Sunday, August 20 2017

PBEM Questions and answers

Is it a FAQ? Is it a forum?
Well, it's really something in between!

We understand that there might be a few things you are wondering about. In this section you can ask your fellow PBEM players questions and also voice other topics of discussion.

Perhaps you are stuck in a post and need help? Don't know where to take the story next? Need help with a great name for a character of NPC?

Your comments and replies are always much appreciated, help your fellow players!

What (or where) to play, for a beginner

What (or where) to play, for a beginner

Hi guys,

I've never ever played a PBEM game, but I'm familiar with RPG concepts having played a little bit of D&D some 10 years ago.

I've now grown very interested in PBEM as I just don't have the time for weekend sessions of RPG, but I do miss the adventuring.

I'd like to find a place to start, that has a fairly accessible learning curve (at least to start, later complexity is always welcome) and a newb-welcoming community of players to lend a helping hand on the beginning if needed. As I don't have absolutely any PBEM experience, I'm sure I'll need some help.

 

As far as "theme" goes, I'm up for anything, from the traditional medieval fantasy to sci-fi, as long as the rules are free to download (except for D&D 3rd Ed. which i already have the rules).

 

Alright, that sums it up, suggestions welcome!

Regards,

J




Comments

Do you definitely want to play a game with tabletop rules? If it's just the adventure and the story you're after, there's loads of play-by-post games on OngoingWorlds.com with many different genres 

Here's a scifi game I can definitely recommend: http://www.ongoingworlds.com/games/270

Submitted by onion on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:52

Here's a fantasy game: http://www.ongoingworlds.com/games/625 Here's a game about vampires: http://www.ongoingworlds.com/games/1015 And here's a new scifi that's only recently started: http://www.ongoingworlds.com/games/1108 I hope you find what you're looking for anyway dude! The website all these games are on is one I run (although I'm not currently in any of the games) you'll hopefully find a welcoming group of people in each one (and if you don't, let me know and I'll give them a good speaking to!). I can definitely understand your desire to look for play-by-post games as they're much more casual than weekly roleplay sessions, which can be a lot of effort to go to. Arranging a time, meeting up etc, I find that a lot more stressful than it should be!

Submitted by onion on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:01

Johnny,

Welcome to the group!

I would start by checking out the advets.

Once you find one that appleas to you, check it out!

Respectfully,

Kirok

Submitted by Kirok on Sun, 12/14/2014 - 17:25