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IC - Warhammer 4e in Tilea.

Posted by Gruagach
Gruagach
member, 5 posts
Fri 29 Dec 2023
at 22:18
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IC - Warhammer 4e in Tilea

TOO LONG; DIDN'T READ
Are you interested in a WFRP 4th edition game...
  • Set in Tilea, Republic of Verezzo, port city of Portomaggiore
  • Using material from Up In Arms and Winds of Magic
  • New player friendly
  • Fast paced (1 post per day ideal, 1 post every other day minimum, from each player)
  • Goal of playing one scenario to completion

Hello. This is my first gaming related post on RolePlay onLine. If I get anyting wrong, or I'm violating a forum convention or something, let me know.

I would potentially like to run a Warhammer play by post game (4th edition) set in Tilea, Republic of Verezzo, in the port city of Portomaggiore.

The idea is all PCs would be from Portomaggiore, or have lived there long enough to consider it "home". At a player level, the idea is for each player to create a charater who wants to protect their city and its people, and want to see their city improve and the lot of its citizens improve.

There's not a lot of published, official, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying material about this location. So, as players create characters, we will work together to create some of those missing details.

I would prefer a faster paced game, with each player posting every day if possible, or every other day at the slowest. I would expect to provide at least a post a day, if not more, depending upon the context.

I've run WFRPG 4th edition in person three times. I have never run it play by post. I have only run play by post games (other systems) on either Discord, or once on another TTRPG focused forum. I have never "completed" a play by post game - where my definition of completing is finishing one scenario, at least.

The game would be new player friendly, and I consider myself still a new GM to the game. I would be using material from the core 4th edition book, Up in Arms, and Winds of Magic.

So, who is or might be interested in such a game?
Do you have any questions I could answer to help you decide whether or not you are interested?
Do you have any suggestions about the game, or feedback on what I wrote above?
aguy777
member, 393 posts
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Fri 29 Dec 2023
at 23:54
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IC - Warhammer 4e in Tilea

I would be interested, for sure.
Darklin
member, 9 posts
Sat 30 Dec 2023
at 01:29
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IC - Warhammer 4e in Tilea

Definately interested.  Last 3 gamnes I tried with WFRP died with in a week.
Gruagach
member, 6 posts
Sat 30 Dec 2023
at 02:28
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aguy777:
I would be interested, for sure.


Thanks

Darklin:
Definately interested.  Last 3 gamnes I tried with WFRP died with in a week.


Thanks

And, should I be concerned about WFRP 4E for a play by post game? Do you think there's something about the rules that make getting a game up and running and keeping it sustaned difficult?
Darklin
member, 10 posts
Sat 30 Dec 2023
at 14:32
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IC - Warhammer 4e in Tilea

Think it is just harder to get things moving.  Lot more to do when generating a WFRP character. Could be better here.  Other games were on different sites.  2 on RPG net and one on Roll20.  The GM ghosted on 2 of them.  Must have gotten busy and just bailed.  Pretty sure he was a College kid.  Probably got over extended.
Gruagach
member, 7 posts
Sat 30 Dec 2023
at 22:50
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Thanks for your thoughts on my questions, Darklin.
Alectai
member, 402 posts
Sun 31 Dec 2023
at 00:07
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Gruagach:
aguy777:
I would be interested, for sure.


Thanks

Darklin:
Definately interested.  Last 3 gamnes I tried with WFRP died with in a week.


Thanks

And, should I be concerned about WFRP 4E for a play by post game? Do you think there's something about the rules that make getting a game up and running and keeping it sustaned difficult?


From my experience, the issues are chiefly on the GM's side, either by not maintaining a reasonable pace (Going either too slow--or worse, too fast).  You'll never find a lack of players for Warhammer games here, as there's lots of demand but little to no supply.  This presumably adds to the pressure.

If you've run it before successfully though, that's a good sign.
RossN
member, 395 posts
Sun 31 Dec 2023
at 02:47
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IC - Warhammer 4e in Tilea

I'd be interested.

I love the WFRP setting though I admit my experience is far more with 2e and even 1e. Still I'd be willing to try! :)
Gruagach
member, 8 posts
Sun 31 Dec 2023
at 03:47
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IC - Warhammer 4e in Tilea

Alectai:
From my experience, the issues are chiefly on the GM's side, either by not maintaining a reasonable pace (Going either too slow--or worse, too fast).  You'll never find a lack of players for Warhammer games here, as there's lots of demand but little to no supply.  This presumably adds to the pressure.

If you've run it before successfully though, that's a good sign.


Thank you, Alectai, for the pacing advice.

As I said above, I've run a handful of Warhammer 4e games, and never in play by post. But, given enough interest, I am willing to give it a try.

I've run a bunch of successful Warhammer 1e games too, though it's been years. I didn't engage with Warhammer 2e at all. I ran several successful one-shots with Warhammer 3e as well.

RossN:
I'd be interested.

I love the WFRP setting though I admit my experience is far more with 2e and even 1e. Still I'd be willing to try! :)


Thanks.
Merbak
member, 3 posts
Sun 31 Dec 2023
at 04:27
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I'd be interested in joining as well.

I'd advise coming into PBP-running, be ready for some drop-out.  Perhaps accept 30% more players than you intend to be long-term players and be prepared for narrative tweaks to explain characters shifting in and out over time.
Gruagach
member, 9 posts
Sun 31 Dec 2023
at 13:51
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Merbak:
I'd be interested in joining as well.

I'd advise coming into PBP-running, be ready for some drop-out.  Perhaps accept 30% more players than you intend to be long-term players and be prepared for narrative tweaks to explain characters shifting in and out over time.


Thanks.

And I appreciate the advice on anticipating and handling player drop out.
Gruagach
member, 11 posts
Thu 4 Jan 2024
at 14:47
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IC - Warhammer 4e in Tilea

I appreciate those who have expressed interest in a Warhammer 4e game set in Tilea.

I have carefully considered it, and I have decided to shelve the idea for the time being.

I think my lack of experience GMing Warehammer 4e generally would make it almost impossible for the game to get up and running, let alone run to a satisfying conclusion.
RossN
member, 396 posts
Thu 4 Jan 2024
at 16:28
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IC - Warhammer 4e in Tilea

Ah. :(

Sorry to hear that, but I understand.
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