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Announcements / Calling all GMs!
« Last post by nathanw13 on Today at 04:00:17 PM »
Hi guys and girls!

I’d like to address our budding GMs for a minute. We seem to have a rare issue on The Irate Pirate at the moment – we have more GMs than we have players. IMHO, that’s generally an awesome problem to have – unless you’re an aspiring Gm just itching to unleash your story to a group of starry-eyed players.

You may have noted that we’ve been promoting on Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit; we’ve been increasing those efforts recently in a real push to drive traffic to the site. But we’re limited in how frequently we can post to certain social media – especially Reddit.
That’s where we’d like to ask for your help, dear GMs. If you’re game, make a make a Reddit account and go to https://www.reddit.com/r/lfg/ - that’s the ‘Looking for game’ subreddit. It’s for all game systems. You can start a new thread there talking about your game here on the site, and provide a link back to The Pirate. They have some rules on how you should format a post – I’ll help you here, but if you have questions once you get to the subreddit they’ll be glad to help you out. Or you can message me or Otter to help you out!

Post format – Your post will have to have a title with a brief explanation of what type of game it is. All of our games are online and Play by Post, so your format will look more or less like this:
[Online][PBP][Game System][Looking for players]
All you really need to do most of the time is plug in the system name and you’re good for the title – 5E, 4E, Sprawl, Fate…

The text of your thread there should be similar to your recruiting post here, but can be abbreviated. Include a link to your ‘Looking for players’ thread on Pirate (This is important! Link to your recruitment thread, not to the Pirate homepage. Linking to our homepage could be viewed as promotion, and might run afoul of their rules.) and they’ll be able to join the site and your game!

We’re working to put more eyes on the site, and appreciate your help in doing the same!


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Looking For Players / Re: [D&D5e] Out of the Abyss [5/6/4]
« Last post by Yurisei on Today at 02:24:38 PM »
If you still have space that needs filling I could be interested in fill-spacing. What do I need to do?
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Looking For Players / Re: [D&D4e] The World Below [1/5|3]
« Last post by Yurisei on Today at 02:06:21 PM »
I know absolutely nothing about 4e, but this sounds like it could be fun so I'd like to join!
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Game System Resources / Re: D&D Resources
« Last post by nathanw13 on June 21, 2018, 11:16:50 AM »
Quick heads-up...if you're not following https://www.humblebundle.com/ you really should be. Right now they've got an amazing resource pack up for grabs - if you're not familiar with the site, it's tier-based, and you can usually pay as little as a buck for a bundle, and I think the highest tiers are $15, although you can donate more.

The current DnD related bundle (https://www.humblebundle.com/books/5e-dungeons-hordes-horrors?hmb_source=humble_home&hmb_medium=product_tile&hmb_campaign=mosaic_section_1_layout_index_1_layout_type_threes_tile_index_3) boasts 40 titles at the $15 tier, including the jaw-dropping 890 page campaign book 'The Blight' - which includes new races, sub-races, and creatures galore.

The current bundle is mostly 5E compatible, with most/all of the content coming from Kobold Press and Frog God Games. Some of it looks like it is system agnostic, and there is a 300+ page 'Tome of Adventure Design' in the current pack, which looks like a great resource for creating and planning your own campaign.

If you've got a few extra bucks, there's probably something in here for you! Check it out!

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Announcements / Irate Twitter Campaign
« Last post by nathanw13 on June 20, 2018, 06:17:49 PM »
Hey guys and girls!

You may or may not be aware, but we have a Twitter account that we have used in the past to promote Irate Pirate to the masses. We're trying to pick that back up, and as a fun way of doing that we're running a mini twitter-campaign over the next few days, making use of twitter polls as decision making tools. Depending on how many participate, it may last longer! We'd love for you to join in the fun, and also to get some retweets out there! Check us out at https://twitter.com/IratePirateRPG to join in!
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Announcements / Re: Testing another Chat Function
« Last post by Otter on June 20, 2018, 03:15:08 PM »
You will now see a chat bar at the bottom of the page.  There is a community chat room called "Main Deck" that all logged in users can use, as well as sending messages to individual users.

Have fun, we look forward to chatting with you!  =D
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Announcements / Testing another Chat Function
« Last post by Otter on June 20, 2018, 01:32:13 PM »
Hey guys,

We're testing out another chat feature for the forum.  The last one we tried ate up too much of our bandwidth so we killed it, but we kind of miss the feature.

So, we're testing out another one.  It's just a 10-day trial, so we'll see how it fares and decide how we want to proceed after the trial is up.

Thanks for hanging in there with us!
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Looking For Players / Re: [D&D5e] Out of the Abyss [5/6/4]
« Last post by nathanw13 on June 20, 2018, 11:57:54 AM »
Just sent you a PM with an updated character sheet. Let me know if anything needs changing - also, since I haven't been keeping up, I wasn't sure if I should have a certain amount of gold or items. I didn't add anything.
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Announcements / Irate Pirate Promotion
« Last post by Otter on June 20, 2018, 10:43:35 AM »
Hey all,

For those of you who were involved with helping to promote our forum on Reddit, you probably noticed we basically stopped.  We were getting a little bit of pushback on the method we were using to promote it, and for quite a while there, the admin team just got overwhelmed with real life duties.

We've finally gotten back to this topic, and we will be picking promotion of the Irate Pirate back up.  Furthermore, we will be putting much more focus on promoting our open games.  We've seen some of these games sit with the minimum players for months, and we think we can do better.  Our forum has stayed pretty steadily small for quite a while now, so it's partly due to player saturation.  All of the active members on our forum are in about as many games as they have time for.

If you would like to help us out by upvoting Reddit posts about our forum, you can find information on what's involved and how to join the membergroup in this post.

We hope to see our open games get filled up as our board continues to grow!

~Otter
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Looking For Players / Re: [D&D4e] The World Below [1/5|3]
« Last post by Otter on June 20, 2018, 09:15:37 AM »
Just as a heads up, @rjbprime , I've had decent luck posting on various forums on Reddit to promote the Irate Pirate.  I'm sure you could promote your specific game even more easily.  You might find more interested players that way.   ;D

I think part of the problem is that the active members of the Irate Pirate are at (or near to) their game saturation level and can't really join any further games.

You're also welcome to post about your game on our Facebook page.
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