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The CPS D&D Game

Post by UncleBob » Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:43 am

Thanks to Pepik, it looks like we are going to have a CPS D&D online game! Woo-hoo!

Everyone is invited. If you are interested, please respond here to this thread. As of now, we have these folks interested:
  • Pepik
  • Skip
  • tuttle
  • UB
  • Thoth
  • TNLP
  • Al_S
Here is the platform we will be using:
Pepik wrote:Well too late. I bought the base package.

Download the package and see it works (at least starts). Check their site out for OSes other than Windows: https://www.fantasygrounds.com/home/home.php#Downloads
We still haven't decided a time or how often. Do we want to play once a month? Twice? What days/time work for you? Please respond here with some options.

Thanks!
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Re: The CPS D&D Game

Post by Pepik » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:57 pm

I'd recommend we figure on spending maybe an hour the first go-around to roll up characters, this is because you'll need to be connected to my FG software install in order to access some of the licensed data I bought with the full one-time purchase. After we're done, we can get into the storyline. Conversely we could do roll ups one night, then start with the story the next for that month/time increment.
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Re: The CPS D&D Game

Post by UncleBob » Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:06 pm

Theme characters? All Dwarf party? Orc paladin/bard?
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Re: The CPS D&D Game

Post by tuttle » Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:06 pm

Evenings (later the better) and not weekends work for me.
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Re: The CPS D&D Game

Post by Pepik » Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:24 pm

tuttle wrote:Evenings (later the better) and not weekends work for me.
Works for me. I'm CDT so, I'm "game".
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Re: The CPS D&D Game

Post by Skip » Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:51 pm

Hmmm. Monday, Wednesday, Sunday would be the basic order of preference, and later in the evening.
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Re: The CPS D&D Game

Post by UncleBob » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:02 am

Anyone know what kind of character they want to play? I am thinking maybe a Dwarven fighter or some sort.
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Re: The CPS D&D Game

Post by Pepik » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:18 am

UncleBob wrote:I am thinking maybe a Dwarven fighter or some sort.
Will it have a funny hat?
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Re: The CPS D&D Game

Post by UncleBob » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:20 am

Pepik wrote:
UncleBob wrote:I am thinking maybe a Dwarven fighter or some sort.
Will it have a funny hat?
Maybe. Everyone needs an excuse to brawl in the pub.
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Re: The CPS D&D Game

Post by TNLawPiper » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:21 am

I know nothing about D&D, but I'd be interested in playing. Would it be possible for me to enjoy a game relatively soon, or am I going to have to read a treatise before I can roll the dice?

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Re: The CPS D&D Game

Post by Pepik » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:41 am

TNLawPiper wrote:I know nothing about D&D, but I'd be interested in playing. Would it be possible for me to enjoy a game relatively soon, or am I going to have to read a treatise before I can roll the dice?
This particular whatsits removes alot of the mechanics associated with the ruleset. I'd think it'd be perfect for ya. The only thing is spending a little time learning how to use the software.

Download the demo here: https://www.fantasygrounds.com/home/home.php#Downloads
Follow along with the "how to roll a character video" here:
https://youtu.be/nurEMR4JJeU

There are more tutorial videos (and guides) here if you're interested - honestly we'll all learn together when we start, but I'd download the demo, install it, run it and use it along side the roll-a-character-video to understand how the application works: http://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/sh ... nformation
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Re: The CPS D&D Game

Post by tuttle » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:56 am

Pepik wrote:
UncleBob wrote:I am thinking maybe a Dwarven fighter or some sort.
Will it have a funny hat?
I once had a dwarven fighter that had a peg leg.

It was hollow.

It stored ale.
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Re: The CPS D&D Game

Post by TNLawPiper » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:20 am

Pepik wrote:
TNLawPiper wrote:I know nothing about D&D, but I'd be interested in playing. Would it be possible for me to enjoy a game relatively soon, or am I going to have to read a treatise before I can roll the dice?
This particular whatsits removes alot of the mechanics associated with the ruleset. I'd think it'd be perfect for ya. The only thing is spending a little time learning how to use the software.

Download the demo here: https://www.fantasygrounds.com/home/home.php#Downloads
Follow along with the "how to roll a character video" here:
https://youtu.be/nurEMR4JJeU

There are more tutorial videos (and guides) here if you're interested - honestly we'll all learn together when we start, but I'd download the demo, install it, run it and use it along side the roll-a-character-video to understand how the application works: http://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/sh ... nformation
Thanks, Pepik! I'll give it a whirl.

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Re: The CPS D&D Game

Post by UncleBob » Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:26 am

tuttle wrote:
Pepik wrote:
UncleBob wrote:I am thinking maybe a Dwarven fighter or some sort.
Will it have a funny hat?
I once had a dwarven fighter that had a peg leg.

It was hollow.

It stored ale.
Maybe a Dwarven cleric. Every party needs a cleric and no one wants to play one.
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Re: The CPS D&D Game

Post by Pepik » Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:46 am

UncleBob wrote:
tuttle wrote:
Pepik wrote:
UncleBob wrote:I am thinking maybe a Dwarven fighter or some sort.
Will it have a funny hat?
I once had a dwarven fighter that had a peg leg.

It was hollow.

It stored ale.
Maybe a Dwarven cleric. Every party needs a cleric and no one wants to play one.
Heals ain't cheap!
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Re: The CPS D&D Game

Post by Skip » Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:32 pm

Pepik wrote:
UncleBob wrote:
tuttle wrote:
Pepik wrote:
UncleBob wrote:I am thinking maybe a Dwarven fighter or some sort.
Will it have a funny hat?
I once had a dwarven fighter that had a peg leg.

It was hollow.

It stored ale.
Maybe a Dwarven cleric. Every party needs a cleric and no one wants to play one.
Heals ain't cheap!
Hmm... Tempting. I could see some great opportunities for fun here...

BTW, will we need mics for communication?
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Re: The CPS D&D Game

Post by hugodrax » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:40 pm

People play dungeons and dragons because they enjoy conversation? I already feel like I learned something.

I like to think of UB throwing wadded up tissues and shouting "lightning bolt." Tell me this is a possibility.
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Re: The CPS D&D Game

Post by UncleBob » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:45 pm

hugodrax wrote:People play dungeons and dragons because they enjoy conversation? I already feel like I learned something.

I like to think of UB throwing wadded up tissues and shouting "lightning bolt." Tell me this is a possibility.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_aJgcVv62Y
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Re: The CPS D&D Game

Post by Pepik » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:23 pm

hugodrax wrote:People play dungeons and dragons because they enjoy conversation? I already feel like I learned something.

I like to think of UB throwing wadded up tissues and shouting "lightning bolt." Tell me this is a possibility.

How about this?

https://youtu.be/yLEMb_RIZ3o


Further: Comedians Teddy Ray, Slink Johnson, and Alfamu Johnson play dungeons & dragons for the first time. The intimidation check at 5:19 or had me laughing until I almost passed out. These guys are hilarious.
https://youtu.be/SnS14PQcXSs
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Re: The CPS D&D Game

Post by Pepik » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:24 pm

Skip wrote:BTW, will we need mics for communication?
I figured we'd use Hangouts in the background for voice chatting. Use it either on your PC you're running the client on or chose whatever other device you care to (that has at least a mic): tablet, phone, pc, mainframe, Exobyte megaserver, etc.
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