I may not have been around as long as the others in this thread, but I will say that I, too, check back every month just to see Joe's updates. It makes me a little sad to see such great potential in a game slowly going down the drain, but I can't say I'm entirely surprised, given how little activity of any kind there seems to be around here.
I've considered offering my assistance as a copy+paster of data, but, knowing me, I'd probably just procrastinate it away or something, so I don't bother. Instead, I remain a silent forum lurker, like so many others. However, I did stumble across an idea as I was typing this for a way to try and dredge up some activity around here again. Before I pitch the idea, however, I want to make sure it would even be something that is possible to attempt.
Recently, I have been an avid participant (and GM of) a handful of Pokemon Tabletop United games on a forum website called The Tangled Web
. These games are what have been keeping my interest in Pokemon alive over the past year since I burned out on playing Pokemon Y version. The reason I mention this is because I thought it might be interesting to try and put a simple game together for people to play here in this forum. After all, if you're here, you must be a Pokemon fan, right? Of course you are.
If you are familiar with PTA (or Pokemon Tabletop Adventures), you will find that PTU is a very similar system (it was, in fact, originally a spin-off of sorts from PTA). Personally, I find PTU much easier to understand vs PTA (less number crunching, stats are simpler, etc), but that's my opinion.
The only concern I have is: Does this forum have the capability to perform dice rolls at all? I doubt it, but I figured I'd ask anyway. Regardless of the answer to this question, I pose one more question: Are. You. Willing?