Announcing Retrocon, starting January 14, 2019


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Silver Crusade ** Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP aka Redelia

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RetroCon GM Signup
When: January 14-March 8, 2019

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Hey Gang!

For our next Play by Post convention, we will be running four different older specials at the same time. This convention consists of only multi-table specials, but we expect normal games will continue during this time.

During this convention, we’ll be running the specials
Siege of the Diamond City run by Shifty,
Legacy of the Stonelords run by Redelia,
Year of the Shadow Lodge run by GM Dennis, and
Cosmic Captive run by Tyranius

We are asking GMs who are interested in participating to sign up by October 14. Please go to this google form and fill it out carefully.

We will notify all GMs who fill out this form of our decision soon.

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An announcement directed at players, including sign-up instructions, will be coming in a few weeks.

Thanks for your interest! I’m looking forward to this, and I hope you will join us.

Redelia

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I play?
We will open player signups closer to the beginning of the convention. We’ll be returning to our popular master spreadsheet format for signup for this event!

Will there be boons for Players and GMs?
Absolutely. This is a convention for which you don’t have to leave home.

Will I receive the scenario for free?
Yes, we will be getting convention support for these multi-table specials.

Will the Adventure Card Game be included?
Yes, we plan to include tables of the ACG as part of Cosmic Captive, if we can get the three RPG tables required.

Grand Lodge *****

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Really love the idea of offering up Specials many of us have never had the chance to GM or to play.

Looking forward to doing both!

Thanks for putting this together.

**** Venture-Agent, Massachusetts—Southcoast aka JDDyslexia

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This is such a really awesome idea.

The Exchange ***** Venture-Agent, North Carolina—Charlotte aka eddv

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Good Idea.

Looking forward to running Siege of Diamond City and playing Legacy of the Stonelords!

Sovereign Court *****

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Submitted as backup gm. :p


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I'm definitely excited to take part in this, either as a GM or a player. :) This looks awesome!

Dark Archive *****

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Decisions, decisions.

Well, I cannot replay siege since I already have, it I have never run it.

That might work.

Dark Archive **** Venture-Lieutenant, Minnesota—Twin Cities Metro South

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Siege....12-13... greatest sub-tier of any Special ever. Very Excited!

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I will tentatively put my hand up to GM a special. Have not done it before but you have to start somewhere.

Silver Crusade *

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I'm here to run GM specials and chew bubblegum....and I really don't even chew bubblegum :3

Scarab Sages ****

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Whoo hoo... Special #8.....

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

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Andrew Torgerud wrote:
Siege....12-13... greatest sub-tier of any Special ever. Very Excited!

Heck, I'll take either seeker tier of this one!

You are not wrong, though.

Dark Archive **** Venture-Lieutenant, Spain—Mirande de Ebro aka Furansisuco

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ummm. It's tempting, to see if I can take time

Sovereign Court **** ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Georgia—Atlanta aka The Masked Ferret

I still like the 12+ of Race for the Runecarved Key...

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

Hmm. Is it time to finally enter the siege?

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Germany—Rhein Main South aka schattenstern

Interesting, maybe I get to play siege finally.

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Wait, are all four going to be going on at the same time?
Or will some of them be staggered slightly?

Either way, been hoping to see Siege of the Diamond City show up, as a launching point for one of my ongoing 6-pack GMing runs.

Guess I should take advantage of it here for the 2019 version!

Silver Crusade ** Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP aka Redelia

All four will be at the exact same time, EM!

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Have you determined the limitations for the simultaneous Specials yet?

I.e. How many can you GM? How many can you play?

I don't think I would GM more than one at a time, but I thought I'd ask the question along with play.

Silver Crusade ** Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP aka Redelia

Each person will only be allowed to GM one, and play one.

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

Christine Bussman wrote:
Each person will only be allowed to GM one, and play one.

That is a good plan.

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Good to know! Now to decide which to try and sign up for: Stonelords or Siege? Decisions, decisions...

Grand Lodge *** Venture-Agent, Maryland—Hagerstown aka Z...D...

That should help control the chaos.

If there is not enough players, doubtful, for a scenario, would there be an opening of play restrictions?

Grand Lodge ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Online—PbP aka Hmm

We'll rebance If needed, but we're going to try the 1 seat per player first.

Hmm

Silver Crusade ***** ⦵⦵⦵ RPG Superstar 2013 Top 8 aka GreySector

Will the ACG component of Cosmic Captive be offered? I have player and GM credit for all of these in Core and Standard (except for core Legacy of the Stonelords, which I've thrown my hat in the ring to run), and I've never tried the ACG version of a special.

Also, could somebody point me to a tutorial on how ACG works in PbP?

Thanks!

EDIT: I don't have standard GM credit for Blood Under Absalom, or core credit for playing/GMing Race for the Runecarved Key, in case you are planning to run those in the future! ;)

Silver Crusade ** Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP aka Redelia

We do plan to include ACG Cosmic Captive. For more information on ACG by PbP, I would suggest looking at Flaxseed on Deck.

Venture-Lieutenant, Online—ACG aka Hawkmoon269

Hi Michael. We are planning to do Cosmic Captive. The RPG VOs were kind enough to do some extra work to make that possible.

As for how ACG works in Play by Post, we use a database to manage the game. Players themselves can use some kind of deck handler (we have a google sheet version that is by far the most common). You can put the info about your cards into the sheet and it will shuffle, draw, etc all the cards for you. It also generates a little tag to go at the bottom of your post to let others know what you skills, powers, and cards are.

The database manages all the locations and includes some random cards in each post in case the players need one. If on a turn a location gets shuffled, we just use a die roll to randomize until the person running the db has a chance to catch it up to the actions in the forum.

Aside from that, we make lots of notes for each other, like "feel free to use my blessings, but leave me 1 for my turn." It is also fairly common to rely on Google Hanouts to help facilitate some quick communication.

You can check out an example of a gameplay thread here. Feel free to post in the link Christine gave you or contact me if you have more question.

Silver Crusade ***** ⦵⦵⦵ RPG Superstar 2013 Top 8 aka GreySector

Thanks everyone!

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I believe that Siege of the Diamond City & Legacy of the Stonelords

are the two best PFS specials. Exciting to see them happening here.

Grand Lodge *** Venture-Agent, Maryland—Hagerstown aka Z...D...

I would agree with you on that. I have ran Siege and played Legacy. I may want to switch it up and play siege and hopefully get selected run legacy.

Silver Crusade ** Venture-Lieutenant, Online—PbP aka Redelia

Thanks for your interest, everyone. GM recruitment is now closed. I'll try to get everything set and player recruitment started soon.

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