An idea (that I probably will not execute myself): Real-time RPG


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Since everyone is stuck at home anyway and are using Foundry or R20 or whatever for online play, I though of a real-time RPG while I was in the shower this morning.

It's something close to ArmA 3 Zeus mode: the players are playing a third-person action game and the GM is basically playing an RTS, controlling NPCs and changing environment. Out of combat everything works just as normal, with dice rolls and whatnot.

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Still playing face-to-face, as are most groups in my area.

But I have used time limits in numerous situations; not quite real-time (since explaining an action is often longer than doing it), and it is a very useful tool to heighten suspense/pressure on the players.

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