Best way to play D&D remotely?
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Poll: Best way to play D&D remotely?

Custom Application 8%       8%  [ 1 ]
Dungeons & Dragons Online 25%       25%  [ 3 ]
E-Mail 0%       0%  [ 0 ]
Forum 8%       8%  [ 1 ]
IRC 0%       0%  [ 0 ]
MMO instead (WoW etc.) 0%       0%  [ 0 ]
Neverwinter Nights 42%       42%  [ 5 ]
PBM 0%       0%  [ 0 ]
Voice Chat 8%       8%  [ 1 ]
Other (specify) 8%       8%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 12

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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 2:29 pm 
 

Thread for those of us who still like to play, but find it impossible to coordinate the schedules of half a dozen adults for a real-life game, much less a campaign.

I'll refrain from my DDO opinion for the sake of discussion.   8)

If you have good ideas for remote play, discuss them here!  Have fun.

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 2:39 pm 
 

Neverwinter, baby. I play every day (well, every day that I'm not totally swamped, I guess). Former members of the gaming group are involved about 40- to 50-percent of the time.

I couldn't even imagine sitting down to an actual pen-and-paper game right now. The logistics boggle the mind ...

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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 2:53 pm 
 

NWN is probably the best bet. I've stopped playing for a bit, but when NWN2 comes out I will certainly be playing again.


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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 2:56 pm 
 

Fourteen years ago I started my AD&D 1e campaign in Online Gaming Forum (OGF) chatrooms on America Online.

We've outlived the OGF, and indeed all user-driven gaming on AOL (Electronic Arts bought all the rights), but we still play there every Tuesday night in a private chatroom.

Approaching campaign game #700, iirc...

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 3:03 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:NWN is probably the best bet. I've stopped playing for a bit, but when NWN2 comes out I will certainly be playing again.

Not wanting to drag the poll too much off-topic, but I must add that NWN2 is already on my pre-order list at Amazon. I sometimes actually drool when I think about it ...

Of course, being a Mac user, I also need a way to play the damn thing. I suppose I might have to get one of the Intel Macs ...

Okay, back to the poll! :)

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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 4:05 pm 
 

I think its called Digichat (program), but I've played/DMed for various years prior on an online chat system. System works well playing/dming, but any combat can usually take longer then in person.

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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 4:45 pm 
 

I won't reply on this one... simply because I don't think that online gaming like NWN and role-playing D&D can actually be compared.

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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 4:58 pm 
 

guerret wrote:I won't reply on this one... simply because I don't think that online gaming like NWN and role-playing D&D can actually be compared.


Coming from the online chat angle...the benifit is playing with people from across the world compared to the usual group of friends. Downside is not everyone can get along and any problems like rules lawyers are magnified.
Still I found it a great experiance.

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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 5:02 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:
guerret wrote:I won't reply on this one... simply because I don't think that online gaming like NWN and role-playing D&D can actually be compared.


Coming from the online chat angle...the benifit is playing with people from across the world compared to the usual group of friends. Downside is not everyone can get along and any problems like rules lawyers are magnified.
Still I found it a great experiance.

ShaneG.


rules lawyers pfft...just tell em DMs word is final and thats that. would be cool to do an online game imo.

must try that sometime!

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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 5:25 pm 
 

guerret wrote:I won't reply on this one... simply because I don't think that online gaming like NWN and role-playing D&D can actually be compared.

As there is zero chance I'll ever play another face-to-face RPG ever again, I'd rather play NWN than worry about the comparisons.

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Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 3:33 pm 
 

Speaking of NWN, there goes ALL my free time:

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