member, 1 post
Mon 3 Jun 2019
at 07:10
Hi everyone!

It looks like I might be a bit more experienced than the typical person introducing themselves.  I've been playing RPGs for 5ish years now, and GMing for 4ish, but 95% of that time has been Pathfinder.  I generally play in-person.  I was active in a few PBPs over on the Paizo forums for about a year and a half before GMs wrapped things up or vanished.

I've been looking for an outlet to try and get back into PBPs while also branching out system-wise.  I love reading other systems and settings but group inertia makes it hard to actually try something new.  A few currently on my mind include Eclipse Phase, Star Trek Adventures, and Pokemon Tabletop United.

Anyway, hi!  Excited to be here
 member, 767 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Mon 3 Jun 2019
at 07:52
Hello, and Welcome!

There really is no such thing as a "typical" RPoL-er -- we are all atypical in our own delightful ways.  That said, I get what you mean about having prior play-by-post experiences.  RPoL, however, has its own distinct culture and etiquette, so make sure you look around at the stuff in the FAQs and Help, just to be sure you get off on the right foot.

I'm not much into Pathfinder, but there are other folks here who love that system and games go on all the time around here.

Of the systems you mentioned, Star Trek Adventures would be closest to my interests, but enough about me.  Let's talk about you.

If you want to just get to know folks, check out Community Chat.  That's the place for innocuous-getting-to-know-you chit-chat.

Finding games?  That's done by looking at ads in Wanted - Players, or by posting an ad for a game you want to play in Wanted - GMs.

You might also try looking around in Game Proposals, Input, and Advice.  Prospective GMs put up proposals there for games they might want to run to gauge interest.  Expressing interest in those is a great way to get in when a game is just starting up.

If you decide to run a game or three yourself, the tools here are unique to RPoL and make organizing and running a game much easier once you know how to use them.

If you have questions, don't be afraid to ask - lots of folks hereabouts will be happy to help you get started.

Above all, play and enjoy!

This message was last edited by the user at 07:54, Mon 03 June 2019.

 member, 216 posts
 To be a winner in life
 you must lose many times
Mon 3 Jun 2019
at 23:41

I'm glad to say that this is the perfect place to discuss or try new systems. It may be a little different to IRL games, but it's a good place to get that fix in. There are hundreds of systems to try, and while there are some more popular than others I've seen quite a few niche games get a good group of players together and some have lasted a good length of time too.

Hope to see you in a game sometime!