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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 13 2019
£129
pledged of £100pledged of £100 goal
16
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 13 2019

About

When I was a teenager, about 16 or 17 I started to run a small Play By Mail game called The Isles - Inspired by playing through the postal system a myriad of turn-based, paper printed war- and roleplaying games I decided to try my hand at running my own.

The Isles ran for three to four years and in its heyday had between 250 and 300 players - but financial pressures and what was then quite a bad financial depression in the UK made it less and less easy to run the game and eventually I had to close it in the face of players turning to new PC-based RPGs.

Now almost 30 years older, I'm financially secure, married and looking to see if there are still players eager to play the old fashioned way, with printed turnsheets and results and weekly turnaround .. but now with a modern twist including social media, a website and perhaps also the chance to play by eMail

Risks and challenges

Not getting enough players to make the game work - the PBM hobby is very old and most people have turned to more modern technology to play their games

I may not have enough time to run? Believe me, I do - I work very straightforward shifts and I have plenty of time to run the game, as well as a number of enthusiastic friends eager to help

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Funding period

- (60 days)