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Let's combine some of this into a compendium. Play-by-chat has been at least 80% of my time spent as a GM. It is a fun way to play because it allows immersion and in-character roleplaying to have more depth by allowing players to write their words and actions, which most people are quite comfortable with. But like all other RPG sessions, you need players. ...


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Since this question was originally asked, more options that might give a better solution have become available. Specifically, the Roll20 online virtual tabletop. With Roll20 you can invite people by email address and they can play as their character while in-game. Some tools make it much easier even for new users, including irc style chat, voice chat and ...


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It sounds like you're not wedded to IRC at all, just the concept of a custom play-by-text RPG tool, considering you say that "Roll20 is essentially the same thing". Roll20 is currently popular, but by no means the only example of a RPG-focused application. Most of the popular ones are stand-alone desktop clients, and yes, they do have a lot of excellent, ...


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RISUS is perfect for your needs RISUS is system-neutral, so you can use it in any setting at all. I've used it to run fantasy one-shots, a modern crime game, and a futuristic robot-fighting campaign. Interactions are resolved by rolling a d6 per level you have in the skill you're using. In combat, you use opposed rolls and the loser's skill drops by one ...


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It's not nearly as common as Play-by-post games, but I've certainly seen posts recruiting for play-by-chat games on the Paizo forums. It's especially a good fit since you're looking for Pathfinder players.


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For planetside adventures, I recommend "Star Worlds - The Streets of Mos Eisley". This is a hack powered by the Apocalypse engine. It has the most faithful character classes to the Star Wars movies, plus hirelings, adversaries, vehicles and spacecraft, and a great keyed map of the infamous spaceport. When you take those vessels into space, I recommend ...


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I would suggest you try Star Wars World, a hack of Apocalypse World. You can download the rules from here, though discussion is held on the story games site in the link above. In general, the Apocalypse World engine satisfies a lot of the need to have it in an interactive environment not meant for RPGs, i.e. It uses 2d6 for resolution, with 6- meaning a ...


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From what I've seen, most people bake that functionality into a chatbot, therefore divorcing the functionality and making it available to any client in the room. That allows for compatibility with chatters on any OS, using any client they wish, including mobile IRC clients. I saw a bot once, though sadly it vanished when the game died, that had a complete ...


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RPG-Directory.com is a really active forum community for play-by-post roleplayers, perhaps a good place to start chatting with people and finding someone to suit your game?



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