Using HABBO.COM for running Star Frontier Games

CmdrMic's picture
September 8, 2013 - 1:47pm
Hey Guys,

I was wondering if anyone has ever used for running a Star Frontiers game. If you are not familiar (with Habbo), you can make a free account and mess around with it. And you will notice that there are many rooms (even large ones) you can make for free, and or use already existing ones on most any genre. And, (THE BIG PLUS) since there's a pre-existing grid, I would think S.F. combat could happen there with out too much trouble or modification...

Might be a fun way to use Habbo... of course the Ref. is going to need a variety of pieces to stand in for NPCs, monster, etc. (and move them), as well as wall components for layouts, but this can all be done rather simply and at low cost.  Text chat at Habbo is relatively free and unregulated for most decent folks... so no issues there. The interface is able to do a lot of stuff, even provide password protected rooms for exclusive gameplay usage... Anyways, its something existing and free... so I thought I would mention it...

I think other RPG groups use it...



Malcadon's picture
September 8, 2013 - 5:17pm
Wow, I have not been their in a bobba long time! I remember seeing a lot of custom rooms, but to get them, you needed a bobba ton of coinage. Although, players can always use the many empty sci-fi-themed rooms in a chat-LARP game - if you don't mind other bobbas popping in randomly (wohoo, free nameless, faceless bobbas). Making non-human bobbas would be an issue, unless you can make your own.

What about bobba Mindcraft?

CmdrMic's picture
September 9, 2013 - 1:00pm
Ha Ha Malcdon, luckily the Bobba filter isn't bad at all these days. It was actually gone completely until last year, then they brought it back after an unfavorable news story (and the Great Habbo Mute). You can make any sized room, as many as you want for free. You can password protect them, so others who do not know the PWD cannot enter - so private play is no prob. Since all floors have grids, just a few simple pieces are all that's needed to stand in for NCPs, Monsters, etc., which can easily be moved around as needed by the ref. The only expense is in buying a few elemental furni to represent wall positions, which might be used for cover, etc. I am not talking about doing something that looks great (like many Habbo rooms do). You need control over the room to place and move furni pieces - this precludes using fancy rooms - unless you create and own the rights to them... I was thinking of just a simple system which can be used to represent a grid battlemap, add in and a lot of typing to communicate and run the game.  The ref. can stand at the side of the room and run the game, just like in a tabletop version. All players would have their own dice, play by existing rules - so no free wheeling LARP-ish stuff (hopefully)...

Jaxon's picture
September 22, 2013 - 3:14am