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Re: Longest running PbP games

Postby Lord Foul » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:34 am

Update

Top PbP games on the FtB forum :D

Those marked in orange text are still running, so likely to increase post count.

1. In The Lady's Shadow 2 (goatunit): [ 7597 ]
2. Elder Scrolls: The Final Scroll (goatunit): [ 5876 ]
3. Ashen Shores (Larenil): [ 4933 ]
4. Tales of the Venture Society (keithcurtis): [ 1773 ]
5. Earthdawn: Vultures Circle the Flames (GordonGoblin): [ 1771 ]
6. Changeling: The Lost (MoonHawke): [ 819 ]
7. Savage World Fantasy: Kingsmarch (JeStor): [ 554 ]
8. In The Lady's Shadow (goatunit): [ 530 ]
9. Werewolf: The Forsaken (mumblebear): [ 499 ]
10. Wild Talents (IronJelly): [ 472 ]

11. Freehold of the Rising Dawn (Artimisia): [ 437 ]
12. USS Prometheus (goatunit): [ 421 ]
13. Obsidian Security Solutions (goatunit): [ 419 ]
14. The Steeplejack Irregulars (The Almighty Bear): [ 289 ]
15. Savage Mass Effect: A Relic of Society (mindtakerr): [ 286 ]
16. Warhammer 40K Play by Post! (Mizwrath): [ 272 ]
17. The Dark Streets of Fabletown (mindtakerr): [ 260 ]
18. Monster's Ball (D3M410): [ 259 ]
19. After the Captain was Poison'd (Fallout_Monkey): [ 227 ]
20. The Fear the Vampire Files (cartwheel): [ 192 ]

21. Welcome to Buried Hatchet! (DocTWisted): [ 159 ]
22. Welcome to Blue City, Lacuna Part 1 (zircher): [ 124 ]
23. Global Guardians: Quest Thread (DT_Defender): [ 106 ]
24. Superpowered Uniformed Police Emergency Response Squad (DocTWisted): [ 104 ]
25. The Prosecution of Dren Orean (Sernos): [ 102 ]
26=. Spirit of the Century (brocoyote): [ 99 ]
26=. The Transposed (Kinie): [ 99 ]
28. Savage Zombie (Michael): [ 98 ]
29. Planar Pirates [Savage Worlds] (DHyjinx): [ 97 ]
30. My Little Pony (DistinctlyBenign): [ 95 ]

31. Space Station! (Grungydan): [ 81 ]
32. Blue City Blade, Lacuna Part 1 (zircher): [ 78 ]
33. Apocalypse Waterworld (Mikel): [ 75 ]
34. Tephra Falls: Children of Ash (zircher): [ 72 ]
35. The Disavowed: Scion PbP (Magmoo): [ 69 ]
36. NEVER ENDING STORY THREAD (Wihzerd): [ 60 ]
37. Thieves' Honor (Mikel): [ 59 ]
38. TETRA: Supers RPG (cartwheel): [ 58 ]
39=. Ashes & Echoes (goatunit): [ 46 ]
39=. Ghost/Echo: Crane Must Die (zircher): [ 46 ]

39=. The Fiends of Meld ([red]): [ 46 ]
42. Fate Wants You! NGoM PbP (Magmoo): [ 44 ]
43. The Last of Us (mindtakerr): [ 42 ]
44. GhOSTs: A Combat Mecha RPG (SilentVectorX): [ 31 ]
45. Universe Untold (Delta Cyclonis IV) (DT_Defender): [ 30 ]
46. Monostat Purgatory Campaign (Dean): [ 27 ]
47. Gearheads (IronJelly): [ 23 ]
48. The War That Time Forgot 1.1 (Atomic Scotsman): [ 22 ]
49=. The War That Time Forgot (Atomic Scotsman): [ 18 ]
49=. Equestria Needs YOU! (SandPunk): [ 18 ]

51=. Microscope Science-Fiction Game (Sion): [ 16 ]
51=. Reign: The Flooded Kingdom (STGGrant): [ 16 ]
53=. Amber PBP - Blood Will Tell (GamerInterface): [ 13 ]
53=. Jack's Rangers (D3M410): [ 13 ]
55. Code of Unaris (hansel): [ 11 ]
56. Sullivan's Supernatural Occurance Specialists (Fallout_Monkey): [ 7 ]
57. Diaspora (Caleb): [ 5 ]
58. Shaintar (Duke): [ 2 ]
59. Wrath of the Heartwood (Tombombodil): [ 1 ]
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Re: Longest running PbP games

Postby Lord Foul » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:00 am

Update

Top PbP games on the FtB forum :D

Those marked in orange text are still running, so likely to increase post count.

1. In The Lady's Shadow 2 (goatunit): [ 7597 ]
2. Elder Scrolls: The Final Scroll (goatunit): [ 6422 ]
3. Ashen Shores (Larenil): [ 5056 ]
4. Tales of the Venture Society (keithcurtis): [ 1820 ]
5. Earthdawn: Vultures Circle the Flames (GordonGoblin): [ 1771 ]
6. Changeling: The Lost (MoonHawke): [ 819 ]
7. Savage World Fantasy: Kingsmarch (JeStor): [ 554 ]
8. In The Lady's Shadow (goatunit): [ 530 ]
9. Werewolf: The Forsaken (mumblebear): [ 499 ]
10. Wild Talents (IronJelly): [ 472 ]

11. Freehold of the Rising Dawn (Artimisia): [ 437 ]
12. USS Prometheus (goatunit): [ 421 ]
13. Obsidian Security Solutions (goatunit): [ 419 ]
14. The Steeplejack Irregulars (The Almighty Bear): [ 289 ]
15. Savage Mass Effect: A Relic of Society (mindtakerr): [ 286 ]
16. Warhammer 40K Play by Post! (Mizwrath): [ 272 ]
17. The Dark Streets of Fabletown (mindtakerr): [ 260 ]
18. Monster's Ball (D3M410): [ 259 ]
19. After the Captain was Poison'd (Fallout_Monkey): [ 227 ]
20. The Fear the Vampire Files (cartwheel): [ 192 ]

21. Welcome to Buried Hatchet! (DocTWisted): [ 159 ]
22. Welcome to Blue City, Lacuna Part 1 (zircher): [ 124 ]
23. Global Guardians: Quest Thread (DT_Defender): [ 106 ]
24. Superpowered Uniformed Police Emergency Response Squad (DocTWisted): [ 104 ]
25. The Prosecution of Dren Orean (Sernos): [ 102 ]
26=. Spirit of the Century (brocoyote): [ 99 ]
26=. The Transposed (Kinie): [ 99 ]
28. Savage Zombie (Michael): [ 98 ]
29. Planar Pirates [Savage Worlds] (DHyjinx): [ 97 ]
30. My Little Pony (DistinctlyBenign): [ 95 ]

31. Space Station! (Grungydan): [ 81 ]
32. Blue City Blade, Lacuna Part 1 (zircher): [ 78 ]
33. Apocalypse Waterworld (Mikel): [ 75 ]
34. Tephra Falls: Children of Ash (zircher): [ 72 ]
35. The Disavowed: Scion PbP (Magmoo): [ 69 ]
36. NEVER ENDING STORY THREAD (Wihzerd): [ 60 ]
37. Thieves' Honor (Mikel): [ 59 ]
38. TETRA: Supers RPG (cartwheel): [ 58 ]
39=. Ashes & Echoes (goatunit): [ 46 ]
39=. Ghost/Echo: Crane Must Die (zircher): [ 46 ]

39=. The Fiends of Meld ([red]): [ 46 ]
42. Fate Wants You! NGoM PbP (Magmoo): [ 44 ]
43. The Last of Us (mindtakerr): [ 42 ]
44. GhOSTs: A Combat Mecha RPG (SilentVectorX): [ 31 ]
45. Universe Untold (Delta Cyclonis IV) (DT_Defender): [ 30 ]
46. Monostat Purgatory Campaign (Dean): [ 27 ]
47. Gearheads (IronJelly): [ 23 ]
48. The War That Time Forgot 1.1 (Atomic Scotsman): [ 22 ]
49=. The War That Time Forgot (Atomic Scotsman): [ 18 ]
49=. Equestria Needs YOU! (SandPunk): [ 18 ]

51=. Microscope Science-Fiction Game (Sion): [ 16 ]
51=. Reign: The Flooded Kingdom (STGGrant): [ 16 ]
53=. Amber PBP - Blood Will Tell (GamerInterface): [ 13 ]
53=. Jack's Rangers (D3M410): [ 13 ]
55. Code of Unaris (hansel): [ 11 ]
56. Sullivan's Supernatural Occurance Specialists (Fallout_Monkey): [ 7 ]
57. Diaspora (Caleb): [ 5 ]
58. Shaintar (Duke): [ 2 ]
59. Wrath of the Heartwood (Tombombodil): [ 1 ]
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Re: Longest running PbP games

Postby Ikoma » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:40 am

You 'do' statistic, right Lord Foul? Obviously, those first three games are in a class by themselves (post-length wise, not talking quality though I suspect quality is a necessary precursor to getting that kind of post count). But where are other statistically significant thresholds based on that data? Or is that a stupid question?
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Re: Longest running PbP games

Postby Lord Foul » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:36 pm

Ikoma wrote:You 'do' statistic, right Lord Foul? Obviously, those first three games are in a class by themselves (post-length wise, not talking quality though I suspect quality is a necessary precursor to getting that kind of post count). But where are other statistically significant thresholds based on that data? Or is that a stupid question?

That's an interesting question, but I'm not convinced any statistical significance test would be that meaningful here. The problem is that satisfying, and therefore successful, games vary tremendously in length. I can only really make observations based on my own experience, since I don't know why the other games I wasn't a part of ended when they did.

So, based on the games I have been involved in, I'd say that any game that managed fewer than 50 posts really never got off the ground at all. Those between 50 and 150 got started, but then most likely ended prematurely for some reason. I can't imagine any kind of story could really be played out in so few posts.

The next batch are the tricky ones, from 192 to 554 posts. I'd guess most of these fizzled out prematurely, but it's entirely possible that a short story might be completed in this time. I played in two games that managed around 400 posts and both fizzled out before completing a full story arc, although one of these did complete the first scenario before ending in the middle of the next scenario. I think a lot depends on the style and format of the game.

That leaves the top six games. I wasn't involved in the Changling game but the things I heard from its players suggest that it might have been a complete game. Certainly much fun was had in its 800 posts. The next two were of similar length, but one was a multi-scenario campaign that fizzled during its second major arc, while the other was a complete story arc in its own right, played to its conclusion.

The top three games are full-blown campaigns involving a series of connected adventures for the same characters, or a gradually evolving group as players joined and left the game. The top one only ended because a new player joined who created strife with the existing players, and rather than deal with the problem player the GM decided to quit the game. I guess that's the risk with PBP games; often you don't know who you're playing with until it's too late.
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Re: Longest running PbP games

Postby Lord Foul » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:17 am

Thought it time for another update, as we have a new game in the forum...

Update

Top PbP games on the FtB forum :D

Those marked in orange text are still running, so likely to increase post count.

1. In The Lady's Shadow 2 (goatunit): [ 7597 ]
2. Elder Scrolls: The Final Scroll (goatunit): [ 6570 ]
3. Ashen Shores (Larenil): [ 5078 ]
4. Tales of the Venture Society (keithcurtis): [ 1820 ]
5. Earthdawn: Vultures Circle the Flames (GordonGoblin): [ 1771 ]
6. Changeling: The Lost (MoonHawke): [ 819 ]
7. Savage World Fantasy: Kingsmarch (JeStor): [ 554 ]
8. In The Lady's Shadow (goatunit): [ 530 ]
9. Werewolf: The Forsaken (mumblebear): [ 499 ]
10. Wild Talents (IronJelly): [ 472 ]

11. Freehold of the Rising Dawn (Artimisia): [ 437 ]
12. USS Prometheus (goatunit): [ 421 ]
13. Obsidian Security Solutions (goatunit): [ 419 ]
14. The Steeplejack Irregulars (The Almighty Bear): [ 289 ]
15. Savage Mass Effect: A Relic of Society (mindtakerr): [ 286 ]
16. Warhammer 40K Play by Post! (Mizwrath): [ 272 ]
17. The Dark Streets of Fabletown (mindtakerr): [ 260 ]
18. Monster's Ball (D3M410): [ 259 ]
19. After the Captain was Poison'd (Fallout_Monkey): [ 227 ]
20. The Fear the Vampire Files (cartwheel): [ 192 ]

21. Welcome to Buried Hatchet! (DocTWisted): [ 159 ]
22. Welcome to Blue City, Lacuna Part 1 (zircher): [ 124 ]
23. Global Guardians: Quest Thread (DT_Defender): [ 106 ]
24. Superpowered Uniformed Police Emergency Response Squad (DocTWisted): [ 104 ]
25. The Prosecution of Dren Orean (Sernos): [ 102 ]
26=. Spirit of the Century (brocoyote): [ 99 ]
26=. The Transposed (Kinie): [ 99 ]
28. Savage Zombie (Michael): [ 98 ]
29. Planar Pirates [Savage Worlds] (DHyjinx): [ 97 ]
30. My Little Pony (DistinctlyBenign): [ 95 ]

31. Space Station! (Grungydan): [ 81 ]
32. Blue City Blade, Lacuna Part 1 (zircher): [ 78 ]
33. Apocalypse Waterworld (Mikel): [ 75 ]
34. Tephra Falls: Children of Ash (zircher): [ 72 ]
35. The Disavowed: Scion PbP (Magmoo): [ 69 ]
36. NEVER ENDING STORY THREAD (Wihzerd): [ 60 ]
37. Thieves' Honor (Mikel): [ 59 ]
38. TETRA: Supers RPG (cartwheel): [ 58 ]
39=. Ashes & Echoes (goatunit): [ 46 ]
39=. Ghost/Echo: Crane Must Die (zircher): [ 46 ]

39=. The Fiends of Meld ([red]): [ 46 ]
42. Fate Wants You! NGoM PbP (Magmoo): [ 44 ]
43. The Last of Us (mindtakerr): [ 42 ]
44. GhOSTs: A Combat Mecha RPG (SilentVectorX): [ 31 ]
45. Universe Untold (Delta Cyclonis IV) (DT_Defender): [ 30 ]
46. Monostat Purgatory Campaign (Dean): [ 27 ]
47. Gearheads (IronJelly): [ 23 ]
48. The War That Time Forgot 1.1 (Atomic Scotsman): [ 22 ]
49=. The War That Time Forgot (Atomic Scotsman): [ 18 ]
49=. Equestria Needs YOU! (SandPunk): [ 18 ]

51=. Microscope Science-Fiction Game (Sion): [ 16 ]
51=. Reign: The Flooded Kingdom (STGGrant): [ 16 ]
53=. Amber PBP - Blood Will Tell (GamerInterface): [ 13 ]
53=. Jack's Rangers (D3M410): [ 13 ]
55=. Hack U (Shadowrun PbP) (Magmoo): [ 11 ]
55=. Code of Unaris (hansel): [ 11 ]
57. Sullivan's Supernatural Occurance Specialists (Fallout_Monkey): [ 7 ]
58. Diaspora (Caleb): [ 5 ]
59. Shaintar (Duke): [ 2 ]
60. Wrath of the Heartwood (Tombombodil): [ 1 ]
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Re: Longest running PbP games

Postby keithcurtis » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:52 pm

Woot! I'm still number 4.

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Re: Longest running PbP games

Postby Lord Foul » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:31 am

keithcurtis wrote:Woot! I'm still number 4.

I can't see you losing that position any time soon, Keith. :thumbup:
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Re: Longest running PbP games

Postby zircher » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:51 pm

Do you have the data to do a average post count per person per thread? Just curious to the relationship between group size and post count.

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Re: Longest running PbP games

Postby Lord Foul » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:19 pm

zircher wrote:Do you have the data to do a average post count per person per thread? Just curious to the relationship between group size and post count.

It could be done for those games that are still here, but a whole lot got archived or deleted a while back in one of Dan's attempts to fix the forum performance issues. We lost so much in that purge. :(
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Re: Longest running PbP games

Postby Lord Foul » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:05 pm

Time for another update, as we have another new game in the forum...

Update

Top PbP games on the FtB forum :D

Those marked in orange text are still running, so likely to increase post count.

1. In The Lady's Shadow 2 (goatunit): [ 7597 ]
2. Elder Scrolls: The Final Scroll (goatunit): [ 6616 ]
3. Ashen Shores (Larenil): [ 5080 ]
4. Tales of the Venture Society (keithcurtis): [ 1820 ]
5. Earthdawn: Vultures Circle the Flames (GordonGoblin): [ 1771 ]
6. Changeling: The Lost (MoonHawke): [ 819 ]
7. Savage World Fantasy: Kingsmarch (JeStor): [ 554 ]
8. In The Lady's Shadow (goatunit): [ 530 ]
9. Werewolf: The Forsaken (mumblebear): [ 499 ]
10. Wild Talents (IronJelly): [ 472 ]

11. Freehold of the Rising Dawn (Artimisia): [ 437 ]
12. USS Prometheus (goatunit): [ 421 ]
13. Obsidian Security Solutions (goatunit): [ 419 ]
14. The Steeplejack Irregulars (The Almighty Bear): [ 289 ]
15. Savage Mass Effect: A Relic of Society (mindtakerr): [ 286 ]
16. Warhammer 40K Play by Post! (Mizwrath): [ 272 ]
17. The Dark Streets of Fabletown (mindtakerr): [ 260 ]
18. Monster's Ball (D3M410): [ 259 ]
19. After the Captain was Poison'd (Fallout_Monkey): [ 227 ]
20. The Fear the Vampire Files (cartwheel): [ 192 ]

21. Welcome to Buried Hatchet! (DocTWisted): [ 159 ]
22. Welcome to Blue City, Lacuna Part 1 (zircher): [ 124 ]
23. Global Guardians: Quest Thread (DT_Defender): [ 106 ]
24. Superpowered Uniformed Police Emergency Response Squad (DocTWisted): [ 104 ]
25. The Prosecution of Dren Orean (Sernos): [ 102 ]
26=. Spirit of the Century (brocoyote): [ 99 ]
26=. The Transposed (Kinie): [ 99 ]
28. Savage Zombie (Michael): [ 98 ]
29. Planar Pirates [Savage Worlds] (DHyjinx): [ 97 ]
30. My Little Pony (DistinctlyBenign): [ 95 ]

31. Space Station! (Grungydan): [ 81 ]
32. Blue City Blade, Lacuna Part 1 (zircher): [ 78 ]
33. Apocalypse Waterworld (Mikel): [ 75 ]
34. Tephra Falls: Children of Ash (zircher): [ 72 ]
35. The Disavowed: Scion PbP (Magmoo): [ 69 ]
36. NEVER ENDING STORY THREAD (Wihzerd): [ 60 ]
37. Thieves' Honor (Mikel): [ 59 ]
38. TETRA: Supers RPG (cartwheel): [ 58 ]
39=. Ashes & Echoes (goatunit): [ 46 ]
39=. Ghost/Echo: Crane Must Die (zircher): [ 46 ]

39=. The Fiends of Meld ([red]): [ 46 ]
42. Fate Wants You! NGoM PbP (Magmoo): [ 44 ]
43. The Last of Us (mindtakerr): [ 42 ]
44. GhOSTs: A Combat Mecha RPG (SilentVectorX): [ 31 ]
45. Universe Untold (Delta Cyclonis IV) (DT_Defender): [ 30 ]
46. Monostat Purgatory Campaign (Dean): [ 27 ]
47. Gearheads (IronJelly): [ 23 ]
48. The War That Time Forgot 1.1 (Atomic Scotsman): [ 22 ]
49. Sour Apple (Dresden RPG) (DistinctlyBenign): [ 19 ]
50=. The War That Time Forgot (Atomic Scotsman): [ 18 ]

50=. Equestria Needs YOU! (SandPunk): [ 18 ]
52=. Microscope Science-Fiction Game (Sion): [ 16 ]
52=. Reign: The Flooded Kingdom (STGGrant): [ 16 ]
54=. Amber PBP - Blood Will Tell (GamerInterface): [ 13 ]
54=. Jack's Rangers (D3M410): [ 13 ]
56=. Hack U (Shadowrun PbP) (Magmoo): [ 11 ]
56=. Code of Unaris (hansel): [ 11 ]
58. Sullivan's Supernatural Occurance Specialists (Fallout_Monkey): [ 7 ]
59. Diaspora (Caleb): [ 5 ]
60. Shaintar (Duke): [ 2 ]
61. Wrath of the Heartwood (Tombombodil): [ 1 ]
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