Newbie Here! (making an interactive forum based rpg)

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Newbie Here! (making an interactive forum based rpg)

Postby Vylett » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:38 pm

Hello! So I really like "play-by-post" forum RPs but they tend to be really boring and quickly become inactive. I've been trying to combine basic forum with rpg elements like points/currency and health system, maybe some stats. I'm using MyBB as the software with plugins (Newpoints+shop), ideally its prob easier to use a browser based game engine but I don't know how to code in most of those languages or manage server databases, aside from small tweaks. Looking around for inspiration here, as I see some really good links to software.
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Re: Newbie Here! (making an interactive forum based rpg)

Postby Jackolantern » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:12 pm

Welcome!

If you want to go more the direction of a web game (PBBG, or browser-based MMORPG), maybe try checking out some of Hall's browser MMO tutorial videos. Particularly his older series I know doesn't require any programming experience, since he explains basic programming along the way. And most users find by the end of the tutorial series they understand enough to start making edits and new features on their own. The [url]Browser MMO v2.0[/url] series may not require programming experience either, I am not sure. But for sure I know the first one does not. :ugeek:
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Re: Newbie Here! (making an interactive forum based rpg)

Postby hallsofvallhalla » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:40 am

I once built a play by post engine that would allow the users build characters, roll dice, ect and then post a link in the forums with the results. So when you made a character it would give you the text for the post to show the character sheet. If you needed to roll dice you would roll it then paste the link on the forums. Was a pretty neat system that I never finished. Need to try to find it.
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Re: Newbie Here! (making an interactive forum based rpg)

Postby SpiritWebb » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:13 pm

Welcome, glad to have you!
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Re: Newbie Here! (making an interactive forum based rpg)

Postby Nikolaj » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:36 am

Jackolantern wrote:Welcome!

If you want to go more the direction of a web game (PBBG, or browser-based MMORPG), maybe try checking out some of Hall's browser MMO tutorial videos. Particularly his older series I know doesn't require any programming experience, since he explains basic programming along the way. And most users find by the end of the tutorial series they understand enough to start making edits and new features on their own. The [url]Browser MMO v2.0[/url] series may not require programming experience either, I am not sure. But for sure I know the first one does not. :ugeek:


I do not have the shadow of any idea of how to program and must say that using this forum, and Hall's browser MMO tutorial videos. am I having a game that can be online this year or next year.
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