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nijineko
09-05-2008, 07:30 PM
what are your thoughts on this matter? while it may be friendly on the schedule, play-by-posts are so slow! how do you keep your game going, retaining it's vitality and maintaining interest level?

Riftwalker
09-08-2008, 10:07 AM
Beats me! When you figure it out, let me know!

Elbryon
09-08-2008, 10:32 AM
I have yet to delve into actually running a pbp campaign but I would think one of the keys would be the story being told between the character posts. By that I mean if the person running the campaign is skilled at spinning his/her tale it helps to keep people interested waiting for the next installment. That is what keeps my attention anyways. I find myself reading the good parts several times. (my 2 cents)

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
09-08-2008, 11:24 AM
I'm about to start playing in my first pbp game: http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7462

I'll be sure to share my insights over time. Either way it goes, this looks to be an incredible game.

From what i am told thus far, the pace only goes as fast as my active participation.

Thoth-Amon

dndmaster
09-08-2008, 05:10 PM
I would have to agree, the DM/GM is the most important piece to the game. You can keepthe game going easily if you are able to post often.

raven21
09-09-2008, 06:55 AM
I'm about to start playing in my first pbp game: http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7462

I'll be sure to share my insights over time. Either way it goes, this looks to be an incredible game.

From what i am told thus far, the pace only goes as fast as my active participation.

Thoth-Amon

I agree that is it in a nutshell. I have played pbps befor, not on here on other sites and they gneraly had an activity rule for their games. You had to make a minium of 3 posts a week to play.