Live Play (OpenRPG)

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Shadow Shack
September 21, 2009 - 6:05am
I'm really itching for some live play SF (D&D with the wife is fine, but she is no longer a fan of SF and I'm really jonesing).

I participated in some live D&D via OpenRPG but I have no idea how to host such a game. I've done several trial solo runs but just can't seem to figure out how to open a room (and keep it open) let alone load maps.

Anyone know anything about that?
No, I'm not overly fond of Zeb's Guide. Nor do I have any qualms in stating why. Tongue out

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TerlObar
November 2, 2009 - 7:20pm
Yes version 1.8.whatever is the current version.  I hadn't upgraded when I wrote that.  Yes pregenerate a basic AD character to use.  I'll try to post a link to the OpenRPG characters sheet that you can upload tomorrow or Wednesday (most likely Wednesday).
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TerlObar
November 4, 2009 - 4:09pm
Here is the initial info on the scenario for Friday:
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TerlObar
November 4, 2009 - 8:53pm
Okay, I think I posted it before but here it is again.  This is the Star Frontiers Character Sheet for OpenRPG I created.  To use it do the following:
  1. Download that file to your disk
  2. Start up OpenRPG
  3. Right click in the Game Tree and select "Insert File".
  4. Select the SF_char_sheet.xml file where ever you saved it
  5. Double click on the 'SF Character Sheet' item that appears
This will open up a blank character sheet that you can fill out for your character.  If you right click on the 'SF Character Sheet' item and select 'Design' from the menu (or just click on it two times slowly), you can rename the node to be the name of your character.  When we start on Friday I'll have you all send me copies of your character within OpenRPG so I can refer to them as needed.
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SDon7x
November 7, 2009 - 9:19am
Star Frontiers via OpenRPG?  About 3 or 4 years ago, I developed a number of add-ins to run Star Frontiers in OpenRPG, which included the original counters, maps, and built in reference sheets for OpenRPG.  I think I even made it so that the die roller would automatically calculate a skill check by pulling the numbers straight from a player's character sheet.

Never really found too many people to play live sessions back then as the SF community was far too enamored with play-by-post, (which I sincerely aborred, btw).  Anyway, if these extensions still work in the new versions of OpenRPG, I 've made a file for anyone interested which contains all the old resources for you to use, modify, or expand as you see fit -


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w00t (not verified)
November 7, 2009 - 1:25pm
SDon7x - YOU ROCK!

We're serious about online gaming. Smile

Tom, more work for you. :-)

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TerlObar
November 7, 2009 - 2:41pm
Moved from campaign specific thread to main one:
w00t wrote:
The overall goal is to have a GM available every Friday at 9pm EST and make pre-made adventure so their easy to run online.

I'll try to keep the front page of the site update. /me thinks we'll need a Calendar!

@Tom, I realized last night this might present a problem if a Player needs to GM the session that he is playing in.

I agree.  I think we may just have to have multiple campaigns going each under the auspicies of a different Ref, with the campaigns being structured so that players can join and drop out easily if needed.  (That's the goal of my MercCo campaign, small missions that will fit in a session or two.)  The calendar would show the Ref/campaign going on that night and people would show up to play.

Another option would be to have two (or more) Refs collaborate on a single campaign so that one can cover when the other can't make it.  If the are both there, one Ref will run the story line and the other can play some of the NPC's. Or they could have a NPC as part of the party that the second Ref plays when both are present but they are not acutally running the show.

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TerlObar
November 7, 2009 - 2:42pm
w00t wrote:
Tom, more work for you. :-)

You're just a slave driver Larry, you must have way too much free time on your hands Foot in mouth
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w00t (not verified)
November 7, 2009 - 8:22pm
TerlObar wrote:
Moved from campaign specific thread to main one:
w00t wrote:
The overall goal is to have a GM available every Friday at 9pm EST and make pre-made adventure so their easy to run online.

I'll try to keep the front page of the site update. /me thinks we'll need a Calendar!

@Tom, I realized last night this might present a problem if a Player needs to GM the session that he is playing in.

I agree.  I think we may just have to have multiple campaigns going each under the auspicies of a different Ref, with the campaigns being structured so that players can join and drop out easily if needed.  (That's the goal of my MercCo campaign, small missions that will fit in a session or two.)  The calendar would show the Ref/campaign going on that night and people would show up to play.


My thought; A few adventures that could easily be picked up by any of The Ref's. At least that's what I'm working on. A project (or site, or email, or PDF) shared by The Ref's with an outline, NPC stats and whatnot.


TerlObar wrote:
Another option would be to have two (or more) Refs collaborate on a single campaign so that one can cover when the other can't make it.  If the are both there, one Ref will run the story line and the other can play some of the NPC's. Or they could have a NPC as part of the party that the second Ref plays when both are present but they are not acutally running the show.


Excellent suggestion...

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jedion357
November 8, 2009 - 8:05am
w00t wrote:


My thought; A few adventures that could easily be picked up by any of The Ref's. At least that's what I'm working on. A project (or site, or email, or PDF) shared by The Ref's with an outline, NPC stats and whatnot.



I like this sort of a source book that all the GMs work from and we can all maintain a PC who is an operative of the parent organization (Merco)
each adventure is worth 1-3 exp?
baseline on equipment: only AD?
if it goes long enough will KH skills be considered?
Each GM writes their own adventure?
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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TerlObar
November 8, 2009 - 9:40am
jedion357 wrote:
w00t wrote:


My thought; A few adventures that could easily be picked up by any of The Ref's. At least that's what I'm working on. A project (or site, or email, or PDF) shared by The Ref's with an outline, NPC stats and whatnot.



I like this sort of a source book that all the GMs work from and we can all maintain a PC who is an operative of the parent organization (Merco)
each adventure is worth 1-3 exp?
baseline on equipment: only AD?
if it goes long enough will KH skills be considered?
Each GM writes their own adventure?


That sounds about right to me.  I figured we'd start just AD and then expand as necessary.
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umungus
November 8, 2009 - 10:12am
I got me a microphone. I just need someone to skype now....

At least I got to scare an alien rabbit thingy......


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Oghma
November 8, 2009 - 1:39pm

Was there a game this past Friday?  I completely forgot to check and see if one was happening?


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TerlObar
November 8, 2009 - 4:33pm
Yeah, we played Friday night for about 3 hours figuring things out.  You can still join in, the adventure is about half over and we can just say any additional PC's were along but intactive.  There was room for four more bodies in the vehicles used.  I'll post a short writeup (longer than the one w00t posted) sometime this week.
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Ascent
November 8, 2009 - 10:55pm
Yeah, I flaked it too. For me I have to develop the habit, so I'll keep trying until I remember. I'll try again this Friday.
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umungus
November 12, 2009 - 1:26pm
Are we playing this Friday?

At least I got to scare an alien rabbit thingy......


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w00t (not verified)
November 12, 2009 - 2:42pm
Star Frontiers Friday Night Online Play
9PM EST
We will meet here in chat (see tab above) to help anyone who wants to join and watch.

openRPG
Roleplay Refugees
Star Frontiers room (or similar name)

SFFNOP!

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TerlObar
November 12, 2009 - 11:12pm
I most likely cannot ref this Friday.  Turns out I needed to be back in UT instead of CA as I planned and may get roped into refereeing volleyball games for my wife.  And even if I'm not refereeing volleyball, I'll have Dad DutyTM so couldn't ref either.
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Georgie
November 13, 2009 - 9:16am
I'd volunteer to fill in, but I will be limited to two hours of play tonight.
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Georgie
November 13, 2009 - 7:09pm
w00t wrote:
Star Frontiers Friday Night Online Play
9PM EST
We will meet here in chat (see tab above) to help anyone who wants to join and watch.

openRPG
Roleplay Refugees
Star Frontiers room (or similar name)

SFFNOP!


Room's open! Drop in and grab a seat.
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umungus
November 13, 2009 - 7:19pm
hey guys I cant seem to connect to the server any ideas?

At least I got to scare an alien rabbit thingy......