Dungeons & Mefites? September 30, 2015 4:10 AM   Subscribe

Would MeFites be interested in a MetaFilter RPG community on Google+ (or some other forum if you have it)?

With the number of D&D posts on the rise, and the recent Call of Cthulhu post, I think that it'd be fun to link up with some of you MeFite types for roleplaying talk outside of the Blue. I was thinking maybe a Google+ community that folks could join would be a good way to do it, since that would let us share stuff and do Hangout games (and Roll20 is fully integrated into Hangouts). I'd be open to other suggestions as well, but if folks are up for it I could set up a community. Thoughts?
posted by graymouser to MetaFilter-Related at 4:10 AM (52 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

MeFightClub might be the place?
posted by Zarkonnen at 4:18 AM on September 30, 2015 [4 favorites]


You might want to check out this recent-ish MeTa if you haven't already seen it. It's more geared towards setting up actual games/campaigns, but a fair number of those folks might be interested in an ongoing forum. Personally, I tend to not be super reliable at keeping up with forums other than MeFi, but I am interested in play-by-post or play-by-email type games, so if it serves as a resource for setting up those sorts of things, I am in favor of the idea.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:14 AM on September 30, 2015


Since I often find myself wishing the Blue had *more* D&D posts, I think I should be counted as interested in this proposition.
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 6:58 AM on September 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


I am also in favor of this idea.
posted by griphus at 6:59 AM on September 30, 2015


(Also MFC is great and all but sort of hard to hang out on while at work.)
posted by griphus at 7:00 AM on September 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


I haven't played since the 1E days, but interested in hearing more.
posted by Chrysostom at 7:14 AM on September 30, 2015


*Leans in, listening with interest*
posted by drezdn at 8:38 AM on September 30, 2015


That could be fun, yes.
posted by mordax at 8:43 AM on September 30, 2015


I am interested in your ideas and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
posted by dazed_one at 8:47 AM on September 30, 2015 [2 favorites]


This is relevant to my interests.
posted by skycrashesdown at 8:51 AM on September 30, 2015


Always looking for a place to talk PnP gaming.
posted by charred husk at 9:01 AM on September 30, 2015


I endorse this plan.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 9:09 AM on September 30, 2015


Count me in!
posted by skrymir at 9:12 AM on September 30, 2015


*rolls d20*
*fails saving throw vs. geeking out*

OK, I'm in.
posted by nubs at 9:21 AM on September 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


You might want to go for slack or other tools that let people maintain their pseudonymity.
posted by Going To Maine at 9:32 AM on September 30, 2015


Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
posted by GuyZero at 10:26 AM on September 30, 2015


You might want to go for slack or other tools that let people maintain their pseudonymity.

There's no more real names requirement on G+.
posted by GuyZero at 10:27 AM on September 30, 2015


I would consider something like this! I already play a real-life D&D game with mostly MeFites and would be excited to play another. I would sort of prefer not Google Plus but I don't know what to suggest instead.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 10:31 AM on September 30, 2015


Slack is one idea.
posted by griphus at 10:33 AM on September 30, 2015


For anyone who wants to jump on in Google Plus, there is now the MetaFilter Tabletop RPG Club community. Don't let that stop any non-plussers from also doing cool RPG stuff elsewhere though!
posted by graymouser at 10:37 AM on September 30, 2015


(Currently set to approve members, that's just to keep it from being inundated. I'll let anybody on who joins.)
posted by graymouser at 10:40 AM on September 30, 2015


Slack? What kind of fool would get tangled up with them?
posted by Chrysostom at 10:48 AM on September 30, 2015


/ponders registering "The Dread Gazebo" sockpuppet account
posted by Celsius1414 at 11:07 AM on September 30, 2015 [4 favorites]


The Head of Vecna
posted by griphus at 11:21 AM on September 30, 2015 [3 favorites]


Keen.
posted by inire at 11:57 AM on September 30, 2015


I am in. Already asked for access to the G+ group, but it is under my real name. Feel free to contact me in either spot should such name need to be correlated to my MeFi name.
posted by Samizdata at 12:36 PM on September 30, 2015


Very in.

You feel strong! You must be leading a healthy lifestyle.
posted by Aya Hirano on the Astral Plane at 12:55 PM on September 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


DID YOU SEE WHAT THEY DID TO WARHAMMER FANTASY BATTLE
posted by robocop is bleeding at 3:39 PM on September 30, 2015


Holy fuck I would be so thoroughly into playing D&D over the 'net with mefites
posted by Greg Nog at 5:35 PM on September 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


Same here, but I think I can only do a play-by-post.
posted by CancerMan at 5:43 PM on September 30, 2015 [2 favorites]


This is a good idea, but you should really have presented yourself as a cowled figure sitting at the back of the inn puffing silently on a pipe.
posted by um at 7:41 PM on September 30, 2015 [5 favorites]


I joined the G+ group! It is quite literally the only thing I have ever done with G+, so I hope I will remember to check it periodically.

DID YOU SEE WHAT THEY DID TO WARHAMMER FANTASY BATTLE

I...just know this is something that is going to fill with me hate and despair, but now that you've said it, I have to ask....what did they do? What have they done???
posted by mstokes650 at 10:09 PM on September 30, 2015


In two words: Round. Bases.

In much more words: Those Maniacs! They blew it up! Ah, damn them! God damn them all to hell!
posted by robocop is bleeding at 3:43 AM on October 1, 2015


I believe there is a quite active RPG subcommunity on MefightClub already (I have trouble keeping up with everything that goes on there) and has been for years, so what Zarkonnen said: all are welcome.

As with the recent MeTa thread announcing a new Minecraft server for MeFites -- the discussion was ported over to MFC eventually -- when this thread closes or if G+ doesn't suit, again: all are welcome. And I won't even try to leverage your personal data for advertising purposes!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:08 AM on October 1, 2015


I'd be interested, but I haven't played in ... like 18 years or so... I think I've got 3rd edition rules somewhere that I'm not sure if I've ever done anymore than read through. My wife would probably like a reason for me to still have my nearly complete selection of 2nd ed campaign and class books to be taking up space in the garage that I refer to as 'source material' and 'inspiration'.
posted by Nanukthedog at 5:42 AM on October 1, 2015


In two words: Round. Bases.

Ahh, well, since Mordheim was such a HUGE SUCCESS I can see why they'd--- [skims through the "rules"]

oh wait, no

no

no

no
posted by mstokes650 at 8:09 AM on October 1, 2015 [1 favorite]


ask metafilter is already my favorite MUD to play. just haven't made it past the dragon yet.
posted by th3ph17 at 9:05 AM on October 1, 2015


Just post xyzzy.
posted by sammyo at 9:49 AM on October 1, 2015


recall
posted by griphus at 9:52 AM on October 1, 2015


I cast zone of truth on this thread.
posted by drezdn at 11:01 AM on October 1, 2015


I fail my will save against Zone of Truth. I too would enjoy another avenue to find D&D groups.
posted by john-a-dreams at 2:44 PM on October 1, 2015 [1 favorite]


Looking forward to checking out the G+ group. I always get a bit lost and overwhelmed trying to navigate MefightClub, but totally have Opinions About Games that I want to share.
posted by Tentacle of Trust at 9:05 PM on October 1, 2015


ask metafilter is already my favorite MUD to play. just haven't made it past the dragon yet.

Remember: If you have to ask, you can't eat it. This should prevent you from having to roll up too many characters.
posted by sebastienbailard at 11:15 PM on October 1, 2015


Same here, but I think I can only do a play-by-post.

We should have enough here for interest in that as well.
posted by sebastienbailard at 11:16 PM on October 1, 2015


Very much torn between my great desire to join in and the fact that I have no free time at all.
Slack sounds like an interesting platform.

Also I'd like to point people towards Storium, which is a narrative heavy role playing platform that I've had some fun games on before.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 5:45 AM on October 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


In the last thread about role playing games, picea helpfully created a spreadsheet for people to register their interest. There are separate tabs for GMs and Players. Plenty of interest in play-by-post, if a GM or two want to step up.
posted by Rock Steady at 8:22 AM on October 2, 2015


Ooh, I haven't worked with slack - would it be a good thing for game organization? I'd totally give that a shot.

I'm in the middle of a project to convert my old Attack of the Beautiful Princesses module (AD&D 2, then DND 3.x, just could not bend to fit dnd4) into DND Next (5e? What is the final designation). One of my friends convinced me that I really needed a princess for every class, instead of just enough to fill a table at a convention and... wow, it's becoming a thing.

I've tried MeFightClub and it always felt more computery gamey to me, but maybe I didn't try hard enough.
posted by Karmakaze at 12:02 PM on October 2, 2015


Very much torn between my great desire to join in and the fact that I have no free time at all.

True for me as well. My other problem is that I haven't played a TSR system game since AD&D was current. It would be fun to be a spectator though, if possible and people, players and GM are ok with that.
posted by bonehead at 12:28 PM on October 2, 2015


I wanted to try this out, so I made mefidice.slack.com.
posted by Karmakaze at 12:30 PM on October 2, 2015


I guess just MeMail me to be invited? (sorry for repeat posting. I am scattered of the brain.)
posted by Karmakaze at 12:49 PM on October 2, 2015


A wee bit late to the party, but just asked to be let into the G+ group. I'm more of a Call of Cthulhu kind of guy, but always down for some RPG.
posted by Major Matt Mason Dixon at 1:59 PM on October 2, 2015


I've tried MeFightClub and it always felt more computery gamey to me

It very much is, and PC-centric at that, but discussion of anything broadly game-related (and much that isn't) is totally fine.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:05 PM on October 2, 2015


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