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What Makes A Good Player?
Finding A Game
Creating A Character
Editing A Character
Joining A Game
Quiting A Game
Sending Notes
Online Die Roller

What makes a good player?

Here are some examples of bad players found on usenet.

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Finding a game

On the front page of the site, find those games with an asterisk *. The asterisk is the 'PLAYERS WANTED' flag. Click on these links, read the background, and if it looks like something you'd like, you can request to join.

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Creating characters

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Editing characters

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Joining a game

You will be presented with a form. Fill out the information and click 'SEND' to email it to the board's administrator. The admin must add you to the board before you can post.

This form has been customized by the person running the game you are applying for. It is in your own best interests to answer the questions provided as they are what the game admin will use to determine if you are an appropriate player for the game.

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Quiting a game

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Your admin might place you in a group. If he does, you might be restricted from viewing those moves and dice rolls that aren't in your group.

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Sending notes

Log into the website. Click on your board's link and then click on the 'SEND NOTE' link. Select those characters you want to send the note to. (You may only send notes to characters that share your group)

The admin will receive the note even if you leave everything blank. Enter in your note and click 'SEND'.

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The on-line die roller is a useful tool, but has a bit of a learning curve attached to it. Hopefully the explaination that follows will clear up many of the questions many new players ask. The die roller option is available when you click 'REPLY' on any game board (excluding notes). First, let us begin with looking at the die roller itself and talk about each box and it's function (some options may not be available to players, they are for Game Admin use only!):

Roller Sample

The first two boxes highlit determine the number and type of di(c)e rolled. In this example the user wishes to roll a single die of 20 sides. If multiple dice are rolled at once, each die's result will be displayed followed by a total (eg. roll 3D6; Results would show as 1 + 4 + 3 = 8). The long display is usful for games like Shadowrun® (WZGames® or FASA®) which use multiple rolls of a single type of die at once to determine a number of successes. Damage rolls are another common application of the multi-die feature.

Roller Sample

This second section determines the number of rolls you want to do at once. Frequently games will perform entire rounds at once during combat, this option could be good for all of you're strike rolls for example. Other games, Each set of rolls will be displayed on a separate line followed by the respective total.

Roller Sample

The third section allows the user to add (or subtract) bonuses and penalties to the rolls automatically. The first box determines the size of the modifier (like your -2 strike modifier from a DEX penalty), the second (drop down box) tells the roller what you want to add the modifier onto. Each die, or the total after the dice have been added. In this example of rolling a 1D20, 1 time, both options would give the same result but if you where rolling multiple strike rolls, of say 3D20, add -2 to Total the result might look like 5 + 16 + 12 + -2 = 31.

Roller Sample

This next section allows you to drop the worst dice from your rolls, very useful during character creation where your Game Admin may allow you to roll stats and take the best 3 of 4 dice for each stat (more if they are extremely generous). The results will show the kept dice with an added note after the total to let you know what was dropped (eg. 3D20, rolled once; 11 + 5 + 16 = 32 dropped 2).

Roller Sample

The final box on the form is the MEMO, this space allows you to attach a small header to the batch of dice rolls you will do when you press the 'ROLL' button. Often this would describe what you are rolling for, something like "Damage rolls for round 3".

When you have selected all the options you want for this roll, click 'ROLL' and it will display your results. (View Sample)

*** Note: Your rolls will not appear on the game board until after you have confirmed and posted your reply ***

The sections across the top are quick settings for commonly used dice sets and will change the selections in the roller when clicked. The 'HIDE' option is only available for Game Admins and will allow them to make rolls with the on-line tool without posting them to the thread board for all your players to see.

In this final example, the results have been included to show how an actual roll-post will look. (Roll 6D6, five times, subtract one from the total of each rolled set of 6D6, keep all rolls).

Sample Roll

Result Sample

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