Looking for New Online RPG Playtesters!

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Looking for New Online RPG Playtesters!

Post Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:35 pm

Over the past few years, I've developed my own browser-based online role-playing game partially based on the Basic Fantasy ruleset and I'm now soliciting playtesters to give the system a try at http://www.InfiniQuests.com!

The system is still in its infancy (I've released an "alpha version") but it contains several distinct adventures that should take 2-3 hours to play through. Players sign-up as individuals (one account per valid email address) and play their own set of characters--there is NO multi-player element involved. Instead, a virtual gamemaster controls the flow of the game, providing the "feel" of a traditional pencil-and-paper RPG (the overall interface is text-based but developed through a modern "Bootstrap" website design). It's a new take on an old-school approach and something, I hope, that will appeal to folks here at BasicFantasy.org.

While at this time I'm only inviting players to register, login and play, my ultimate goal is to open-up the web-based authoring toolset I've developed to allow future authors to design and develop their own quests as well. I've scheduled that for next summer, but I would like to find a special author soon who would be willing to design and configure a second set of quests within the system (and has the patience to work with a toolset that is still a little rough around the edges).

If you do decide to give the RPG a try, please keep in mind that this is just an ALPHA version, more a proof-of-concept than a finished masterpiece. Expect some bugs, a little weirdness and a bit of a clunky interface; I'm just one guy with a full-time job and two part-time jobs who also made the time over three years to develop a labor of love, so don't expect perfection. That said, I'd deeply appreciate any and all feedback--if the system is something the community would want to see improved, I'm willing to continue putting the time and effort into it!
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Re: Looking for New Online RPG Playtesters!

Post Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:28 pm

There seems to be a problem with the player registration. It keeps saying I'm giving an incorrect security code even when I've clicked the check box.
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Re: Looking for New Online RPG Playtesters!

Post Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:30 pm

Thanks for reporting the issue! Any chance you can try again? I had an issue with the web server but I think it's fixed now. Thanks for letting me know!
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Re: Looking for New Online RPG Playtesters!

Post Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:48 pm

It works!
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Re: Looking for New Online RPG Playtesters!

Post Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:08 pm

Sweet! I went ahead and added a little additional content to the registration process to try and make it easier and more intuitive. Again, thanks for letting me know about the issue and for giving the system a try!
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Re: Looking for New Online RPG Playtesters!

Post Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:11 pm

I tried it right now and it seems an interesting concept. :)
I just did 4-5 passages cause it's late, but I'd add a bunch of visual contents to enhance the experience.

Anyway, I like it and deserves attention! Following.

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Re: Looking for New Online RPG Playtesters!

Post Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:43 pm

Thank you for trying the system and providing some initial feedback! Don't worry, the system tracks everything in a big online database so you'll be able to resume your adventure at another time. Again, there are a handful of individual quests to undertake in my initial alpha release (one of which was basically taken from the Basic Fantasy Adventure Anthology 1 collection)--there's much more to play through!

I do agree that the overall interface is a little bland but I had to start somewhere and I initially focused on getting the base functionality working. My goal for the beta release next summer is to substantially improve the interface and make it more visually intriguing--we'll see. But I appreciate the honest feedback!
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Re: Looking for New Online RPG Playtesters!

Post Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:27 pm

FEEDBACK UPDATE: For those of you willing to playtest the RPG, I've added a new "alpha testing" forum to the website at http://www.infiniquests.com/Players/Forums to leave feedback and initiate a conversation with other playtesters and the game's developer. Simply log into the site after you've registered--you should then be able to post a new thread and let me know what you think!
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