Wherein the Penny Arcade guys have a great idea…

2009 November 4
by Dante

It’s rare that excellent D&D ideas get generated from Twitter, primarily because of the word count… but today I was pleasantly surprised!  Gabe over at Penny Arcade posted up this example of how their group does skill challenges in between sessions via email.  I think this is a great idea, especially if you can engineer a situation where a little outside-the-session intrigue is in order.

He claims that their group ends up doing something like this almost every week and I think it’s a GREAT idea.  In my old campaign, we would periodically do offline blog posts as our characters and I would provide a little roleplaying experience, but this takes the idea of online campaign content in a different way that I really think is cool.

Has anyone else tried doing this yet?  How did it go for you?  Let’s hear from you in the comments!

2 Responses leave one →
  1. Wampus Cat permalink
    November 5, 2009

    Play by post, basically. Which is great, if every player can be counted on to participate to a reasonable degree.

  2. November 5, 2009

    My group commonly bluebooks via e-mail but we’ve never done something like an actual skill challenge. I wonder what is the online rolling app he mentioned?

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