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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!
I would ask all members to vote in the poll to help us decide which shirt art design(s) you like the most, and to help us award prizes to the artists. This poll will be open for 5 days (it will close Sun, Dec. 22) at which point winners will be announced.
Please visit the voting thread and place a vote, even if it is just to say that you aren't interested.
I have left the voting thread open for your comments and questions.
Calling out to all our many artistically talented community members! You've shown your talents making art for Explosive Runes, shirt art, avatars, logos, maps, videos, images for characters, and in many other places throughout RPG Crossing. Here's another opportunity to show your great talent!
Thanks again to Mike McCarthy and AdventureAWeek, John Buckly of Knotty-Works, Grimachu of Postmortem Studios, Tof Eklund, and Amber E. Scott for their generous donations to the prize gallery! You can find links to other work by them in our Holiday Wish List thread.
*The 'real world' deadline will be Tuesday AM (Dec 17) at 9 AM EST (2 PM UTC), which will be past midnight on the 16th everywhere in the world (it's 3 AM SST).
We have decided to simplify post counting on the site, and see how it goes. Although the elimination of counted posts in certain greeting, advertising, discussion, and open roleplay (emphasis on 'play') areas of the site seems to have contributed to a good atmosphere in those areas, we also feel that it has led to some confusion amongst new members, and a feeling amongst many site users that important facets of the community here aren't appropriately valued. Continue to make high quality posts with genuine content in all areas of the site, and we will not even think for a moment about reverting to a system that does not count posts in certain parts of the site. Be aware (beware, perhaps?) however of the following:
we reserve the right to delete posts, or even entire threads, that are near devoid of content; for example, old 'tug of war' threads and similar things will now be removed (for tug of war, a score keeping post has been created; for now, rule #1 applies only to tug of war and old dice testing threads),
we reserve the right to go back to the old system of not counting posts in certain areas if spam increases,
as always, we encourage members to report posts that appear to exist only to take up space (or worse) using the report button at the top right of every post.
This change may result in post counts changing for some community members. Questions and comments should be... [Read More]
Now, with no further delay: the Post of the Month winner for October 2013 is ... Ytterbium!
You can read the winning entry here. Please congratulate Ytterbium for this exemplary work.
For a game filled with magic, it seems like the mystery, the wonder of enchantment is lost on most of us - and our characters. It's all too easy to see magic through the lens of what it can do for your character sheet; what attack bonuses you get, how many enemies you can consume in flame, how to buff your Strength up to (un)godly levels. In a way, magic is a tool like any other, and jaded gamers that we are we're likely to treat it as such. Still, it's a refreshing distraction to see someone playing up the wonder and excitement of magic simply for its own sake. Maybe it's fitting that the character in this post is a child (teenager, anyway), as the character's own innocence is a ready vehicle for putting the magic back in magic.
Of course, the post also teaches an important in-game lesson: Never give a kid a magic item.
The other nominations for October 2013 can be read here. Each is an exceptional entry and well worth the read.
It's Time For Our 2nd Annual December Membership Drive and Charity Fundraiser Today Until Thursday, Dec 26
During last year's drive, we sold 63 [tt=Community Supporter memberships]the primary way that we support the costs of running RPG Crossing[/tt] and at the same time we raised USD$315 towards research to improve the lives of those affected by mental illness. Even better, this amount that was doubled by matching donations!
I want to know if we can do it again.
It's going to be a challenge -- those who participated in last year's event had their memberships extended significantly, and may not be ready to sign up again just yet. We may need some new blood.... So here's a goal: