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Do you think it would be possible, in an online community such as this one, to play a pen and paper game, like maybe in a thread or somesuch?
Ms. drusus has pointed out to me that, in the event that we should want to try again with the D&D thing, we now have a shiny new chat room, with a special Colosseum channel even, where such a game could take place. It even rolls dice for us.

Anyone interested in trying to set aside some time for a test game? :nerd:
Ms. drusus has also pointed out to me that this idea is probably best served in its own thread.
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I could serve as n00b fodder. Always wanted to play, but never had a group. Mr. Monde played back in the day, so he could coach me. It sounds like fun!
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I'm totally up for it. Pick a system and if I don't have the books I'll... 'acquire'... them.
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Oooo, me me me me me, I wanna play

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I'm interested, if it works out with my time zone.
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It's possible to spoof the dice rolls in the new chat.
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Maptools is really wonderful for running RPGs. RPTools - Home
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It's possible to spoof the dice rolls in the new chat.
Hopefully, we can all trust each other. if we need to, we can always use a third party dice rolling site.
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My participation in this would probably depend on how "custom" the rules are. I could re-learn and hang with a standard set of RPG rules, D&D or whatnot, but if there are massive custom tweaks designed by super-jaded nerds who are too geekcool for a standard ruleset, fuhgeddaboudit.
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I don't think a custom system would work very well without an established sit down group anyway, Sock. As far as what system to use, I've played a number of them, but it's been a while, and the only one I'm really familiar with any more is D&D (whatever edition).
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I'm cool with an unmodified ruleset. I've learned to hold my super-jaded geekcoolness in check lately, in part because my group got sick of me messing with the rules.

I was thinking D&D as well, at least to start with. Probably 4e 'cause it's easier for any newbs to learn and doesn't have as much power creep and cheese built up like 3.5 does at this point.

If we play 3.5 someone's going to want to use a PrC that was 'published' through some obscure website and effectively gives them Schrödinger's Spellbook and spells per day as the result of a roll of however many d20's they can fit in one hand.
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If we play 3.5 someone's going to want to use a PrC that was 'published' through some obscure website and effectively gives them Schrödinger's Spellbook and spells per day as the result of a roll of however many d20's they can fit in one hand.
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Even though my initial reaction to 4th ed was "Set hyperdrive to Totally Fucking Stupid", I'd be willing to give it a try (if we want to go that route).
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I don't suppose there's some sort of online resource for 4e materials? I don't have anything but 2e and 3.5 in actual books. Or better yet, someone could just sum up for me whether or not Paladins were the subject of some massive change or not. :D
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Speaking entirely hypothetically, if I happened to possess illicit pdfs of the 4e books (which I don't) I'd get in trouble if I uploaded these hypothetical files (which I don't have) here, wouldn't I? Isn't that one of the few rules we do have here?
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If you were some evil pirate of copyrighted material you could totally distribute it via PM and no one would know. :)
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Alright then, anyone who doesn't want me to send them some files that I don't have shoot me a PM and I won't have them to you right away.

ETA: I may need to not send them to your email or something because they're too hypothetically huge to not be sent through the PM system, I think, being more than 4.77MB in theoretical size.

ETA2: Scheiße! Apparently I don't have access to anything with an attachment limit above 20MB, the smallest hypothetical file being ~68MB. Sorry folks but if you don't want these files you may just have to not torrent them yourselves. Shouldn't be too hard to not do.
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Ahhh, yeah that would not be a problem. I'll have to not look for them on bittorrent then.

Also, while I'm not downloading any files illegally, are there certain books I should not get (I mean, obviously I should absolutely not get the PHB/DMG/MM, but I've not seen some other stuff and I'm wondering if I should not get that too - examples being the Divine Powers book -yay, Paladins- and the PHB2)
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I am also not able to distribute PDFs via email if anyone does not need them.
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I may have to not repurchase the player's manual after having not given it to my nephew last Christmas.
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