member, 1 post
Fri 25 Jun 2021
at 17:19
One small step...
Hello, everyone I am arpaschad (not my true name of course...why am I even typing it? of course they know that!) and I am a 30-something guy that stumbled upon here because of an article on the internet about Pbp...I figured since I think I am not ready for joining game sessions involving voice and video or IRL I searched for some alternative to play D&D or pathfinder being foolishly taken to the hype after watching some Critical Role videos...

In regards to my experience in RPGs, I can say that I have some running the gamut of videogames from the Infinity Engine games like Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, etc. in regards to a tabletop experience I am ashamed to say it is limited only to Scrabble, Monopoly or Uno if they ever count.

I did encounter D&D though in my youth though it was kinda a traumatic experience at first:

I was in grade school and encountered a group of kids in the library playing something weird and different than the aforementioned board games I laid out...they were rolling weirdly shaped dice and have little ''action figures'' on the board. one kid has some kind of folder screening him from the rest of the other players on the table. Curiosity got the better of me as I approached the table and asked if I can take a look at the fancy-looking thick picture books they had with them. the page was on some scary-looking demon labeled a Baatzu or something that I jumped up and run away from the group thinking they are a group of demon worshippers...

A decade later I've outgrown my childish superstitious streak and learned that it was just a harmless game. like Scrabble, Monopoly, or Uno. But even more involved...but I didn't touch up upon playing it preferring videogames instead not until I encountered a video on Youtube about some grown men and women playing D&D...

The rest is history...

Now I would like to experience what's all the fuss for myself and maybe get over my anxiety one die roll at a time...if you will have me...

sorry for the wall of text...
 member, 2299 posts
Fri 25 Jun 2021
at 17:39
One small step...
 howdy, you stumbled onto the  right site.  The main  page has everything you need, not  sifting though  page after  page of mindless or useless posts and threads.

 you want to find a simply go to 'players wanted...or use the search  engine at the bottom of the page...

 game you play are right up are games you run.... Dice roller ( adaptive)...PMs in each  game...Rmail to contact folks  off your Board..and Mods that make sure the site  is safe and fee of idiots.

enjoy your time here..explore the features on your main page...and never  be afraid to ask questions.
Doom Shoom
 member, 25 posts
Fri 25 Jun 2021
at 18:06
One small step...
 subscriber, 3123 posts
 Member before Oct 2005
Sat 26 Jun 2021
at 14:52
One small step...
Hello and welcome to RPol, you'll find anything you want here and so many great games from freeform to about any system game you like.  It is easy to be a GM or a Player here.  I actually started in the Yahoo chat rooms in vampire settings or Gor.  No video or voice here but I think some games may be using Discord a bit...

A few tips for you to refresh your memoryare below:-

Make sure you turn on your rmail by going to the link at the top that is User preferences, there you will find some settings to play around with including the rmail one as that is how you and most GMs can talk.

On the main menu there are two forums you can find what you want to play in

Wanted: players At the top there is a link that is 'Search Games' and when you click on those words it gives you a more distinct search area for what you are looking for.

Wanted: GMs where you can make a post describing the type of games you are looking for and GMs check there for new players sometimes.

At the bottom of the main menu you will also find search link to find games and other good stuff.

So all I can say now is