Campaign of the Month: December 2007
Playing D&D in a chat-based environment requires a few tricks.The DM puts descriptive text in bold:
- Darth Krzysztof > Your footsteps echo throughout the Mortuary’s entrance hall, and its pervasive cold makes you shiver.
If there’s a big brick of text, along with a map or illustration, I’ll try to just e-mail it to you during the game.Anything your character attempts gets an * asterisk on either side:
- Jennifer > * Sheen braces her longspear and waits for a charge. *
- mpw > * Talan searches for secret doors. *
- Darth Krzysztof > Joris: “Do you know where we are? DO YOU?!”
- Jennifer > Sheen whispers to Talan: “Can we trust him?”
- mpw > * Grimacing, Talan draws his blades. * “To the death, then.”
- Darth Krzysztof > * The lemure swings its blobby “arms” at Sheen! *
- Darth Krzysztof > (does 12 hit?)
- Jennifer > (no, AC 17)
- Darth Krzysztof > * But she easily dodges the blow *
- Darth Krzysztof > Toranna: “That’s all I know.”
- mpw > (is she lying?)
- Darth Krzysztof > (roll Sense Motive)
- mpw > (3)
- Darth Krzysztof > (if she is, you can’t tell)
- mpw > (damn) Talan: “I thank you for your time.”
Since we’re not using a battle grid, I don’t want to get hung up on movement-based attacks of opportunity, unless it’s flagrantly obvious that one is called for.
Finally, I trust you to roll your own dice, but if you’d rather “make your rolls in the open,” typing this script in an AIM chat window will generate random numbers:
So, if you need to roll 1d20, type //roll-dice1-sides20. Please note that this won’t work in an IM window, or in Yahoo! Messsenger, just an AIM chat window.