LFG - EU TZ for online, play-by-post, or meatspace gameplay (Brighton, UK)

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PrdiG PrdiG's picture
LFG - EU TZ for online, play-by-post, or meatspace gameplay (Brighton, UK)

Hello fellow EP enthusiasts.

First off a warning: I am new to RPGs, but have read all the eclipse phase books and listened to many actual play recordings, and think I get the basic idea. Role-playing is something I'm actually very surprised I never tried out before now, being a tabletop and board gaming enthusiast, the social circles seem to mesh a lot of the time.

I'm currently living in the city of Brighton and Hove, so if there's anybody here in this part of England, a meetup would be fun. However, I am not adverse to the idea of using technology to play with anybody else who happens to be in a European time-zone, especially considering I am more likely to find a group that way.

Due to my job, I am free at all times, any day of the week, but occasionally have to disappear for a bit. When I do disappear, I will still usually be able to get in touch via email. If you are wondering what it is I do, I'm a navigational officer in the merchant navy, and have previously mostly worked on container ships, but am now switching to short passenger contracts as I kind of enjoy having a social life. But it still means I will be on ships for a few weeks at a time, and then have tons of free time off. As such if you are running a play-by-post campaign and need a new player, this could be a good solution for longer campaigns for me... you may have to explain how play-by-post actually works, but that's what skype is for.

If you need a player, or are starting a new campaign, help a brother out and get in touch through the forum or via skype (ID is lucas.pauling). Don't be surprised if you see me online but don't get a response immediately, as I pretty much leave skype running 24/7. I will however get back to you when I return... I promise.

As for my play style... well honestly I'm not sure as I am new to this, but I do enjoy the ideas of contradictory characters. The pre-gen character that is a human-impersonator AGI for example. And if my thought process can be extrapolated from video game RPGs, I mostly use a chaotic neutral play-style, where I enjoy dark humour, am not always the nicest of persons, but when it really matters I will always pull through for the good ending. (I also enjoy the pretty explosions, as evidenced by my play-through of Fallout 3 as a good character, except for the act of setting off the megaton bomb... I couldn't resist and man was that fun to watch)

Anyway, that's it from me.

Shout-out to any EVE Online players as well, particularly BRAVE members.

varlaax varlaax's picture
Eclipse Phase Gameplay

Also based in England, any luck yet?

Eclipse Phase enthusiast.

PrdiG PrdiG's picture
So far no luck, but I am now

So far no luck, but I am now thinking of GMing a oneshot. I'll be posting in the forums when I'm ready.

Eperogenay Eperogenay's picture
So I'm reaching out to people

So I'm reaching out to people trying to organize small 3-4 group of players for online play. varlaax if you want you can hit me on skype at (eperogenay) and we will commence brainstorming ;)

ThatWhichNeverWas ThatWhichNeverWas's picture
Do dee dooo, totally casual....

If there's any more room, I'd be up for an online one-shot or two :P

In the past we've had to compensate for weaknesses, finding quick solutions that only benefit a few.
But what if we never need to feel weak or morally conflicted again?

Archon79 Archon79's picture
may be available

I would be interested in a online game or 2

Eperogenay Eperogenay's picture
So I have 4 players already

So I have 4 players already for our campaign, I must say the experience with new players is extremally positive. I'm not sure if I can handle more players yet, I don't feel experienced enough and versed in the system yet to handle more (even though I'm trying to learn as fast as I can, and the system isn't that complicated). But I'll say that if you contact me on skype some time (in my previous post) we might be able to work something out.

ShadowDragon8685 ShadowDragon8685's picture
Well, drat. I'm late as usual

Well, drat. I'm late as usual.

Ah well. Eclipse Phase can be a great game to play online.
My advice, though, from someone who's EP game crashed and burnt recently?

1: Do not make a story arc which is entirely contingent upon one or two players consistently showing up. Murphy's Law dictates they will flake out, suddenly and usually without warning, leaving you high and dry.
2: Do not try to engineer "set pieces" which your players are supposed to only observe. They will want to intervene, and will move heaven and earth to do so, even if it means rushing in like Leeroy Jenkins.
3: Do not throw a setting-assumptions-challenging mind-fuck at your players in the middle of something else.
4: Try not to put the game into a situation where it would stretch credulity over a barrel to have a new PC show up. This makes incorporating new players (possibly to replace flakes) practically impossible without engineering a contrivance which stretches suspension of disbelief to the breaking point.

Skype and AIM names: Exactly the same as my forum name.

My EP Character Questionnaire
Thread for my Questionnaire
The Five Orange Pips

Eperogenay Eperogenay's picture
So, after game and some real

So, after game and some real life stuff of my players I realized that I can probably have more players on a drop-in drop-out basis, since the setup we come up with actually allows for a nice modular and sandbox-y setup. So if you don't mind not being in ALL sessions but showing up when your schedule allows, just contact me on skype and I can probably fit you in. (Also, I'd love to play, so having a group with more than one GM could mean we have more sessions with different group setups...)

Deep Deep's picture
That sounds pretty good, do

That sounds pretty good, do you still have room for anyone? I'm pretty much as free all the time.

EDIT: I can't seem to find you on Skype...