August 3rd, 2020


#RPGaDAY 3: Thread

Day 2 of #RPGaDAY 2020. Today’s prompt is ‘Thread’.

I play a bit of play-by-forum over at RPGGeek — the facilities there, including the full-featured dice roller, make it easy. I tend to split the game into three parts: one GeekList for the character sheets, one thread for the out-of-character banter and rules questions, and one in-character thread. That last one tends to get ‘polluted’ with out-of-character rules questions and stuff, but that’s not too bad.
Yes, the speed is much lower than when playing through a videocall or face-to-face, but on the other hand it enables me to play with people in vastly different timezones. And being able to leisurely scroll back a few pages to see (for instance) who has drank the potion that will protect them against the monster’s poisonous bite is quite handy.

Crossposted from my blog. Comment here or at the original post.