Hunter
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Thu 3 Jan 2019
at 01:49
Pathfinder Homebrew as MMO?
Does anyone have any experience with doing a pathfinder(ish) game in a MMO style format?   If so, how did it work?

Also...any thoughts or opinions about the idea?
pdboddy
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Thu 3 Jan 2019
at 18:09
Pathfinder Homebrew as MMO?
MMO like World of Warcraft or Guild Wars 2?

Or MMO like a muck/mush/mud?
Hunter
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Thu 3 Jan 2019
at 18:31
Pathfinder Homebrew as MMO?
In reply to pdboddy (msg # 2):

I'm thinking the latter.  Each character would start from the same point, do the same couple of starter quests, then there'd be a bulletin board type deal where they could pick up quests/dungeon runs.
pdboddy
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Thu 3 Jan 2019
at 18:58
Pathfinder Homebrew as MMO?
Well, I play on a Pathfinder MU*. :)

They've a group of dedicated GMs, as well, players can run scenes on their own.  The adventures are generally split into several groupings: levels 2-5, 6-10, 11-14 and 15+.  There are occasionally events for all level groups.

Basic roleplay can be logged and posted to earn RPP (roleplay points), which can be used to buy a variety of character things: a level, a player run shop, a house, membership in an exclusive group (like a thieve's guild, the Harpers, the Pathfinder Society, etc.), and quite a few others.  I believe submitting an RPP post also earns you a bit of money and XP also.

Players can +nom other characters, which gives those characters some XP.  You can nom for roleplay or in events and so on.

Events are GM run (or player run with GM assistance), where you can earn XP and gold and magical items.

It takes quite a bit of work to have it running smoothly, and it requires a lot of buy-in from the players.  But it runs pretty well.
Brosuke
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Fri 4 Jan 2019
at 02:14
Re: Pathfinder Homebrew as MMO?
I'm not sure I understand what you have in mind, is this like a Pathfinder isekai setting, players running PCs who are themselves playing an MMO, or just a Pathfinder game world that happens to have organized itself like an MMO?
Hunter
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Fri 4 Jan 2019
at 02:34
Re: Pathfinder Homebrew as MMO?
In reply to Brosuke (msg # 5):

The latter.
Studynot
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Sat 5 Jan 2019
at 03:26
Re: Pathfinder Homebrew as MMO?
you could run a Pathfinder Westmarches game... that seems the most similar to an MMO that I can think of in a PBP setting.

people still do M.U.D's?? Awesome. I used to spend probably 100's of hours on those back in Jr. High/High School
Gray-Exile43
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Sat 5 Jan 2019
at 16:00
Re: Pathfinder Homebrew as MMO?
Iím always game for a game. ( just not low level)