The Systems Analyst ? adapting tabletop RPGs to PbP [image=http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc4/Borf_the_Dwarf/dice4.jpg] [image=http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc4/Borf_the_Dwarf/dice_kit.jpg] [image=http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc4/Borf_the_Dwarf/160712-Small_Fun_Farkle.jpg] Introduction Welcome! The purpose of this thread is to for people to discuss an important subgenre of game design in the RPF ? turning a tabletop RPG system of any kind into a game that can be played on the RPF. You?re in the wrong place if: - You just want feedback on a freeform game you?ve designed and are looking to set up. That belongs in the Game Designers? Group. - You just want to know how to run a freeform game you?ve designed. That belongs in the Game Masters? Group. - You want to discuss hardcore gaming theory and gaming philosophy. That belongs in the Gaming Theory and Philosophy thread (naturally). - You want to generally discuss the Star Wars d20 system. That belongs in the General Star Wars d20 discussion thread. You?re in the right place if: (1) You?re looking for advice or thoughts on using any tabletop RPG system in a game to be hosted on the RPF. We do that here. (2) You?re looking for advice on how best to set up such a game. (3) You?d like to share the pros and cons of running a particular tabletop RPG system on the RPF, or indeed on a post-by-post message board. So who runs this thing? Nobody, really. But seeing as I, Saintheart, was the guy responsible for starting the thread, I can give a commitment to keep an eye on the thread and try and see that it stays on topic and relevant. We?re basically here to promote and help people convert tabletop games into a format that can be played on the RPF, so that?s what we really want to do out here. So, if you don?t mind, keep it practical, keep it helpful, and keep it funny. Given the basic nature of these forums, I?m hoping I?ll see some input from people as to how they incorporate the different Star Wars RPGs (d20 or WEG) into a post-by-post forum, together with some insights for people who want to do the same, but let me also emphasise that other RPG systems are up for discussion as well. I?ll be doing a piece on D&D 3.5 in due course, but if you?ve got a good way to run GURPS, Vampire: the Masquerade, RIFTS, Matrix, Men in Black, Pendragon, etc etc, in the play by post mode, let us know all about it!