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RPG Crossing is a 40,000+ 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, 5e), 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; and DM Mentoring - a forum full of collaborative DM tools.
We also publish Explosive Runes, a terrific free 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!
And just like that, another year of the PotM contest comes to a close. 2016 is in the books.
Now, with no further delay: the Post of the Month winner for December 2016 is ... Inem!
You can read the winning entry here. Please congratulate Inem for this exemplary work.
There's opportunity in every roll of the dice. Sometimes, what sets a post (or a player) apart is finding the "role" opportunity inside that roll. When confronted with an unexpected encounter, Inem managed to turn what could have been a wholly pedestrian set of skill rolls into an engaging post, one that not only furthers the story and provides the DM and fellow players a hook for their future posts, but actually expands and enhances the sense of the game world. Plus, it's an exciting read. Well done.
The other nominations for December 2016 can be read here. Each is an exceptional entry and well worth the read.
The PotM contest for January 2017 is going on now. Be sure to nominate your favorite posts from the month of January.
And keep an eye out here to find out who wins the prize for the 2016 Post... [Read More]
Thank you for supporting our 5th Annual December Membership Drive and Charity Fundraiser!
Thank you to all those who contributed to our [tt=December Drive]Dec 1 to Jan 5 this year [/tt]! Shirt and art purchases, full year membership purchases, and direct donations resulted in $925 raised to improve the lives of those affected by mental illness. This smashes last year's record, and brings to $2730 the total that we've raised towards mental illness over the past several years ($3080 if we count matching funds for our donations in the first year.) Thanks to the membership purchases (and to a small extent the shirts), we also raised funds to help pay some of RPG Crossing's bills for the next year.
The short story competition has been a user run competition at RPG Crossing for years, and it's time it got some official love. Please see the information below, and check out the main announcement post for the January Competition for more rules and details. Good luck!
RPGX Short Story Contest #83 - January 2017
Open to everyone.
Genre: Any Fiction Topic: Can't Fight the Future (Any Interpretation or Rephrasal Valid) Challenge: Somewhere in your story include: a broken accessory, peach fuzz, and a bad connection (similar fantasy instruments also acceptable)
Suggested Word Limit: 500 - 3000 words. Deadline for entries: February 1st, 2017
__________________ Pay no attention to the lady behind the curtain...
2016 was another marvellous year of storytelling and gaming at RPG Crossing. We're going out in style this year, having raised over $800 as a community to improve the lives of those affected by mental illness (and we still have 5 days left to go in the drive!). I love that we do this each year as a community, and I hope that everyone enjoys their extended CS benefits, t-shirts, gaming PDFs, and everything else that they picked up along the way!
In June, we said farewell to five staff members—chronicler, Grogg Tree, Embrodak, Zeppo007, Arucard—all of whom made important contributions to the site during their tenure as moderators. To help fill the gap, Aethera, ItsaVerb, Moozuba, RedRab and Squeak stepped up. Thank you to all our present and past moderators who together set the wonderful tone of this community. Please take a moment as you are considering the year past and the year to come to think on their contributions. They make things like the New Player Solo Games, Iron DM, Outplay, Post of the Month, and Hall of Fame possible, and also work daily to help game masters to create effective game ads and keep the site friendly and spam free.