I want to get a play-by-post Pathfinder
game going. Maybe doing it online will make it easier to play
consistently. Maybe I'll be able to get Jordan to play too.
I've got ideas for most of the issues that will come up in this forum.
I already have a proof of concept for the actual play posts that should work pretty
well, and have worked up a quick stylesheet to make the default
comments interface less annoying for this use case. I figure that we
can eventually archive the stream (manually at first, but
automatically eventually) and possibly even keep a
(collaboratively-edited, in the wiki spirit) prosaic writeup of what
happened in the campaign.
(Note to self: I need to check what happens to comment numbers if
previous comments are removed. If it fills in the missing numbers,
that could make it difficult to archive the stream to a single point.
I can think of a couple workarounds, but it'd be better if the comment
numbers stayed unique within a stream.)
I need a die roller that converts die text like
<span class="dieroll" title="1d6+1">5</span>, rendering like
5. That way our die rolls
will be consistent and fair.
I might also want the roller to sign the roll with an encrypted key.
It will need to include the date of the roll, too. Maybe "1d6+1 @ 1
January 2010 12:00 => 5".
Or maybe it can just log the die rolls server-side.
Really, though, nothing would be standing in the way, now that the
post interface is ready, of us starting, baring the creation of
characters and campaign notes.
Speaking of campaign notes: I need a way to protect sections of the
wiki from player eyes, probably in a
/users/$user/private area or