If you take a look at www.rpol.net, you'll see hundreds of games in progress and can even read through some of them.
Basically, it is a way for people to play that may not have a chance or don't have the time to play face to face games.
You play the game using the rules, it just goes much slower since you post much like you do on these forums. The GM describes a scene and the players describe their actions.
Post - GM: The door is locked.
Post - Player: I'll try to pick the lock using my Open Lock skill. (Player then uses die roller and gets a result of 17. He then posts he got a 17 on the check).
Post - GM: the lock is just too tough. You'll have to find another way inside the room.
Game posting rates can vary from multiple posts per day to one post every two weeks.
The biggest challenge is to keep the game alive through regular participation. It can be done however. I've been running a DnD3e/L5R game for over three years now and still have 2 out of the original 6 people playing.
Please check it out if you're interested. Interested players are working on characters now so we have not yet started. (One person is still waiting on the book.)
I joined to check it out, what openings do you still have? I've played online games before and prefer the live method like OpenRPG/WebRPG etc, but have done forums games and am open to giving it another shot.
Looks like that board has a lot of stuff going on.
I have no final character sheets yet so anything is open really. One player mentioned playing an escaped female slave (with some pit-fighting experience), another mentioned a female noble/thief, yet another said he will play a male Hyborian barbarian, and the last one mentioned he might want to play a male noble on the run.
If anything - the role of the THIEF has not really been taken yet (and the style of campaign is thieves and wanderers). The role of the independent scholar is also still open (I'm allowing one scholar).
I suggest going to the board, reading over the info I have posted there about my game, and then contacting me through the "Request to Join" option.
We can send private messages to each other that way.
Rpol.net - Horror Fantasy Games - Conan the Roleplaying Game
The current party is level 4 and looks like this:
Brythunian barbarian (male)
A soldier from the Black Kingdoms (female)
Zingaran noble/pirate (male)
A scholar (sorcerer) from Khitai (male)
Things have just taken a bad turn for the party and they are now held captive. Your character will start the game bound in chains for a crime he or she either did or did not commit.
Just thinking of the story, the character choices that would make the most sense are: thief or barbarian. The party is really missing a thief. However, any non-sorcerer character would be able to fit in quite well (except maybe noble - but we can work together on a background to explain that).
The game is currently set in Zamora. However - shushhhh, don't tell my other players yet - the game will turn north towards Hyperborea and may even take a turn west towards Nordheim.
i would be interested in joining as well, i have a Hyperborian soldier i use in other games, let me know if i could take the extra spot ill send you the character sheet for your review, where should i send the character?
can you send me a link to the game?
Wow, Rpol.net seems to be the best general RP gaming site I've seen so far, upon first look - since it has the dice roller, ability to sub-group players (according to the FAQ), co-GM capability, etc. Much of this is found on herocentral.net as well, but that is a Hero Games RP site. online-roleplaying.com doesn't enable sub-groups and is just working on a dice roller...