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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!
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Post of the Year Winner Announced!
Feb 02, 2017 - 1:49 AM - by Nimlos
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 one stood out above all the others, of choosing which single post represented the best work done on the site for all of 2016.

Selecting the best from the best is never easy, but finally a consensus was reached.

Please join the judges in congratulating our Post of the Year winner for 2016 - zany!

You can read zany's winning post here.

Here is what we wrote when zany won for November: Zany's post seems pretty simple. But it's the simplicity that really resonated with our judges. An unusual character with an unusual point of view, and it truly stands out in every word of this post. Without being overt or showy, this post gives us a wonderful insight into Jack's personality, his past, his preconceptions, and sets the table for something interesting and transformative to come. Very nice work.

Many thanks to everyone who took the time to nominate posts for this year, and of course thanks to everyone who wrote those wonderful posts. We're accepting entries now for the February Post of the Month contest,... [Read More]
Post of the Month Winner Announced!
Jan 14, 2017 - 6:16 PM - by Nimlos
Post of the Month Winner Announced!

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]
The RPG Crossing community raised $925 to ease mental illness!
Jan 06, 2017 - 11:13 AM - by Birched
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.

I'd like to extend a special thanks to Louis Porter Jr, Michael McCarthy, Justin Halliday, James... [Read More]
Last chance at shirts, extended memberships, charity, and free PDFs! #endstonight
Jan 05, 2017 - 9:06 AM - by Birched

Time's up! Today is the last day of our drive!

Bonuses that end today:
1. purchases through the Indiegogo page get over $20 of RPG PDFs for free with every pledge (even the $10 one), including Hero Kids RPG and other great titles! (detailed list at the link)

2. Full year CS memberships purchased Dec 1, 2016 through today will get a bonus month tacked on! (two bonus months if we hit $1000 for charity)*

3. every pledge or CS membership contributes $5 to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
Support us on our last day!

Questions? PM me or visit
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Just a couple of days left to pick up your Ork Shirt & support charity! #mentalhealth
Jan 03, 2017 - 2:51 PM - by Birched
Just a couple of days left at RPG Crossing's Ork Shirts campaign to:
  • get a great shirt,
  • get some cool postcards,
  • get a one year CS membership at rpgcrossing.com (now includes a bonus month!), and
  • get some custom Ork art.

Every pledge
  • supports research into improving the lives of those affected by mental illness ***current donations have matching funding and count double***, and
  • gets you a FREE RPG accessory bundle.

Do Good! Look Great! (before it's too late!)

P.S. Yes — memberships purchased directly through rpgcrossing.com instead of the campaign will still contribute to the fundraiser until Jan 5, and will be included in any bonus months accrued.
Onward the Short Story Competition into the New Year!
Jan 01, 2017 - 2:41 PM - by Aethera

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

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