With all the talk of PBF Pull-my-finger and Rock-Scissors-Paper, and the plethora of PBF BSG games going on here and elsewhere, I was wondering if that might work for other games... Most of us F:ATties seem to really like Last Night on Earth (Barnes being the notable exception), so why not try a game of that as PBF? I might be willing to host/run such a game. I'd probably need permission from Flying Frog to use at least a few of the main graphics... they denied my request to share a Vassal module of that, otherwise we could just use that. But assuming everyone involved has the game and can keep track of their hand of cards, then I should be able to run it by showing the board and figures. Heck, the Flying Frog wiki site has all of the card details listed, so we might even be able to at least post the cards in text form, which would probably help. In any case, let me know if you're interested, and if so, I'll work out the details and we'll try to put something together. I'm thinking of a 5p game with 4 Heroes and one player as the Zombies, doing one of the shorter scenarios like Escape in the Truck.
Another PBF game I might be interested in hosting would be Lord of the Rings, possibly with F&F or Battlefields or Sauron.
I can never work out why people get upset in these types of games (and Vassal online or PBEM) and expect everyone to own a copy - WTF ? When I play a face to face game with a group I may be the only one who owns a copy so what is the fucking difference.
I would be up for either/both game(s), but seeing as I'm in the current FAT BSG game and not wanting to be greedy just stick me on the reserve list to make up numbers if needed.
LotR is great with the Sauron expansion, haven't been able to try it with F&F though even though I have it.
Okay, I have a message in to Jason at FFP, asking about whether we can do this. We'll see what he says... The thing is, I can understand a company not wanting a Vassal module or other online version of a game where it is, essentially, fully playable and accessible by anyone, but a PBF game is just a game being played, albeit publically, that can only be observed. Regardless, it's their intellectual property and their graphics and if they don't want it used in this way, for whatever reason, then we have to respect that.
I probably won't hear back anything soon, though, as FFP is busy at a con in Seattle this weekend.
Okay, I'm going ahead with a PBF game of LNOE. I'm still waiting to hear back about whether I can use the actual game graphics, but regardless, I'll represent the game graphically in some way that will be understandable. So I'm taking input for roles. Post over at
this thread on TOS
if you want to be in the game. It'll be a 5 player game (1 zombie player only) of Escape in the Truck (LNOE only, no GH content).
You know, LOTR would probably work really, really well as a PBEM. There would be fuck all overhead and not even a real need for a Mod. Not even a need for graphics or any of that other shit. Could be worth trying!