Frequently Asked Questions
Totally! We're going to deploy our app to work with smartphones, tablets, and laptops so that people have options in how they play. Of course, you can also play Post Replica without its companion app, just like a traditional tabletop RPG... but we hope you'll have a great experience with our app and see how it enhances your tabletop play.Last updated:
We will send you a PDF of any downloadable stories you buy through the app, so you could play an adventure offline. You can also play Post Replica just like a traditional RPG, around the table without using the app at all. If you want to take advantage of the app, though, you'll need to be online, since missions, letters, and rumors will come from our servers based on the ever-evolving shared world.Last updated:
We plan on offering a variety of kinds of stories as DLC... some will be one-off adventures you can play in one night, and others will be longer campaigns that may take a few sessions to experience the whole story. Based on how many guest authors we can bring onto the team, we anticipate releasing new DLC at least monthly after the app launches (but if it really takes off, it will be more frequent... I'd love to see a whole ecosystem of authors that build a fan base through our app!). We plan on offering DLC ranging in price from $1-$5, depending on the length of the story.Last updated:
The most popularly memorable tabletop roleplaying game is Dungeons & Dragons. You play by sitting around a table with your friends and working together to tell a stoy. One person is the Narrator, he or she describes the setting and decides what side characters (like extras or villians) do in the story. The other people around the table each play a character. They decide and describe what their character says and does. The aim is to tell a compelling story: to overcome conflict, develop relationships between the characters, and so on. The Narrator uses Post Replica's rules to resolve conflicts and decide what happens next, and introduce conflict to make the story more engaging.
It may sound complicated, but tabletop RPGs are easy to play (once you get used to it) and extremely fun. You'll bond with your friends, come up with clever solutions to interesting problems, and become more engaged in a story by helping build it yourself.Last updated:
You can play Post Replica with anywhere between 2 and 6 players. The app is totally optional... but if a player wants to use their smart phone during the game, they will receive letters and rumors directed to their character... they can choose to share or keep the information, and have an affect on the game around the table!Last updated:
Post Replica's companion app is about empowering GMs to tell more interesting stories. It produces random story hooks that are only a few sentences long, and keeps track of what happens to shared world NPCs and locations. The GM can either use or ignore these hooks in their own stories, and using shared world NPCs and locations is entirely optional. In fact, you can play Post Replica without its companion app if you want to.
Like any traditional tabletop RPG, the GM (which we call the Narrator) is in charge of the direction of the story and the application of the rules. It's just as vital as in other RPGs, and the companion app is intended to add spice and flavor to the GM's stories.
Guest writers will release stories and missions that will more closely resemble splatbooks or adventure modules. Those will be more scripted, like in most RPGs. But, again, those are entirely optional.
Post Replica's app does not create maps, character sheets, monster stat blocks, or any other 'bookkeeping' feature found in many RPG apps. We want to leave the creativity to the GM and the players! It's all about starting the story, and letting GMs and players take it in their own direction.Last updated:
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