If you'd like to craft stories and play role playing games
with thousands of people from around the world,
you've come to the right place!
RPG Crossing is a 30,000+ member online community that focuses on play by post role playing games (PBP RPG) and features such systems as Dungeons and Dragons (2e, 3e, 3.5e, 4e), Pathfinder, GURPS, d20 Modern, Serenity, Star Wars, Storytelling (World of Darkness) and many more. We are an active community with many new games looking for players every day, and with plentiful guides and tutorials for the new player and the veteran alike, including: New Player Solo Games to introduce new players to PBP and/or RPing; The School of Non-Oratory Theatre - find your style and turn it toward extraordinary; and DM Mentoring - a forum full of collaborative DM tools.
We also publish Explosive Runes, a terrific free quarterly role playing magazine with stunning artwork and great articles.
Free membership also gives access to our character sheets. We currently host over 82000 sheets for 10 different role playing systems!
That's right folks, it's that time of year again! With Saint Patrick's Day just around the corner on Friday, March 17th we are running our (almost) annual Go Green - Give Green Community Supporter drive, and here's how it works.
All you have to do is purchase or renew* your full year CS subscription, and then send a PM to me, Admin Chuck, telling me which deserving [tt=Non-CS]Please only gift to folks who are not already green.[/tt] member you wish to give 3 free months of Community Supporter subscription to. Also please let me know if you want your gift to be a secret or not.
That's it! It's just that simple! We will take care of the rest and make sure that the lucky recipient gets to try on their shiny new green username, and all the perks** that come along with it!
Also please note that the gift months will all be added at the same time - on St. Patrick's Day. So if you buy early you'll have to wait some time before the giftee becomes ... [Read More]
The new year started with a bang, as our judges had some difficult decisions to make in the first PotM contest of 2014.
Now, with no further delay: the Post of the Month winner for January 2014 is ... Atalla Wanderer!
You can read the winning entry here. Please congratulate Atalla Wanderer for this exemplary work.
Let's face it, the average D&D character leaves a lot of bodies behind. It's easy to see the guys on the other side of the fight as nothing but another minion to crush on the way to the Big Bad - an obstacle to overcome and nothing more. In this post, Atalla Wanderer does a good job of reminding us that the people on the other side of a fight have their reasons for being there, they have their own lives. And sometimes, maybe the heroes aren't as heroic as they think they are.
Plus, there's a xorn in this fight, which is always awesome.
The other nominations for January 2014 can be read here. Each is an exceptional entry and well worth the read.
For those of us judging the Post of the Month and Post of the Year contests, the end of one year and the beginning of another means we're faced with the fiendishly difficult but immensely enjoyable task of deciding which post stood out above all the others, of choosing which single post represented the best work done on the site for all of 2013.
Selecting the best from the best is never easy, but finally a consensus was reached. To give an idea of how close the voting was, second place was a three-way tie.
In the three years the Post of the Month contest has been running, there have only been two repeat winners. So imagine our surprise when the post that came out on top of the Post of the Year voting was written by a previous PotY winner.
Please join the judges in congratulating our Post of the Year winner for 2013, for the second year in a row - Toba!
Here is what we wrote when Toba won for June: This isn't the first character death to win the PotM. The event is so freighted with potential for drama and free-from-the-rules RP it's almost an unfair advantage - though we don't expect to see people suiciding their characters in hopes of a PotM award. Toba handles this death with a deft and compelling mix of pathos and humor, of desperation fading to resignation. It's... [Read More]
I received this letter addressed to the RPG Crossing Community from the Brain and Behaviour Research Foundation. Thanks for being awesome!
P.S. For those who aren't sure what this is about: for the past couple of years RPG Crossing has donated $5 from every membership made in the month leading up to the end of December to the BBR Foundation. This letter is thanks for this year's donation.
The rankings are in and the judging is done, and we're ready to announce the winner of the last Post of the Month contest of 2013.
Now, with no further delay: the Post of the Month winner for December 2013 is ... SpatulaODoom!
You can read the winning entry here. Please congratulate SpatulaODoom for this exemplary work.
It's not uncommon in PbP to throw in a little introspection in a combat round. It's less common for it to reveal the character's uncomfortable regrets of the past, and still less common for it all to be done so very well. In a game that's long been synonymous with great role-playing, this post is right at home.
The other nominations for December 2013 can be read here. Each is an exceptional entry and well worth the read.
The PotM contest for January is going on even as you read this. Be sure to nominate your favorite posts from the month of January.
Lastly, stay tuned - we'll be announcing the 2013 Post of the Year within the next week!