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    My longest running online game was back in the hayday of AOL when it was strong. We used to meet weekly online and play in the private chat rooms for 3-6 hours at a time. What made it all possible was that the AOL chat rooms had dice rollers build in, so that when someone needed to roll a dice, they just typed something like //rolldice1sides20 or //rolldice6sides6 to get the needed results. Is this too bandwidth intensive or even exist somewhere?

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    You should look into the world of MUD, MUX, MOO. There are thousands of places that are stand alone servers which are designed just for your roleplay desires in what ever genre you want to play.

    An example of this would be: http://xmenmovieverse.com/

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    Wouldn't it be easier to have the players roll the dice for themselves, like we used to do way back in the dark ages?

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    I Rolled a 20!

    Oh look, I rolled a 20 again!

    Oh my god, I'm so lucky, I rolled another 20!

    It's like magic, I rolled another 20!

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    I Rolled a 20!

    Oh look, I rolled a 20 again!

    Oh my god, I'm so lucky, I rolled another 20!

    It's like magic, I rolled another 20!
    As the DM I suspect you are cheating, especially since you rolled all 18s for abilities in character creation and maxed out on hit points. As I stated in the intro for my play by post game, negative karma will find you. I haven't detected any sign of cheating yet, the rolls are averaging around 10 to 11. The game is suppose to be fun, why cheat? If the DM/GM/ST is sharp, they'll catch the cheater.

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    LOL. Oh my god, I rolled another 20!

    Yeah, I generally trust the players - to cheat.

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    Yeah, I generally trust the players - to cheat.
    One game I was DMing, we had a 13th level Fighter (Con=18) join us. He claimed 161 hit points.

    What's wrong with this picture?

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    Yeah, like I'm good with math.

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    Yeah, like I'm good with math.
    If you think you were good rolling all 20s on a d20, he was rolling 21s.

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    Ok, lemmie do this long hand..

    18 con = 4 points per level. So that is 13 x 4 = 52

    Fighter is d10 , so that's 10 x 13 = 130

    So, 130 + 52 = 182 max hit points.

    What am I doing wrong?

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    Ok, lemmie do this long hand...

    18 con = 4 points per level. So that is 13 x 4 = 52

    Fighter is d10 , so that's 10 x 13 = 130

    So, 130 + 52 = 182 max hit points.

    What am I doing wrong?
    I'm an older gamer, this was pre-3.0.

    18 con = 4 points per level. So that is 13 x 4 = 52

    Fighter is d10 (level 1 to 9), so that's 10 x 9 = 90

    Fighter is 3 (level 10 to 13), so that's 3 x 4 = 12

    So, 52 +90 +12 = 154 max hit points.

    Sorry, I should've been clearer on that...

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    Oh oh, now that makes a whole lot more sense.

    I'm thankful for 3.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by InfoStorm View Post
    AOL chat rooms had dice rollers build in, so that when someone needed to roll a dice, they just typed something like //rolldice1sides20 or //rolldice6sides6 to get the needed results. Is this too bandwidth intensive or even exist somewhere?
    Its not too hard to do. I was thinking about scripting a dice rolling program into our chat room here, but I've also been considering moving to different software for the chat room as well. I'm still on the fence about it.
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    You mean people log into the chat room?

    Question: If we were to log into the chat room, would we get credit on the line posting rank?

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    Yeah, occasionally people use it. There's no big push for people to go there, I just wanted to make it available if someone wanted to chat live with other PnPG'rs. As far as credit, uhm, no credits for you! You're already #3 anyway! If you want to dethrone Ed or me, you're just going to have to do it the ole' fashioned way.
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