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« on: October 10, 2007, 05:11:04 AM »
So I've been meaning to ask about this, does anyone around here game online regularly?

I'm not talking about MMOs, but playing regular pen-and-paper rpgs over the internet. Things like OpenRPG and other programs seems to make this a much more feasible option than it used to be in the past.

So does anyone have any experiences with this they could relate?
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Re: Online gaming
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2007, 06:57:48 PM »
Yes, I do plenty of this. Plenty of online PnP RP all the time. I use mIRC where I've been with this one channel for almost 5-6 years now. Currently I'm playing in a 4-colour superhero game using the BESM 3rd edition book. It's all sorts of fun. I'm also running a psionic-spy-horror thriller campaign with the other users in the room as well.

I like the way you can run things online, since you can just throw a link to some googled image and say that's a good representation of where you are. You know?

I've never heard of this OpenRPG, but I'm more into going with rules-lite games anyways. Less time spent hovering over pages of rules the sooner the fun can be had.
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Re: Online gaming
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2007, 10:32:27 PM »
OpenRPG isn't a rules system. It's just a program that gives you a chat window, an interactive map, and some dice to play with friends online.

Gemm, does playing online take more or less time than playing in person?
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Re: Online gaming
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2007, 12:37:33 AM »
In my experience, generally stuff like combats go about as fast but aren't as enjoyable, while roleplaying is slower but a little more immersive.
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Re: Online gaming
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2008, 06:44:35 PM »
OpenRPG works fine and is available for several different OS's. I have been playing in games where (due the lack of local players). I think I would still prefer irc+openrpg because Skype can be annoying at times and it's hard to hear if two or more players try to speak simultaneously.