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  1. snowsiff United States

    snowsiff Member Noble

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    Hey fellow nerds,

    I'm looking to find a group of committed people to play some good ol pen and paper role playing. I'm thinking of using some sort of device like roll20.net or something similar. Which is basically skyping with people and using a tool set that the website provides to you to play together on one shared screen. We can use any sort of system like Pathfinder, some sort of Star Wars system or even Warhammer 40K role playing. Whatever people would be passionate/interested in.

    Not sure if this is the best place to find folks for this, but I'm figuring I would start here first. I know @Shenaniganz26 was doing something like this with some members, but it sounds like he has his plate full right now. Ideally I want to keep the campaign going consistently for a while, not just play for one month and then stop. Anyways if you think you would be interested in playing a few times a month for a good chunk of time, let me know.

    I'm thinking of starting at the beginning of May, to give adequate time for people to figure out the rule system and find enough people. Looking for 4 or 5 people to start.

    Cheers!
     
  2. dakirch United States

    dakirch The Swarm Drunkest Council Staff Member High Council

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    I can't remember who was interested but if I do ill tag them :p
     
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    Vestario Active Member Lord

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    I would be down for something like this, I am usually free for a good chunk of time on weekends.
     
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    Well this is a start. :)

    Anyone else interested? Eh?
     
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    Heck ya! I'm down to get D and D going again! I was a part of the first group and have played D&D before so I'll be fine with playing! Give me a shout whenever you need!
     
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    Sweet! Well thats two people so far :D Do I hear a third or fourth?

    @Vestario and @TheEpicness123 I'm thinking of going with Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition just for simplicity's sake. I bought myself the Dungeon Master book on amazon yesterday. So I'll try and start on my research and learn the ways of the Dungeon Master. I was looking at fantasy grounds to play online instead of roll20, but I'll have to dick around with both and see.
     
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    I've used Roll20 as a player and it's fun, that's what we used last time. It seems pretty simple but it's up to you what we do! @snowsiff
     
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    Sounds good either one to me, as i haven't used any of them. If you are good with D&D 5th edition, I will make sure i have a players handbook ready to go, seems i will need to get it, but that is not a problem.
     
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    @TheEpicness123
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    Alright guys, I've started doing some simple research and reading rule books for 5th edition D&D. It's pretty easy to google D&D 5e to find PDFs of the core rule books. I bought the dungeon master book on amazon for $30.00, fairly affordable. I think I'll be buying the rest of the core books on fantasy grounds so that we get all the additional addons, markers, tokens, maps, etc. Debating about buying the $350.00 bundle on Fantasy Grounds, we'll see how the first couple sessions go first. I've also been looking at some of the tutorial videos for fantasygrounds.com on their website. I've been looking at tips on youtube for both DMing and using fantasy grounds.

    I think from now on, we should probably just communicate by group emails so I don't flood the swarm with D&D posts. If you are both okay with PMing me your emails we can start doing group emails. Or some other method if you guys have any other suggestions.

    I'm hoping we can get at least one more fellow swarm member to join us, but we'll have to see (fingers crossed). Feel free to invite your significant other or friends that would be interested. Having a lady or two always makes role playing feel a bit more balanced/diverse than a bunch of dudes. If worse comes to worst, we should be able to find people on the fantasy grounds forum.

    I'm thinking the last weekend of April, the 29th & 30th would be a good point for us to create our characters together and introduce ourselves. Then maybe we can do a test run on fantasy grounds all together and depending on how long it takes, start our campaign!

    What say you guys? Any thoughts?
     
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    Everything sounds good, I am going to get the rule books, birthday is coming up, so I will buy a gift for me. I will send you my email address, and i am good for starting on the 29/30 of April.

    Probably will not get my wife to play, tried once to get her to play D&D with me and a couple of buddies, and she got upset when my Dwarf would let her Elf sleep in my bed.
     
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    Yeah I tried to get my wife to play too, but she didn't seem to keen on the whole virtual table top thing. Oh well... lol

    Alright, well... this is the last call for any Swarm members that would like to join in on campaign that starts at the end of April. If you are interested feel free message me.

    Cheers!
     
  12. LostInTheVoid United Kingdom

    LostInTheVoid The Swarm Civilised Council Staff Member High Council

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    I would love to but it all depends on the time so it probs wouldn't work well with me due to the time difference.
     
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    We haven't figured out a solid day or time, but when we do I'll let you know and see if it seems feasible for you.
     
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    I'd be down been a long time since I've played any kind of pen and paper. Too bad I can't 10ft pole my way through life anymore haha.
     
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    I haven't played d&d in about 15 years but I would love to try and get into it again. That said, I'm not sure how the whole virtual aspect works, I used to a friends basement. Also from mid April to mid may I'll be away for work in another country, but if you feel like teaching me the ropes I'll play again.
     
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    I'm thinking we'll have started by then, but I'm sure we can have you join the group once you get back from your job. Check out some fantasy grounds vides on youtube. That's the program that everyone will be using.
     
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    Cool I'll check it out. Thanks
     
  18. dakirch United States

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    Should stream it too
     
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    I thought that too, but I'm such a geezer. I have never streamed anything on twitch or something similar. Plus my internet is weird since I live in the hills. If our first session goes well, I'll try and figure out how to do the whole streaming thing, maybe.
     
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    id join in but me and my friend are starting up our own offline game. maybe next time!
     
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    I would definitely stream this, at the very least I can have OBS capture the audio. My connection is rock solid.

    Edit: Preview I say c*** a lot.
     
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    Hey all, finally joined the swarm. Will see those of you who are playing tomorrow!
     
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    You guys get this started yet? I'll be around if you have any questions or anything.
     
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    Shen we started a couple weeks ago and everything went smoothly imo. The only real hurdle we hit was getting Hamachi set up to connect to Snow and activating his ultimate dm key for FantasyGrounds.

    Rich my dude I'm stoked for tomorrow. Hopefully I won't get my shit pushed in as much this time lol. God almost died every fight haha.
     
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    Yep, started a couple weeks ago :) Our next session is tomorrow. There is a lot to learn! but it's been fun and the guys we are playing with are great. So far, for me, I think it's just a matter of getting experience in D&D 5e, Fantasy Grounds, Hamachi, Campaign Cartographer 3+, GIMP (poor mans photoshop), and getting back into a creative writing mindset, oh and that whole improve thing when Khronos decides to be a vicious/maniacal glass cannon.
     
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    Dude you can never be too careful of traps. We already learned the lesson to let me burn stuff and if that goblin hadn't whipped his spear through my thigh I wouldn't have cast on Eldritch Blast on his corpse till it was paste.

    Now the mindless gibbering in chat that's crazy.
     
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    Stream it.
     
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    Why not I can setup an obs stream as long as I can hook into the discord audio I'll be good.
     
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    *rolls critical 1 on obs set up, you receive a headache.*
     
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    Don't worry @KhronosKhronic my cleric will be around to heal you back up and get you back in the fight.
     
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    *you also roll crit 1 and do damage to khronos*
     
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    Damn don't know if people will be disappointed or amused by our gaming.
     
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    Bringing this thread back from the dead! Looking for a couple more people to join our D&D group. If you want to join, just let me know. We are partially through the lost mine of phandelver. Adventurers are currently lvl 3. Next session is 07/15/17 at 3:00pm EST.
     
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    Come join our motley crew
     
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    Been waiting for this forever. Didn't know that it finally caught.
     
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    You wanna play? sweet! come join in on the action. We are playing this saturday at 3pm EST. PM me your tits, I mean your email, and we can get you set up. Start thinking about a level 3 character and then we can meet up before hand and make sure you are ready to go before game time.
     
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