So I played a “play by post” with Joe. He took on the role of a private investigator brought in from out of town to help figure out what happened to a missing library employee.
I like play by post, with some reservations. My main problems with it involve the sense of keeping an eye on the notifications button all the time, not wanting to be the one to slow down the game; but, you aren’t gaming in real time, so hours or days might pass depending on who you are playing with. It is also difficult to include multiple players, that just underscores the timing issues.
I do like getting to write stuff out, and being able to review it later, and getting to play something I won’t get to play at my meatspace table any time soon. I like sharing the world with someone who has never been there. I like that sense of anticipation for the next thing.
Overall it is too strung out for me to want to run another adventure. I did have a good time with this one though! Thanks, Joe; if you had not been willing to play then I wouldn’t have gotten to either.