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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 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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Happy New Year 2023
Jan 01, 2023 - 4:29 PM - by Birched
Happy New Year!

I wish you all health and happiness in the year to come! Thank you to all our community members, and especially staff and other volunteers for an excellent 2022. I can't wait to see what 2023 holds!

Charity Drive 2022 final tally

We finished our 11th annual December drive with a total of $2,552 $2612 raised for the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. This brings our grand total raised over the past 11 years to almost over $20,000!* I'm proud that our community continues to make an impact in this way.

For those who received prizes from the drive: please make an effort to write an online review of any accessory you use to give a helping hand to the generous prize donors. I aim to finish my part in handling all the prizes during the first week of January and you should be receiving everything soon after that. Everyone who participated should have received at least one pm or email about drive rewards from me -- if you didn't, please contact me ASAP.

Some highlights from the year:

RPG Crossing put out two new issues of Explosive Runes this year, including the current issue #33 that came out this month. If you haven't checked out this free community project, you're missing out on great art, stories, gaming advice, and short adventures! Back... [Read More]
May your solstice-adjacent holidays be merry and bright!
Dec 25, 2022 - 7:35 AM - by Birched
Best wishes to all for health, comfort, company, and having all your basic needs met (!) this holiday season. I hope that all those buried under snow have a warm cave to hide in, at least a book to keep them company (past issues of Explosive Runes could do in a pinch?), and enough snacks to last them until they get dug out. Take care of yourselves! May your dice bags be ever-fuller!

- Mark
New prize: donate $20+ to charity and also get a pair of custom dice! #mentalhealth
Dec 20, 2022 - 3:47 PM - by Birched
11 days left in our December Membership & Charity Drive! We're doing great, but in case anyone's been waiting for just one more thing to drop before committing, here's my last idea for this year:

Earlier this year, one of our staff (the mighty jj_wolven! thank you!) designed some dice and donated them for our use. They're beautiful! I'm going to send a pair of them (two d6 with custom RPG Crossing logo) to anyone who donates $20 or more to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation through our charity team page (and who also shares their address on the information form, so I have somewhere to send them to.)

The only way to get this one is to donate at least $20 directly to charity. Those donations also put you in running for the grand prize hardcovers from AAW, if you are in the top six donors. You'll also get all the other swag. And you will swell with pride as your heart grows three sizes. Truly, how could one not do this?

Let's finish this drive in style! I hope you are all having an excellent end to your December!

- Mark / Birched
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PotM November
Dec 17, 2022 - 7:41 AM - by chocoladevla
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This Month there was a lot to read, even though there were only three posts nominated, but the winner ForeverDM definitely made an admirable effort to draw the reader into their story with this post. CONGRATS

High praise from the judges but also from Retry who took the time and energy to nominate this post --> quote Retry: 'ForeverDM is quite masterful at painting the environment and throwing you head-first into the immersion-pool. Their posts might be long for some, but they are absolutely riddled with story hooks and details for players to sink their teeth into.'

There were two other nominations that made it a challenge to make a decision, LostCheerio impressed once more, just like Ysolde, both great... [Read More]
Explosive Runes Magazine #33 is out! Scratch your RPG itch with this free PDF!
Dec 16, 2022 - 2:29 PM - by Birched
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We are happy to announce the publication of Explosive Runes Magazine #33!

  • An editor tells you why you should be wary of AI art.
  • A spotlight on the HERO system by Kenjitsu.
  • On writing literally, by Admin Dirk.
  • Short story competition interviews, by Leviticus.
  • Information about our December charity drive, by Birched.
  • An RPGX spotlight on "The Welcome Wagon", by Leviticus (in conversation with Kenjitsu, Admin Dirk, chocoladevla, bananabadger, Ildrahil, and HotsuSama.)
  • Winning "posts of the month" written by PapaHuck, Touketsu, creed, The Rat Queen, Mallothi, and Ballingray, with forward by wodine.
  • Creating Graphics With AI Art Generators, by Birched.

Explosive Runes is the magazine published by RPG... [Read More]
Almost half way through and nowhere near our charity goal #mentalhealth
Dec 14, 2022 - 9:24 AM - by Birched
Hey all,

We're almost halfway through our charity drive to support mental health research and nowhere near our charity goal for the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. Maybe that's a sign of the hard times so many are experiencing out there. If that includes you, I hope things get better for you!

If you are interested in supporting the mental health research charity drive, though, we need your help!

If you are interested in picking up over $60 in RPG accessories for a minimum direct donation of $10 or a membership purchase (the site will donate in that case), now's the time!

If those grand prize collector's hardcovers look great, get in there!

Please make a donation at our team page or purchase a one-year site membership (the site will donate $5 if you do) to support the drive.

Thank you for supporting our December drive.

- Mark / Birched
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