Basic Gameplay.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
 GM, 2 posts
Tue 12 Jul 2016
at 20:47
Basic Gameplay
Basic Gameplay

Posting Rate

I expect you to check in at least three times a week and contribute SOMETHINGóeven an OOC one-liner is better than nothing. In RP scenes, it's sometimes hard to know when everybody's done. So it would help if you tell me that you have nothing to add OOC.

In general, please let me know when you'll be away as best you're able. Posting a stall note on an unexpectedly busy day is also welcome. I'll do the same.

For posting rate in combat scenes, see below.

Initiative and Combat

I roll individual initiative for groups of monsters (except for groups of identical minor monsters) and follow fairly strict initiative order. Most times when two more PCs share a 'block' in the initiative chart, I'll call on the block of you to take your turns.

In combat unless you have given advance notice of an absence and we have negotiated specifically, you must post your turn within 48 hours of your initiative first being called (the clock does not run on weekends). If you do not, I will NPC you to the best benefit of your PC and the party.

The above applies to all players. If having someone else roll for you gives you hives, tell me at the beginning that you want to always stand by in these situations.

As an option we can roll a bunch of rolls in advance and tick down through them as needed, if that is more to your liking.

Posting Conventions

Please put your dialogue in color (and in quotes), using "styled text." Choose a color nobody else has used yet. I'll use bold/black in most cases. Do not use orange or blue.

Orange is reserved for out-of-character text needed in the in-game posts. This should go at the bottom of your post. It needs to include any mechanics notes, such as the power you are using, your roll, and any effects. Paste your die rolls at the bottom of the orange text.

If you have rules questions, please PM me first. If itís a question that would be useful for the larger group, Iíll post it to the OOC thread.

I don't routinely read back after I've checked for new messages. If there's an edit you need to be sure I see, especially if it has mechanical impact or affects whether there's something for me specifically to respond to, please either make it a new post or otherwise call my attention to it.

Die Roller

It's important that I know what each roll is for and what it is based on. The die roller field should specify the former. If I've asked for a particular roll, it should be noted there.

Important I have set the "Record Each Die" option. The first die in a 3d6 roll is always the stunt die.


Leveling will be by fiat based on appropriate points in the narrative. Don't worry about counting XP.

Biography Lines

Please make sure your biography lines are kept up-to-date with:
Health (Current/Max)
Bennies (see House Rules)

Also as a note the adventures will take characters from lowly heroes to quite powerful. Concepts can and should change and grow as the characters gain power. It is good to have an idea of where one wants to go, a goal to speak.

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:01, Tue 12 July 2016.