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Re: Longest running PbP games

Postby Lord Foul » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:35 am

...and the newest game reaches the top 40... :thumbup:

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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): [ 6666 ]
3. Ashen Shores (Larenil): [ 5083 ]
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. Sour Apple (Dresden RPG) (DistinctlyBenign): [ 47 ]
40=. Ashes & Echoes (goatunit): [ 46 ]

40=. Ghost/Echo: Crane Must Die (zircher): [ 46 ]
40=. The Fiends of Meld ([red]): [ 46 ]
43. Fate Wants You! NGoM PbP (Magmoo): [ 44 ]
44. The Last of Us (mindtakerr): [ 42 ]
45. GhOSTs: A Combat Mecha RPG (SilentVectorX): [ 31 ]
46. Universe Untold (Delta Cyclonis IV) (DT_Defender): [ 30 ]
47. Monostat Purgatory Campaign (Dean): [ 27 ]
48. Gearheads (IronJelly): [ 23 ]
49. The War That Time Forgot 1.1 (Atomic Scotsman): [ 22 ]
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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Re: Longest running PbP games

Postby Fallout_Monkey » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:01 pm

And quickly ends soon after. Too bad. Was fun
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Re: Longest running PbP games

Postby Lord Foul » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:47 pm

Fallout_Monkey wrote:And quickly ends soon after. Too bad. Was fun

It is striking how few games manage to last any decent length. I'm really not sure why that happens so often. Most seem to be caused by those running the game giving up on it. I don't know why people start games if they lack the commitment to see it through. :think:
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Re: Longest running PbP games

Postby Flession » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:39 pm

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Re: Longest running PbP games

Postby keithcurtis » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:11 pm

Lord Foul wrote:
Fallout_Monkey wrote:And quickly ends soon after. Too bad. Was fun

It is striking how few games manage to last any decent length. I'm really not sure why that happens so often. Most seem to be caused by those running the game giving up on it. I don't know why people start games if they lack the commitment to see it through. :think:

Same reason people start diets and exercise routines? Good intentions, initial enthusiasm, and then the reality is not what they expected or hoped for. Some people do this with tabletop games as well, but at least you get a few solid evenings worth of entertainment. I know you prefer PbP to FtF, but for me it's the other way around. My desire to post has dropped as my ability to approximate FtF through improving technology has risen.

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Re: Longest running PbP games

Postby Lord Foul » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:57 am

keithcurtis wrote:Same reason people start diets and exercise routines? Good intentions, initial enthusiasm, and then the reality is not what they expected or hoped for.

I expect you're right there. I think there is an added factor here, though, that exacerbates the issue. People are just less respectful and courteous to others on an internet forum than they would be in 'real life' (and I use the inverted commas because this is real life too, just not face-to-face). It doesn't happen every time, some people post a "sorry folks, it just isn't working out for me..." explanation, so everyone knows the reason and they have a sense of closure. But others, and there have been many, just drop it without a word. That's just goddamn rude! Those players have put time and effort into the game and deserve at least a thank you and goodbye. So, I suspect that there is generally less of a feeling that anything really matters in this medium, and that translates to an increased fade-out rate.
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Re: Longest running PbP games

Postby Ikoma » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:00 pm

To be fair here, I think there is a different pressure that makes ghosting a more likely outcome. When I run into someone in 'body' space, (or I'm going to meet them because there is a scheduled time to meet), the pressure is on to give an answer or comment on what is going on. "Sorry, I won't make the game. My chinchilla died." But in 'cyber' space, there is the exact opposite pressure. Someone may think, oh, I ought to say something. But that's gonna be hard so maybe I'll do it later. Later turns into a LOT later and pretty soon, it's just slid by.

Now, you are right that it's rude. It's just that online society makes it a very easy kind of rude to be. If that makes sense.
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Re: Longest running PbP games

Postby Lord Foul » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:18 am

Update

Top PbP games on the FtB forum :D

Those marked in orange text are still technically running, so may some day increase post count.

1. In The Lady's Shadow 2 (goatunit): [ 7597 ]
2. Elder Scrolls: The Final Scroll (goatunit): [ 6680 ]
3. Ashen Shores (Larenil): [ 5123 ]
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. Sour Apple (Dresden RPG) (DistinctlyBenign): [ 48 ]
40=. Ashes & Echoes (goatunit): [ 46 ]

40=. Ghost/Echo: Crane Must Die (zircher): [ 46 ]
40=. The Fiends of Meld ([red]): [ 46 ]
43. Fate Wants You! NGoM PbP (Magmoo): [ 44 ]
44. The Last of Us (mindtakerr): [ 42 ]
45. GhOSTs: A Combat Mecha RPG (SilentVectorX): [ 31 ]
46. Universe Untold (Delta Cyclonis IV) (DT_Defender): [ 30 ]
47. Monostat Purgatory Campaign (Dean): [ 27 ]
48. Gearheads (IronJelly): [ 23 ]
49. The War That Time Forgot 1.1 (Atomic Scotsman): [ 22 ]
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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Re: Longest running PbP games

Postby Lord Foul » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:27 am

Update

Top PbP games on the FtB forum :D

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

1. In The Lady's Shadow 2 (goatunit): [ 7597 ]
2. Elder Scrolls: The Final Scroll (goatunit): [ 6680 ]
3. Ashen Shores (Larenil): [ 5147 ]
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. Sour Apple (Dresden RPG) (DistinctlyBenign): [ 48 ]
40=. Ashes & Echoes (goatunit): [ 46 ]

40=. Ghost/Echo: Crane Must Die (zircher): [ 46 ]
40=. The Fiends of Meld ([red]): [ 46 ]
43. Fate Wants You! NGoM PbP (Magmoo): [ 44 ]
44. The Last of Us (mindtakerr): [ 42 ]
45. GhOSTs: A Combat Mecha RPG (SilentVectorX): [ 31 ]
46. Universe Untold (Delta Cyclonis IV) (DT_Defender): [ 30 ]
47. Monostat Purgatory Campaign (Dean): [ 27 ]
48. Gearheads (IronJelly): [ 23 ]
49. The War That Time Forgot 1.1 (Atomic Scotsman): [ 22 ]
50. 0-level D&D game (Fallout_Monkey): [ 20 ]

51=. The War That Time Forgot (Atomic Scotsman): [ 18 ]
51=. Equestria Needs YOU! (SandPunk): [ 18 ]
53=. Microscope Science-Fiction Game (Sion): [ 16 ]
53=. Reign: The Flooded Kingdom (STGGrant): [ 16 ]
55=. Amber PBP - Blood Will Tell (GamerInterface): [ 13 ]
55=. Jack's Rangers (D3M410): [ 13 ]
57=. Hack U (Shadowrun PbP) (Magmoo): [ 11 ]
57=. Code of Unaris (hansel): [ 11 ]
59. Sullivan's Supernatural Occurance Specialists (Fallout_Monkey): [ 7 ]
60. Diaspora (Caleb): [ 5 ]

61. Shaintar (Duke): [ 2 ]
62. Wrath of the Heartwood (tombombodil): [ 1 ]
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Re: Longest running PbP games

Postby keithcurtis » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:16 pm

Thanks, LF.

Top game still running has only gotten 23 posts in six months?


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