[PnP] Tower of the Dead

Franklin Robertson fbrobertson at charter.net
Tue Aug 25 01:54:06 CEST 2009

Well I'd love to join up in a PBEM...I have all the PnP products, box sets 
et al, so if someone can help me put together a character...I'd be most 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Adams" <longshot at darktech.org>
To: "The Powers and Perils Mailing List" <pnp at abroere.xs4all.nl>
Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: [PnP] Tower of the Dead

> At 03:12 PM 8/24/09, you wrote:
>>I was just skimming through The Tower of the Dead and it really
>>sparked a desire to play Powers & Perils!  With all the rich detail in
>>that adventure it would be a shame not to play it.  So, I was
>>wondering if anyone lives in the Cincinnati, Columbus, or Dayton areas
>>that would like to play?  Years ago I used to drive up to Dayton every
>>Sunday and play.  I live in Mason so any of the aforementioned cities
>>isn't too far of a drive for me.
> Howdy,  Its a great game.  You could always commute on your private  jet 
> down here to Florida and we'll game.  :)
> Not much play it live/table wise these days.  Just too busy.  So PBEM is 
> the best option for most that like it.
> I've done my pbem for just over 10 years and have made periodic 
> recruitment posts in here about it.  Right now party is 13 players active 
> (all but about 2 super active).  So big party but around 16 in total.  But 
> for this the 4th adventure which ends a 3 adventure arc a large party is 
> needed as its going to be alot of combat in the end after some thinking.
> Just added new player in last couple months but now hes just having fun 
> walking around naked fighting merman.  go figure.
> PBEM allows one to play at their time rather than scheduling all to get 
> together and such.  Though its slower it has advantages and disadvantages. 
> Time is slower (we do 2 updates a week compared to table which might be 
> 6-8 hours in that span you get more done sure.  But in pbem you have more 
> detail.  More story.  More role playing.
> One adventure like this one might be done in 3 weekends but it may take 1 
> year in pbems.  Its fun as its more story logged rather than short term 
> memory fun.  Among other pro and cons.
> I like it.  Done PBEMs for over 20 years going back to '80s on the BBS 
> largest pbem I had was 17 players in one Gaamma World game back in the 
> '80s they still talk about.
> Currently I believe tehre is 3 pbems.  Mine going on a decade.  Lev's 
> which is going on 2 years since Aug '08.  He does a update maybe once 
> every 2 weeks so tends to be a bit slower and completely different in 
> style from mine.  I think it has...5? players.
> The 3rd is somewhere out like in yahoo I think but don't think it ever got 
> off the ground.  Frankly most pbems don't last past 6 months.  Just GMs 
> don't know how to do it well or players lose interest.  So if you find a 
> good pbem in any game lasting 2+ years your lucky.  I've tried over the 
> last 20 years and found only a few.
> But if you want to start up one I'll join! :)
> -----
> Scott - Great name btw - Cons.  The good old days.  I did pnp at 7 cons I 
> believe since the '80s. Must go with pregens as you say.  Miss those days 
> as not as many around.
> Powers & Perils - Feel the evil and taunt the good!
> http://www.funport.com/longshot/pbem
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