Out of Game Forum.   Posted by The GameMaster.Group: 0
The GM
Sun 5 Apr 2020
at 16:49
Out of Game Forum

Love that show. Perfect example of alternate versions of Earth.  I wish that Sliders was making new episodes to watch.

Your next Hop will take you to a different planet, but you will see quite a few alternate Earths.
Mason Forester
 player, 11 posts
Sun 5 Apr 2020
at 17:49
Out of Game Forum
In reply to The GM (msg # 8):

I liked the show even after they replaced most of the group and did the Cro-mag thing
John Oakmaster
 Hopper Candidate, 2 posts
 Even there shall thy hand
 lead me... (Psalm 139:10)
Sat 11 Apr 2020
at 04:04
Out of Game Forum
* waves *

I will post in the main thread ASAP.

Looking forward to playing with you all.  :)
The GM
Sat 11 Apr 2020
at 06:42
Out of Game Forum
The game has four players now.  Turning off "Looking for Players" since four is perfect for this game.

Welcome ALL, to Hopper.

As you succeed at the tests, at the beginning of each Hop, there will be updates to equipment, or the GeneTank, or the Main Replicator, or Storage, Or Accommodations.

One piece of equipment will evolve over Hops into a full-fledged Battle-Suit, capable of taking a direct hit from a Nuke.  When you finish Hop #20 and Hop, to Hop #21, that's when everything will be unlocked, giving you full, unrestricted access and your Blacksuit V.1.0

At that point, you would be able to take on the militaries of the ENTIRE planet Earth and stomp them into the ground.

Some Hoppers have taken control of their homeworlds.  Long enough to fix some things that couldn't otherwise get fixed.  Then they usually hand the world back to its government/s.
Sometimes they stick around to ensure that they won't have to step in and slap some people around again.

I've had people want to replay their characters from The VERY Beginning over again, several times.  The journey to Hop #21 being THAT fun in their minds.

This is the first time I've played this in a "Play by post" type scheme.  I normally sit across a table from the players.  There's lots of chit-chat going on between encounters.

That chit-chat helps me figure out what to do next to move the game in a fashion that targets players back-story and motivations.  Weave some of the story around those things.

You guys will have to keep me up to date on your characters' desires, dreams and plans for the future.  Having said that: You can't always get what you want, but if you try, sometimes you get what you need.  Cue the Rolling Stones!!!

Let's all try to make this as fun as possible.  Please, REALLY try to play your character as if it were YOU, because, it is.

Being a Hopper Candidate will slowly change the way your character sees himself and the "world" around him.  Don't forget to incorporate that into play.

The few times I've been able to actually PLAY Hopper have been fun.
James Matthews
 Hopper Candidate, 1 post
Sat 11 Apr 2020
at 21:41
Out of Game Forum
Hi everybody.

Hopper number 4 here.

Few things to sort out then hopefully we be off.
John Oakmaster
 Hopper Candidate, 8 posts
 Even there shall thy hand
 lead me... (Psalm 139:10)
Sun 12 Apr 2020
at 06:59
Out of Game Forum
Welcome aboard!  :)

Meanwhile, this is POST NUMBER ONE HUNDRED!!!!!!!!!! :D
The GM
Mon 13 Apr 2020
at 08:06
Out of Game Forum
...and we are down to three, again.

Turned the "For Rent" sign back on.  Hopefully, the game will get its fourth player before too long.

If not there are plenty of NPCs to pick up along the way.
John Oakmaster
 Hopper Candidate, 10 posts
 Even there shall thy hand
 lead me... (Psalm 139:10)
Mon 13 Apr 2020
at 15:04
Out of Game Forum
Wishing you all well.  :)
James Matthews
 Hopper Candidate, 2 posts
Mon 13 Apr 2020
at 20:25
Out of Game Forum
I am still here and trying catch up with what I need to do.
I read through some post already.
Hope to have skills post to Gm soon.

Sorry been bit of an odd weekend.
The GM
Mon 13 Apr 2020
at 20:46
Out of Game Forum
In reply to James Matthews (msg # 16):

Gonna get the others started.  We'll catch you up ASAP.
Robert Jonathan
 Hopper Candidate, 2 posts
 Asking takes more time
 than telling.
Thu 21 May 2020
at 02:35
Out of Game Forum
Greetings, compatriots. I've been doing this longer than Daniel Tuppenworth has drawn breath, entering a new game is always a little like starting a new job. I'll try not to get anyone fired while endeavoring to prove myself.
The GM
Wed 10 Jun 2020
at 19:04
Out of Game Forum

The game is running slow right now.

Let me know if the current speed is ok with you or maybe you'd like to see a little pick-up in posts etc...

The "Story" encounter is about to enter a large amount of role-playing.  I'll try to keep it going at a reasonable speed.

The "Party" is just a chance for you to get to know the people of Story and understand that they are, for the most part, GOOD people, and the future of this war-torn world.

The grief of having killed SHOULD cause some "feels".  That said, don't let it shut your character down.

You will, likely, kill again, in self-defense or in the defense of others.  And, it should affect you.  The effect it has on you should diminish with time as you come to grips to the fact that there are some beings that cannot come to the negotiations table.  Their personalities will not let them compromise.


Mason has noted that he'd like to have an encounter that involves Dragons.  How about the rest of you?  Any special requests.  Something that maybe involves your character's backstory?

There will be NPCs that could be talked into going with you on your "Hops", watch for them.





Any questions?

If not, game on!

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:05, Wed 10 June 2020.

Mason Forester
 Hopper Candidate, 43 posts
Thu 11 Jun 2020
at 12:03
Out of Game Forum
In reply to The GM (msg # 19):

Mason will get over his sadness.   He just needs time to process it.
Daniel Tuppenworth
 Hopper Candidate, 7 posts
 15 yrs old
 Video Gamer
Sun 14 Jun 2020
at 01:55
Out of Game Forum
You've already noted what I would like to meet...anthropomorphs.

I want me a cute Neko girlfriend, and maybe a Kitsune too.
The GM
Sat 4 Jul 2020
at 02:05
Out of Game Forum

All right folks, let's step this up a bit.

This game is going really, really slow.

Please post at LEAST once a week, preferably two or three times a week.

We should be further along at this point.

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:16, Sat 04 July 2020.

The GM
Sat 4 Jul 2020
at 05:42
Out of Game Forum
I posted a quick pic of what Accommodations looks like on the Hopper Infiniverse Facebook page.




https://www.facebook.com/groups/Hopper.Infiniverse

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:44, Sat 04 July 2020.

The GM
Sun 19 Jul 2020
at 07:03
Out of Game Forum
This campaigns Discord channel.

https://discord.gg/FHZHUY7

Maybe we can schedule some time for a live question/answer session

The GM
Sun 26 Jul 2020
at 19:08
Out of Game Forum
Here's a YouTube video showing how the style of cannon you now have is fired and reloaded.  The bandits only had one guy doing the work of seven different men in this video and have a leather strap with a patch of old rubber and leather to cover the fuse-hole.  The bandits aslo use a burning fuse instead of a Civil War style igniter.



https://youtu.be/cy99rH16gQk
Tim Whitworth
 Hopper Candidate, 71 posts
Sat 15 Aug 2020
at 21:24
Out of Game Forum
I think the character I'm playing is a little confused at the moment.
The GM
Mon 17 Aug 2020
at 00:56
Out of Game Forum
In reply to Tim Whitworth (msg # 26):

Well, your character is basically you, so what are you confused about?  Or is it something better handled in character?
The GM
Sun 30 Aug 2020
at 01:58
Out of Game Forum




Please don't let a week or two go by without responding to what an NPC is doing.

If you're losing interest, just let me know.

Life has been throwing huge hurdles at me lately, but I still have a minute or two here and there to check up on the games progress.

You guys have been VERY quiet lately.

Tim Whitworth
 Hopper Candidate, 78 posts
Sun 11 Oct 2020
at 20:15
Out of Game Forum
Well, he did say that if we failed the test there would just be no more updates from hopper command.
The GM
Tue 13 Oct 2020
at 15:15
Out of Game Forum
The game is still live.  Just dealing with some RL issues and thinking up how to proceed with the torture/interrogation of the two remaining prisoners.
The GM
Sun 25 Oct 2020
at 16:53
Out of Game Forum


All right, back to the game!


Hopper Guide:Doug
 GM, 28 posts
 Elemental Earth User
 345 Hops and counting
Sun 15 Nov 2020
at 17:22
Out of Game Forum
Mason is, sadly, no longer among us.

I'll try to replace him ASAP.

He decided to move on, for personal reasons.