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[DitV] Dogs as a Play by Post game?

Started by yangnome, February 24, 2007, 04:46:27 PM

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I'm wondering if anyone has successfully run a DitV (or varient) PbP game.  I'm putting together a varient game and want to try it out before running it in person.  Anyone with experience have any tips or tricks to make it successful?


I ran a game that went great, all things considered.

My main problem was slow players holding up the game.  Because of that, many of the conflicts were probably too "big", but I didn't want to draw one scene out into a three week project.  Eventually I lost all of my players and had to just end it.  Sad.  At least it was close to the "end" though.

The forum we used had built-in dice-rollers which were helpful, as well as a couple of formatting tools to separating IC and OOC and metagame information, but if you have an external dice-roller, or you just trust your players, you could certainly do without them.

The hardest part, I think, is getting people to understand the basic dice rules.  If you can get that out of the way in person, or in chat, before the PBP, that will probably be useful.
Circumstances: [Lost] [Unprepared]