Long time Player and DM new to OP

edited March 2012 in Player Lounge

Been playing and DMing since basic DnD. I've played all the editions with the exception of 3.5. Played a bunch of other RPGs but keep coming back to DnD. I'm running a solo campaign with a friend who is also my DM in his own campaign. We are currently using 4E. I've been looking for a creative outlet and creating my own campaign world was always a favorite. We decided to try OP after using Google Wave as an online RP resource. We are using the Forums section for back and forth role play and doing combat on the Virtual Table on the Wizards of the Coast site. Since I am running my friend through a side campaign, and we live a 100 miles apart, we don't get together for live role play. Would love pointers and feedback on my story as it develops. I call my campaign Violent skies. Feel free to take a look and watch it grow. Thanks!


"Violent Skies":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/violent-skies


  • FenristheWolf
    Posts: 1
    I just signed up for OP a few minutes ago have been playing D&D for quite sometime, 12 years to be exact. Haven't gottento play in a while trying to find a campaign to get started in. just as well, I'm trying to figure out how to use the features of OP. Yet, if you guys would like another player I'm all in.
  • dlaporte7271
    Posts: 94
    Thanks Fenris,

    I appreciate your interest. We are still in the "experimentation" stage with the campaign. This is largely a creative exercise for me. We are also using the OP a little differently than intended by the designers (I think) in that we are using the site for our role playing. When it comes time for combat, we have been using the virtual table on WOTC. I thought this might work for a solo player in a sort of "play by post" format, but I suspect it might not work as well for multiple players. In any case, I hadn't given any thought to the idea of inviting anyone else. At this point I'm sticking with the Solo idea, but...let me run it by my friend and see what he thinks. If he's open to it I'll let you know.

  • Black_Vulmea
    Posts: 277
    Welcome to the Portal.

    Mike aka Black Vulmea
    "_Le Ballet de l'Acier_":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/le-ballet-de-l-acier - swashbuckling adventures in the age of the Three Musketeers and Captain Alatriste
    Featured Campaign of the Month - August 2011
  • dlaporte7271
    Posts: 94
  • kenurion
    Posts: 80
    There are a bunch of play-by-post and on-line campaigns on OP. Take a looK:

    "Compendium of PbP and On-Line Campaigns":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/compendium-of-pbp-on-line-campaigns
  • dlaporte7271
    Posts: 94
    Thanks for the tip. I'll take a look.
  • twiggyleaf
    Posts: 2,019
    Hi and welcome dlaporte

    I am sure you will find OP to be useful in whichever way you use it. I use mine mainly as a resource for my own tabletop campaign and it is invaluable. I will also add that I have recently started playing in a PBP game and that works pretty well too. Yours is probably a good idea to augment this with other online tools for maps, etc. but if you are an Ascendant Member, you get use of your own forums - they seem to work perfectly for the game I am playing (even with multiple players across continents).

    "Shimring - The Faces of Divinity":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/shimring
    (a multiplanar 3.5 D&D campaign)

    "I met a traveller from an antique land....."

    CotM May 2016: Mysteria: set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.

    Previous CotM Aug 2012: Shimring: High Level Multiplanar Campaign

    Inner Council Member

  • dlaporte7271
    Posts: 94

    I'm beginning to see that there are a lot of PBP games here on OP. I am an Ascendant member (great title btw) and we've been using the forums. So far so good.

    dlaporte (aka Dave)
    "Violent Skies":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/violent-skies
  • JaymesBolton
    Posts: 278
    I game with my group over a combination of Skype and Xbox live (I moved from California to Washington DC for school but still game with my old group) and have had good results that way too. If one member buys the Skype premium you can do group video if not group is audio only. Might be an alternative to PBP style. Besides that welcome to one of the best online communities and good luck with your campaign and site!


    "Changing History":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/l5r-changing-history
  • arsheesh
    Posts: 850
    Hi there Dlaporte, just wanted to join the rest of my fellow Opites in welcoming you to the Portal. I wish you the best in your new campaign.

  • GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 3,001
    Welcome, and like Jaymes I also play over Skype, and am a player in a PBP game. Ask questions if you have any, plenty of friendly folks here.
    "A God...Rebuilt":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/a-god-rebuilt
    "Duskreign's First Ever COTM":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/wyrmshadow/wiki_pages/112011

    Just trying to help out.

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