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Distant Dimensions: An Inquiry

Postby Tyrannosapiens Rex » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:32 am

Does anyone else want to play different systems with the same EU crowd?

I kinda wanna run a game, but am constantly remnded how FUBARed Palladium's system is. Also, not so keen on my current favorite tabletop game in a play by post setting.

Once upon a time we had GURPS, Battletech, Shadowrun, D&D, and other offerings tied to this same site on a seperate forum called Distant Dimensions, back when everything but rifts was on another forum called Otherworld.

That's the explaination for the newcomers.

The question is- would you like to see different games with the same familiar players?

I for one would.

I'd even be willing to commit to returning to running Battletech and functioning as administrator, but someone else would have to run GURPS so i could play in that. Otherwise I'll run the GURPS and administrate.

If there is enough support, I'll submit an official proposal for Augur's consideration.
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Re: Distant Dimensions: An Inquiry

Postby CS High Command » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:33 pm

I am in no way expressing any yay or nay on this, but I let the savages know. Dash, you might want to create a username on that side so you can express the sentiment there. Much like we keep to Palladium here, VV is of the opinion that he needs to keep it SW over there (with Savage Rifts being the primary). There have been rumblings of other systems, however. So there might be appetite if you include both sites. The drive of our core players over there is EXTREMELY impressive. And so may of that core are Savage only because they can't stand Palladium rules. But once you branch out from there, you'll find other thoughts emerging.
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Re: Distant Dimensions: An Inquiry

Postby Augur » Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:02 pm

Given sufficient demand, I'm fine with creating a new domain & forum for other games.

Distant Dimensions didn't pan out because there was insufficient demand & interest over time.
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Re: Distant Dimensions: An Inquiry

Postby Pendragon » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:01 pm

I would love to get back into some of the other books I own that are just sitting on the shelves just collecting dust except for the occasional read. If someone runs a GURPS 3rd Ed or D&D 3.5, I'd be willing to join.
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Re: Distant Dimensions: An Inquiry

Postby Ndreare - Rob Towell » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:46 pm

The are lots of great systems and settings.

It would be awesome to play Monster of the Week or Fate for a Quarter or two.

Hero System, GURPS, and others can last long term and really drive interest.
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Re: Distant Dimensions: An Inquiry

Postby Augur » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:27 am

I just had an idea.

## milestone: open new domain for other games
## milestone: open new forum for game X?
## milestone: open new forum for game Y?
Etc.
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Re: Distant Dimensions: An Inquiry

Postby Dark Lord » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:28 am

That doesn't do a whole lot for patrons uninterested in other games. Plus a new DD should be open to non-patrons.
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Re: Distant Dimensions: An Inquiry

Postby Tyrannosapiens Rex » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:53 am

I agree with DL's assessment.

A site dedicated to everything else under the sun that isn't Palladium or Savage Worlds would be my goal. Maybe if a game gets big, spin it off.

It would be a great recruitment tool as well- D&D gets searched 5x more often then Savage Worlds and 20x more often than Rifts.
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Re: Distant Dimensions: An Inquiry

Postby Augur » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:01 pm

That doesn't do a whole lot for patrons uninterested in other games. Granted, this would be in addition to some other, additional reward whose only additional cost would be in management. 80 would be a good starting milestone as it's the next milestone chosen and already has additional benefits already planned.

And
"## milestone: open new domain for other games" =/= "## milestone: open new domain for other games for patrons only"
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Re: Distant Dimensions: An Inquiry

Postby Wi-Fi » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:36 am

I agree with DL's assessment.

A site dedicated to everything else under the sun that isn't Palladium or Savage Worlds would be my goal. Maybe if a game gets big, spin it off.

It would be a great recruitment tool as well- D&D gets searched 5x more often then Savage Worlds and 20x more often than Rifts.
GURPS has a very active forum at sjg- more active than the Palladium Forums since the kickstarter failing.


Plus classics no longer active. FASERIP was mentioned in the omega group and is quite simple.

That said could other games be used in the roll 20 and on discord as well? It would be easy enough to make channel there as well.
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Re: Distant Dimensions: An Inquiry

Postby Vortigern » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:49 pm

Interested.
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Re: Distant Dimensions: An Inquiry

Postby Tyrannosapiens Rex » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:18 am

I'm also a sucker for Alternity. And even badly thought out net games like Thrash 1.0-1.8.

Hell, I'm a sucker for Palladium or I wouldn't play it but there is a lot of love-hate there.

I see enough people interested to form at least one player group, so let's see if we can agree on a system.

I'm game for playing or running:
D&D 3.5
GURPS
Battletech: A Time of War
Alternity
Thrash
Shadowrun, 3rd edition
Testing my own homebrew systems

I'm game for trying:
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Re: Distant Dimensions: An Inquiry

Postby Tyrannosapiens Rex » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:26 am

Augur wrote:I just had an idea.

## milestone: open new domain for other games
## milestone: open new forum for game X?
## milestone: open new forum for game Y?
Etc.


To turn this idea on it's head.....

## Milestone: Augur has to add game X to his list of options when his roll20 games come up for vote.
Repeat...

That way we can drag you out of the dungeon of despair that is palladium rules, kicking and screaming if necessary. :lol:
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Re: Distant Dimensions: An Inquiry

Postby Augur » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:48 am

I already intend to run a Savage Rifts game (option) once I've been brought up to speed.
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