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Noob role player looking for help.

Postby Thunderchild » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:26 pm

Hi guys, I'm taking a break from lurking in the X-Wing section of the forum to ask for your help.

For those that don't know me I'm a self professed geek through and through and proud of it, that said the one thing I've always shied away from is full on role playing.

Recently Fantasy Flight games released a new rules light RPG called The End Of The World, what attracted me to this is that it's set in a zombie apocalypse (I love zombies!) and the best part is that you get to play as yourself. I've had the book for a month now and have been reading it through and I think I'm at the point now where I'm ready to give it a go and GM one of the games scenarios.

Problem is I have never GM'd a game before, I'm in need of either some people willing to sit down and play a session with me, bearing in mind that there would be much rules referencing and the immersion factor might be that high, or any suggestions/tips/tricks for a novice GM. I'm hoping to run this with a close group of friends (all rpg newbies) and I'm kinda wanting it to have a Shaun Of The Dead feel.

Any help or advice greatly appreciated. :)
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Re: Noob role player looking for help.

Postby Azzabat » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:39 pm

I'm deffo up for being a post apocalyptic piny gig!

(If we're playing as ourselves ... can I break out my Zombie Survival kit from under my bed??)

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Re: Noob role player looking for help.

Postby KolgothMountaineater » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:21 pm

This is intriguing and I would be happy to give it a go (also love zombie apocalypse stories). I'm also a complete noob when it comes to book and paper role play however.
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Re: Noob role player looking for help.

Postby Dalkius » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:25 pm

Also relatively new to tabletop RPGs, but I may be able to bulk up the numbers if you want it, and try and help out if I can.
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Re: Noob role player looking for help.

Postby Azzabat » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:42 pm

I'm an avid Roleplayer and GM'd a few Shadowrun and FireFly games so more than happy to advise, or just let you try things out on me (no poking with pointy sticks though, ok?).

If we play at The Duke there is plenty of Mead to keep the peasants quiet while you look up rules etc. :D

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Re: Noob role player looking for help.

Postby Thunderchild » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:22 pm

This all sounds great guys, thanks for your responses. Is there a particular date next week we could get together and give this a bash? I'm available Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Let me know when you're free and let's have some fun! :)
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Re: Noob role player looking for help.

Postby Dalkius » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:43 pm

Friday's completely free, but something may pop up Thursday that could force me to be later (should be able to turn up by 1930). Can't make Monday.
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Re: Noob role player looking for help.

Postby Thunderchild » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:06 pm

Shall we pencil in next Friday? If we're playing at the Duke don't forget to bring your survival kit with you so that it can be included in your inventory. 7:30pm sounds like an ok start time I'll probably be there slightly earlier to get everything ready. ;)
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Re: Noob role player looking for help.

Postby Azzabat » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:34 pm

Friday is good for me. I'll be there about 18:30hrs.

C J = )

(oh ... my chainsaw is a bit bulky to bring so I may have to forgo it this time.)
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Re: Noob role player looking for help.

Postby Thunderchild » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:03 am

Hey guys just checking we're still on for tonight, I've booked a table for 6:30pm. I've prepared some quick reference sheets for explaining the basics of the game which I intend to cover briefly with you all before we commence.

Also hope this is Ok but I've a friend joining us a bit later by 8pm. I'm not sure what the etiquette is for late starters to an rpg but I was hoping that she could just jump in and I can narrate her into the story.

Looking forward to tonight. See you later!
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Re: Noob role player looking for help.

Postby Azzabat » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:26 am

I'm still in.
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Re: Noob role player looking for help.

Postby Dalkius » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:25 pm

I'm still game.

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