[PnP] Tower of the Dead
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!
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