SWB and I were talking about one or the other of us running a Qt3 forum game. It would be guaranteed to suck 100% less than Citadel II or your money back! If it were Option 1, I’d play in it and she’d run it; if it were Option 2, we’d sanity-check off of each other, because God knows, we both need sanity checks.
Option 1 - A few-frills Mafia game set in the Prohibition era (Roaring 20s, I’d say) with a couple of twists, the biggest of which is a set of restrictions on players PMing each other, because Qt3 games degenerate into utter public silence while everything happens in PMs and that’s lame. I was thinking of the cops being the “bad guys” infiltrating the booze-running, Nathan Detroit-style gangsters.
Option 2 - A totally oddball forum game that isn’t a Mafia/Vampire game at all, but more of a wide-open forum-based diceless action-RPG set in my envisioning of the Mage setting called True Believers, in which belief is power and characters range from Unitarian Universalist super-Optimists who can turn people good just by being around them to hammer-wielding Sons of Thor and ninja who are much less powerful when working in a party.
Think of it as a forum-based RP such as one might stereotypically play on the internet. Character actions and descriptions thereof written up by players except where they conflict with other characters/NPCs, at which point they get sent to the GM and the GM figures out what happens and writes them up.
The game system requires no dice, has no hitpoints or other such stats. The only “stats” are your character’s belief system (which guides his every move), a few broad-stroke skill areas, and one or two “Impossibilities”, which are your broad-stroke powers beyond what is possible in the real world.
Not to derail your thread, but it’d be cool to get some other kind of game going. It doesn’t have to be an RPG. What about something like the movie frame game, but for games instead of movies? Or take a line of dialog or a character name. Does that sound fun to anyone?
Daniel, I think all of those would belong in other forums. But heck, I’d play 'em. :D
And Aaron, you never mentioned running the second one on here to me. <thbbbbbt> But the first sounds like something quick and dirty, or not necessarily quick depending on the number of players. The others were fun to play and/or read, so I’d be in favor of trying to run the first option while sanity-checking Aaron’s, uh, creative rule system.