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Hi! Long-time DM here, with experience in AD&D 2e, D&D 3.5e, D&D 5e, Pathfinder, OSR, and GURPS. Not really looking to run any games. Actually, I'm hoping to join a forum game as a player. I'm also window-shopping for a good sci-fi system. Recommendations would be welcome.

Wow, so you've been playing D&D for awhile then Although once you've survived the rigors of AD&D, then everything else is a cakewalk, lol

In anycase, welcome to MW!

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Originally Posted by clint View Post
Wow, so you've been playing D&D for awhile then Although once you've survived the rigors of AD&D, then everything else is a cakewalk, lol

In anycase, welcome to MW!
Thanks!

Actually, I learned AD&D 2e after 3.5e, so I could DM a group that wanted an "old-school" experience. This was before OSR existed, since that's now my go-to for the gonzo style of gameplay.

I'm still benefiting from my knowledge of 2e though! I have access to settings like Dark Sun, Birthright, or Planescape. I don't regret it one bit.

welcome aboard @maruahm! Thats about 20% of the systems I have played in my tenure.

If you are new to PBP, which it sounds like you are, you may want to want to review the information found in the New to Play-by-Post thread, even though you aren't New to PBP. It gives good info about how WE do PBP. Also check out the Myth-Weavers Site Rules. PBP runs a little different than tabletop; you don't all sit down at the same time and play for hours, you log in when you can and progress the game. Because of this unique mechanism, games that would take 5 hours around a table, can take months in PBP.

Make sure to poke around the site a the other places, besides the Games & Ads. There is a lot of good information, and a lot of good conversations going on. Get involved in conversations about game systems you know, ask about game systems you don't know about. Check out our Discord server...which is also a great place to meet up with people and see other games being posted.

So, the way things work here is players don't just get invited to games. GMs will put up an ad for a game, and players will apply for the game. Some game systems will only get a handful of applicants while other, more popular ones (3.5E, 5E, Pathfinder...), will get up towards 20 applicants wanting to play in the game. So, head on over to the Games & Ads forum and see what is advertising. If nothing catches your interest right away, hang out and check out the other forums, or get on Discord and meet people. For every game system out there, there are people here interested in playing.

Also, if you see a game for a system you aren't familiar with, but the game sounds interesting, don't discount it. Often, they have better campaign settings than Pathfinder or D&D, and are easier to get into. And often...the system is better. One of my favorite systems I found at random when someone posted about it on here.

As for Sci-Fi systems. Esper Genesis is currently on my radar, and I have been running a couple Numenera games on here, which could be considered science fiction depending on how you look at it. Stars Without Numbers is also pretty popular here.

Most important thing...HAVE FUN!

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Originally Posted by TatteredKing View Post
welcome aboard @maruahm! Thats about 20% of the systems I have played in my tenure.

If you are new to PBP, which it sounds like you are, you may want to want to review the information found in the New to Play-by-Post thread, even though you aren't New to PBP. It gives good info about how WE do PBP. Also check out the Myth-Weavers Site Rules. PBP runs a little different than tabletop; you don't all sit down at the same time and play for hours, you log in when you can and progress the game. Because of this unique mechanism, games that would take 5 hours around a table, can take months in PBP.

Make sure to poke around the site a the other places, besides the Games & Ads. There is a lot of good information, and a lot of good conversations going on. Get involved in conversations about game systems you know, ask about game systems you don't know about. Check out our Discord server...which is also a great place to meet up with people and see other games being posted.

So, the way things work here is players don't just get invited to games. GMs will put up an ad for a game, and players will apply for the game. Some game systems will only get a handful of applicants while other, more popular ones (3.5E, 5E, Pathfinder...), will get up towards 20 applicants wanting to play in the game. So, head on over to the Games & Ads forum and see what is advertising. If nothing catches your interest right away, hang out and check out the other forums, or get on Discord and meet people. For every game system out there, there are people here interested in playing.

Also, if you see a game for a system you aren't familiar with, but the game sounds interesting, don't discount it. Often, they have better campaign settings than Pathfinder or D&D, and are easier to get into. And often...the system is better. One of my favorite systems I found at random when someone posted about it on here.

As for Sci-Fi systems. Esper Genesis is currently on my radar, and I have been running a couple Numenera games on here, which could be considered science fiction depending on how you look at it. Stars Without Numbers is also pretty popular here.

Most important thing...HAVE FUN!
Thanks for the welcome and info! Your recommendations are great, by the way—Stars Without Numbers looks amazing.








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