That was fun testing JB. I'm glad the multiple skills showed and its awesome that it calculates everything for both routine and not so routine tasks. It will make the game move lots faster. Fantastic to see the result show right away like it does during solo play. Now if we can get that barracks in the battlefield *wink*.
Krusten, thanks for testing. I have opened it up for others to try as they wish so feel free to go back to your Armies until I have something more significant to check out on in the game.
Thanks! All worked well for me. I will leave it for now, do some build up with my armies and then return. Maybe others can test it out too but its very promising!
Can you gain experience points for being in this new portal thingy or is just for the sake of role playing?
Your Character will gain experience points according to the amount of participation in the Portal.
JB even though you're still testing this I think having a section in the player manual will help. It will help me too as its all new!
I've just thrown up one here: Portal (Play By Post Scenarios). It covers the basics but I know a more in depth one is needed. That will come as I get a chance to write it.
Work on the Portal (See here) is coming along nicely. You can see Krusten and myself testing it out using some rudimentary rolls and some basic role-play via a Portal page.
The Dice makes a roll against a chosen skill and automatically tells you the result based on if the task is Routine, Difficult or Formidable. This eliminates the need for the Dungeon Master to consider any modifiers for a task. In this way, the Dungeon Master can simply say from beforehand if a certain challenge will be "Difficult" so you know which success margin for which you will be looking.
A pause from Ruler Of Kings 2 Text RPG General Discussion to share caption from past times:
Today is: 19th June (GMT), in history on the 19th of June, 1955 AD the following event happened:
Phils beat Cubs 1-0 in 15, ties longest shut out in Phillies history