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.


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

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    \$\begingroup\$ 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. \$\endgroup\$ – Alex P Jul 3 '13 at 17:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ 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 rpol.net to see how much variety you can get in that kind of game. \$\endgroup\$ – Wibbs Jul 3 '13 at 19:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ 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 rpol.net, thanks. \$\endgroup\$ – Meta Jul 3 '13 at 20:58
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    \$\begingroup\$ @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. \$\endgroup\$ – Alex P Jul 3 '13 at 21:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ Look here ongoingworlds.com or here pbm.com/~lindahl/pbm_list \$\endgroup\$ – Rob Jul 3 '13 at 22:03