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Outplay needs more applications!
Jun 19, 2017 - 11:18 AM - by Aethera
Your attention please! At this moment, I'm counting the applications Outplay has so far and it's not looking good. So far we have NO brackets with enough applications to run! The rules as posted are looking for eight somewhat fleshed out works-in-progress (or better) per bracket by tomorrow, to confirm that we'd have enough players to run. And no, a sentence placeholder or a couple dice rolls with no attached text do not count! (I have labeled the opening post of each thread with the tally.)

D&D 5e currently has four applications with enough to consider them counting towards the eight we need. That means we need four more! If you're considering applying, please get at least the rough outline posted immediately so we can count them!

Mutants and Masterminds only has one application. Not looking good for the outside system this year.

Pathfinder only has two applications with enough meat on them to count towards the eight. Again, that means we need six more.
Community Supporter 5e Adventure is now available!
Jun 16, 2017 - 8:50 AM - by Admin RonarsCorruption
Tales of lost artifacts have launched a thousand voyages, and there are few who do not dream of some day making a grand discovery that would grant them unimaginable wealth and power. And what greater power is there to claim than that of the gods themselves?

In the Genesis Gauntlet campaign, the players take the role of a hastily formed band of fledgling treasure-hunters, banded together over a common goal: to find the Gauntlet of Genesis, a tool created by the gods themselves to shape the course of the multiverse.

While it never hurts for party members to have met any or all of each other before the events of the first adventure, this campaign doesnít require it. Every member of the party awakens the same way: the fuzzy memory of a huge celebration, too much drinking, and meeting up with a group of others that share your goal of unearthing the truth behind one of the landís most famous fairy tales.

Sound familiar? It's the introduction to an epic campaign we've been running for community supporters for a few years now. First in 3rd edition, then in pathfinder... but there's a new twist: now, the Community Supporter Exclusive Genesis Gauntlet Adventure (or CSEA for short), is now available to 5e players!

Come on down and apply today!
Outplay 2017 Commences!
Jun 12, 2017 - 12:00 AM - by Aethera

The game is once more afoot!

Pit your skills against other players in your choice of three different systems! This year's Outplay has brackets for:

Dungeons & Dragons 5e,
Mutants & Masterminds,
and Pathfinder!

Can you apply, explore, and fight your way through our adventure this year?

Can you dazzle our dizzying array of judges?

Do you want to mix in with a bunch of other great players trying to outdo one another?

Whichever of these you might be, join us!

More information:


Application threads (round 0) are in the main folder, by game type.
Round 0 starts now, and will close on June 25th.

New to Outplay?
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Fresh Blood!
Jun 09, 2017 - 10:00 AM - by Admin RonarsCorruption
On behalf of the site administration, I'd like everyone to take a moment to congratulate our newest Moderators!

Listed in alphabetical order:

These stand-up members have volunteered to take on the duties of moderator-ship. Next time you see them around take a moment to thank them for their willingness to give up some of their precious free time to help make RPG Crossing the great place that it is!

Remember that being a staff member here is entirely voluntary, all the site staff receives in payment is the love and adoration of our site members. So thank a Moderator or Admin, new or old, today for the hard work that goes into keeping this site great!

Game on!

Admin RonarsCorruption
Post of the Month Winner for MAY!
Jun 07, 2017 - 10:39 PM - by dirkoth
Post of the Month Winner Announced!

April showers bring May Flowers. So what do May Flowers bring?


And, some very stiff competition in our Post of the Month nominations. The judges had a tough task this time, choosing among the many blooming writers, but after a hard fought battle, a decision was made: the Post of the Month winner for May 2017 is ... Adorios!

You can read the winning entry HERE:

There were longer posts among the competitors, but all of the judges were struck by the right blend and balance of the post by Adorios. For one judge, it "hit the sweet spot of enough exposition without overdoing it." Another judge found that it was a "solid round of combat, with good details. Overall, it felt solid, hitting all the marks, without wandering at all from the needed path."

Please congratulate Adorios, and be sure to enjoy the other nominations for May 2017. They can be read here:

Each is an exceptional entry and well worth the read.

The PotM contest for June 2017 is going on now. Be sure to nominate your favorite posts from the month of June, and let's reward those among us with huzzahs for their prose![/QUOTE]
Post of the Month Winner for April!
May 16, 2017 - 7:15 PM - by dirkoth
Post of the Month Winner Announced!

April showers bring May Flowers. While that may or may not be true where you live, it is true that April certainly brought a wealth of good posts and writers to our monthly contest.

Now, with no further delay: the Post of the Month winner for April 2017 is ... Alcyone!

You can read the winning entry here. Please congratulate Alcyone for this exemplary work!

Immerse yourself in Alcyone's rich details, as a typical tavern opening scene is set and described in deep sound, color, and activity. The work certainly sets a tone for the upcoming adventure, as well as nailing a high bar for the participants (no pun intended) to aspire towards.

The other nominations for April 2017 can be read here. Each is an exceptional entry and well worth the read.

The PotM contest for May 2017 is going on now. Be sure to nominate your favorite posts from the month of May, and let's reward those among us with huzzahs for their prose!
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