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Hello world! I have recently put together a complete pen and paper tabletop game system that can be used to bring your favorite game in to our virtual world to play with your friends no matter where they are in the offline world. I've made efforts to emulate the home game experience as much as possible in ways that just can't be done with a simple web interface. And now I need you.

The system comes with a working map board (with hex and square scalable grid), fog of war for the map board, complete set of dice including percentile, d100, and custom face dice (for dice that use symbols instead of numbers), cardstock miniatures that can easily be textured to add any sort of entity to the game you want (with status particles, hover height, stealth transparency, and can even be toppled over), a plug and play group chat phone that helps keep game chat separate from local chat, a working game master screen that can hold whatever pertinent documents you upload, and even glass marble counters for keeping track of things.

What it doesn't come with is you, those of you who put forth the incredible effort to spin tales and create new worlds for others to explore. I am looking for twelve game masters who are willing to put our system to the test with a short campaign or one shot. In return for a free gamemaster kit to start your game with, I want feedback on what works and what doesn't, what could possibly be added to make the experience better for everyone, now and in the future.

To receive your free kit, please post a response here or send a notecard or message to Remnant Ashbourne detailing to some extent your experience as a game master and what sort of game you would run (whether a one shot or short campaign). While planned out long campaigns are definitely epic in every sense of the word, I understand that for them to be done properly they require a large amount of work beforehand and I want feedback on things to improve sooner rather than later.

Even if you don't want to run a game, I'd love to hear what miniatures others would like to see made. I'm concentrating on fantasy ones right now but I will be making cyberpunk and post apocalyptic ones as well.

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I don't play those types of games (though my RL husband plays Warhammer 40K off and on) but I wanted to wish you luck with this.  From my non-creator, non-scripter perspective it looks pretty cool and sounds well thought out. 

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OOoooo.  I think I'm having a nerdgasm. 

 

1 hour ago, Remnant Ashbourne said:

To receive your free kit, please post a response here or send a notecard or message to Remnant Ashbourne detailing to some extent your experience as a game master and what sort of game you would run (whether a one shot or short campaign). While planned out long campaigns are definitely epic in every sense of the word, I understand that for them to be done properly they require a large amount of work beforehand and I want feedback on things to improve sooner rather than later.

WANT!!

I first started in PnP RPG's in the 70's.  Yes, I am that old. Lately I have been running a low fantasy, heavily modded DnD 5E campaign.  It sort of wound down over the winter holidays, tho.  I have run Cyberpunk, Shadowrun, DnD of every edition, Rune Quest,  more indie than I can remember and even home brew games.

What would I play?  Wow .. maybe an Army of Darkness home brew for a short and fun campaign.  Boomsticks vs Evil Dead! 

Maybe an anime mecha deck builder in the future if I ever finish the rules and make some cards. 

Models I would like to see would be mechs, gundams, BAR (big ass robots), whatever you want to call them. 

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1 hour ago, moirakathleen said:

I don't play those types of games (though my RL husband plays Warhammer 40K off and on) but I wanted to wish you luck with this.  From my non-creator, non-scripter perspective it looks pretty cool and sounds well thought out. 

Thank you for the luck! I will take as much as I can get.

 

35 minutes ago, Rhonda Huntress said:

OOoooo.  I think I'm having a nerdgasm. 

WANT!!

I first started in PnP RPG's in the 70's.  Yes, I am that old. Lately I have been running a low fantasy, heavily modded DnD 5E campaign.  It sort of wound down over the winter holidays, tho.  I have run Cyberpunk, Shadowrun, DnD of every edition, Rune Quest,  more indie than I can remember and even home brew games.

What would I play?  Wow .. maybe an Army of Darkness home brew for a short and fun campaign.  Boomsticks vs Evil Dead! 

Maybe an anime mecha deck builder in the future if I ever finish the rules and make some cards. 

Models I would like to see would be mechs, gundams, BAR (big ass robots), whatever you want to call them. 

Awesome! Gamemaster Kit sent to you inworld. If you have any issues with setup let me know, and I would love to hear how an Army of Darkness game goes. If your players want their own dice/phone/cardstock minis, Player Kits are and will always be free.

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I am not skilled/practiced enough to be a game master, but that looks absolutely amazing.

Can I suggest an inworld group so we can follow your progress, and eventually, maybe hear of game masters scheduling events?

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1 hour ago, Callum Meriman said:

I am not skilled/practiced enough to be a game master, but that looks absolutely amazing.

Can I suggest an inworld group so we can follow your progress, and eventually, maybe hear of game masters scheduling events?

Thank you. It's been a lot of work but making something that everyone can enjoy rightly should be. The most challenging part is making the humanoid miniatures like these bandits. The accessories and rigging them for posing is troublesome. Once any bugs have been worked out of playing games with it all, I intended to make merchant miniature bases to open it up and let other creators make even more unique miniatures available for people to use.

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Done and done. /studioDire/ Tabletop - Community is open and free inworld. Those that get the Gamemaster Kit will be able to post notices to recruit players and if it goes well and takes off I can probably set up a Google Calendar or something to help with scheduling. Group can be found through Search or using this link:

https://my.secondlife.com/groups/e5ed3820-6f3a-7d85-9489-075004501269

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I don't have any experience as a GM and barely any playing tabletop, but I love this idea! Good luck! I'll join the group in case anyone needs an extra player.

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4 hours ago, Rhonda Huntress said:

OOoooo.  I think I'm having a nerdgasm. 

 

WANT!!

I first started in PnP RPG's in the 70's.  Yes, I am that old. Lately I have been running a low fantasy, heavily modded DnD 5E campaign.  It sort of wound down over the winter holidays, tho.  I have run Cyberpunk, Shadowrun, DnD of every edition, Rune Quest,  more indie than I can remember and even home brew games.

What would I play?  Wow .. maybe an Army of Darkness home brew for a short and fun campaign.  Boomsticks vs Evil Dead! 

Maybe an anime mecha deck builder in the future if I ever finish the rules and make some cards. 

Models I would like to see would be mechs, gundams, BAR (big ass robots), whatever you want to call them. 

You had me at Shadowrun....

I used to love GMing Shadowrun back years ago.  One of my favorite all time games.  

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1 hour ago, Kymrie said:

I don't have any experience as a GM and barely any playing tabletop, but I love this idea! Good luck! I'll join the group in case anyone needs an extra player.

Welcome to the group and glad to have you. :D

 

18 minutes ago, Haven Fireguard said:

You had me at Shadowrun....

I used to love GMing Shadowrun back years ago.  One of my favorite all time games.  

Shadowrun's one of my favorites too! Years ago I was a rigger with Renraku in an RP sim in SL. I miss that sim still.

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Maaan, you are doing unspeakable things with my nerdy side. :$ 

PnP gaming eats up huge chunks of my time for about 15 years. Started first with D&D 2E (our local GM favorite at the time) then jumped between newer editions for a while and played whatever gaming system my friends were into. Few years along the road I came upon World of Darkness and fell in love for a lack of better words. Used to play and run games for Vampire: the Masquerade, but not so much lately as freaking fairies took my sanity away (although Hunger rules in 5th ed. look fascinating). Currently running Changeling: the Dreaming chronicle in RL and you just made it way to tempting to branch into SL as well. Maybe with a one shot and we'll see how it goes from there.

As for suggestions - would love to have an option to make a roll with determined difficulty and see the number of successes I've got in a result. And also a huge pile of d10 without other type of dice, but that's aesthetic, mostly.

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I´d love one, too - who knows^^

Currently 2 sessions of DND 5e as a player - well one seems to retire and one starts new... so basically that means ...1 active XD, 1 more where I help my BF to plot, Shadowrun is about to retire, had a VtM round for a few months

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I've been playing and DM-ing several tabletops for years,

- DnD from 2nd edition up until now.
- FireFly TableTop
- Star Wars (as a player only)
- Dark Dungeons

Love to test a set for you.

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10 hours ago, Syltris said:

Maaan, you are doing unspeakable things with my nerdy side. :$ 

PnP gaming eats up huge chunks of my time for about 15 years. Started first with D&D 2E (our local GM favorite at the time) then jumped between newer editions for a while and played whatever gaming system my friends were into. Few years along the road I came upon World of Darkness and fell in love for a lack of better words. Used to play and run games for Vampire: the Masquerade, but not so much lately as freaking fairies took my sanity away (although Hunger rules in 5th ed. look fascinating). Currently running Changeling: the Dreaming chronicle in RL and you just made it way to tempting to branch into SL as well. Maybe with a one shot and we'll see how it goes from there.

As for suggestions - would love to have an option to make a roll with determined difficulty and see the number of successes I've got in a result. And also a huge pile of d10 without other type of dice, but that's aesthetic, mostly.

 

10 hours ago, Akasha Sternberg said:

I´d love one, too - who knows^^

Currently 2 sessions of DND 5e as a player - well one seems to retire and one starts new... so basically that means ...1 active XD, 1 more where I help my BF to plot, Shadowrun is about to retire, had a VtM round for a few months

 

9 hours ago, lavalois said:

I've been playing and DM-ing several tabletops for years,

- DnD from 2nd edition up until now.
- FireFly TableTop
- Star Wars (as a player only)
- Dark Dungeons

Love to test a set for you.

Thank you! Gamemaster Kits are headed your way. Eight more spots available!

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Only six spots remain! Still looking for qualified dungeon masters, game masters, and storytellers to give our kits a run through in one shots or short campaigns.

As a bonus, all twelve are getting a special Valentine's Day inspired Fallen Cupid set of miniatures that comes with a life size static prop version to upset the neighbors with.

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I have been a storyteller for years. I ran a VtM and Werewolf game that lasted well over a year. I have also done a few d20 games such as wheel of time, D&D and many of the Palladium games. I love this idea. I have done table top for a great many years (dont make fun but I am a nerd and I am old and have been for playing for the last 30ish years) Can I try? 

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7 minutes ago, nynaeveakara said:

I have been a storyteller for years. I ran a VtM and Werewolf game that lasted well over a year. I have also done a few d20 games such as wheel of time, D&D and many of the Palladium games. I love this idea. I have done table top for a great many years (dont make fun but I am a nerd and I am old and have been for playing for the last 30ish years) Can I try? 

Certainly! And with that, there are now four spots left in our planned group of playtest GMs. If anyone else wants to give it a try, let me know and I'll get with you as soon as possible.

For the holiday our playtest GMs are getting our Fallen Cupids miniatures and in addition to that, our first kit of Structure pieces to help add walls, windows, doors, and other things to your games. An example of what's possible with it all is shown below.

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Cheers!
I'm a long time RPG fan, having played and run D&D, AD&D  through Pathfinder, World of Darkness, Ironclaw, Freeform, Mutants and Masterminds, LARPs, My Little Pony, Fists of Furry, and quite a few homebrews. I enjoyed LARPing for over twelve years, headed a LARP with over 120 people for 2 and a half, and currently enjoy contributing to D&D 5E and Pathfinder mods for publication.
Most of the games I've run are fantasy, though modern horror and scifi do show up occassionally and most of the tabletop groups I've had were around 3-8 players. Campaigns tended to be between 15 and 30 sessions and LARPs were a persistent world situation.

I'd love to see some non-human/furry/anthro minis, personally. Tieflings, werewolves, goblins/imps/demons and more recently ponies. Hope that helps.

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You USAmericans really always use those map tables? We almost never do in Germany - even miniatures are frowned upon by most game masters here...

But cultural differences aside! Have you tried asking of you can demonstrate it at Fantasy Faire?

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Hello File!

It's been a year since we did the playtests so those have been taken care of but I do appreciate the miniature suggestions. I'm familiar with all of those except for Fists of Furry? Though now I have a really awesome mental image of Kung Fury but with furries instead. I'm actually going to release a free script kit soon so that anyone and everyone can make whatever miniatures/maps they want to share/sell. But if you or anyone else are interested, I'd love to get some testing on this notice board thing I scripted at the Hall to help get some games started for everyone. It's a new script I made so I'm not 100% sure it'll work without spontaneously combusting in to virtual flames at some point...

And hi Fionalein! I can only speak for myself, but I don't always use the map boards, I only use them when it's a larger battle since it makes it much easier to keep track of who's where doing what. Thank you for mentioning the Faire, myself and a few others are actually running tabletop games at the Fantasy Faire this year like we did last year! And we are looking for more gamemasters to volunteer and run some more awesome games to help raise funds for the charity.

For those that don't know, the Fantasy Faire is an incredible yearly event that's part of the Relay For Life of Second Life. It helps support the American Cancer Society through donations and goodwill with a variety of special events, not just shopping. Among other things, there are dances, hunts, live performances, quests, auctions, and yes, pen and paper style tabletop games! Until March 31st, we will be accepting applications for storytellers/dungeon masters for those that want to run a game or two at the Fantasy Faire and help out.

For more info on the Fantasy Faire, their website is: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

And to sign up as a volunteer gamemaster for the tabletop portion, please visit here for more information. https://fftabletop.weebly.com/gm-hosting.html

I will be running a 5E one shot that I'm writing for the first time at this year's Faire. It involves steampunk goblins. And robots. And a temple hidden away on a floating island. And lots and lots of goblin alcohol. That's all I will say on it.

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51 minutes ago, Fionalein said:

You USAmericans really always use those map tables? We almost never do in Germany - even miniatures are frowned upon by most game masters here...

When my son was in high school and college, he would have D&D sessions here with his friends quite often on the weekends.  I never saw them using any sort of map table.

That is the extent of my exposure to D&D.  

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