Welcome to a play-by-post, already in progress. This game has had a rocky start, that’s for sure. It began as a live Skype game with the dice roller on catchyourhare.com as a supplement, until it quickly become evident that time zones would be an issue. Then it was briefly on Roll20, but not all of us were on the same page when it came to Roll20. And now it is here, in a more reliable play-by-post form!
I’m going to lay down some rules. As Game Master, thebluespectre (that’s me) sets the scene, describing NPCs and the environment they are in. If a player has a suggestion for something or someone who would be in the scene, and I think it would make for a better story, I will gladly add it! I like seeing my player party do cool stuff and succeed. Adding disruptive elements or god-modding will be ignored, of course.
It’s kinda sad, but in most games time slows way down during combat due to the more complex rules required. When the game is in investigation mode, turn order is whenever a player posts something on this thread. We can meet up and roll the dice live if you wish, it’s fairer that way. When we are in battle mode, players must follow the initiative order. Any OOC questions should be privately messaged to the Game Master. Remember, you may have your character talk as much as you want during your turn, but a character must wait until THIER turn to respond to you!
Also, one rule for this play-by-post in specific; there IS a timer on responses, but it’s slower than the old live games. In investigation mode, you have 48 hours after I notify you to take an action. In battle mode, you have 24 hours. I’ll PM you guys when it’s your turn in that case. If you don’t move by then, your character is on NPC autopilot (I’ll be careful with your character. Mostly.). Your character will survive and help the ‘living’ players, but will never be in the spotlight and never really accomplish anything cool. You need to be here to have your character do cool things and get attention.
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