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Title: My first Post (Original?)
Post by: KorbanDream on August 31, 2004, 02:56:50 AM
Greetings to all and sundry...
First an apology for placing this here but I couldn't find anywhere more suitable?

Please could you correct me if I am off the mark but is the Forge dedicated to "Table-tops" such as D&D or Cyberpunk?

If so would sub-branching into sms (Mobile Phone) rpg's be allowed as I am having a little difficulty in finding somewhere to call 'Home'...

Title: My first Post (Original?)
Post by: Ron Edwards on August 31, 2004, 08:06:40 AM

The Forge is dedicated to role-playing as a specific kind of social and creative activity, which most of us think is realized most clearly in a face-to-face, real-human context.

However, that does not automatically eliminate other media. IRC (chat) play is often discussed here, and a recently published game (Code of Unaris) offers some fascinating ideas about how that medium can be utilized to the advantage of role-playing, rather than merely as a poor substitute.

A number of recent threads in RPG Theory advanced our shared understanding of computer-mediated and even computer-sourced role-playing experiences, and although we've agreed mainly to let our very diverse outlooks simmer in one another's heads for a while, I anticipate a lot of great discussions to come in the future.

You asked,

would sub-branching into sms (Mobile Phone) rpg's be allowed

I suggest beginning by introducing this concept to the Forge in the RPG Theory forum, just explaining what it is and giving us some real-life examples of what play in this form is like. I bet you'll get lots of responses which will then spin into any number of threads you and your fellow players might post.


Title: My first Post (Original?)
Post by: Vaxalon on August 31, 2004, 09:09:30 AM
Yes, quite... I've never heard of SMS roleplaying before.  It strikes me that at $0.10 a message (my plan's charge) a game would get pretty expensive.

Title: My first Post (Original?)
Post by: Andrew Martin on August 31, 2004, 07:37:47 PM
Woud the SMS roleplaying be using the SMS cellphone as a communications medium between the players, much like Play by Post and Play by eMails (PBeM) RPGs? Or would it be like a roleplaying with a computer game, like Knights of the Old Republic by LucasArts or DungeonSiege by Microsoft, but allowing for the more limited capabilities of a cellphone?