If you like play by posts, I am running one over on the Smoldering Wizard’s Forum. We been at it for almost two years now. There is a full cast of characters. Seven players right now! I have enough players at the moment, but the story has been really interesting. It is going in directions that are unexpected and wonderful. Much of the setting in the pbp will be incorporated into my Reuel Campaign. Doing it this way allows me to expand the cast of NPCs and locations as the players wander around the world. It kills two birds with one stone. I am really enjoying the roleplay between the DM and the characters. Being a play by post, it naturally moves slowly at times. The advantage is the chance to add some rich description and have the time to think about a consequence to any player’s actions.
The play by post is based on Whitebox:Fantastical Medieval Adventure Game (Charlie Mason), which is my favorite version of the Whitebox rules. I like it because it provides a framework that calls for the DM to fill in some missing details. This allows for creating your own flavor of ruleset. I am also working on my own version of the Whitebox rules but simplified even more so. I want to keep rules that are intuitive or easy to remember without having to refer to any rulebook during play.
Anyhow, take a look at our efforts over on Smoldering Wizard’s Forum and see what you think?
The creator of the Smoldering Wizard Forum has a great website of his own for all things old school. It is well worth a visit.
More to come,
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Thanks for the shout-out John! Has the game been running for two years already?! It’s been a blast.
Yes, it will be two years in April. We are lucky to have some really great players. It is a fun part of my gaming experience.