TreVayne
 member, 1 post
Fri 5 Oct 2018
at 14:22
Came for PbP, stayed for the Dice Roller
Hey there. Long time table-top gamer and about half that time a PbPer :)  So, I've been searching around for a light-weight/mobile friendly PbP site (since I travel and am usually on mobile) AND also hoping for some kind of built-in dice-roller thingy that was (relatively) easy to use. Heard good things about rpol and figured I'd lurk around a bit to get a feel for the place...

*inhales deeply*

Hmm, well, it doesn't have that new saddle smell but it'll do :)

But anyway, I just started playing 5E D&D recently after being embedded in 3E ever since it came out, and I'm really loving 5E! The problem, as it usually goes, is that family obligations, work, and a myriad of other things keeps me from actually having a sit-down game and while I know there are a bazillion PbP sites out there, what I am really wanting is a good built-in dice roller system.

So, that being said, is there any way for me to test said dice roller mechanics or would I need to join an exiting game?

Much appreciated :)
donsr
 member, 1412 posts
Fri 5 Oct 2018
at 15:25
Came for PbP, stayed for the Dice Roller
  got  my part, It seesm like you have to start a game, or Join a game  for the   dice  roller option to  be up..I'm sure an Admin will see this  and answ2er  more fully.

I've been around awhile, and never thought of the dice roller   until I need it.. The roller itself , can be  moded to what you need..  the games I run , I sue m my own system, with me doing most of the rolls, and a lot 90%  are rolls based   on 1d100 .. but there is a wide  range of   variants , you can  add names/reasons, for the rolls.. put  rolls in colors.. make 'secret rolls' that only you and GM can see...you have the ability to   add or subtract , like most  rollers.

 There is one gamesite I play on, only ebcause  I was in a game for years  and they went to this god-awful site  ( in my opinion).. the dice  roller   is very..very bad... I do not know IF..or  how  esy..it  could be used  by Phone?... But this roller  is the ebst  I have ever used, and I have been  on many many sites through many many years!.
TreVayne
 member, 2 posts
Fri 5 Oct 2018
at 16:34
Came for PbP, stayed for the Dice Roller
So I'm really loving the topics of discussion and the site runs great because it's not weighed down by all kinds of heavy graphics/scripts and other things that make a website take forever to load.

However...it doesn't scale on mobile :/  But, maybe this is something in the works for the near future?
donsr
 member, 1413 posts
Fri 5 Oct 2018
at 17:06
Came for PbP, stayed for the Dice Roller
I have players in my games that post by Phone.. I used my tablet last year when I got a new Computer?
BFink
 member, 51 posts
Fri 5 Oct 2018
at 17:34
Came for PbP, stayed for the Dice Roller
There's mobile version of the site, but it's in beta. Please check this thread (link to a message in another game) and possibly other threads under RPol Development.
horus
 member, 565 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Fri 5 Oct 2018
at 18:47
Came for PbP, stayed for the Dice Roller
There is a lot documented about the dice roller and its capabilities in the Help system, but to try it out for yourself, the quickest way would be to create an experimental game.  That way you could see how to create links to the dice roller and do other neat stuff.

Just out of curiosity, let me see:

Please make an [dice=3d6 text="AD&D Straight Stat Roll" memo="AD&D Straight Stat Roll" record=yes]

Boo!  Can't do that here, but as a GM in a game, this results in a link that rolls 3d6, taking the sum as its result, but also showing (recording) each individual die result as well.

Using such links in a game is a great way to speed character creation, task rolls, saving throws, and other such dice-related activities.
LonePaladin
 member, 764 posts
 Creator of HeroForge
Fri 5 Oct 2018
at 18:53
Re: Came for PbP, stayed for the Dice Roller
horus:
to try it out for yourself, the quickest way would be to create an experimental game.

This is probably your best option. Just because you have a game on your profile doesn't make you obligated to do certain things with it -- like add players. You can make a game specifically to try things out, and no one else ever has to see it.

Use it to try out things like language groups, private lines, the Die Roller, formatting posts, Easy Tables. Your own personal playground/laboratory.