Originally Posted by AOR
When I was a young lad, I had a fascination with D&D. Unfortunately, I never had friends that wanted to play. Sure, some started out with me but they never really got into it. So, I just bought the manuals to read on my own and let my mind run wild.
Now that there will be a real online aspect to this, I am wondering if any of my TOG mates may be interested in doing a AD&D 4E online group. Bi-monthly or even monthly on a weekend.
I would be very interested in this. Especially if no one minds playing with a (for the most part) noob.
After most of my friends joined the military there was just 2 of us in the area that still played rpg games(not mmo). Before we started playing games online,fps or mmos, there was MSN IM . That eventually lead to us running games over the messenger which actually worked out for a while. For a while there we were running games on a nightly basis and it winded down to every other day. Eventually 2 of them started a dnd game that was just on the weekends which i didn't bother with.
Also me and one of the guys that ended up joining the Airforce started up a Battletech game. We would trade out unit's movements and then roll our own dice since we both agreed theres no point in cheating and knew each other well enough to know that they meant it.
Of course both games took time but I think there would be a lot more material you can use on the net now. messenger,webcams,mics, dice rolling programs, pregenerated downloadable maps and so on. Of course theres always the forum here or you could make one just for the game where it would serve as a means to slowly play over the time between live game time. I think a thread here showing the game's progress could generate some interest. heck i have a friend thats not in tog that would probably consider joining just to get into a dnd game. hell i doubt i would buy the book but i might join in the game myself even if im not really a dnd fan.
i prefer shadowrun and Battletech