Greetings, everyone. As I have discussed in a previous thread I am planning on running a short, one-shot, furry-themed Dungeons and Dragons adventure. The purpose of this thread is to open up a discussion among those who have expressed an interest in this and hopefully establish a time where everyone will be available to play, and to plan out a method by which to conduct the game. Players, the current plan is for me to take at least a week (starting now) to plan out the adventure and help you all create your characters or become acquainted with the tools we will be using. As I can make myself available on the weekends, the current plan is to run the game two weeks from now, although that can change. I may try to move the time up if I manage to get done with my plans and everyone's characters sooner than expected. I may move the time back if most of us have time conflicts. For the most part it depends on our individual schedules and how long it takes to build your characters (the latter shouldn't take too long, though). So everyone, it would help immensely if you would post the times you will be available, even tentatively. That will help everyone to coordinate. Also, keep in mind each others timezones. My timezone is Eastern Standard Time. If you are able to, please posts the times you will be available in the EST format, or specify which timezone that you belong to so that I can relate it to my time. For the time being we will be using my game page on roll20. My username there is Red Howl. I am also considering a few alternatives such as Discord or Slack. To be honest, while I appreciate the tools that roll20 offers, the tool that they use specifically for chatting is frankly daunting and constricting, and since I am mostly about text-based gaming I'd honestly would rather use a vanilla chat application. If anyone has any suggestions or opinions in that regard, please feel free to share. Also, please let me know if you are not familiar with roll20, if you do not have an account (signing up is free and easy), or if you are not comfortable with using roll20. Regarding character creation, I will post a synopsis of the adventure below as well as on the game page on roll20. It's rather long-winded but bare with me. Only a small portion of that synopsis is relevant to what you guys will be doing in-game, but I love storytelling and if possible I would like for you guys to become familiar with the background story and immerse your characters in it as much as possible. As a word of warning: The adventures that I run tend to lean towards heavy storytelling and character development, not combat or anything regarding heavy game mechanics. Also, I had assumed that most or all of you are experienced with chat-based or real-time roleplaying sessions. But in case you are not then I'll let you know that expect for my players to try to use paragraph format whenever they post. What this means is that I do not want anyone spamming lines of text. When your character does or says something that would comprise multiple sentences, try to organize it into one (cohesive) text, post it, and then give others time to respond before posting something else. This also typically means that you would have to distinguish speech by using quotations (" "), but if you are not comfortable with doing this then you may separate actions and speech into two separate posts so long as it is clear which is which. If you have questions regarding this or if this explanation is confusing then please let me know so that I can clarify. Again, thank you all for expressing an interest in this, and I hope that we can launch this game and have a good time!