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jpat
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:47 pm    Post subject: PBP/PBEM? Reply with quote

Anyone know of any PBP/PBEM Prime Directive games going on? PBP is about the only way I get to do any RPGing anymore, and while the format has its faults, it can, under the right circumstances, work pretty well, especially for character-rich games.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this sound like a noob question but what does PBP and PBEM stand for thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry!

PBP: play by (message board) post
PBEM: play by email

For example, I play in a couple Call of Cthulhu games online (http://www.callofcthulhu.org.uk/) in which the players and "keeper" contribute posts both in and out of character.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love to see somebody doing a PBP game here and we can set up the GM with is own section.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve Cole wrote:
I would love to see somebody doing a PBP game here and we can set up the GM with is own section.


I think that'd be really slick, and that's the kind of thing that I had in the back of my mind. Besides being fun/entertaining in its own right, it might help showcase the game a bit and let people know it was a going concern. If someone gets one going, it'd force me--literally force me--to buy the books. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SVC - E-Mail sent to you Wednesday night about this.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jpat, which system were you thinking of using? I'm familiar with GURPS, at least I used to be. I'd love to play in an online game of PD.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using GPD would make it handier for players keen on playing non-TV races (such as the ISC member races or the Seltorians).


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the memo and will try to get to it today, or tomorrow at worst.
There's going to be a problem with posting deck plans (the board doesn't like giving away products for free), but once I asked a few questions maybe we can find another way.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

terryoc wrote:
Jpat, which system were you thinking of using? I'm familiar with GURPS, at least I used to be. I'd love to play in an online game of PD.


That almost sounds like I was going to run something. Very Happy

If I were playing, I'd probably say GPD. Even though I have a pretty strong d20 background (and have edited some d20 fantasy books), I'm not the hugest d20 fan, although I mostly admire its thoroughness and rigor.

But I'm flexible and don't even own any of the books as yet (which is a good reason for me not to be in charge Laughing ).

Edit: Let me just amend that slightly to say that I'd help set something up or do whatever in the background, as it were, if there were something for me to do.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am talking to SVC about the possibility and details of running a Prime Directive game on this board. If we go ahead with this, I would be using GURPS: Prime Directive (the GURPS 3 version).

Stay tuned for more details.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kedrake wrote:
I am talking to SVC about the possibility and details of running a Prime Directive game on this board. If we go ahead with this, I would be using GURPS: Prime Directive (the GURPS 3 version).

Stay tuned for more details.


I'm pretty "out of it" as far as GURPS is concerned. Is this the version of PD that's currently being sold?

Edit: Never mind. I found my answer. Good to look before posting ...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would play PD online
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bump for a good idea. Very Happy

I did end up getting the three GPD (4) books, though I've barely cracked any of them. I got the two race sourcebooks in a fairly decent deal, then ended up getting the main book.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What ever became of this idea?
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