View Poll Results: How do you prefer to play Birthright?

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  • Play by e-Mail?

    7 20.00%
  • Face to Face across the table?

    25 71.43%
  • Online gaming via OpenRPG, IRC, or Virtual Table?

    2 5.71%
  • Play by Post?

    1 2.86%
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    How do you play Birthright?

    A lot of people are attracted to PBeMs. How do you feel about playing Birthright? As a wargame, or for roleplaying? This poll is to see how you all feel about playing Birthright.
    Regent of Medoere

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    Table top is best, but if I can't get that for whatever reason (moved a fair bunch in the last decade), then would go for pbem.

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    I prefer face to face gaming especially when you are playing on an adventuring level. I DM so face to face adventuring is the only option in my opinion for this style.

    I have played a couple of PBEM on the tactical/domain side of things and Birthright works great in this format. Diplomacy with other nations is done with emails, which simulates sending messangers. When you have at least a dozen players it is really interesting on how things play out.

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    I do face-to-face adventuring once a month for 6-8 hours. While some planning amongst the party is done via email as well as private messages to the DM, it wouldn't work in any other form for me. I don't have the time to do any PBEM, chatroom, or other form, especially since they don't all work as well for adventuring.

    Regency work is mainly left to the background and used as plot devices, partially influenced by what plots the party manages to start or stop. We are a party, not generals, so the only wargaming is us trying to get away or through armies, not defeat them.

    Sorontar

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    Face-to-face.

    I like interactive role-playing vice roll playing.

    It is very difficult to role-play in a PBeM game.
    Duane Eggert

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    A region-wide or Cerilia-wide "To Each His Throne" game can only be effectively played as a PBeM.

    I'm currently preparing a "Common Heroes" campaign with possibility to turn into "Collective Rule" or "High King" game for my group. I haven't tried this before and I hope it will turn out interesting.

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    Face to Face.

    We get together once a week for a couple of hours. Hammer out some details over email during the week.

    I like to include in a small adventuring side which can really only be done face to face.

    -BB

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    Both P&P and PbeM.

    P&P...been doing that since the mid-90s. Many great games. A mix of domain play and adventure. Common Heroes work very well in this most excellent setting. Domain play also works at the table, although I must say that the most memorable domain play have been in PBeMs.
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    Bjørn
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    Both PbEM for the regent-level stuff, over the table for adventuring. So far, my local player-group prefers a non-regent game for FtF gaming.

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    Hmm...actually, for P&P we have quite a bit of domain play, but it tends to get very abstracted very quickly. Number-crunching isn't much fun...role-playing is
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    Bjørn
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