advance (except for you hwcd since it's google doc'd)

Backgammon Backgammon's picture
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Looks like I got another player lining. Game will have to switch to Thursdays, same time. I want 1 more before we start. Hopefully just a few more days of recruiting then.

ardent_seeker ardent_seeker's picture
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I'll play. I'm central time zone and Thursday is perfect for me. I just got the EP pdf and I'm working on a character. Let me know if there is still room.

"I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."
- Ripley, "Aliens"

Backgammon Backgammon's picture
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ardent_seeker wrote:
I'll play. I'm central time zone and Thursday is perfect for me. I just got the EP pdf and I'm working on a character. Let me know if there is still room.

That would be great! Ok let me try to russle up all my players. Can you shoot me an email at olivier [dot] gagnon [dot] 1 at gmail dot com?

Thanks

Scottbert Scottbert's picture
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I am also interested if there's still room! What characters do you have so far?