Hello, BS-eeers! (I’m hearing Sean’s voice in my head as I write this.)
Okay, I’m feeling a bit of withdrawal. Because of the pandemic, I put on hiatus my Conan 2d20 game, and I’m getting a pretty clear signal from my regular group that it is not interested in continuing online. So I’m appealing to this likeminded community of cool people.
Who. Anyone interested in playing/exploring Conan 2d20. All ”experience” levels welcome. Interested but not ready to commit? That’s fine, too, if you still want to accept the invitation (at the bottom of this solicitation) and just be sociable on Discord and see how this game develops.
What. Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of. Modiphius’s 2d20 system. Human-centric, “low magic” setting in the antediluvian Hyborian Age. Action oriented with plenty of tactical options. The adventures are episodic and story-centric. Feel like you just want to try it out, maybe leave after an adventure? Great! The system is perfectly suited for that kind of play.
When. Chat would be ongoing. Depending on everyone’s schedule, a Voice-based “meetup” could be scheduled.
Where. Discord. I know there are many potential platforms out there, but Discord gives to me (as GM) just what I want and nothing more.
Why. Because I crave gaming interaction. Because I don’t want my familiarity with the 2d20 system to grow stale during this personal isolation. Because I want to tell exciting, pulp-oriented tales with my friends.
How. I see this as negotiable. To begin, I imagine character creation and a discussion of player expectations taking place entirely by Chat. The game most likely would “begin“ in Chat, as well. I can see, though, particularly in Action scenes, a desire for the group to resolve the situation more quickly (as Action is expected to be resolved) through real-time Voice interaction. If this becomes desirable—or even possible, because of individual gamer schedules—this will be arranged on a case by case basis. I guess you can call this a Play-by-Post format with the option to supplement/hybridize it with Voice.
Expectations. I am interested in hearing and responding to all player requests concerning character types, settings, and adventures. My own expectations, besides all that make for all around good gaming, are these: no Ghosting, please. I am totally fine and understanding of anyone who needs to drop out, but if you choose to do so (and your character is part of an adventure), please tell me, don’t just go silent and unreachable to the group. Also, my ideal PbP format is (at least) daily interaction. What I ask is that players at least check for activity on the server at least once a day. And, when the Action becomes pulse-pounding, I ask for a little more attention (and perhaps a Voice meetup).
Honestly, if the most that comes of this is a few people generating characters and Chatting enthusiastically about Conan and rpgs in general, I will be satisfied.