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Old May 18th, 2024, 09:07 PM
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Hello to the community

Heyas!

This website is amazing. I have to admit I am a bit overwhelmed and not sure where to start but the pm that I received said to post an introduction here. I'm not a big fan of talking about myself so I'll just mention a few key points as to why I am here.

I love writing and I love the prose of first person narration which has led me to discover the world of forum roleplay. I have played tabletop games many times before but it was more along the lines of goofing off and hanging out than actual true to form roleplay or story-building as it were. That's what I would like to experience more of and is ultimately how I found my way here.

I'm going to spend some time poking around and see if I can figure some more things out but always welcome any advice!

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Old May 18th, 2024, 09:43 PM
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Welcome to RPGX! We are here and happy to answer any questions you have, one you got the point where you know what to ask. Looking forward to seeing you around.
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Old May 18th, 2024, 10:16 PM
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Welcome Salvation. The New Player Solo Game is especially meant to guide new members through the fotum conventions, you should find it quite helpful. Otherwise, just click around, keep an eye on Games Seeking Players and perhaps join some games on open roleplaying.
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Hi Salvation! Welcome to the site! I also highly recommend the New Player Solo Game, to get you up to speed on the conventions and protocols of play-by-post. You're in the right place, though, if you love writing. This is a community of dedicated, interesting, imaginative writers -- and we're very glad you're here! If you're poking around, try the "Today's Posts" feature under the "Tools" menu -- that'll give you a kind of snapshot of what's lively right now. If you have any questions, please do ask! Helping newbies get into the swing of things is very important for us. Enjoy!

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Old May 19th, 2024, 12:24 AM
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Thank yous for the welcomes,

All I have done so far is played with some dice testing and read through some of the games seeking players threads. The new player solo game sounds interesting, how does one go about joining one of those?
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Old May 19th, 2024, 12:46 AM
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You go here: https://www.rpgcrossing.com/forumdisplay.php?f=4923 and post your interest in the thread for your system of choice.
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Welcome!

Glad you joined us, and glad you think our site is amazing. It does have an overworked owner, and a couple of amazing moderators to keep it running, so... yeah. it's amazing.

Hope you have a blast here, take your time, apply to some games, and ask questions. Best way to learn is to ask.

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Hi, Salvation! Welcome to RPG Crossing!

I'd second the recommendation to sign up for the New Player Solo Game. It's probably the best way to get an overview of the formats and standards for PbP on this site.

As for the introduction, thanks for sharing a bit of your gaming history. And no need to apologize for not being a fan of talking about yourself, your level of privacy on this site is entirely your choice and there's no need to share anything you don't wish to. We're here for the gaming and to escape from the real world while we're here.
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I still haven't had the pleasure to run into you on the forum. Have you had a chance to try some of the Open Roleplaying options? I have found quick, mildly challenging, quality interactions with the community on the variety of options offered there. Become an "Upper" in the Tug of War. Challenge your wit with a creative post in the Caption Contest. Struggle to identify the mystery topic in 100 Questions or creatively compose a poem for the poetry contest (not really a contest, more of a "casual poets society"). Whatever you choose to do, don't hesitate to say HELLO!

I'm glad to see you back with us. Enjoy your gaming opportunities and don't be afraid to grab a hold of one of us "Reds" when you have a question, suggestion, issue, or compliment!
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Howdy Salvation,

What a great name. I'm surprised it hasn't been taken already. Don't be overwhelmed, we're a friendly bunch. Well, except for the ghouls, ghosts, and goblins. Well, most of the goblins, some of them are friendly enough as long as you hide your toes.

Tell us a bit more about yourself. I'm a D&D 5e person too but I also love L5R and King Arthur Pendragon. 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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Goodmorning Salvation,

I know, I know, a very belated welcome nut nevertheless: it is sincere: welcome :-)
So how have you been doing so far? Started your New Player solo game yet, and if so, what D&D edition you have chosen and what character have you made?
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Welcome, Salvation! I hope you're easing your way into things on the site! That New Player Solo Game is definitely the best way to get used to PbP. I hope you enjoy the site!
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‘Allo and Welcome Salvation!

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