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Question Online PnP RPGing ?

March 28th, 2007, 21:54
Hello, I have been playing RPGs for a while now, but some of the 'older' people here and on some other sites refer to the great time they playing PnP RPGs with their friends.
Since most of my friends don't play RPGs and can't even be bothered for a game of Risk, Stratego or Monopoly I don't think they would want to play a PnP. I AM interested in playing a PnP RPG, well at least once, to see if I might like it or not.
Do any of you know of a site/forum where people play PnP RPGs online ?
Do I NEED to buy anything or can I go along without any books ?

Thx everyone.
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March 28th, 2007, 22:33
www.myth-weavers.com is the best place.

Its good to buy basic 3.5e D&D books, HOWEVER you can use the SRD 3.5 to play, which is free at http://www.d20srd.org/

There is also www.dndonlinegames.com.

I used to play forum-based PnP (was a DM) but I find that it is too time-consuming and proddingly slow… plus PC games are way better.

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April 1st, 2007, 14:59
Thank you very much.
I'll check all of them out.
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April 1st, 2007, 21:21
So this is how heaven feels like, eh? Too bad I'm never gonna make it there, but still:

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April 3rd, 2007, 00:31
http://www.d20srd.org/ is down, do you have any ideas why ?
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April 3rd, 2007, 01:04
Originally Posted by Pladio View Post
http://www.d20srd.org/ is down, do you have any ideas why ?
Works for me.

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April 3rd, 2007, 02:30
It doesn't work for me… Any ideas on how I can solve this problem ?
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April 3rd, 2007, 03:08
Check your permissions; I logged straight into it. Perhaps your PC has some access restrictions on it.

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April 3rd, 2007, 12:04
The first time it connected straight away. Now it gives me the 'The page cannot be displayed' message.
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April 3rd, 2007, 14:21
Maybe try a different browser, in case there's something wrong with its settings.. Otherwise, dunno, have you had that kind of problem before?

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April 3rd, 2007, 18:37
I can't seem to be able to enter it, either…

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April 4th, 2007, 01:42
I don't remember having this problem before, but it's working now again.
I am very confused, but I have no idea how or why this hapenned…
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October 28th, 2007, 19:59
Isn't DnD 4.0 supposed to have some nice new online tools.

http://www.gamingreport.com/article.php?sid=24062
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November 3rd, 2007, 21:42
I personally know a hat room where a script for "rolling a dice" is implemented.

You write in it for example /dice - and then you get some random number.

In that specific chatroom, you can even set the numbers available with that command - but I haven't used it in ages, so I don't remember it anymore. It could've been /dice6 or so.

So at least this exists.

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November 4th, 2007, 01:20
Probably they Block Firefox, try IE or another.
You can check Vampire P&P, plus some others at http://www.white-wolf.com/

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November 13th, 2007, 01:59
Yeah!

Thanks for the links Ammon!!
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November 17th, 2007, 00:09
No prob! I like MMOs better since all my 3.5e d20 books I bought are going to be out-of-date when 4.0E comes out, and… well… that ruins it for me… I spent over a thousand dollars on books only to have them pretty much worthless in 5 more years, so Ive closed that chapter of my life, heh. No more D&D for me at all. Its not worth it when they keep changing the rules from under us. First 2.0 now this.

But those links are good for anyone wanting to do that.

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November 17th, 2007, 17:12
Damn. And here's poor ol' me still dipping into my first edition Fiend Folio on occasion. Thanks for letting me know it's all obsolete and ruined.

Seriously, Ammon — you appear to have critically failed a Will save against a Suggestion cast by Wizards of the Coast.
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November 18th, 2007, 00:02
Books are worthless if you dont have anyone to play it with, like me, im stuck in Montana with nobody in reasonable driving distance that plays D&D, plus I have no car in the first place… Playing it online was my only option and really, I spent over 1000 to 2000 dollars last couple years on d20 books, while I love the books, playing online is far too slow. It takes, on forum-based games, like 2-3 days to play ONE ROUND of combat. no thanks. And on chat-client games, most of the people fail to consistently show up. another bad thing with online. A couple times in a chat game, the damned DM didnt even show up to run the game… twice.

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November 18th, 2007, 02:21
4e is supposed to ship with online tools so you can play on the inter-net better I guess. Thing is, PnP won't be the same like that - meeting up and playing was part of the fun back then (well back then for me as I haven't had the chance to PnP in many years).
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