General OOC chat & RTJ specific adventures.   Posted by The Director.Group: 0
The Director
 GM, 4951 posts
Tue 7 Sep 2021
at 19:55
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
I'm setting up The Well of Souls adventure for Garl and Stormrider Sureheart. Anybody else willing to join?
Halafarin Sarzorwyn
 player, 5 posts
 Westryn Elf
 Archer
Tue 7 Sep 2021
at 22:16
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Happy belated Labor Day, y'all (or, ya'll of you in the States). Glad I didn't miss too much over the long weekend!
The Director
 GM, 4979 posts
Tue 14 Sep 2021
at 20:22
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
I'll be away from the 17th of September to the 4th of October with unlikely access to internet.
Sigibert Riverhopper
 player, 419 posts
Wed 15 Sep 2021
at 11:51
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
I hope you are taking some holidays :)
Rennias Greystone
 player, 233 posts
Wed 15 Sep 2021
at 16:15
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
You deserve the break!
The Director
 GM, 4985 posts
Wed 15 Sep 2021
at 18:36
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Indeed I do! :)
The Director
 GM, 4987 posts
Wed 15 Sep 2021
at 18:43
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
I forgot to notice that we recently passed the 12,000 posts milestone... and this campaign is now established in the top 50 Fantasy games (by number of posts) of RPoL...
Sigibert Riverhopper
 player, 420 posts
Thu 16 Sep 2021
at 11:57
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Well done!
The Director
 GM, 4988 posts
Thu 16 Sep 2021
at 21:21
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
The Director:
I'll be away from the 17th of September to the 4th of October with unlikely access to internet.

I'm just a bit worried that this likely absence will be across the 1st of October (Dave Arneson's Day)... I hope this won't hinder our little essay competition.
Rennias Greystone
 player, 234 posts
Thu 16 Sep 2021
at 21:36
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Then I think you should push the due date of the essay forward until you are back in action fully.
The Director
 GM, 4993 posts
Thu 16 Sep 2021
at 21:42
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Well... the Dave Arneson's Day is the 1st of October... I can't change that as the submission deadline!
But I can delay the discussion and the voting to when I'll be back.
Garl Ligoosh
 player, 342 posts
Tue 28 Sep 2021
at 07:26
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Looks like the essay competition thread is closed.  Is this deliberate?
Rennias Greystone
 player, 237 posts
Tue 28 Sep 2021
at 15:42
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
I also am unable to access the thread because it's closed.
Garl Ligoosh
 player, 343 posts
Tue 28 Sep 2021
at 21:08
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
I really hope the contest is still on, because I just watched the 'Secrets of Blackmoor' documentary and definitely have some things to say about it.
Sigibert Riverhopper
 player, 421 posts
Thu 30 Sep 2021
at 11:46
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
In reply to Garl Ligoosh (msg # 737):

That sounds interesting. Is it available online?
Garl Ligoosh
 player, 344 posts
Thu 30 Sep 2021
at 12:50
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Itís at Vimeo.  It used to be at Amazon but it was removed.
The Director
 GM, 5003 posts
Fri 1 Oct 2021
at 15:56
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
The thread was actually open, just fixed to the top, as a notice. As it looks like you had some issue accessing it, I removed that as well, just in case, so you should have free access to it now.
Just to make up for that, I'll leave the entries open until the 3rd of October.
Rennias Greystone
 player, 238 posts
Fri 1 Oct 2021
at 17:03
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Thank you because I was getting really anxious as I had nowhere to go with my response. I will try to get that up then this weekend.
Garl Ligoosh
 player, 345 posts
Sat 2 Oct 2021
at 01:14
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
The Director:
The thread was actually open, just fixed to the top, as a notice. As it looks like you had some issue accessing it, I removed that as well, just in case, so you should have free access to it now.
Just to make up for that, I'll leave the entries open until the 3rd of October.


Good.  Thanks.
The Director
 GM, 5011 posts
Sun 3 Oct 2021
at 13:12
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Today is my last day of holiday - tomorrow I should (hopefully) be back to "normal" and deal with your posts as usual and with the essays competition.
I really needed a break and (hopefully) I'll be back refreshed.
The Director
 GM, 5018 posts
Mon 4 Oct 2021
at 19:21
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
The recurrence of the 1st October is an opportunity to look back at the past of this living campaign and do some statistics. The most obvious count is the posts count:

First year: 2,500 posts
Second year: 3,000 posts
Third year: 3,800 posts
Fourth year: 2,800 posts


Total posts: 12,100 !!!

Between the 1st October 2020 and the 1st October 2021 there were 2,800 posts, that are slightly below average, but still a great number, especially during a difficult year for many people (of course including myself).
Hopefully the future will motivate more people to have fun and role-play :)
Another factor to consider is that perhaps "simple" websites like RPoL are becoming a bit less fashionable for RPG support and it appears that there are less gamers available.

What do you think?
Graden
 player, 407 posts
 Typically Gruff dwarf
Tue 5 Oct 2021
at 06:59
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
RPOL has a place, and it may not be for everyone. I use Roll 20, and hope to get back to SATT roleplaying as well, but I was using RPOL for different reasons, which still apply,so I don't think RPOL is in danger, its just with more options, some people find a better fit elsewhere
Halafarin Sarzorwyn
 player, 10 posts
 Westryn Elf
 Archer
Tue 5 Oct 2021
at 14:27
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
I like RPOL because it's asynchronous -- I'm able to fit in gaming among work, family, and community activities -- and because it has a decent OSR community. It's faster than play by mail, but doesn't require blocking several hours of time. Glad y'all are here!
Rennias Greystone
 player, 242 posts
Tue 5 Oct 2021
at 15:47
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
I've been using rpol since like college I think and I'm in my late thirties now
 The games are slower on here but on the plus side I get exposure to a worldwide player base that I don't get access to at home very easily. And that helped me reach out to other players at a time when it was very hard for me to do so.
The Director
 GM, 5022 posts
Tue 5 Oct 2021
at 21:09
Re: "Group 0" OOC Chat and RTJ Specific Adventures
Under my point of view, I love how RPoL manages the groups (which allows me to run multiple, separate adventures happening all at the same time, with different groups of characters, within the same campaign. I make use of these features a lot, when running this campaign.