I’ve been lurking on the Tabletop Forums for about a week now, and I thought it might be fun to gauge any interest in starting up a Play-By-Forum game.
At present, I have a notion to GM a horror-themed game using the 2nd Edition rules of Unknown Armies. Would anyone be interested in playing? No worries if you’re not familiar with the system–I’ve perfectly happy to teach! Any experience level is welcome!
Here’s a small FAQ, just in case you’re curious on details:
-Yeah, but I’m like, really new at this. Would I still be able to play?
Yup! Everyone has to start somewhere. If you’re willing to learn, I’m willing to teach. Plus, everyone here is super nice!
-How many people would be playing?
I think three to five people is a good group to shoot for.
-So, do we have to meet at a certain time?
Nope! I imagine everyone is going to be in different time zones, so everyone will just post their characters actions when they have time.
-How often would I be expected to post actions?
I think if players can commit to around 3 posts a week, we should be okay. Of course, I personally will try to commit to more than that, being the GM and all. I’ll also do my best to try to respond to questions within a day or two, and often much sooner.
-These games have dice rolls, right? How will that work?
There are programs that can help a player group keep track of dice rolls for accountability, but I’d much rather just place trust in my players. There’s plenty of online dice rollers available for free, and I’ll trust my players to report their dice rolls honestly. After all, even bad rolls can create interesting stories!
-A horror story? I’m concerned about potential themes.
Due to the nature of horror stories, I want to be very clear that if we get this off the ground a discussion about boundaries and limits (as per part of the discussion in the wonderful Feminism, intersectionality and tabletop RPGs thread) will definitely occur to make sure that the game will be spooky fun for all players. And even if the players have agreed to allow certain elements, I’ll do my best to mark content warnings for readers should sensitive topics come up.