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Re: Any email games?

I've received private email suggesting I make this a programmed adventure.

It can be a lot of work to do a programmed adventure: you have to write lines that are never followed and the technical writing has to be clear enough it can be understood in the author's absence. And the characters lose much of their freedom of action and players can't  generate their own characters.

I suppose I could, if there is a market for it, but I think I'd have to have a larger market than would be sufficient to get me to run a game. Is that what people want?


On 12 Sep. 2017 10:23, "David Bofinger" <bofinger.david@gmail.com> wrote:
I've been wondering if there's a market for a short game, in the spirit of the old TFT-published dungeons. Something like: you're inhabitants of a fishing port, it's been a storm outside and the wind is still kind of high, someone comes into the tavern and says a ship's been driven onto Dragonfang Rock, you're the only people willing to go out and help them. The game ends when you're safely back on shore, whatever loot, er, salvage is with you, any survivors are rescued, as much of the ship's story as you managed to uncover is uncovered, etc. and everything's sorted. If people like the game we can fast forward to the next local day of excitement and do another one with the same characters.

I'm not going to do this unless several people tell me they're interested.


On 12 September 2017 at 03:36, Nathan Easton <n.m.easton@gmail.com> wrote:
Alas, I don't have any specific details. Just that there are several forums (RPGnet being one of them) where play by forum is a common diversion. 

If you've found a game to join, it sounds like your problem is resolved anyway. :)

On Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 3:01 PM, <b.marianne@tutanota.com> wrote:
Hi N,

Maybe, you can send me the details. Right now I'm looking into Rick's game and will probably go that way.

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7. Sep 2017 11:39 by n.m.easton@gmail.com:

Would Play-by-Post scratch any of the same itch as play by email? We've occasionally done TFT PBP games at RPGnet.


On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 9:59 AM, <b.marianne@tutanota.com> wrote:
Hi everyone,

I've been looking for a TFT game for a while and haven't had much success, they mostly seem inactive. I know this list isn't a game so hopefully this isn't too off topic. Just wondering if anyone can point me to some still active TFT email games.

Apologies if I'm taking things off the normal topic. I've just been having the itch for a while.