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OpenRPG players

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    just bringing this back up.  got two players (Gmork and another friend of mine).  would like to get two more people to have a decently rounded out group.

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    I completely understand.  If we get this thing going with more of a "dinner table" feel I will let you know.

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        Sorry if I was unclear about that. If you do decide to make it more of a social thing, I may be interested, but the way I understand the setup at present, it’s not my cup of tea.

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  • Ours was designed to be simple – thius the book name —  "FRP Made Easy – A Real World Fantasy"
  • 1 – Character generation is a complete DOS based program.
  • 2 –  Another progam is available for the REF (DM in your terms) which puts the entire book at his fingertips and TRACKS the stuff he rolls on the fly, especially treasures – with complete detail – to a file for later analysis.
  • 3 – the maps are already in Acrobat format, so I would have to read them into photoshop and trim as I went to put them up.
  • The whole thing, including some modules fits onto 1 CD.
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As i have said I’m fiddling about with OpenRPG in order to create a chacter sheet that fits 4th edition.  In doing so I may have over engineered it.  As it stands now most of the attacks have "send" buttons that send a post to the message section which auto rolls the D20 to hit, and the damage dice as well as displays any extra effect of the ability.  while this makes some of the mechanics easier to "explain" by not having to explain them it really kills the feel of D&D.  So for anyone new to the game that wants to start off using the character sheet i have built you are free to do so, but I am feeling that the better solution would be to have everyone use physical character sheets (these can be gotten from the wizards of the coast website for free just check the download section), and use the dice roller that is attatched to the chat, not the command macro’s i was using on the sheets.

As far as players we have two deffinites (Gmork and Delhome) and one maybe (Sadock).  if i can get a solid three, but preferably 4 players signed on for this we can start anytime.  which leads to the next point: what time/day best fits your schedule.  for me anytime after 7ish eastern will usually work for me, and run in a 3 hour (+/-) session.  Oh and they dont have to be junkies, if anyone wants to invite a friend of theirs into this feel free.

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**EDIT: just re-read and noticed the links.  the first one is the main one to be concerned about.  it has all the basic race/class info.  the other one is expanded selections**

the only book i highly recommend investing in at start is the Players handbook.  just make sure its 4th edition.  should have a picture of a dragonkin with a sword, and a chick with a staff.  I am fiddling with OpenRPG because apparently it doesnt have built in character sheets for 4th edition.  the upshot of which is that i can actually make it so you dont even "need" the books at all for you all to play (everything will be on the sheet and calculations done by the computer).  The basic rules can be taught well enough to get the game off the ground until PHB’s are aquired.  Later on if you decide to pick up the PHB2 or other supplements then you are welcome to play that class in another adventure/campaign.

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that there really is no substitute for sitting around the dinning room table until the wee small hours of the morning with a fist full of dice and more caffine than blood in your body.  at the start i am trying to keep it "simple" because i am just now learning how to really do anything with the OpenRPG interface.  I honestly would love to set up skype or vent to play.  it would be a hell of a lot easier/quicker to explain things.  If everyone else is cool with it I will make sure to rope that in with my preperations

Oh and I’m not an assinine GM when it comes to out-of-character talking.  i have played with a guy that was all about being in character all the time, and it simply wasnt fun.  So if you decide to join us feel free to gab about whatever

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if you already have some stats for him and powers and all that (4th edition remember! hehe) then shoot me a PM or e-mail and i will get his character sheet made up.

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     I was perfectly content with AD+D. Pretty sure that’s considered 2nd edition now. And the idea of playing online makes it seem like a video game or something.

     To me, role playing is a social activity. I can’t imagine doing it without the laughter and stuff. Maybe if you do it via Skype so you’ve got a real time element going, but if you’re just talking about text messaging on the boards, I’m out.

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Can I bring my character "Frank"? I’ll reset him to lvl 1…but I am quite attached to him…  He’s a Kobold Paladin..

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Nope, don’t have any of the books but I just searched amazon and there seem to be a ton of 4th edition supplements. Are these the main rule books?

Rule Book

Rule Book 2

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I plan on running this in 4th edition at the moment just because its got the simplest rules that i can see.  I have all the 4th ed books on PDF myself so i can go a similar route and say if this persons playing bard i can e-mail them the bard sections.

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ok folks theres one junkie if i can get at least 3 other people in i have a campaign i can run for the group.

and Gmork do you have access to the core books?  they are kinda pricey so if you arent able to purchase them right away its no biggie.  the only one a player really needs is the PHB (players handbook, 4th edition), and it can sometimes be nabbed on ebay or maybe half.com (just realized they are the same thing now :P).  If it happens that we have more people with books than without i may just roll some "template" characters and let everyone "draft" a character from that.

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  • created in my book, and I can email sections to players as they need them.  All of these books are in acrobat format, and I can cut and paste them. 
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    After reading a bunch of RA Salvatore books I had wanted to dabble with D&D but I am a total newbie at it.

    If you don’t mind me being clueless for a bit, Krunchy, I wouldn’t mind giving this a shot Smile 

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    Hey I have contemplated using this for awhile now because with the baby and work I can never get to my normal gaming group anymore.  So i was wondering if there are any junkies who use/have used OpenRPG before.  Its basically a chat room attatched to an paint kinda dealie and a dice roller that allows people to play games like Dungeons and dragons or Starwars RPG over the internet.  here’s the website: http://www.openrpg.com  If anoyone uses it, or just play D&D and would be intrested in starting a game post here.  Experience isnt a biggie, as long as you have access to at least the core books.

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