Greetings, traveller! The Tabletop section of the Waypoint forum already has a handful of PBP (play-by-post) campaigns currently in progress, but after gauging reactions from the The Great D&D/Roleplaying Games Introduction Thread, I thought it’d be good to put together a topic for recruiting for real-time tabletop RPGs played online!
What does that mean
Online tabletop might seem like a contradiction in terms, but there exist a number of systems to facilitate playing games like Dungeons and Dragons, Dungeon World or Fate without the need for all the players to be in the same room. All you need is a method of communicating with other players, a willing Game Master and a stable internet connection! Sitting by your computer eating Cheetos and quoting the Dead Alewives entirely optional.
How does it work
I need to do a bit more digging/am open to suggestions, but the big daddy of online tabletop is Roll20, which offers chat functions, a virtual table to display maps and character positions, online characters sheets and simulated dice rolls. It’s what they use for Friends at the Table, Austin fans! Previously I’ve played sessions of D&D using a combination of that and Skype for voice chatting, although I hear Discord may be better for that and organising play nowadays.
What do you want from me
The purposes of this thread are two-fold: first of all, to crowdsource some info about the best way of playing online tabletop RPGs (I’ll update this initial post with further deets as and when people share them!); secondly, to give people a place to recruit games, whether those are players looking for a group or DMs/GMs looking for players.
Want to give Dungeons and Dragons a try but unable to scare up a large enough group in your hometown? Already have a solid campaign going offline but want to give a different system a try? Maybe you just moved somewhere new – or your pals moved away – and you’ve yet to locate fresh nerds to run a Fate game with? This is the thread for you!
Player master list (forum name/timezone/interests)
thundarrshirt (that’s me!) GMT, interested in playing or GMing any system
TheOtherJeff, EST, interested in one-shots/limited-scope campaigns
Fimbulvetr, EST, interested in playing
TheMasterDS CT, interested in playing One Shots and PBTA (Such as Dungeon World)
MC_Gigglepants PDT/PST (UTC -7) Interested in all systems
Daydreamer CT (UTC -6) Interested in Dungeon World
Video_Games EST, Interested in DMing Dungeon World
CureWiki PDT/PST, interested in running Dungeon World, The Sprawl, Blades in the Dark, Maid RPG, or Mouse Guard one-shots
MikeK EST, interested in playing Dungeon World, Burning Wheel or Mouse Guard
Iverum Interested in playing
hollyfrosty Interested in playing one-shots
Mossy PST, Interested in playing
GoblinQueen Interested in playing
AdrastusDarke GMT, interested in playing Burning Wheel or Torchbearer
BennyAdelie Interested in playing
SquirrelGraph Interested in playing
Foofaraw CT, interested in playing
Matthias GMT+1, interested in playing or GMing Blades in the Dark, Dungeon World, Stars Without Number, and Masks
Aeneas UTC +1, interested in playing
pascalthedog GMT -5, interested in playing
fivedroids CDT (UTC -5), interested in playing