Questions tagged [play-by-post]

For questions primarily about play-by-post gaming, a game format where communication is handled asynchronously in text. This includes playing by post (aka "snail mail") as well as email, posting boards, forums, and other asynchronous text mediums.

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How can I run a successful play-by-post/play-by-e-mail game?

I've played in a couple of play-by-post games over the last couple of years, and they've all ended more-or-less unsatisfactorily. Usually posting would slowly wind down until we hit a bottleneck of ...
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Where can I advertise for players for my play-by-post game?

I just started a roleplaying site that hosts my play-by-post game of Prometheus and want to attract players. The sites I've found that allow game advertisements want to be paid, they don't even allow ...
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Can you play pen & paper roleplaying games over the Internet?

I'm sad to say that I have absolutely no friends who would like to play D&D with me however I would love to play. I know about Neverwinter Nights and I've played quite a bit of it, but I'm looking ...
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Method for playing an online text-based RPG that doesn't require everyone to be online at once?

I am contemplating starting up a web-based text game for my D&D group to be played alongside our weekly sessions. The idea would be to play through events related to the main storyline, but not so ...
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How is a play-by-email game actually played?

I'm currently interested in learning more about play-by-email RPGs. Searching the Web, I've found many forums and sites promoting PbeM campaigns (Aelyria and Blue Dwarf, for instance), but nothing ...
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What RPG systems work well online? [closed]

I have a number of RPG-loving friends, but they're unfortunately scattered around the world. I'd like to run a game with them online, using emails or message boards or something of that ilk. (like ...
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Play by post mapping system [closed]

I'm looking for a means of having a battle map and tokens for a play by post game. Something that doesn't require anyone, except maybe the DM, to download software, and functions perfectly well, even ...