I’m getting ready to run a new TwittRP over on Twitter, and am posting up the rules here, as well as looking for interested players. Currently, the interested parties are @d20blonde and @b_s_lynn. Note that you will need a Twitter account to play. I tried this about two years ago, and it didn’t really go anywhere.
First off, fair warning: I’m stealing and modifying the text below from my good friend ChattyDM. I’m modifying it to suit my own goals. Let us begin:
What is TwittRPG? It’s a Play by Tweets Storytelling Roleplaying game based on the features of Twitter. It’s divided in scenes. The game structure goes like this:
. The game has Two ’rounds’
. A scene with the DM posting a series of descriptive tweets and granting each player one action tweet.
. Players can discuss the scene among themselves with no limits.
. The action tweet covers a variable time frame depending on players.
. Players send their Action Tweet to the DM before the appointed deadline of the next round of the next round.
. The DM adjudicates the results of player actions, responds to some tweets and hands out bonus tweets to some players (Max one bonus Tweet per player).
. Players can discuss among themselves.
. Players with bonus action tweets send them before the appointed deadline of the day’s last round.
. DM describe results and concludes the scene or extends it to the next day’s turn.
. If scene is extended, DM summarizes event the next day and resets all players’ action tweets
The game will not have a particular schedule, it will only be based on the time constraints of the players and DM.
Success is DM-fiat based and is guided on cleverness of Tweets and subjective strength of tweet vs other party members’ action.
If a random event must be generated, a d20 will be rolled with the goal of rolling 10 or more. Possibility to get a +/- 2 bonus/penalty.
Above and beyond using these mechanics, the Rule of Fun and Rule of Cool must prevail. DM must reward clever use of the limits of a Tweet post (140 characters less the tag) and must focus on ‘saying yes’.
The current game will be a Four-Color superhero game in the style of the early 90′s Spider-Man and X-Men tv series.
Characters will be heroes who are members of a team.
If you are interested in playing, simply sign up for a Twitter account, find me (markmeredith) and message me. We’ll get playing as soon as I determine we have enough players.
Players will be required to name and describe their characters in only one Tweet.
That’s about it! Who’s interested?