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Redjack
Since most GM's looking for players open a recruitment threat, I figured I would post this up to allow players without a GM some place to post in. If you're looking for a game post here. Adding details like posting restrictions (daily/weekly/etc) and anything about the type of game (sr3/s4, Black Hat/Pink Mohawk/Any) would also help. Please post your characters in the Cast of Shadows Topic.
almost normal
Cool Idea.

Yeah, looking for a game, I'd prefer something more active during the weekdays, It'd give me something to do while at work. SR4. I'd like to try out an Occult Investigator I've been tinkering with, but could play a matrix specialist if pushed. I tend to prefer Black Hat.
Grinchy McScrooge
I know this is a total newbie questions, so please bare with me. Where would be a good place to find out exactly pbp works, particularly on this site? I'm interested, but want to know more about it before I become involved. In the shadows you can never be too cautious...
Redjack
A play by post game is one where the story is carried on by the payers and GM's posting in the game play for both In Character (IC) and Out of Character (OOC) actions and conversations. Rules for game play and style vary by GM.

Generally each game has an OOC thread for player conversations, dice roles, etc. and an IC thread for character actions and conversations. The first OOC post usually contains the rules for the game. For example, * HERE * is the opening of my Puyallup series of games. If any optional rules are used they are generally noted there as well.

* HERE * is the IC thread for the OOC thread referenced above. Several site specific traditions have evolved:
1) All names are bolded so they are easily recognized as names.
2) Some games have the Date/Time/Location for the character are posted at top of each post.
3) Signatures are turned off for IC/OOC posts.
4) In some games, comlink details are posted on the second line of the post.
5) In most games, a posting color scheme is adhered to for easy differentiation of thoughts vs. spoken vs comlink communication. (see my signature or the OOC first post)

EDIT: For my Puyallups game, we are on the 4th team (the series is over 5 years old). I also created a Game Reference topic to describe places, people, etc.
During Recruitment drives for new players (pbp games are usually notorious for turn over) a Recruitment thread (Like the Puyallups recruitment thread) is generally used to keep the OOC cleaner for game play.
Redjack
Generally games that start with an expectation of 1+ posts/day burn out quickly. Posts with rates of less than 1/week die on the vine. 1-2 posts per week is generally a formula that works. (Some of my players have been posting consistently for 5+ years.) The key is to set a schedule of when to check into the game to post of 1-3 days per week.
Raven the Trickster
Alright, school is finally done and I'll have time either after work or during my commute so I'd be interested in a pbp game. I've got two characters ready using standard 400BP rules, and concepts for others rattling around in my brain.

Viper is a dual wielding pistol adept, little bit pink mohawk, but not a lot. Flashy and has a tendency (distinctive style) to leave a bullet in the hand of any opponent he considered to be particularly skilled and/or honorable.

Stormcrow is a crow shifter (eagle shifter stats) shaman with a small but effective (I hope) spell list. He is fairly focused on the mission, but is occasionally distracted by a compulsion to acquire "shiny things". Stormcrow is a more black hat type character.

I also have concepts for a really pink mohawk street sam and a very black hat mystic adept stealth expert

I can post probably 3 times a week, give or take. This will be my first pbp game, so hopefully I'm right about how it will work out.
BlackHat
QUOTE (almost normal @ May 3 2012, 03:15 PM) *
I tend to prefer Black Hat.


Why thank you.
Grinchy McScrooge
Thanks, Redjack. That was a great explanation and a hell of a lot more than I was expecting. Might I add that your Puyallup game is superbly organized. I may have drooled a little. I thought the Google map was a nice touch.

After that wonderful introduction, I would definitely be interested in joining a pbp game when ever one opens up. I just finished school as well and would be able to comfortably commit to a game that posts 2-3 times/week. i don't currently have any characters built, but I will shortly, as any excuse will do ya know. biggrin.gif


EDIT: I should add that, while 4A is my preferred rules-set, I will gladly play in any era. Nor do I have a preferred playstyle or regional setting.
almost normal
QUOTE (BlackHat @ May 4 2012, 06:15 PM) *
Why thank you.


*Tips hat*

Game recognize game.
Redjack
I am a few players down across my various games. I would be willing to add some more fodder a few players. Post in a concept in the Puyallup's Recruitment Thread. I will state up front that June will probably be lacking in posts during the first and last weeks due to obligations that will take me away from Internet service areas.
almost normal
Awesome! I'm definitely in, and will have a char sheet up tonight! Thanks for the shot Redjack.
Giasrhen
Looking for a SR4A PbP Game. Looking for a slow pace game with lots of detail without the players needing to assume actions on the part of NPC's or Other players. I would like to start with a newly forming group, with the players starting fresh naive runners just meeting each other and their Fixer. City setting doesn't matter. I would like to see all of the aspects of the characters explored Magic, Matrix, Contacts, Lifestyle(s), Some of their Life outside of the Runs (possibly in personal threads?). And of Course I want to go on Runs with my Team mates!
I would like to see a good portion of the entire system used. If something is to be left out or not used Just a breif explanation of why. I would prefer a group discussion of options used and why/why not before game play begins.
I would like to play with 3 to 4 other players and a GM. With well worked out characters. With a GM pointing out at character creation things like your street Sam has all this cyberware but does not have a street doc or corprate contact to help him maintain it. Nor does anyone in your group have the skills to handle that. With a group built to support each other.
For the above mentioned reasons I have not pregenerated characters.
Thanks for your time.
Speed Wraith
Since I'm not having any luck finding some new RL players, I'd like to toss my hat into the ring for a PbP game. I'm a total newbie to PbP, so some hand-holding may be needed, but I'm old hat for Shadowrun (I still fondly remember the day my gaming mentor brought home a softcover copy of the first edition rulebook). Just shoot me a message if you have a slot available and point me towards any useful links to help bring me up to speed and let me know what sort of style I should be brainstorming a character for. I figure I can easily check in a few times a week.
d'Ark
I'd love to get involved in a PbP game, as I'm involved in one currently which has stalled a bit due to circumstances beyond our control. Don't suppose anyone is recruiting for one anytime soon? smile.gif
Scarecrow
New to the site, and to 4E (but not to SR itself), and I'm looking to join a game. I'm up for playing anything because, as we all know, the only way to learn the rules is to just sift through them during character creation. What I'm looking for in a game:

1. 4E preferred, as that is the most current ruleset, but I will go back to my roots and dive into 2 and/or 3E.
2. Posting rate of no less than 1-2 times per week, although I tend to post ALOT.
3. Any type of GM, from the weird to the wacky to the down and dirty.
4. No preference on skill set of GM, as everybody has to learn some time. So if the GM is a noob or a vet - doesn't matter to me.

I won't build a character unless I've got a game for him to go in to, but if any GM's want to see some example characters I've got 2 that I'm using right now in other games that I can forward to you and you can take a look at them.
faultline
Sadly my gaming group in the last year has slowly started to move away from the table, even though they say they still want to play they dont seem to make the same effort to make time for a game anymore so I'm forced to look for alternative means and decided to give pbp a shot.


I'm familiar with SR4 rules, but dont have everything memorized (eidetic memory was not one of my positive qualities frown.gif ), so I might be a bit off on somethings until I can check my books. I have the Core Rulebooks, and with my newfound job am making headway into picking up everything else. I'm more of a Role Player than a Roll Player, and can play almost any variety of archtypes/characters.

Any type of game and/or GM will do, I've had experience with all types, and I have an amazing amout of patience something I see a lot of people lacking these days so I can deal with long times between posts though I'd prefer to play with people who like to post often as I've heard a lot of pbp games die off because time between posts becomes too long.

If you have any questions please feel free to send me a PM.
Grinchy McScrooge
Has anyone been considering running a pbp campaign using the SR2050 supplement? If so, I'd be quite interested. cyber.gif
XON2000
I'm jonesing for some Shadowrun, so I'm not very picky. I'd prefer SR4, but I'd be willing to use an older edition. I don't have any serious restrictions on when I can post. And I'm willing to join an existing game or a new one.
Derezzed
Looking for a game
Rules: sr4 preferably, all books RAW - I would love 2050
Interests: I play matrix specialists (decker, AI, technomancer, hacker - in that order)

I can post almost any time, most reliably after 8 EST but most other times too. I can manage 2-3 minimum posts / week.
Raiden
Looking for a Game, havent done PbP before though. have a few char sheets and concepts a few are more fleshed out then others. would like a decent bit of detail. SR4 rules and would prefer allowance for arsenal if nothing else. Dont particularly want a game where you have to count every single bit of your ammo before a run, but I would like some micro stuff. ( have a combat hacker, a full combat troll, face mage, and a adept fairly ready to go with a story and stuff)
Grimok
Looking to get into a PbP game, done extensive messageboard RPing since my teenage years, but not alot where it's also following rolls and rules and such. Very interested in getting into a game for shadowrun, only recently started playing it with my real life friends on pen and paper and want to augment our weekly sessions with online play. smile.gif

I have two characters presently created, a support/summoner mage(who is an excommunicated catholic priest) and a cov ops/B&E type character who's all about the sneakyness. Would love to use either. smile.gif
IanW
Im looking for a game, and strongly prefer Black Hat to Pink Mohawk. Never played SR4, but [played SR2 back in the day smile.gif

I'm posting Rico Domas, an Orc Mage on the other thread.
Noll
I'm looking for a SR3 game smile.gif
AStarshipforAnts
QUOTE (Noll @ Aug 19 2012, 10:44 AM) *
I'm looking for a SR3 game smile.gif


My GM is cooking up a ganger SR3 game. Check under the GM/Player Registry. smile.gif
betterwatchit
I'm up for a SR4 campaign
lorechaser
I have to ask - what the heck is pink mohawk?
Redjack
QUOTE (lorechaser @ Sep 13 2012, 07:44 PM) *
I have to ask - what the heck is pink mohawk?
Over the top, hyper-realistic, in your face running. Think Smoking Aces
Nightfalke
Oi Chummers!

I'd love to get in a pbp! The last pbp I was in was a couple years ago (on this very forum), and died due to GM RL issues, and I want to get into another one.

I play 4e, and I'm up for playing any character type, but a face or matrix specialist are preferred. Although there has been a troll neo-barbarian I've been wanting to play...

Typically I am between multiple times a week to multiple times a day posting frequency (depending on how busy work is...)

Thanks!

*EDIT* Added Version.
Kliko
We have openings coming up in our sr3 "Evolution" game here on the forum.

Pls shoot El Bastardo, the GM a pm or e-mail.
Forces In Motion
Greetings, everyone. I'm here looking for a game, any edition, any theme.

Need a character? I'm your guy. All I need from you, the GM, is your chargen limitations and specifications, as well as what kind of character you need, and I'll make you a character you can sink your teeth into (preferably not literally, but hey, we all know how these things go...)

So...anyone got a game that they need a player for?
Bastard
QUOTE (Forces In Motion @ Sep 29 2012, 10:12 AM) *
Greetings, everyone. I'm here looking for a game, any edition, any theme.

Need a character? I'm your guy. All I need from you, the GM, is your chargen limitations and specifications, as well as what kind of character you need, and I'll make you a character you can sink your teeth into (preferably not literally, but hey, we all know how these things go...)

So...anyone got a game that they need a player for?


Evolution Campaign

3rd Ed. game. Take sometime to think of a character concept you really want to play. The team is already well rounded, so don't worry about filling a role, then after you read through the linked forum, post your character idea.
Forces In Motion
QUOTE (Bastard @ Oct 5 2012, 11:25 PM) *
Evolution Campaign

3rd Ed. game. Take sometime to think of a character concept you really want to play. The team is already well rounded, so don't worry about filling a role, then after you read through the linked forum, post your character idea.


Thanks. Will have one up by EOD.
O'Ryan
I don't suppose there are any 4E games going right now? I've never done a forum based game before and don't know what it all entails, but I certainly do love shadowrun... wink.gif
Bastard
QUOTE (O'Ryan @ Jan 30 2013, 03:12 AM) *
I don't suppose there are any 4E games going right now? I've never done a forum based game before and don't know what it all entails, but I certainly do love shadowrun... wink.gif

Keep lurking. Someone will be hiring soon! My game is mid-mission and 3rd Ed, so I don't have a slot for you.

PbP (Play-by-Post) Forum games are pretty simple. Each game will have an IC (In Character) thread, and an OoC (Out of Charcter) thread. The IC you post your actions an observations for your character. OoC is where you handle all the table talk, rules, rolls, questions, mechanics, etc.

Like I said, keep checking in and hopefully you will find a game.
Mach_Ten
QUOTE (Bastard @ Jan 31 2013, 02:09 AM) *
Keep lurking. Someone will be hiring soon! My game is mid-mission and 3rd Ed, so I don't have a slot for you.

PbP (Play-by-Post) Forum games are pretty simple. Each game will have an IC (In Character) thread, and an OoC (Out of Charcter) thread. The IC you post your actions an observations for your character. OoC is where you handle all the table talk, rules, rolls, questions, mechanics, etc.

Like I said, keep checking in and hopefully you will find a game.


I'm more familiar with 3rd Ed, and have never PbP'ed smile.gif when you guys finish up nabbing that artifact (I've just been reading your OOC thread today) I'd love to jump in for a bit if you'll have me

(just keep me away from teh Herpes! )

I'll keep lurking in the mean time

Mack
Bastard
QUOTE (Mach_Ten @ Feb 1 2013, 08:27 AM) *
I'm more familiar with 3rd Ed, and have never PbP'ed smile.gif when you guys finish up nabbing that artifact (I've just been reading your OOC thread today) I'd love to jump in for a bit if you'll have me

(just keep me away from teh Herpes! )

I'll keep lurking in the mean time

Mack


grinbig.gif Keep in touch. PM later on if you are still lurking. Each mission takes about 6-12 months!
Mister Juan
QUOTE (Bastard @ Feb 2 2013, 05:35 AM) *
grinbig.gif Keep in touch. PM later on if you are still lurking. Each mission takes about 6-12 months!


Come on! We aren't THAT bad. We just... get sidetracked...
Mach_Ten
QUOTE (Mister Juan @ Feb 4 2013, 08:12 PM) *
Come on! We aren't THAT bad. We just... get sidetracked...



Yeah, sidelined on the Troll Love Train ? love.gif

I for one want El Bastardo to explore the Bubba / Miss J situation some more, it's a love story of EPIC proportions smile.gif

Malicx
QUOTE (O'Ryan @ Jan 30 2013, 06:12 AM) *
I don't suppose there are any 4E games going right now? I've never done a forum based game before and don't know what it all entails, but I certainly do love shadowrun... wink.gif


Yeah I've got my eye open too. New runner and up for anything! Guess I shoulda bought my contacts at chargen...
Slacker
QUOTE (O'Ryan @ Jan 30 2013, 05:12 AM) *
I don't suppose there are any 4E games going right now? I've never done a forum based game before and don't know what it all entails, but I certainly do love shadowrun... wink.gif


I just opened up recruitment for a new SR4 Mission if you are still in need of a game: http://forums.dumpshock.com/index.php?showtopic=38517
We are looking for 1 or 2 more players to round out the team.
O'Connor
I've done a little purusal and figure I'll throw my hat in the ring. I've got the sourcebooks for 3E or 4E SR, and I like a game thats a little deadlier then most. I'm comfortable with your average vanilla combat rules (though its been a while so I'd need to do a bit of a refresher on myself) and I've GMed for both mages and matrix users so I'd like to think I'd be comfortable fitting into any role one might need, though I do tend to lean towards the gun toter/glass cannon then anything else smile.gif

You want it dead? You want it dead now? I can do that. Just don't ask me to handle the return fire. Thats why I use a Troll as a bench rest. Mobile cover wink.gif

I'm availible most weeknights and weekends so I can fit with at 1-3 times a week posting regiment pretty easily.

Anyone need another player?
Novocrane
Currently looking for a game somewhere between Sleeping Dogs and Burn Notice, if anyone's up for that.

Preference would be for setting the group in Hong Kong or Japan, (making firearms less common) and fast tracking up from street level and having to deal with the consequences.
Neochivalry
Greetings and Salutations!

Looking for a 4Ed Pink Mohawk, Black Hat, or Grey Hat shadowrun game. Don't mind much where it takes place. I can post roughly at least twice a week and perhaps a little more.
Umidori
Been inbetween sessions with my local group for a good while now, so I'll toss my hat in I guess.

Looking for a 4ED game, pretty much almost any style will work for me. Willing to fit my character to team needs, although I do like to run with eccentric or exotic character concepts when everyone is cool with it. I'm not terribly well versed in hacking or rigging, but willing to brush up on those chapters if one of those roles is in high demand. Should be able to post rather frequently.

~Umi
pbangarth
QUOTE (Neochivalry @ Mar 17 2013, 09:21 PM) *
Greetings and Salutations!

Looking for a 4Ed Pink Mohawk, Black Hat, or Grey Hat shadowrun game. Don't mind much where it takes place. I can post roughly at least twice a week and perhaps a little more.

Where in Canada, Neochivalry? Our local group is in need of fresh blood.
Shadoweyes
I've got a couple of 4E characters I want to play, Anyone looking for new blood?
onlyghostdanceswhiledrunk
A word to the wise it helps to put a tiny burb about the character/archetype you want to play in a spoiler so potential gms can get a feel for you before they take you into a game smile.gif
Shadoweyes
Well in that case;
Techno Hacker/rigger with a focus on modifications and engineering with a history of working for Ares.
Over surged (or surged/cybered) troll street samurai/Razorboy, combination of Infiltrator and a massive troll with claws.
Surged Foxboi Hacker/Adept with armour and automatics. Specialized for onsite hacking and point defence.
Ancients razorboy, claws, cyber and low class all the way.
Shaundi
I'm looking for an SR4 game as well. My posting rate can be rather fast or slow depending upon the game, meaning I can post everyday or a few times a week or even just on weekends if that is needed. I tend to lean towards combat oriented characters, mainly gunslingers or a newly created sniper that I want to play. I have also modified the smuggler to my own tastes with equipment and contacts since I have never tried on before.
Locnil
So, a friend recently died and left me his Shadowrun collection. I figured that then was as good a time to get into it as any, so over the last couple weeks I've been reading the books, lurking and occasionally posting on SR-related boards, and even making a few purchases.

I like what I've read so far, and am up for any SR game that'll have me. I'd prefer to play a spellcaster, though I'm willing to pick any character concept that doesn't involve heavy reliance on the Matrix rules (because I don't understand them).

In addition, I'm only really familiar with the SR4A ruleset, and don't have the most recent books (though I may be able to borrow them from people I know, if need be).

Experience-wise, I've been involved with RPGs for over 5 years, and have 3 years worth of experience with PbP (though curiously enough, the only game I've been in that lasted for any amount of time was the one I GMed myself, and even that's beginning to fall apart). So yeah, while I need a group willing to accommodate someone new to SR, you probably won't have to teach me the basics of roleplaying or anything like that.

P.S.: Also, if there happens to be a RL gaming group located in Singapore that I missed, I'd be willing to join them. I'm free Sundays and maybe Fridays. I might be able to swing a weekday night, but that's pretty iffy to begin with.
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