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Me and my friends work office jobs and hence are in front of a computer all day. I thought a fairly slow-paced text game we could play asynchronously over email throughout the day would be a lot of fun. I'd like games that are either RPGs or collaborative storytelling (I'm not sure how much these overlap), or strategy. They have to be fairly slow-paced, as we'd be playing over the course of a workday. I'm thinking maybe 2-3 'updates' per day, possibly less. We're all new to this type of game, so preferably something that is beginner-friendly. Lastly, it'd be nice if the game emphasized role-playing.

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closed as too broad by Wibbs, SnakeDr68, LitheOhm, Brian Ballsun-Stanton Jul 3 '13 at 21:17

There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

As written, your question is too broad: we don't know what you like, and just giving you a big list of every game that could be played as a PBEM is pointless. You should edit it to say more about your particular needs and preferences. See this question, for example. – Alex P Jul 3 '13 at 17:52
The problem is, even with your edit, there are many, many different games that meet your requirements. You only have to look at a site like to see how much variety you can get in that kind of game. – Wibbs Jul 3 '13 at 19:32
I don't really know much about PBM gaming, so it's quite difficult for me to narrow the question further. Do you have any suggestions? Also, I didn't know about, thanks. – Meta Jul 3 '13 at 20:58
@Meta Useful information could include: the number of players you're looking to support, ideas about genre or tone you'd like, maybe a mention of something (RPGs you've played, or other media) that inspire you to want to do the PBEM game in the first place. – Alex P Jul 3 '13 at 21:29
Look here or here – Rob Jul 3 '13 at 22:03