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Old Jul 10th, 2024, 09:02 AM
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A sparrow has arrived!

Hello, there!

I'm Gorrión (spanish for sparrow). I've been playing on and off for several years (only 5th edition, although I've roleplayed in forums for long before that). I used to play online on Discord and Roll20, but I don't have time anymore, and I recently started playing in person at some local table, but I don't have time anymore, haha. So I've played by post, which is my only way at the moment.

I'm a very optimistic, linda lazy man in his thirties, I like drawing, although (oh, surprise!) I don't have much time to draw as of late. I just want to have some fantasy fun! I surely hope I do around here.

Thanks for your attention, and have a wonderful rest of the day!
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Old Jul 10th, 2024, 09:11 AM
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Howdy El Gorrión,

I like the name. Why sparrow? I have found the PbP format certainly allows for more thoughtful and deliberate storytelling. In addition, I have found it also encourages a deeper connection to PCs, making decisions, often "life and death," for the PC that much more important and fun! We have some games on this site that have gone of for years, even decades.

As an introduction, I'm a D&D 5e player, but I also love L5R, King Arthur Pendragon, GURPS, and RuneQuest. Tell us a bit more about yourself. What systems other than D&D do you play? How about genre, do you prefer high magic, low magic, historical fiction, high tech, horror, sci fi/future tech, etc.? Do you have a favorite character class, race? Do you know how much wood a woodchuck chucks, if a woodchuck, could chuck wood?

There are a lot of choices for various RPG systems here, although PF and D&D are the two most common. We have quite a few games with very long legs here. In fact, I talk about one below. To start, you may want to check out a solo game. This will help you learn the site tools, since each site is a bit different.

As far as finding games goes, try here. This is where there are games seeking players. It can be a bit daunting but don't give up. It may take a few applications before you get accepted...but it's worth it once you're in. This is a great place to scratch your RPG itch and interact with some great DMs and players. There is some incredible role playing going on here. I thought I was a pretty good story teller, but I have been put to shame by the quality of many of the players...and I have learned a lot.

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 few 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 Jul 10th, 2024, 11:30 AM
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Why sparrow? Well, it honestly started because or some anime characters a long time ago. But then I read about how their hunt lead to a famine in China, and how something so common was so important for everyone. And I loved that idea (not the famine, I mean. That was horrible), so I kept the bird's name.

I don't play other systems, mainly because my friends didn't use to. I tried Anima, but it was too confusing for me, so I've stuck to 5e. Maybe I'll try other systems later haha.

I prefer high magic settings, but I think I can play any if I find it interesting enough. My favorite race is satyr, my favorite class is warlock! And I think the answer is 2 woods 😉

Thank you! I'll make sure to explore the site well! Although I may have tried to apply for a game before reading about the 4 posts thingy hahaha
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Old Jul 10th, 2024, 12:37 PM
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Hi, El Gorrion! Love the name and the story behind it.
Welcome to the site! That’s cool that you are already applying to a game—you should be able to get that application in now. I think you will find that play by post fits well with a busy schedule like yours, but I also hope you will find that play by post also offers a different and interesting way of playing 5e, as well as other games. More dialogue and—if you want—even the chance to include some of your own art with a post.
So…what type of 5e characters does a sparrow play? A kenku? An owl kin? Or a loxodon?
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Old Jul 10th, 2024, 01:00 PM
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Hola!

Glad you joined us here in our little corner of the net. PbP is flexible, for those who have time in small chunks, or unpredictable chunks. Hope you enjoy it here, and happy gaming!
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Old Jul 10th, 2024, 02:31 PM
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Thank you, guys! Yeah, I love how flexible PbP can be! It's a totally different experience from a regular table!

I actually tried to play a Kenku once, but the adventure couldn't even start haha. I'd like to try an owlin once, maybe!
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Old Jul 10th, 2024, 03:53 PM
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(spanish for sparrow)
Hablás castellano?
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Welcome to the site! I think you'll find lots of people here with the same scheduling stress that you are experiencing, looking for a refuge in the pace of play-by-post. We're a tight-knit community of writers and gamers -- I hope you have fun exploring the site and finding your place here. If there's anything we can do to help, or explain, please let us know! Looking forward to seeing that satyr warlock in action.

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Old Jul 10th, 2024, 05:06 PM
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Hablás castellano?

Yes, I'm Mexican ✨

And yeah, LC, I'm looking forward to having fun!
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Old Jul 10th, 2024, 06:19 PM
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Soy de Argentina, bienvenido!

Sadly I only know D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder 1E. But I hope you will have so much fun here!
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Welcome to the site, El Gorrión, and good to see you didn't just fly by. Enjoy here.
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Welcome, El Gorrión! PbP is such a perfect way to RP when your availability to play is a bit erratic. I hope you enjoy the site and have fun!
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