How does Play-By-Comment work?
As DM, I will make a post that describes the environment and what is happening. The players then post as one of the characters in the comments below the blogpost. If those players become absent for a long period of time without explanation, then that character may be taken over by a new player. I will periodically be able to accept new players. To submit a character, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a DM, I’ve tried play-by-email, and found it to be too slow, and inevitably, players would leave over time and before long, the game would get derailed. I’ve considered doing chat-based, IRC-based, and using online table top software like Screenmonkey, but I don’t have enough time and my schedule is too erratic to commit to a weekly game. And multiplayer games like Everquest, D&D Online, Neverwinter Nights, etc. just don’t feel right to me.
What I really want is to run a game at my own pace, whenever I have time. But, it’s too much to expect of players to always bend to my schedule. So, I started this blogBy rewarding the players’ characters with experience points for posting and them being able to read each others posts in real time, the game moves along nicely, and is fun for everybody.