OOC-Welcome to Escondido!   Posted by Maverick.Group: 0
Temperance Peters
 player, 46 posts
 Salt of the earth &
 wellspring of hope
Sun 24 Jan 2016
at 06:16
Re: GAME ON !
In reply to Lola Montoya Torres (msg # 514):

Me too!
Rebecca O'Dell
 player, 96 posts
 Orphan Girl
 Pretty and a bit naive
Fri 5 Feb 2016
at 03:27
Re: GAME ON !
I miss y'all.  Maybe someday?
Maverick
 GM, 142 posts
 Fun-loving
 Storyteller
Thu 10 Mar 2016
at 14:56
Re: GAME ON !
Hello all. It's been a long time and I'm sorry for that. It turns out my crazy life has settled down finally and I have returned to RPoL as a player recently. I've been seriously considering returning as a GM with this game in particular if I can drum up interest in it once again. Many of you have roleplayed with me clear back in the days of The Quick and the Dead and I value your opinions. Does anyone think it's worth a shot to try to re-spark this game? I've been debating on trying again or if I should maybe just start over with something new, but I must confess my preference is still with the western genre and my old friends if anyone might possibly still be interested.

Any thoughts? Any advice? I'd appreciate your input. :)
Flossie McKenna
 player, 21 posts
 The Natchez Nightingale
 Flamboyant Singer
Thu 10 Mar 2016
at 17:12
Re: GAME ON !
I would love to bring Flossie back to life again.
Rebecca O'Dell
 player, 97 posts
 Orphan Girl
 Pretty and a bit naive
Thu 10 Mar 2016
at 17:20
Re: GAME ON !
I'll take a mite to remember who I am, but I'm game to game!
Edward Jennings
 player, 43 posts
 A Hunter of Men
Thu 10 Mar 2016
at 21:58
Re: GAME ON !
I would love to play a western. One challenge I have seen in western sandboxes that time and scenes drag on forever. I recently played in a sandbox that had a standard cut off date of three weeks per day.

The other trouble is that sometimes players feel they need to rp every bit of the day. I think there should be an emphasis on that scenes are that which would make it on to the final cut of a movie

But, would be up if these issues could be addressed, so the game moves
Lola Montoya Torres
 player, 34 posts
 Feisty Mexican girl
 a.k.a. "Luchadora"
Fri 11 Mar 2016
at 11:54
Re: GAME ON !
I am, as always, here.

Edward Jennings do have a point, though, and to this I would also like to add what I have seen in small group, plot oriented games as opposed to this more sandbox style, when people posts so much they create a game within a game and can indeed skew time.

I do not envy GMs, I tell you.  ;)
Taron Bayne
 player, 30 posts
 Scottish Pa, Comanche Ma
 This Can't Be Good
Fri 11 Mar 2016
at 15:56
Re: GAME ON !
Ya know I'm in.
We had a good group going here and I'm sure more would come if we lose some that don't wish to continue.
Maverick
 GM, 143 posts
 Fun-loving
 Storyteller
Sat 12 Mar 2016
at 18:13
Re: GAME ON !
LOL. Sandbox. New term for me. I understand completely what you are saying though. For the most part I agree. My games do have a tendency to attract people who are character oriented and love to write and do get dragged down in the individual character stories instead of over-all plot, but I must confess to loving the writing of so many of my players who have always been friends, I always let that happen. lol. I also have a habit of being "soap opera" and letting many stories play out at the same time instead of advancing the Adventures and plots I have set up. When I set up a game I plot many different stories to follow hoping to keep everyone interested in some way, then I get distracted in their own individual story-lines a bit to much. Always been a weakness for me. :)

Maybe if individual stories become important I should break people off into separate groups? I have never done that because by and large most of the players I've had love to read the others writing and stories as much as I do but I do see where that could handle a lot of the timeline issue. I also understand what Edward says about cut-off dates for game time. I have indeed set those up before but always let it slide. Another weakness when I get drawn into the players writing. I confess. I'm a weak GM. I can indeed enforce these matters more though. Some players may leave because of it. I understand real life makes you unavailable very often, but to advance the game it may become necessary and perhaps we'd end up with a more solid core of players?

I'm just throwing thoughts out there and asking for suggestions. I appreciate any input as always.
Rebecca O'Dell
 player, 98 posts
 Orphan Girl
 Pretty and a bit naive
Mon 14 Mar 2016
at 03:30
Re: GAME ON !
I have found that allowing some 'side actions' to either have their own thread or take place privately helps the game move when it needs to.  What happens is that the GM states when the game will move forward, and give players a chance to wrap up or do something else as they game moves.

Just an idea.  My characters have tended to hold up games by their nature. :)
Clay Taylor
 player, 19 posts
Tue 15 Mar 2016
at 00:30
Re: GAME ON !
In reply to Maverick (msg # 517):

I'm in.
Been missing this game like crazy.
Maverick
 GM, 144 posts
 Fun-loving
 Storyteller
Wed 16 Mar 2016
at 22:54
Re: GAME ON !
Ok it's official. I am going to restart the game. I will make a post soon about how we are going to handle the time situation. In the meantime I have a few questions.

How long should I wait to allow others to maybe return?

Should I start over from the beginning? I don't believe anything that was posted really needs to be changed but a fresh start may help.
Taron Bayne
 player, 31 posts
 Scottish Pa, Comanche Ma
 This Can't Be Good
Sat 9 Jul 2016
at 20:09
Re: GAME ON !
Hi Ya'll, hope your all doin good in RPOL land and RL. I know the re-boot here never got going and with out telling more than I can, I just wanted to let ya's know that Maverick is dealing with some RL issues of his own that are long over due and it will be awhile before he is back let alone able to GM a game.

With all that out of the way, I was wondering if any one knows of a game needing a player. A good Pathfinder style game or Western would be great but I'm open to others.
Thanks in advance and as always Happy Gamin' to ya's.
Lorena Wood
 NPC, 6 posts
Wed 20 Jul 2016
at 04:17
Re: GAME ON !
Maverick was, is, and  will always be  among my favorite GMs. I cut my teeth on him; he  might say quite literally.  ♡

The talent, kindness,  and encouragement of this remarkable team of players has long been a strength of this game.There must be a reason why we keep coming back to  check in with  one another. I think it is because for better and worse we are a family.

Writing along with this team has been a  joy and continues as a warm memory. If this game enjoys a comeback I hope to be among you.

Wishing my writing friends happy days. Hoping Mav is his old self soon.

Fondly,
Joanna

Lola Montoya Torres
 player, 35 posts
 Feisty Mexican girl
 a.k.a. "Luchadora"
Wed 20 Jul 2016
at 13:33
Re: GAME ON !
My word, been away from RPoL so long now that I missed all those replies.  RL sucks sometimes.  Hope it clears up for Mav, regardless of whether this game starts up or not anew.
Rebecca O'Dell
 player, 99 posts
 Orphan Girl
 Pretty and a bit naive
Wed 20 Jul 2016
at 17:42
Re: GAME ON !
I will say again, I pray for Maverick to come to deal with what he needs to and to come back to us.  I know how hard RL can be.  I'll be waiting out here and perpetually hopeful. :)
Taron Bayne
 player, 32 posts
 Scottish Pa, Comanche Ma
 This Can't Be Good
Sat 24 Dec 2016
at 01:55
Re:  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
  Merry Christmas Mis Amigos. I hope you are all well and may the approaching New Year be kind to ya'll. :)
Lola Montoya Torres
 player, 36 posts
 Feisty Mexican girl
 a.k.a. "Luchadora"
Sat 24 Dec 2016
at 19:59
Re:  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
Merry Christmas to you as well, and to everyone.  :)
Rebecca O'Dell
 player, 100 posts
 Orphan Girl
 Pretty and a bit naive
Sun 25 Dec 2016
at 01:54
Re:  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of my friends!
Taron Bayne
 player, 33 posts
 Scottish Pa, Comanche Ma
 This Can't Be Good
Tue 18 Jul 2017
at 23:56
Re:  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
HI GANG!!!!!

Hope all is well in yer worlds.

Let's cut to the chase....  ;)  I'm looking for a game to join with regular posting. A Pathfinder low level (no higher than 4th, but gestalt rules would be Kewl) game. Posting at least every other day with a good group.
I'm open to other games too, if ya know of something give me a yell.  :D
Dr. Ramsey McQueen
 player, 95 posts
Wed 19 Jul 2017
at 03:59
Re:  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
Still here, but only if my writing partner (Clementine) comes back too
Flossie McKenna
 player, 22 posts
 The Natchez Nightingale
 Flamboyant Singer
Thu 20 Jul 2017
at 01:13
Re:  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
In reply to Taron Bayne (msg # 534):

I don't know of any Pathfinder games but there are a couple of games I'm enjoying right now that are active (compared to the dead D&D types).  Roommates Wanted and Welcome to Stillwater I believe are still looking for characters so you might take a peek there.
Lola Montoya Torres
 player, 37 posts
 Feisty Mexican girl
 a.k.a. "Luchadora"
Fri 21 Jul 2017
at 19:12
Re:  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
I am alive, but very low level of activity, but it is good to see you guys around still.  Good hunting, Taron.
Edward Jennings
 player, 44 posts
 A Hunter of Men
Thu 17 Aug 2017
at 20:07
Re:  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
I have started a Wild West Sandbox Game.

Come check it out.

link to another game
Johnny Madrid
 NPC, 1 post
Sat 19 Aug 2017
at 21:20
Re:  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
I'll give it a look. I used to love Boot Hill. Thanks for sharing with us.