Tuesday, July 14, 2009

GURPS and Twitter

I use Fantasy Ground with Dwayne and Tim, (Gothridge Manor) to play in a weekly GURPS Fantasy game. Currently Dwayne is DMing. The game is set in a post apocalyptic fantasy world after a horde of demons and their Brimstone Warlock masters won.

We play followers of Delaquain the Grey Maiden a goddess of justice and honor. Tim plays Torrum a Paladin, I play Ambrose a priest-mage (using GURPS Magic). We are part of a contigent that gets teleported here along with a castle in the aftermath of a huge battle fought on our homeworld.

So far we are exploring and this is our fourth expedition. We just run across a old underground storehouse of some sort. I decided to try out my Twitter feed mid way. The 140 character limit of each message disicplined me to keep it short so it didn't interfere with actual play.

We use GURPS because we like the added complexity and customization options. As you will see from the twitter we run a recognizable old school game. For those of you not familar with GURPS basically we don't have a lot of hit points. 10 for me and I think about 12 for Torrun. We have defense rolls and armor absorb damage. But as you see sometimes that doesn't help.

Magic is a mana based system that comes off of fatigue. I have about 10 fatigue and a typical spell will take from 2 to 4 mana to cast. However I have the recover Energy spell which allows me to recover fatigue at a rate of 1 per 5 minutes instead of 1 per 10 minutes.

Here is the twitter feed enjoy.


Timeshadows said...

Reading this almost makes me want to make a GURPS character, again, after at least a decade.

Neat! :)

Keith S said...

I'm intrigued by Fantasy Ground. Have you guys found it pretty seamless? How was the learning curve?

Twitter seems like a natural supplement for in-game communication.

Robert Conley said...

Fantasy Grounds is probably the best and easy to use of the current generation of Virtual Table Tops. It's main downside it's pricing but it has the polish and the add-ons to make it worth it.

We use it in conjunction with Skype and I was using Twitter as a game log.