FAQ1. I want to play in a game, what do I do?
Well after reading this handbook, go to the Play by Post
area and look for new games starting up soon. Hopefully you'll find one you are interested in. If not, try again in a day or two and see what's new. Then post in the thread, saying you are interested. If the GM wants you to submit a character, start building. If not, wait and see if you are selected. Make sure to keep up to date and remember what you applied for. 2. How do I roll dice for PbP?
These boards have their own dice roller built in. Check out Prime32's explanation here
. This post also lists alternative, off-site rollers.3. How do I make links to my dice rolls?
Prime32's post above explains everything for the on-site roller. If you, for some reason need to use an off-site roller and link to that, I've included an explanation on how to do that spoiled below:
4. What do I do if my GM disappears?
You can click on the text next to BBCode for ease of use. If you want to edit what the text says, so that you can write something like "Axe attacks the goblin, cleaving through his armor." and have the word "cleaving" be the link to the roll, you can do that.
[url=http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/1602257/]Explanation Roll (1d20+19=22, 3d6+5=17)[/url]When you copy the link Invisible Castle gives you, you should see the above. Just change the "Explanation Roll (1d20+19=22, 3d6+5=17)" like so:
Hopefully this does not happen. If a GM starts a game, it is usually for the long hall. Also, if for some real life reason the GM is not able to continue, we hope he or she can find a replacement GM. However, if for some reason you join a game that starts and the GM does disappear, there is not a lot we can do for you. If this happens, wait a couple days to make sure he or she has actually disappeared. If so, consider attempting to recruit a new GM. When all else fails, let Prime32 know in this thread
that the game is officially retired.5. What do I do if my player disappears?
Much like the above issue, we hope this does not happen. However, if it does, please wait a few days and attempt to contact the player to make sure he or she has actually just disappeared. Hopefully, if for some reason they are not having fun, they will give you warning. Either way, when this happens, post in the Open Game Advertisement
thread. Then you will hopefully be able to recruit a replacement player.6. I'm not at home with my books, but I want to make a character to submit for a game. Is there any way I can do this?
Yes. Depending on the system you are running, there may be an online source for information. System Reference Documents exist for D&D 3.5
. There are also numerous boards here where people are always willing to help you work on a build, and the famous Handbooks
subsection with prewritten guides.7. I keep hearing about this "Point Buy" thing. What is it?
Point buy is a system of stat generation for d20 systems like D&D. All stats start out at 8, and you pay a certain number of "points" to increase the stat to what you want. The most popular point total is 32.
A 08 costs you... 00 points
A 09 costs you... 01 points
A 10 costs you... 02 points
A 11 costs you... 03 points
A 12 costs you... 04 points
A 13 costs you... 05 points
A 14 costs you... 06 points
A 15 costs you... 08 points
A 16 costs you... 10 points
A 17 costs you... 13 points
A 18 costs you... 16 points
Pathfinder uses a different set of costs, which can be found here
.8. Who is in charge of this forum?
The Brilliant people at Brilliant Gameologists, of course. Prime32's moderating most of this area, from what I can tell. So let's all thank him for all his help. And of course you all are! This is a community forum for the community and without you all, it doesn't work. So voice your questions/concerns/suggestions here!