is a unique method for playing PBEM (Play-by-Email) roleplaying games using an extensively playtested format designed to make your game run more smoothly than you ever believed possible.
What the hell is a play-by-email game? Quest includes a full background introduction to the arena of PBEM, advice on starting a game, where to go for players (or GMs), how to run the game, common pitfalls and a troubleshooter to help you get the most out of the system.
Whether you're a veteran adherent to the PBEM hobby, a curious newcomer, or a complete novice, Quest has something for you.
The system is straight forward to use and addresses most of the common problems gamers experience when trying to play a game using email
-Fixes for most of the common problems experienced by PBEMers
-A full introduction to the world of PBEM for newcomers to the genre- what PBEM is and what PBEM isn't.
-A comprehensive guide (with links) to announcing your game, getting players or finding a GM.
-Resources, troubleshooting and advice guides for avoiding things like player drop-outs, vanishing GMs and meta-gaming.
-A fully playtested system for writing and managing game emails.
-Compile game logs quickly and without fuss irrespective of the length or scope of your game.
-Beautifully illustrated throughout by Ash Jackson.
-Extensively playtested over a period of three years, this is version 1.3
The perfect antidote to forum gaming. Ideal for RPG or Sims and perfectly suited for those roleplayers who find it difficult to source likeminded gamers in their area. Also perfect for those players who would like to try out a new game system before they jump feet first into a face-to-face tabletop game.
Note: Quest is not software, nor is it a RPG ruleset. Quest is an easily adaptable method of compiling game emails for play-by-email games.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 29 June, 2007.