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Author Topic: Pathfinder 2.0 Crazy Gaming Group Idea  (Read 168 times)
« on: April 11, 2018, 08:16:27 PM »

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Raf_Cian
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I created a journal in FA advertising interest in... well the topic says it all. Link to the FA journal here.

But, since this is a forum and not a chat room, I can post the text of the journal directly.
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I picked up Starfinder thinking that it would be my gateway back into playing RPGs again, instead of just gorging on the source books and never playing a single session. As of yet, no Starfinder games... so I'm starting up early for Pathfinder 2.0. Playtest isn't even out till August, so let's set up a gaming group now.

Trick is, I want to be a player, but I also want to world build... and somewhere in the middle of contemplating those contradictions, I came up with an idea that would all both me and everyone else at the gaming table to be both. I know round table GMing isn't a unique idea, but normally you play in one world. But, what if, all the player characters came from different worlds? And all those worlds are connected by a hub, let's say on the astral plane for the sake of conversation. And at least at the beginning time will be spent exploring the hub and those worlds to make sense of it all, with each player stepping in to introduce their creation. From there, decisions have to be made... but I think it could be a lot of fun.

Of course, ground rules need to be set. I personally think the GM can control their character during exploration and downtime, but they should probably hand it over to another player during combat encounters; everyone's a GM in this situation, so riding two characters at once shouldn't be too much of a hassle. Also while some stuff needs to be kept hidden, certain mechanical elements of the homebrewing should be shared upfront. Not just for balance issues but also meshing the worlds together; if one person has a Science Fantasy world while another has an Urban Fantasy world, they'll both need to agree somewhat on how the homebrewd Computer skill would work.

...and yeah. Until I have someone to bounce ideas off of, that is the extent of my pitch. This would, of course, mean a level of dedication to actually pick up the Pathfinder 2.0 Playtest in August, and possibly the full setting whenever it is finalized. But if you're interested there is no reason not to start planning out the fluff now. I'll pass links to this journal around and see who I can get to bite, but eventually those who do bite will need more flexible venue to talk in... once again, though, something to discuss once people are interested.

I'm a little hesitant to post this here, mostly because I've been gone for so long that I probably won't know the majority of the people who might respond with interest. But I know know so few people anywhere so that is a hesitation I'm going to have to put aside.

Also, aside from basic premise, little has been decided. So once we actually have a group of people, stuff like table rules will need to be discussed. There's so far there has been only one maybe interested party. I have one stream I might drop a link into with the streamer's permission... and after that, maybe a second discord. If I can't get three to five interested people out of that I'm not sure what I'd do.
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2018, 06:52:51 PM »

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Selden
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Well, I guess I could join in.  I'm in a D&D group that meets Wednesdays, but I'm sure I could handle a second session on some other day.
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 07:32:33 AM »

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I can join in
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2018, 11:34:22 PM »

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Raf_Cian
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First thing, thank you both for your response.

Second thing, the person responding on Discord said they were mostly voicing words of encouragement and believe that we're both in different timezone... so that's a bust. So as of yet the only respondents are you two.

Speaking of which, I'm Eastern Standard Timezone. This is about the time we should double check such levels of compatibility before moving forward. And considering the ruleset we're going to be using isn't in playtest until August there isn't any rush, just a reminder to keep on moving towards the goal. Speaking of, second thing to do would be to decide on a method of communication; I favor Discord now-a-days, and it does hold the advantage of creating one subchannel per to world facilitate design talk, but I know some have trouble using it for voice chat.

I guess there is also a question of how much further recruitment should be done. I've tapped those communities I feel comfortable doing so with... and where I didn't find silence I instead found concerns about availability. So as of yet it's just the three of us; three isn't an impossible gaming group but I'd feel more comfortable with just a little more... unless you both think that would make things unmanageable for such a creative endeavor like joined world building.
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2018, 06:41:43 PM »

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I'm in Mountain time.  That's a two hour difference, but that's no different from the other group I'm in - if we play during the week I'll try to get home from work ASAP, figure 4:30 mountain, 6:30 eastern.  The good news is that I should be able to stay up as late as people in more easterly zones want to.  As I said before, my Wednesdays are booked but any other day should be okay.

I use Discord, and haven't had trouble with voice chat.  As to the number of players, four or five would probably be a good idea... and of course a GM.
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Selden: Toast, I'm afraid your brother looks like he has a portable spotlight on his head.
Pontos: XD
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2018, 02:53:04 PM »

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EisenManfred
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I'm on mountain time as well but I don't get off work till 5 or sometimes later
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