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2E Checking Interest in a PbP Game

William Smith1

Villager
I would like to run a 2nd edition game on the board and use Roll 20 for Maps and other visuals.

The players will start at 1st level in the Judges Guild world near the City State of the Invincible Overlord.

This game may go just about anywhere in the 2nd Edition Multiverse: Forgotten Realms, AlQadim, Dark Sun, Spelljammer, Planescape, etc.

Since I do not have 4 hour + blocks of time I cannot run a traditional scheduled game at this time but I can hop online almost every evening for a few minutes and post.

I think I can handle up to 6 players with a minimum of 4. I want to use just the basic 2nd Edition AD&D materials: Players Handbook, DMG, and Monster Manual - no supplements at first. I may introduce other materials as the game progresses depending on where the players and the story take it.

Let me know if you are interested and what class of character you would like to play.

I will check this thread periodically to gauge interest over the next week and make a decision by the evening of Friday March 1st.

Thanks!
Steve
 

JustinCase

the magical equivalent to the number zero
I guess 2nd edition is not very popular around here? To be honest, I'm surprised about that.

I've played 2nd, but it's not my favourite edition by far. Are you open to changing the edition? Depending on interest from others, obviously.
 

Greenmtn

Explorer
My only hesitation is that I'm not familiar with the setting at all. If that isn't a problem I could be sold on it.

All the games I was in have slowed to a crawl or died completely.
 

William Smith1

Villager
Justin, sorry but 2nd edition is the only one I will run. Never liked any of the subsequent ones.

Greenmtn, I will be using the most basic set of 2nd edition which is readily available elsewhere online (purpleworm). Once we get past character creation and a couple of fights it will be easy.

Both, I would like to have more than 2 players but I can make it work by putting in 2 NPCs that I control. If you know anyone else who might be persuaded to play let them know and direct them here. Let's give it another week and we will see. Meanwhile, look over the materials available on purpleworm.org, just the first three books, I will not be using any of the other books listed there.

Let me know!
Will
 

jmucchiello

Adventurer
Greenmtn, I will be using the most basic set of 2nd edition which is readily available elsewhere online (purpleworm). Once we get past character creation and a couple of fights it will be easy.
How strict are you with level limits and multiclassing? Druid/Bard half-elf or Ftr/Bard were my 2nd ed gotos. (And yeah, they were very MAD combos.)
 

William Smith1

Villager
jmucchiello, I do not use level limits on any race, just don't believe in them, especially the long lived ones. I would like to stick with the stock multiclasses but given enough time a character could dual class to the combinations you like. Actually Fighter/Druid is one of the stock multiclasses allowed for half elves. For the Bard combo I would start with Fighter and go up to a reasonable level (whatever you are comfortable with) and then drop down and dual class with Bard. Again by the rules only humans can dual class but like I said, I don't restrict that. Let me know if you would like to play.
Thanks!
Will
 
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jmucchiello

Adventurer
Problem with dual classing is the game would have to last 10 years before I might be able to switch classes. PbP games are VERY slow. And AD&D2 leveling is slow to begin with.

I'll think about joining. (when else can I dust off the old books?) Bard is the important part for me but by the book it can't multiclass. And if I dual class, once I leave bard, there's no going back.
 

JustinCase

the magical equivalent to the number zero
Justin, sorry but 2nd edition is the only one I will run. Never liked any of the subsequent ones.
That's fine, I respect that. In fact, 2nd edition was the edition I started with! Still own the PHB.

So I understand you're not restricting multiclassing to humans, but how about dual-classing?
 

Greenmtn

Explorer
I have no problem with 2nd edition, Just been a while so I'm a little rusty.

I'll brush up a bit. Bigger concern is not knowing anything about the setting, but I can just be "That guy" and ask a lot of questions if needed.
[MENTION=6923286]mike peabody[/MENTION] this anything you would be interested in?
 

mike peabody

Villager
Maybe. I'm kinda soaked in other projects, at this point. A PbP sounds fun, though. I May check back in on it. Thanks for the mention.
 

William Smith1

Villager
Problem with dual classing is the game would have to last 10 years before I might be able to switch classes. PbP games are VERY slow. And AD&D2 leveling is slow to begin with.

I'll think about joining. (when else can I dust off the old books?) Bard is the important part for me but by the book it can't multiclass. And if I dual class, once I leave bard, there's no going back.
Well we could modify the "original" Bard from 1st edition! :devil:
 

Deuce Traveler

Adventurer
I'm in. I prefer the older editions of D&D and am familiar with the City State of the Invincible Overlord. I ran a campaign here in it using BECMI once.
 

Greenmtn

Explorer
OK SO if we are going to do this, since options in this edition are limited by stats, give me a list of stats either in order or that I can arrange and I'll build a PC around that. Sounds to me like a fun exercise.
 

William Smith1

Villager
Let's use method VI from the Players Handbook. All abilities start at 8, Roll 7d6 but keep track of each individual die. Add one or more dice to an attribute to get the score you want/need. No attribute can exceed 18. Keep in mind racial adjustments found further along in the book (p.20 in my physical book) and assign accordingly. For example Elves get a +1 Dexterity (and -1 constitution) so if you want an Elf with a Dexterity of 18 you only need to get it to 17 with the dice.

Let me know if you have any questions. I will have to figure out how to start the Thread to play in and how to restrict posting to it to only the players and myself if that is possible.

Will
 

jmucchiello

Adventurer
Let me know if you have any questions. I will have to figure out how to start the Thread to play in and how to restrict posting to it to only the players and myself if that is possible.
You cannot restrict anything. But, in the Playing the Game forum, you will have moderator rights to a thread you start. So if someone posts something you don't like, you can edit or delete it.

Don't worry about starting that thread until characters are created. Instead, in this forum, once you start approving PCs, you create a rogue's gallery thread and players post their PCs there. Be sure to name the threads consistently. You can also rename this thread by editing the first post. Typical name should have the form: "name of campaign (OOC/Recruiting)" Remove the recruiting when appropriate. The other threads become "name of campaign (RG)" and "name of campaign (IC)". Some people prefix the name of campaign with their own name when they are running store bought campaigns to differentiate their Tomb of Horrors from someone else's Tomb of Horrors.
 

TallIan

Explorer
Just saw this and would like to throw my hat in the ring.

Been a while since I’ve played 2nd Ed, but it’s what I cut my teeth on so would be good to play a bit.
 

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