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Old Apr 16th, 2024, 07:17 PM
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Hello gamers, I'm new!

With the advent of tabletop online programs like Roll20, and discord, it's harder to find play by post games. My work allows me a lot of time to post, but not to play on a chat server or something like that. So here I am!

I'm looking for a game system that I'm unfamiliar with, run by a GM that is willing to teach. I've played plenty of D&D and Pathfinder and World of Darkness. I'd love to try something new. If you have a game, and you're a patient teacher, let me know I'd love to learn!
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Old Apr 16th, 2024, 09:27 PM
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welcome!

glad you joined us, hope you have fun exploring an unfamiliar system. We probably have several, depending upon your depth of exploration, I suppose.

Happy gaming!
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Old Apr 17th, 2024, 03:46 AM
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Welcome AugustusGloop (interesting name).

What kind of settings do you enjoy? What kind of characters? What style of play? As Admin Dirk says, many game systems are represented here.
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Old Apr 17th, 2024, 12:34 PM
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I like social and political games with some action. I'm open to both gritty and narrative systems (not that those are mutually exclusive), and i like a lot of depth to the setting, so that we can have in character discussions about what it all means. Mostly I'd like to get away from the various flavors of D&D for a while and try out science fiction, post apocalypse, and whatever else is available that isn't too Tolkien based. Thanks for the question, that made me really consider!
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Old Apr 17th, 2024, 12:36 PM
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Now that I think about it, I posted yesterday more than four times, but only the two in this introduction forum have been approved. Are the other ones not approved, or will it just take longer?
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Now that I think about it, I posted yesterday more than four times, but only the two in this introduction forum have been approved. Are the other ones not approved, or will it just take longer?
For some reason, the spam filter is catching and moderating your posts.

Oddly enough, they are not showing up in the moderation folder...
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Howdy Augustus,

So, are you a fan of Wonka Bars?

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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Welcome, AugustusGloop! Very cool that you're looking to learn a new system! The New Player Solo Game that Ildrahil mentioned is a great way to do that. There are also plenty of kind GMs that will walk you through things in their systems. I hope you enjoy the site and find a game or two to join!
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Old Apr 17th, 2024, 11:13 PM
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Thank you for the welcome everyone!
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Hello, AugustusGloop! I hear you. J.R.R. was savage smart, but there are other ways to game and play as well. Have you found any games you are interested in just bucking around the site?
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Hey, welcome to the community, Augustus! Have a check of the Games Looking for Players forum, there's some DnD games currently looking for applications - hope to RP soon!
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Hey! Welcome. I’m new to the site too! Hope to see you around. Looks like we have a similar interest in trying new games and learning new systems. I also like political and intrigue games with some action thrown in.

Maybe we’ll get a chance to play together.
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Hi there Augustus!

Thanks for bringing the word "nincompoop" to mind with your username -- it's one of my favorite words.

Reading about what you're interested in, I'd highly recommend Savoylen as a GM for you, or at least as someone whose games you should take a look at. He runs a lot of different systems, is a great and patient teacher, and very creative and entertaining. He's kind of a missionary for Traveller, so here's a link to one of his games to get you started. And welcome to the site!

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‘Allo and Welcome AugustusGloop!

Enjoy exploring the variety of games RPG Crossing offers and join in the fun.
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