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Thinking about starting an IM based RPG
« on: September 28, 2004, 12:55:18 AM »
I think I want to run a RPG over an IM network (like AIM express/ iChat).
Frankly its a little faster than posting to a Board like this and a little less work.


I plan to keep any transcripts and write them up.

Now I just need a good campaign idea or 2.

Does anyone have any ideas?

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Re: Thinking about starting an IM based RPG
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2004, 01:27:16 AM »
Super-heroes campaign in the 1920's America.

or

Some sort of cowboy/indian frontiersman mystical campaign.

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A futuristic gothic campaign.

or

Colonists pioneering colonizing a Gas Giant planet that has some mysterious going-ons.

or

A rift like campaign where the players must survive time-storms that have destroyed linear reality.

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A campaign where the players play family dynasties trying to defeat a immortal tyrrant.

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just something with monkeys.
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Re: Thinking about starting an IM based RPG
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2004, 03:18:18 AM »
Hmm how about a Buck Rodgers Flash Gordan type retrorockets campaign....
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Re: Thinking about starting an IM based RPG (Do a
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2004, 05:28:47 AM »
Sounds good to me, and if I can sort out times I'm so in.

Have you considered doing Paranoia XP using Jparanoia? (Do a google search to find it)

If not, then expect me to try it sometime after I buy the book.
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Re: Thinking about starting an IM based RPG
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2004, 05:47:40 AM »
that sounds fun, I dont have Paranoia yet. but I'll check out Jparanoia...
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Re: Thinking about starting an IM based RPG
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2004, 08:52:04 AM »
Try IRC instead. It's better for multi person chats, you can put the current situation in the topic for when people join, and you can easily create new rooms for certain groups. So a room for group 1, exploring the house, another for group 2, who are poking around in the swamp.
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Re: Thinking about starting an IM based RPG
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2004, 09:24:41 AM »
I wish you the best of luck at this.  Getting everyone gathered for IM/IRC games is more difficult that I'd like to try.

Keep me posted, I'm eager to hear of how it goes (and if your method succeeds, I may give it a try)

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Re: Thinking about starting an IM based RPG
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2004, 09:27:23 AM »
That sounds like I'd have to dedicate time to it. What's the plan for running it?

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Re: Thinking about starting an IM based RPG
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2004, 04:02:37 PM »
Im still working out the details, I need to do a little world building, I have a flyer made that gives the basics... but I need to jot down a paragraph or two about the various factions.
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Re: Thinking about starting an IM based RPG
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2004, 04:34:18 PM »
well, let me know how you plan to run it, the mechanics and everything. how we respond, etc. Then I can decide if it's something I can do.

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Re: Thinking about starting an IM based RPG
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2004, 07:54:32 PM »
I am with SE.  I am interested, but will need further info to be sure I can commit the time to make it worth your while as the GM/DM/"IMM?".
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Re: Thinking about starting an IM based RPG
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2004, 08:38:44 PM »
So I started working on the setting, which I call Technoir. The players will all be members of the Confederation Space Patrol, there are jetpacks and antigrav cycles,... lasguns and mayhem. All set against the backdrop of an interstellar cold war.




Oh and an army of killer robots under the control of ruthless human analogs (no nose ridges or weird ears here people)...
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Re: Thinking about starting an IM based RPG
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2004, 08:52:38 PM »
I'd be interested.  I'd need a bit more info, but I'd definitely be interested.
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Re: Thinking about starting an IM based RPG
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2004, 09:18:37 PM »
Im working on an introductory PDF for all included... Its got plenty of visual crack to addict folks...
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Re: Thinking about starting an IM based RPG
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2004, 10:18:39 PM »
i guess I'm not clear. What sort of time commitment would I be making? Would I need to spend a couple hours on IM? how would we actually PLAY.