I have nothing to add to the suggestion, but it'd be cool if there was a /tg/ westmarches thing so we could all play more games. Or maybe a thing where people run one-shots on a set schedule. Kinda like a book club but for games.
>>88982396As much fun as that sounds considering that this is /tg/ there will be some spergs who will ruin it all (you know who you are) and power hungry GM's.
But I have friends and already play in two weekly games and a monthly online game. I’m just here to shitpost and read Dungeon Meshi and Thog edits.
>>88982396I have no interest in westmarches nor playing with /tg/ nor playing with randos in general.
>>88982465the fun of it existing would hopefully outweigh the suck of it inevitably imploding
>>88982396So you want it to happen but you aren't willing to be the one who makes it happen? Okay then.
I've been running a /tg/ server for 5 months now, we play OSE. you just have to offer a game in the relevant threads.
>>88982396I’ve played with people from /tg/ before. You are the biggest group of spergs and regards I’ve ever played with.
I found my table of seven years on /mlp/They're now my best friends
>>88982830How many equine dildos do you currently own?
>>88982396Considering that no one should play west marches ever, the /tg/ also should not.
>>88982396/tg/ is a board that died somewhere around 2018 and what's left is the corpse and a skinwalker wearing its hide as a ill-fitted costume.I highly doubt you would get the 5 players needed to even start that, not to mention a rotation going. Especially when the handful of people that do play consider West Marches to be a horrible playstyle by itself. Why would I even want to play a hot-seat hexcrawl? What? I'm a retarded zoomer who masturbates to "ebic based glorious past" of ADD 2e?
>>88982465>As much fun as that sounds considering that this is /tg/ there will be some spergs who will ruin it all (you know who you are) and power hungry GM's.Such is the curse of 99% of westmarches campaigns.
>>88982396>Friend says he wants to run a West Marches game>Sets up the group for everyone presumably does some prep etc>No game is ever organised because everyone invites are anti-social autists.This is my entire experience with this campaign system. As a DM and player it sounds shit and I don’t see the appeal.
>>88982879How many ponut pocket pussies?
>>88982396I'd be interested in it. I think you'd need 3 GMs, a straightforward OSR, and a discord goup. Could be perpetuated through /tg/ threads.I do get the appeal. Basically it'd be: a few GMs agree on the basics of the world. Central town where rumors/adventures can be picked up. Seed basic starts and anyone in a /tg/ thread can say "I want to do that one" and find some other players who also want to. GMs say "I've got nights and times whenever," with links to a discord. Folks show up and play from a living roster of their characters. Threads on /tg/ are for sharing player-made maps and stories, where other players can express interest and GMs can agree to pick up a session.It could work. But it'd have to start with a group that was invested enough to organize and provide a backbone to it, who weren't attached to just playing by themselves. I'd run it. I don't have an in-person game, at the moment--mine fizzled out.
>>88985645It will be shit if /tg/ are involved but I wish you luck. This place is a shithole.
>>88985656It didn't used to be. We used to have regular gamefinders and I'd occassionally run one-shots for "I've never played and I want" groups outa them. It was fun. I'd give it a shot, at least. If you had a core group to hold it together, you could be polite enough to the occasional autist or sperg that they didn't shit things up too much.
>>88982482Same wtf literatury me
>>88985685The gamefinders were full of spergs well before they ended. By 2016 you couldn't join anything without running facefirst into /pol/ runoff, who couldn't talk about NPCs except in demented American slurs: "I want to talk to the elf nigger. No, not that nigger, the one that's more like a sideways vagina".I'd rather crawl through Roll20 autism and play with random Chinamen who don't understand roleplaying than with the faggots in this board ever again.
>>88985645You also need a setting. Could just steal from the "/tg/ makes a setting" threads
>>88985685It didn't used to be but everything, absolutely everything has gone to shit. I don't know what it is but it's gotten to the point where it can't just be coincidence, why does every single thing need to keep getting worse?
>>88985951I get that sentiment. It's fair. The /pol/ folks are certainly the worst thing that has happened to /tg/, and 4chan in general. Burt most are just lonely. If you have a core group, you can absorb the occasional edgelord.>>88985987Oh I guess I coulda mentioned that I have one ready. I built it for this kind of campaign that we only ever played a couple sessions of. I've got about forty pages and a few dozen maps more behind this, but this was intended as the entire player handout. We played in 5e because that's what the group wanted, but I'd certainly prefer an OSR and it's written rules-agnostic.
>>88982482I don't think participation would be mandatory.
>>88986111And I posted the version that needed some spellchecking and formatting fixes. Whatever.
>>88982396Board level projects that require any appreciable level of organization or curation don't really exist. As soon as you establish the organizational structure required for something like that it ceases to be a generalized board project and becomes a project owned and operated by the clique of individuals responsible for managing it.
>>88986111Just play ACKs it's got the best scalability
>>88982396If I wanted to join a community where there's just a clique of people who only play with each other, I'd just join the Game Finder Discord.
>>88982396Isn't this what quests are for? Unless you mean VC games and not play by post, in which case I can see timezones be a bit of an issue
>>88986280I would think VC. West Marches is made to be played by a revolving group of players and GMs. GMs agree on plot hooks, and players organize themselves for adventures, express interest, and GMs post times they're available and agree to pick up X group for that session. The gameplay is then partially the real-time sessions, and partially the various players sharing information and maps between each other and deciding what adventures they want to go on next. So, in my mind, it'd be a board where players are posting and organizing and generating interest, GMs posting available sessions and getting inspiration from what the players want to set up and run that adventure.
>>88985269I'm more worried of buuumpfag/draconicspammer getting in and his tisms ruining everything like he did this board throwing a fit that nobody likes him.
>>88982396Well OP what/when are you running it? You did plan on being a GM and not another worthless player wishing that someone else would do all the work for you, right?
>>88985656then go back to r*ddit
>>88986545If I was good enough at writing scenarios to regularly run one-shots I'd already be running one-shots in the gamefinder threads instead of handing the idea off
>>88986638If you're going to make excuses instead of making this happen it isn't going to happen. This isn't some novel idea you had, if I wanted to run games for randos from /tg/ instead of a consistent group of people I know or have vetted beforehand I would be doing it already.
>>88986638>>88986724It's a long weekend and my only plans are to watch season 4 of Succession. I'd be up for starting as one of the GMs, if there's interest enough to get it going. I've got a setting intended as a hexcrawl ready to go and everything (>>88986111). It's just generic D&D-ish (that'd be best in an OSR), and is mostly a wire-frame intended to be built out during play. It started as literally a hex-crawl based on my thinking the Hexton Hills 3d world tiles were looked fun. I never finished painting them because we only got a few sessions in, so excuse the half-done-ness.
I've been toying with the idea of running a Lotfp game using the thousand thousand Islands zines, I'm already dming 3 campaigns and playing in 1 so I don't know if I could find the time and willpower to work on another one
>>88986638I would help you but I'm part of a certain minority that everyone on /tg/ dislikes.
>>88982396This picture/logic lives rent free in my headWhy aren’t miniature goblins known as goblets?
>>88986833I have to wait until next week, but I'd be willing to GM for the Euro/Africa time zones at least. Occasionally US time as well, I work some really weird shifts. I've never done West Marches-style games before and have wanted to give it a go.My one caveat is that I want someone with West Marches experience to lead the gm group. I'm a worker bee, not a leader of men.
>>88982396Have you ever actually played with /tg/ before?We would spend 3-4 months arguing over who's going to DM and then everybody would flake out as soon as a couple sessions finally got rolling.There's a good reason nobody uses the gamefinder threads here anymore.
>>88982879How many have you owned in total over your lifetime?
>>88988026Lemme turn my notes into a package and I'll drop a discord and maybe we can try to get something up. I'm in the US East, so we'd start with a good spread.
>>88986111>The /pol/ folks are certainly the worst thing that has happened to /tg/Not in the least. That would be quest threads.
>>88988026>>88988251Also do you have a preferred OSR? They're kinda all the same, to me. So I don't care as long as it is more-or-less the same. Otherwise I'll pick Worlds Without Number. I've never run, but I've run Stars and I like the way they write and the tools it gives to run games.
>>88983297/tg/ died in 2016 with the election tourists that flooded the site like the orcs they are and raped and pillaged everything until there was nothing left.
>>88986111>The /pol/ folks are certainly the worst thing that has happened to /tg/
>>88988284/tg/ died when quest threads crushed and consumed its entire catalog and culture, forcing every hobby to create a general just to survive with hundreds of quest threads pushing everything else off the board, pushing out all the oldfags with newfags who proudly bragged about not giving a single damn about traditional gaming.
>>88982396why though? I have literally never heard the phrase "in a Westmarches game" without it preceding some horror story or another.
>>88988306I honestly have no interest in your obsession and conspiracy theories. Your cute little picture presents a false dichotomy. Just leave it at the door, ole' chum. No one wants to talk about your shit.
>>88988383You can tell who's unable to leave politics at the door by the people who keep posting seething conspiracy theories about /pol/ when completely unprompted, IE you, who brought it up
>>88988415Cool, glad we got that squared away. Let's move on, now.
>>88988271Pick something with good domain rules like ACKs or 1e. Don't play a pure BX or BX clone, as they fall apart later
>>88982396>it'd be cool if you ran games for meSure, but people here suck, why should I? Look here, first post, some fag crying about DMs.>>88982465Now multiply that by 100, that's what a shithole a /tg/ west march would be.
>>88988271No favourite, but seeing as I own the full version of worlds without number I'm cool with using that.
>>88988620Works for me. To be clear I've never run a West Marches style, with players dropping in and out. I've done hex-crawls plenty, and I'm not really daunted by it. It's just a buncha one-off adventures in an interconnected world. But you mentioned you'd want someone with experience in it specifically, and I've got none. But eh. Wrangling players honestly seems like the only hard part.
>>88988316Quest threads were the worst thing I've ever seen happen to any individual board.
>>88988383I do actually
>>88988271Hi, >>88988026 here. I've read the setting primer you dropped at >>88986111 and I liked it, suitably generic but with a clear civilization vs wilderness theme. I have hopes that this could be good.
>>88988971I'm just organizing some notes and trying to put together some appropriately medieval-ish versions of maps that I have as digital inkarnate stuff. Discord is Grayson#7685 if you wanna add me.
>>88988928>I do actuallyGiants are real and the truth is being hidden by the catholic churchGod is real but he doesn't want us to know about himHuman history is actually a lot older then what we give it credit for, just that all of history has been rewritten by the catholic church to fit what the bible saysThe Noosphere may be realMonuments of great importance were secretly removed slowly over time but now they are out in the open about it because they grow impatient The entire world is controlled by multiple secret cabals, they are all just working together temporarily right nowThe moon landing was real but the pictures and audio recordings were faked They do not want us to leave the planet again
>>88982396I'd be down. In a system other than DnD. >>88988266I agree. Banning quests was the worst thing to happen to /tg/
>>88989184Forcing quests off of their native boards and making /tg/ THE quest board was the worst thing that ever happened to it.
>>88989202>Forcing quests off of their native boards and making /tg/ THE quest board was the best thing that ever happened to it.ftfy
>>88989218You weren't there. You don't remember what it was like before. I do. /a/ had its own quests that were board appropriate and had participation from normal members, so did /tg/, and then the fucking genetic sludge that is "quest fans" moved in from everywhere with zero interest in RPGs, fucking disgusting that you zoomoids think it was some golden age when it literally ended the best and most fun era of individual board culture.
So is anyone actually going to run a west marches game or is this thread pointless?
>>88989503I am truly sorry if you came in here hoping.
>>88989503American and Europe GM connected on Discord. I posted mine (American GM) above if you're interested. I mostly have something together but there are some details to work out, then we can give it a shot and see if /tg/ can get it together enough to play.
>>88986280west marches are more like a P&P MMO. there's a lot of players and a handful of GMs, and they all play/run games in the same region or continent regularly. When a group of players makes some kind of impact on the world (such as murderhoboing the king, pissing off a horde, etc) everyone experiences the consequences.
>>88989641which is another reason why I think west marches games wont do well. Everyone at the table needs experience and respect, its hard enough to find even a single person that doesn't fling shit everywhere sometimes going out of their way of trying to ruin the game for everybody. If its just a single group you can at least try to tard wrangle them.
>>88989600Are you going to post a link to the server or should I just add you? Europoor btw
>>88989963No server, yet. I'm building materials and Euro-Gm is working. It's just the first day! Feel free to add me, though.
>>88982465To say nothing of the /pol/lacks who'll cause a constant headache for everyone else. Yeah, yeah, block and report, but there's always that one neckbeard psycho who will stalk people for decades over fucking games.Shit, the last time we had a Mass Effect thread, people kept arguing about canon and headcanons.
>>88990156>report people>on discord>for their political opinionsWhat the fuck is wrong with you?
>>88990185He meant in threads.>>88990156You're probably right. We're going to try any how.
>>88990067What system? text or voice? What platform?
>>88990229Worlds Without Number, Voice, I personally use tabletop simulator but the idea will be others playing, too. Hell maybe someone'll even want to run text-only.
>>88989268I do remember. Quests were the renaissance of /tg/. Creativity and life instead of dozens of "elf slave what do" and "What race should I make my nazis" threads. Banning quests killed /tg/. Now we've just got generals and "how are x in your setting" threads.
>>88989963Euro-Gm here, feel free to add me too. toastmastah#3057
>>88990248What's WWN like? Never played it.
>>88990483I haven't either. But I've played Stars Without Number, and I think that was really brilliantly designed. I've read through WWN once and I'm comfortable running it, but can't say I've played yet. EuroGM has.
>>88990199That's still retarded. Twitter tards need to leave.
>>88990156>He is now literally going around, thread to thread, screaming about muh /pol/
>>88990254>"how are x in your setting" threads.I'm sure 80% of those threads are made by one autist.
>>88982485randos literally fucking suck sdick, and not the literal way which would be ok.Every time I go to a public even like adventurer's league or dndone encounters, reminds me that my current friends aren't as bad as the mentally ill weirdos that haven't been able to get into a regular game group.
>>88991341Be the change you want to see in the board. Or don't--whatever. I'm not your mommy.
>>88989184>>88989218>>88990254>waaaah I can't take up half the board with my attention seeking anymore Die mad.
>>88990156Why don't you go back to rpg.net if /pol/ scared you so much?
So when is this gonna happen?And if no one else is doing it, I will make my own, but will use Cairn or Knave2 modded. Setting will be a mix of real countries mix togheter like ASOIF. Where we at westmarches bros?
>>88993403Add us on discord. We're getting it together. Hopefully a thread for players starting tomorrow or Sunday. Goin to bed right now.
>>88986612Reddit is even worse. Don’t play with random people from the internet 95% of people are shit.
>>88982396That'll fall apart before we even finish deciding what game we're playing. It was a miracle to even find 3 other good players on /tg/.
Please post a discord link, email or something, I'm interested about this.
>>88997744We haven't made the server yet, but America-gm has given his discord tag here: >>88989008 and mine is >>88990300. While waiting for us to set stuff up, add us as contacts. The game will be Worlds Without Number, and for now tabletop simulator seems to be where we run the technical side of things. Setting teaser document at >>88986111
Just bumping. We're doing this. All of /tg/ is going to be invited. We love you.
>>88990156People calling you out for touching children doesn't make them /pol/