Greenflame
 member, 1 post
Thu 26 Apr 2018
at 07:46
Getting used to rpol
I been playing D&D 3.5e later moving onto PF online for a year now. This was mostly on 1 forms and I been looking to branch off, try new forms and what not.

The main thing is getting used to format and mannerisms around here. There weren't many PF games so far but most of them seem.. Underutilized? Or I was missing so posts. Like looking around for setting into or allowed scorsese. It really was listed.
facemaker329
 member, 7011 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Thu 26 Apr 2018
at 08:16
Getting used to rpol
I think Pathfinder goes in waves...some people really like it, it will surge in popularity for a while on here, then it kind of wanes again.  The same seems to hold true for any older gaming system, really...old fans of it will decide they miss it, want to start playing again, new people hear about it and decide to check it out...some like it, some don't, some liked it before but it was largely a matter of the chemistry of the group they played in...

Personally, I have never tried Pathfinder, so I'm really not sure at all what you mean by them being 'underutilized'.  There are, however, extremely basic standards of what must be included for a game to 'go live', and extensive background information isn't one of those standards...some people really get into it, some people do the barest essentials, and some people look at it and ask, "Just what would be a reasonable amount for these characters to know?  They don't need to know that, they wouldn't know that, knowledge of that would be rare enough that I'll handle it on a case-by-case basis..." etc.  And, from what I understand, PF has a world that it's set in, of sorts, so some GMs might not bother writing much about it because they figure most players who are interested in PF already know a lot of it...or they're just borrowing the rules and creating their own setting, and they haven't decided how much detail about their overall world they need to share from the beginning.  That seems to be what you were talking about (but it IS 2am here and I could be reading that all wrong...my apologies, if I am).

Keep poking around...it can take a while to find a game that's the 'right fit', but having managed it a few times, I definitely feel like it's worth it.  You could also try posting something in the 'Wanted:GMs' forum, if there are specific things you're looking for in a game.  D&D and PF are both common enough systems that you've got decent odds of finding a DM who would take a crack at your game idea.
Greenflame
 member, 2 posts
Thu 26 Apr 2018
at 14:48
Getting used to rpol
I would try some ideas I had for a while. I guessing I can start looking for DM and then have DM make game a recruit other players?

Also is there way to get email notification about activity of the forum?

It’s about underalized game. Extensive lore is no needed to make a game but looking for other games I’m finding mix bag. What I mean with underalized setting is that information what are are given are incomplete. For example I once played a game where I would out a week into a game that Languages don’t functions as normal.

Short game descripsion is fine for example “You are all pirates” can work, but then something like “you are all heroes heading to city of x” it’s as good, since question “what do we know about x” in one I usually ask first thing. This was an odd game as DM also wanted to know reason for character to be in said city.

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facemaker329
 member, 7012 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Thu 26 Apr 2018
at 17:27
Getting used to rpol
If you find a DM who is willing to make a game, yes, they can advertise it in the 'Wanted:Players' forum.  They may even have a few players from other games they have been in/run, whom they could invite to join the new game.  And I honestly have no idea whether there's an option to get email notifications about activity in forums you are part of.  I've never worried about it, as I routinely check RPOL if I have time, and getting emails that tell me there are posts I need to read wouldn't impact that practice a whole lot.  I don't think it's an option...but I freely admit that I don't know and could be completely wrong about that.
Gaffer
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 Ocoee FL
 40 yrs of RPGs
Fri 27 Apr 2018
at 13:47
Getting used to rpol
In reply to Greenflame (msg # 3):

I presume you have found the Wanted-GMs thread, which is probably your best place to find a GM with the time and interest to create a game to your specifications. Wanted-Players is where GMs post their ready-to-run games to find players, of course.

And you can search the Browse function at the bottom of the homepage for already-running PF games, some of which might be looking for or willing to accept new players.

Hope you find what you're looking for.