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Old Dec 24th, 2022, 04:22 PM
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Hello! This feels like an odd time to be introducing myself - since Christmas Eve is when the celebrations happen in my part of the world - but the in-laws have gone home and the kids are asleep so I'll write while the going's good.

I was introduced to D&D 5e some years ago, and found roleplaying and especially DMing satisfied a creative urge I didn't know I had. Sadly family life and the pandemic have put paid to both my face-to-face and online games... and yet the hunger remains...

So I thought I'd try PbP! I did a fair bit of text-based roleplaying many years ago (before I really knew that tabletop RPGs were different from the videogame kind), but from my cursory poking-about this site seems a lot better organized. And I like this little guy
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Old Dec 24th, 2022, 04:34 PM
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Welcome Flying Bat Megafox! You’re definitely in good company here. A great way to get started with this site is to do a new player solo game. If I were a more responsible member of the welcome committee, I’d have a nice link for you. Unfortunately, I’ve yet to prepare the link for easy copy/pasta and I’m on my phone currently. But someone here must have that link handy. They’ll be around shortly, I’m sure.

Here’s a tip! If you like the formatting in a post, push the Quote button to study the BBcode that the poster used to make it happen. Then you can shamelessly steal it for your own posts!
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Old Dec 24th, 2022, 05:43 PM
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Welcome!

glad you came here, sorry it took family crisis and a pandemic to force it, but we'll take new players any way they come! Hope you can slake your hunger!

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Old Dec 24th, 2022, 06:44 PM
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Welcome Flying Bat Megafox! Youre definitely in good company here. A great way to get started with this site is to do a new player solo game. If I were a more responsible member of the welcome committee, Id have a nice link for you. Unfortunately, Ive yet to prepare the link for easy copy/pasta and Im on my phone currently. But someone here must have that link handy. Theyll be around shortly, Im sure.

Heres a tip! If you like the formatting in a post, push the Quote button to study the BBcode that the poster used to make it happen. Then you can shamelessly steal it for your own posts!
Hello Loun! Thanks for the tip - I'm somewhat familiar with BBcode from other online adventures (roleplaying-adjacent, now I come to think of it), but I'm certainly not above a bit of shameless theft!
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Old Dec 24th, 2022, 06:48 PM
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Welcome!

glad you came here, sorry it took family crisis and a pandemic to force it, but we'll take new players any way they come! Hope you can slake your hunger!

Happy gaming!
Oops, did that come across as quite negative? I should also say that I love writing, so PbP seemed like a natural fit. Thanks for the warm welcome!
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Old Dec 24th, 2022, 07:55 PM
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Welcome to my favourite place on the internet. Always seems to be plenty of interest in 5e games here (myself included) but dont let that be a reason to not consider some of the other exquisite delights this place offers. I fully admit to be being a rules-poly and love the excuse to buy new books.

 
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Old Dec 25th, 2022, 07:41 AM
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Welcome to RPG Crossing, Flying Fox! I'm glad you found some peaceful time to spend imagining new stories and adventures here. Have fun exploring the community, and let us know if you have any questions. And have fun this morning with your kids
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Old Dec 25th, 2022, 05:46 PM
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Old Dec 25th, 2022, 06:46 PM
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Howdy Flying Fox Mega Bat,

That's quite a mouthful. It sounds like you are a fairly experienced player. I'm a D&D guy too (5e now but my favorite is AD&D) who enjoys fantasy, but I have played many other RPG systems. If you are looking for a place to role play, and not just roll play, this is it. Well, there is some incredible role playing going on here. I thought I was a a pretty good story teller, but I have been put to shame by the quality of some of the players...and I have learned a lot. I sent a link to one such site I've been lucky enough to be a part of below. Of course, there are plenty of hack and slash games too, so take your pick.

To get some PbP experience you'll want to check out a solo game. Even if you have PbP experience each site is a bit different.

This is a place where the people are welcoming, where the games are interesting, and where generally they only expect you to post a few times a week. I've been playing D&D for a very long time and I thought I've seen it all, but this site has some amazing games going on. I've been playing (storytelling as much as rolling) for a bit over two years now in a game that has been going on continuously for four decades, started tabletop and moved online two decades ago. It's set in an alternate Europe where the worlds of Tolkien and Howard existed in ages past. So there is a hint of LOTR and a hint of Conan in it and since it's set in an alt Europe it somehow feels familiar.

This is just one example and there are other great campaigns on RPGX. You should take some time to "stroll around" the site and see if anything catches your eye.

I hope to see you around on the boards.
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Old Dec 26th, 2022, 10:47 AM
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Welcome to the site, Flying Fox! Hope the kids stay well and sleep well so you can sneak in as many gaming posts as you wish!
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Old Dec 26th, 2022, 01:41 PM
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Welcome, Flying Fox! The holidays are a perfect time to join up for some roleplaying! Hope you find some fun games on the site!
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Old Dec 26th, 2022, 04:09 PM
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Lots of new greetings! Hello everyone, and thanks for the very warm welcome. Merry Christmas to those who celebrated it. We're now in strange post-advent calendar territory in my household, with no special morning activity to motivate the eldest to shut her eyes bedtime is fast becoming a dangerous, lawless free-for-all...

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Welcome to my favourite place on the internet. Always seems to be plenty of interest in 5e games here (myself included) but dont let that be a reason to not consider some of the other exquisite delights this place offers. I fully admit to be being a rules-poly and love the excuse to buy new books.

 
nooo I can't possibly start collecting books for OTHER systems too. Where will it all end? Although Ironsworn does look interesting... and it is free...

Thanks also for the link to solo games Ildrahil! I'm going to read up about some of the other systems on offer there, and maybe step outside my comfort zone a little. FATE, Traveller, and 13th Age are all new to me... there's a game called Lancer I've been wanting to try as well, does anyone have any experience of that?
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Goodmorning Flying Fox,

Happy New Year! And ofcourse welcome at the Crossing. Just checked your arrival date and I see that I am still 'elegantly late' but it always offers a window of opportunity to ask you what you have been doing so far. Have you been trying to get into games or are you already playing?
Made a character yet and if so, what did you create????
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Old Jan 8th, 2023, 04:21 PM
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Hello Kenjitsu and chocoladevla! Thanks for the warm welcome! I joined in the middle of the holidays but lots of people have still turned up to say hello - this has not been my experience on other forums!

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Goodmorning Flying Fox,

Happy New Year! And ofcourse welcome at the Crossing. Just checked your arrival date and I see that I am still 'elegantly late' but it always offers a window of opportunity to ask you what you have been doing so far. Have you been trying to get into games or are you already playing?
Made a character yet and if so, what did you create????
I'm doing well, thanks for asking! pseudenim above linked me to the (a?) big West Marches game here on the site, and I've just finished applying with a witchy artificer. I've never made an artificer before and I got a bit stuck on her background so it's taken me a while

I've also had the New Player Solo Game recommended, but I've been dithering about what system to apply for.
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