Note: This thread started as a private session in a pm between @tasse-tee @someone and me. I had the idea to make a role-playing game in the forum based on the Thimbleweed Park universe. I was the DM and the other two were the players. I mainly made up some basic rules and we used the forum software dice to play. I thought now that we are done with it, it may be interesting for others to take a look at the story that unfolded and maybe in the future you are interested to join possible following play sessions, too!
And this is how we played:
In general I just tell you the story, what you see where you can go, who you talk to and what your goals are. Sometimes there is a test of skill that is determined by die throws. All your skills have a base of three and added to that the number of one die determines how good you are at something. Each objective will have a preset number that you have to be higher at if you want to suceed. The greater your basic talent the higher the chances of reaching that number even if you throw a low die.
First you fill out he below forms. Throw one die and at to the bases of three. During the game you may increase your experience by suceeding at a certain thing and then beating your current number with a die throw. If you do that you may increase your talent by one making the chances of sucess later in the game more likely. Next you choose a special talent out of these. Computers, Working with Tools OR Book Knowledge. When your objective is in any way related to those you may add +3 to your die throw making the chances of sucess even higher.
The story takes place in Thimbleweed Park weeks before the events of the game.
|Name||Hazel Wilson||Brian Hoskins|
|See hidden things||18||16|
|Special Talent||Working with tools = +3||Book Knowledge =+3|
|Inventory||Purse containing 21,50$, Blank piece of paper, 1 partly eaten Schweinshaxe,1 Bottle of Bear Repellent, Flashlight with 2 Batteries inside, Thimbleberry Pie||Purse containing 25,05$, 1 partly eaten Schweinshaxe, 1 Tube, 1 Bottle of Bear Repellent.|
You two have just left the bus station. You both came on seperate busses, but you cannot remember why. You have a faint memory of who you are and what you are good at and you seem to think you two have seen each other before. After a short talk you decide to find out together what brought you here so you take a look around the bus station. In the wastebin is a newspaper of today. On the bench a homeless man is lying asleep. It is just before nightfall. You feel a little hungry, but don´t know your way around town.
What will you do next?