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blackness
02/12/2007 8:33 PM

I was thinking about role playing, but not 'free form' like most are doing here, instead I would like to incorporate some online dice rolling for a change. Has anyone done this before, i mean here on the boards?

darknightrei
02/15/2007 5:20 PM

Ummm, if I'm not mistaken this IS a FFRP site, so I think you should contact a moderator to see if anything but FFRP is ok. I don't think so, but who knows.

Kalia_Majere
02/15/2007 8:20 PM

We're not so stingent. IF you can find others who will cooperate, and find an online dice roller (which we do not have on our site [yet]) you're more that welcome to work it that way. Be warned though, playing such as you have suggested can be difficult on a site like ours, and may not generate much interest. But good luck to you ;)

Kalia
~Exec. Producer for the FFRP

blackness
02/15/2007 11:55 PM

Thanks for the replies.


Ummm, if I'm not mistaken this IS a FFRP site, so I think you should contact a moderator to see if anything but FFRP is ok. I don't think so, but who knows.


You got a point there.


We're not so stingent. IF you can find others who will cooperate, and find an online dice roller (which we do not have on our site [yet]) you're more that welcome to work it that way. Be warned though, playing such as you have suggested can be difficult on a site like ours, and may not generate much interest. But good luck to you ;)


The IF part is err...well, we all know how difficult that is. I guess I'm not looking for what I want at the right place, you know, like ordering pizza at McDonald's or something like that. Thanks for the replies though!

Paper_Bard
02/22/2007 7:39 PM

Wow. This is Freeform? Wow. This has been a total waste of my time. I can't beleive it. All these articles about DND and stuff... and you guys don;t even play friggin DND! Consider myself out! FRICK!

Kalia_Majere
02/22/2007 8:26 PM

There is no reason to get all huffy. We DO play D&D just not online. Many of us have several years of experiance playing table top (or commonly known as Pen and Paper) Rp's. Personally I have about nine years of working with settings such as Ebberon, basic D&D, WOD, and Star Wars.

If you don't like free forum, we won't twist your arm to stay, but there wasn't a need for such a response. It is posted quite plainly at the top of the forums that it is a FFRP (Free Forum RP) and I'll be the first to say (and rightly so) ...

DUH!!

Also, while I don't know the exact date, I don't remember seeing your name on the boards, so you haven't been here more than a few days (if that) so it was hardly a major 'waste of time'. I find that quite insulting.


Kalia_Majere
Exec. Producer for the FFRP

Flark
02/23/2007 3:00 AM

Not that I will be missing any sleep if the Paper_Bard decides to withdraw his abounding contribution from the RPGC, but you know you could always role play free form in a strict D&D setting. It's really not that difficult.

Airiana
02/23/2007 3:55 AM

I'm sorry... he decided that joining was a waste of his time on the day that he joined... let him go. If he's that judgmental, he doesn't deserve to be here.

blackness
02/26/2007 5:38 PM


I can't beleive it. All these articles about DND and stuff... and you guys don;t even play friggin DND!


I'm not trying to flame you, I just disagree with what you said. There are many ways to role play, if you're happy role playing in a certain way, then, hey... as long as you're happy. Creating restrictions on how role playing should be done is in my opinion why we have free forms in the first place. I feel that free forms are great because they give freedom to the player, of should I say the writer, to act as he/she pleases in the game, without worrying too much about difficulty checks, attack rolls, feats, and so on. Of course, this is done without ruining the game.

The only reason I'm not into free form is my bad Engrish, which causes me to re-edit every sentence I write for about an hour before posting, just to make sure someone actually understands my character is just trying to open a door.

I asked the question above because I've seen other sites which are RPing with dice rolls on message boards (they don't have an online dice roller too) and they seem to work fine and are fun too. But as you guys said, it depends on the the members' interest.

Damien
02/26/2007 5:52 PM

I love it. Someone joins a Gaming site and complains that there's no D&D being played here. Because clearly D&D is the only way to roleplay. Forget GURPS, Warhammer, Tristat, CODA, OGL d20, Pendragon, Storyteller. . etc. If you're not playing D&D, you're not gaming!


Anywho. . .



The only reason I'm not into free form is my bad Engrish, which causes me to re-edit every sentence I write for about an hour before posting, just to make sure someone actually understands my character is just trying to open a door.


Then you're out of luck. Writing is an intrinsic part of online gaming. The only difference between a freeform online game and a dice-using online game is that in the former you can pretty much choose whatever you want the character to do, subject to the Narrator's abjudication. Dice are not going to require you to do any less descriptive text.


As for using dice online - there's very little point to it. The intention of dice in gaming is fairness. You roll and take what comes. Online, without a server-run dice roller, there is absolutely no way to know whether or not your players are telling you accurate rolls or not.

I attack the Orc. I rolled a 19! Critical threat. I roll a 20. I rock. That's 1d8+Str bonus x2 damage.

Did I actually even roll dice? How could you ever possibly know? You can't see me. Maybe I just lied because I wanted a critical hit.

'Hidden' dice rolls and Free Form are essentially the same thing. The player has full control to decide what his character does. And frankly, it's harder to use dice online anyway because it's more difficult to keep track of everyone's abilities, skill ranks, and things of that sort. You can do it, and some RPs have a lot of success with it. But for most people dice rolling and the more 'mechanical' aspects of tabletop gaming are an unneeded hassle for post-based RPs.

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