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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby InsaneSmile » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:36 pm

Schultz128 wrote:Tip: When it comes to moderating player behavior and posts, a Host must have an iron fist that is lined with velvet.

Spoiler: You need to be firm and serious when it comes to enforcing rules, but you need to give some breathing room and understanding.


Added! Also I will hopefully be adding a forum game idea section as the thread that used to house them has since been close.
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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby ibney000 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:13 am

So.... I'm thinking of doing Dungeons and Dragons.

Problem is I have never played it and I know i'm going to fuck up. Anyone willing to mentor me or something? Maybe host and have me as a co-host so I can learn?
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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby destawaits » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:39 am

Well, you better play it first then :\

How do you expect to host one if you're unfamiliar with it?

Try asking someone from the D&D thread, i.e. Jammy.

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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby ibney000 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:42 am

destawaits wrote:Well, you better play it first then :\

How do you expect to host one if you're unfamiliar with it?

Try asking someone from the D&D thread, i.e. Jammy.


There's a DnD thread?

I wanted to use the co-hosting thing to learn.
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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby Technetium » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:40 am

I've played D&D before if you want me to help.
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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby InsaneSmile » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:55 am

destawaits wrote:Well, you better play it first then :\

How do you expect to host one if you're unfamiliar with it?

Try asking someone from the D&D thread, i.e. Jammy.


You dont always have to have experience to host a game. Everyone's got their first time.
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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby JazzMusicStops » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:27 am

How 2 play D and also D 101:
Step 1: Roll Dice
Step 2: Whoops you rolled wrong you're ded
And you may say to yourself, "My God! What have I done?"

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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby Technetium » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:29 am

I thought it was:
1: Annoy Dungeonmaster
2: Rocks fall, everyone dies.
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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby JazzMusicStops » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:30 am

Step 1: Open a chest
Step 2: Mimic bites your head off
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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby Damafaud » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:32 am

Isn't it
Step 1: Try to attack a monster
Step 2: Offer it your sword
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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby Technetium » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:33 am

Step 1: Ooh, a room full of treasure!
Step 2: Treasure and explosives, kaboom!

(Actually happened in a campaign I was in. Except the treasure room was a wine cellar.)
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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby JazzMusicStops » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:34 am

Step 1-3,782: Kill an Orc
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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby Schultz128 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:36 am

DnD in a Nutshell:

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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby Arckas » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:15 pm

imo, d&d is great if you have the people in front of you but not on a forum.
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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby Alicitzen » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:17 pm

Yeah shows what you know.
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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby JazzMusicStops » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:08 am

D&D is better with physical dice because then it's always your fault if you roll badly
Always
Every time
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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby DJVoxel » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:18 am

JammySplodge wrote:D&D is better with physical dice because then it's always your fault if you roll badly
Always
Every time


Unless it's the DMs rigged dice.
Spoiler: When war breaks out between the nations,
When the blood of the world disappears, taken,
You must prepare,
You must repent,
Or else the dark shall not relent.

If such a time does come to pass,
And none seek to return to the path,
You must shed the blood of your creators,
Else none shall stop the dragons' wrath.

- Velyth's Blood Prophecy


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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby JazzMusicStops » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:19 am

DJVoxel wrote:
JammySplodge wrote:D&D is better with physical dice because then it's always your fault if you roll badly
Always
Every time


Unless it's the DMs rigged dice.

always bring your own dice
And you may say to yourself, "My God! What have I done?"

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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby DJVoxel » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:33 am

JammySplodge wrote:
DJVoxel wrote:
JammySplodge wrote:D&D is better with physical dice because then it's always your fault if you roll badly
Always
Every time


Unless it's the DMs rigged dice.

always bring your own dice


But what if your dice are rigged?
Spoiler: When war breaks out between the nations,
When the blood of the world disappears, taken,
You must prepare,
You must repent,
Or else the dark shall not relent.

If such a time does come to pass,
And none seek to return to the path,
You must shed the blood of your creators,
Else none shall stop the dragons' wrath.

- Velyth's Blood Prophecy


Blood of the Divines, a DnD 5e Campaign
(Coming Soon....)


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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby Technetium » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:07 am

Then you'll be the one who rigged them. Hopefully to roll higher, not lower.
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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby mihail66 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:01 am

Tip: ALWAYS before clicking out of your game's thread update the OP and the database(if needed)

Tip for getting players: Add some mystery to the game, like and unexplained role or mechanic, or if the game is story based try to put some mysterious person/object.

Btw see what I found, sick amounts of work were put into this
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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby destawaits » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:21 am

ibney000 wrote:
destawaits wrote:Well, you better play it first then :\

How do you expect to host one if you're unfamiliar with it?

Try asking someone from the D&D thread, i.e. Jammy.


There's a DnD thread?

If you don't know, it's in the Off-Topic Discussions sub-forum.

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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby InsaneSmile » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:22 am

mihail66 wrote:Tip: ALWAYS before clicking out of your game's thread update the OP and the database(if needed)

Tip for getting players: Add some mystery to the game, like and unexplained role or mechanic, or if the game is story based try to put some mysterious person/object.

Btw see what I found, sick amounts of work were put into this


I'll add the tips. Also that is pretty much an entire Forum Game. If you don't want to host it, I'll make a forum game idea section and will put it there.
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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby JazzMusicStops » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:26 am

Tip: Use Spreadsheets, spreadsheets are great
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Re: Guide to Hosting

Postby DJVoxel » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:29 am

I actually have an idea for a game that would probably help out game creators a lot, while at the same time being a game.

Would you join?

Rules:
- Game creators submit game ideas to the host, once there are enough players the game begins.
- A random player is chosen as the judge and the host puts a random submitted game concept into the thread.
- Everyone who isn't the judge PMs the host with whether or not they would join this game, and why.
- Once all PMs have been submitted, the host puts the players' choices and reasoning into the thread, keeping the author of each anonymous.
- The judge then selects the reasoning which they think is the best and the player that created that reasoning gets a point.
- The next player on the list then becomes the judge and a new round begins.
- Play continues until a player reaches x number of points.

My only issue is with the amount of homework that I have and the fact that I'm already hosting 2 games, I would much rather someone else host it.
Spoiler: When war breaks out between the nations,
When the blood of the world disappears, taken,
You must prepare,
You must repent,
Or else the dark shall not relent.

If such a time does come to pass,
And none seek to return to the path,
You must shed the blood of your creators,
Else none shall stop the dragons' wrath.

- Velyth's Blood Prophecy


Blood of the Divines, a DnD 5e Campaign
(Coming Soon....)


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