Join us on #rpmn

Some time ago, a couple of members of the Roleplay Media Network got fed up with the network’s chat feature. The chat provided by Ning tends to hang regularly, swallows whole messages and lacks features. In the end, Andrew Modro decided to set up an inofficial RPMN IRC channel on Sorcery.net.

In this channel you can chat with other dedicated roleplaying game fans about the hobby, but also about other topics. Basically you can talk about everything, aside from two topics: religion and politics. Both topics usually lead to severe flame wars, so Andrew decided these topics should be banned from the channel. And I definitely second that.

If you already know how to use IRC, just start your favorite IRC client, connect to irc.sorcery.net and join the channel #rpmn.

Instead of installing an IRC client, you can also use a Java applet provided by Sorcery.net. Just point your browser to http://www.sorcery.net and click “Chat Now” in the bar at the top of the page. After the page has loaded, enter your chosen nickname and the channel name #rpmn in the respective boxes.

If you have some trouble figuring something out, feel free to ask for help. Andrew has written a great post about the channel on RPMN, that you definitely should check out! Currently Andrew (nickname: Corvus) and I (nickname: Stargazer) are operators in the #rpmn channel. Usually at least one of us is around and can help you with any questions.

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

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