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Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
06-02-2009, 11:33 PM
Please note: This thread isn't asking about computer games, but online pbp games. So you wont feel left out, online computer gamers, click this link: What's your favorite video game genre/s? (http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10160)

Online RPG pbp player? Please help, I need your suggestions...

If i can get past one last hurdle, i will be beginning and online WFRP (Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay) pbp campaign. I have one problem, which online technology do you recommend? Specifically, what do you online gamers use, pbp, yahoo messenger, online gamer site, which is the best, and why? Listing pros and cons would also be helpful.

Please list out which technology you use and why. Be sure to leave us links as well, and let me say in advance that i appreciate everyone's input.

What share you?

06-03-2009, 07:34 AM
Gametable (http://gametable.galactanet.com/) is free, seems the easiest to use (for me), and well I like easy. I'd put teamspeak or ventrillo with it - both voice options.

06-03-2009, 08:02 AM
RPTools.net is my personal favorite. It's super simple to draw maps quickly and efficiently in square, hex, or freeform, and it's got an EXTREMELY powerful macro system that if you know a touch of Java you can make some amazing things. Definitely recommend using an outside voice client like Ventrilo or Teamspeak for OOC or the chat log can become cluttered fairly fast, but other than that no complaints.

Ta-da. (http://www.rptools.net/index.php?page=tools)

Now if you mean Play by Post, I'm not really sure what you're looking for... I mean, don't we have that here? I've only done PbP at www.thetangledweb.net

06-03-2009, 12:15 PM
I used WebRPG when it was free. I think they then started charging, and OpenRPG became the free one? Something like that. So if I were to run another one online, I'd probably use OpenRPG (http://www.openrpg.com) just due to familiarity. There may be better tools out there at this point now since OpenRPG hasn't had any updates in some time, but I haven't really tried anything else.

Ventrilo is a must though.

06-03-2009, 12:23 PM
Skype helps with speed, you can use the tools mentioned above as a Virtual Table, but everyone can talk to each other via their computers like a conference call. It worked well for one online game I played. But that's if you're playing real time of course.

06-09-2009, 09:49 AM
Thoth, this thread may help:


06-09-2009, 10:41 AM
there is this amazing site called penandpapergames.com that has a dice roller built into it's pbp mechanics. See here for more details:


but seriously. Peruse the pbp forums here and you'll see what you can and can't do.

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
06-09-2009, 11:16 AM
Thanks guys, I'll check them out in greater detail first chance i get.

06-18-2009, 01:27 AM
i use gametable myself, for ease of use and simplicity. if you have any questions or problems with gametable (not likely, but just in case) you can visit their forums (http://gametable.mornproductions.com/forum), or just ask me. now up to version 2.0rc5 i believe. ^^ then i screenshot it and post the result here on pnpg! i use the gallery function here to storm any maps i feel the need to have posted, you can check the one's i'm using now over in my galleries. =D

i have some experience with pbp, so feel free to fill my pm box or email box with questions, thoth. ^^ voice chat is nice, but a pain to convert to pbp after the fact.

out of curiosity, what's your last hurdle?