Posted by: NiTessine | April 14, 2008

Where to Find Online Games

Someone asked me for this after my last posting, so I’ll just list a few places here where I’ve previously played online.

IRC

Most of my IRC gaming I’ve done on the network Otherworlders.org. There are a few channels, such as EN World’s official channel #dnd3e, which I moderate, and #realmsofevil, where one can hope to find an online game. They will be mostly D&D, though I am aware of at least one user running Shadowrun.

Another place where I’ve gamed on IRC was the MagicStar network, where I suppose the channel #rpgnet, RPGnet’s channel, would be the best place to find an IRC game.

Both network homepages have guides on how to use IRC, if you’re new to it.

OpenRPG

OpenRPG, as I stated, I use solely for playing Living Greyhawk. For organising games, there are two Yahoogroups, LG Europe Online and Online Game Day. The activity has dropped since the announcement of the campaign’s ending, though. Many games are also organised via Warhorn.net’s Adhoc Online Gameday event site. Most of the games take place on the Blackstar server, and in the evenings it can pay off to just go sit there in the lobby and see if a game forms.

Forum Games

Though I don’t do these myself, I can recommend EN World’s and RPG.net’s forums for those who like this kind of thing. Most every gaming forum has a place for these, though. Some of them are active. Others are not. Roolipelaaja’s play-by-post forum hasn’t had a single post, ever.

MUDs

Finally, there are MUDs, a dying breed of games. Mudconnector, I suppose, is as good a place as any to get started. To play a MUD, you’ll need a MUD client program. ZMud is what I used, but I can’t seem to find a free client there now. For the MUDs themselves… well, FaerunMUD is gone, but Arantha and Rauvyon persist. Tell them Dyvnal sent you, for some blank stares. There’s also Aardwolf, but that’s about as much a roleplaying game as World of Warcraft is. Then there’s also BatMUD, which I’m not personally familiar with but is positively ancient and still going strong, which must count for something. It’s of Finnish make, but the language in the game is English.

WoW

And then there’s always World of Warcraft. I’m on Scarshield Legion as Kronth the tauren druid and on Dunemaul as Arrindor the blood elf warlock. You’re unlikely to ever be able to catch me there, though, since the damn thing keeps crashing my computer.

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Responses

  1. Alas, Rauvyon is no more. Arantha is going strong but needs players to get off the ground.

  2. It died again?

    Well, that sucks. Weren’t they working on something new, though?

    Any other MUDs, MUSHes or other moderately-sized multiplayer online games you’d want to recommend?

  3. Yeah, it did. Mostly because people just lost interest, and not just on Rauvyon. It’s happening all over the MU* scene. Well, at least to all games I’ve been on, both MUD and MUSH types.

    As for recommending anything I’m afraid I can’t. The best I can do is echo what you already said, go to http://www.mudconnector.com, hit search according to your own preferences, be it fantasy, sci-fi, harry potter, star trek, star wars, battlestar galactica, whatever, and hope to god you find something with players.

    Most of the MU* types that are alive are either kept so by a small group of devoted players, which is the case in most MU*’s with good RP. Then again, many hack’n’slash and PVP MUD’s still have hundreds of players logging on every day, but… you can find hack’n’slash anywhere. Good online RP, that’s a rare commodity these days. At least for my standards ūüėČ

  4. Here is a post that is relevant and has some methods I used successfully in the past. You might also want to check out the arcanis_online yahoo group. It is for Arcanis only, but they play often.

    http://www.livingdice.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=63&Itemid=5

    Trask the Last Tyromancer

  5. Ah. I haven’t heard of this Gametable software before. Thanks. It looks simple to use.

    Say, wasn’t tyromancy the art of divination by the coagulation of cheese curds?

  6. Oy, mainitsit kyllä Roolipelaajan foorumin mutta että Majatalon farp-nurkkausta jossa on useampikin peli vedetty enemän tai vähemmän onnistuneesti.

  7. Note: you’ll find a great deal more online roleplaying when you remove MUD and go for MUSH or MUX — for example, there’s a D&D MUX hosted on my server, regularly getting some 30 to 50 roleplayers together per night.


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