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Welcome to Text Adventures! This page is for advertising text-based role-playing games. They can best be described as collaborative stories, where each player controls specific characters within the story. (See Role Playing for Dummies for more information on what exactly role-playing is.)

If you have created a new Role-play, just add a link to it in the comments below Tell us a little bit about it, too.
If you have not found the desired amount of players before your role-play has been bumped into the older comments, feel free to re-advertise.
Please do not clutter the comments with chatter. We do not want role-plays to be prematurely bumped off the page. Excessive chit chat will be deleted.

If you have a text game that is based on an idea other than role-playing, please add it to Games instead.


*Role Playing For Dummies*RP: Bad Bios*How to RP
*The Ultimate Character Guide*The Ultimate Fantasy World Guide*What Not To Do With Powers


Current Active RPs

*X-Men RP* A Book Of Miss Guided Fairytales*Winter of Wolves
* Darkness Reigns (18+)* Bob's Diner *Valzer Scuro (18+)


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2009-07-10 [Veltzeh]: I have finally made something too! My creation is the World Warehouse, a place to list worlds and settings one can role-play in (plots not necessarily included)!

2009-09-05 [Yume Youki]: Cool. ^_^

Could I put an RP up here, by any chance, [NOOOPE]?

It's a fantasy one by the name of ::Rokugan::. I'd tell you all about it here, but that'd take up too much room, so, unless I can put it up here, you'll have to check it out for yourself. XD

Hopes you like it! =3 *ish hopeful*

2009-09-05 [NOOOPE]: You don't need my permission. Everyone can post their rp

2009-09-05 [Yume Youki]: Oh, really?

Didn't know that. XP

2009-09-24 [NOOOPE]:


Are all these rps still open, running and looking for rpers? if not please take them down.

2009-09-24 [Rook.]: all of mine are.

2009-09-24 [Yume Youki]: All of mine are, too.

And I'm putting more up too. <img:img/mood/61513_1224162230.gif>

2009-09-24 [~Valkyrie~]: Mine is open.

2009-11-14 [NOOOPE]: Checking again. Are all these rps open and looking for members?

2009-11-15 [Yume Youki]: Yep.

2009-11-17 [Rook.]: Yes. they are.

2009-11-18 [Danboo]: can i add a wiki, i'm making it active, its slowly going but it is goin'

2009-11-18 [NOOOPE]: Are you looking still looking for members?

2009-11-18 [NOOOPE]: I'd also like to put this out there, if your rp is up for like... a month or two and isn't getting any takers, you may just wanna take it down and try something new. This isn't a rule or anything, just a suggestion.

2009-11-18 [Danboo]: oh no, we got around 10 members now, that should be active, we started RP-ing monday and its just kicking of slow, but its starting, and if anyone wants to join they can but i'll have to slide them in, its an important first week :P

2009-11-18 [NOOOPE]: Alrighty. You may wanna note that when you put it up.

2009-11-18 [Danboo]: ack! lol yeah, but in order to join you have to send an application to me or velt and we'll explain as we introduce them

2009-11-18 [NOOOPE]: Lots of rps require aps. I'm not sure what the problem is.

2009-11-18 [Danboo]: there is a problem?

2009-11-18 [SilverFire]: I don't think [NOOOPE] understands why you're telling her this in the comments (shoot me if I'm wrong, [NOOOPE]). You stated it as if it were a problem of some sort. All you need to do is make a note on the page - underneath where you just added the RP - saying whether it's still open for new members or not. And if you really want, you can make a note there too that the Apps need to be sent to you and [Veltzeh].

2009-11-23 [Ace-of-Spirits]: how do I submit my rp just edit? my rp is basiclly a Rp Guild, it does more than one rp so do I put it under RP Guild?

2009-11-23 [SilverFire]: If it's a guild, then yes. If it's just a multi-part RP, then I'd stick it under the appropriate fantasy/sci-fi section. Check the other Guilds listed to see if yours is like those ones. And yes, you just edit to submit. :)

2010-01-21 [NOOOPE]: Hey Silvy, I super wanna stick up Character Lounge but it's not really an rp, guild or resource. Do you think it'd be attention whore-ish of me to give it it's own spot?

2010-01-21 [SilverFire]: Nah, go for it. I think Vel has something similar, but for worlds. That should probably go in the new section too.

2010-01-21 [NOOOPE]: Indeed. I shall play with things once I'm fully awake.

2010-01-24 [~Valkyrie~]: I have a wiki that I want to advertise for a a friend. It's sort of a contest/guild/how well can you rp against characters from a verity of story-lines sort of thing. Where the heck should I put up something like that?

2010-01-24 [NOOOPE]: Could we see the wiki?

2010-01-24 [~Valkyrie~]: Sure: Hero Terminus

2010-01-24 [NOOOPE]: I'd say this'd count as an rp. One of my friends did something similar to this, where a bored goddess abducted people and made them compete for survival. In the end, the winner wasn't necessarily decided by which character succeeded, but by who rped the best, so it was like a contest.

Since your wiki is similar, and has a rough plot (the opening there), I would consider this to be an rp.

2010-01-24 [~Valkyrie~]: Ok, thanks, I'll put it up for him then.

2010-03-17 [SilverFire]: RPers should check out the Character Challenge RP contest.

2010-08-23 [*Phoenix*]: hwello all! ^^

2010-09-18 [SilverFire]: Why don't people use this page moar? *frustrated* I want to browse new RPs to join and I can't find them because no one lists them here. I don't read your diaries to find the links you post there! *shakes fist at the people who don't know how useful an index is*

2010-09-18 [Eyden13]: Huh? I know That Talos and I offten put up our rps. But I guess it's true others don't. *Sigh* Time to hunt down rps and add to this wiki. Wish me luck.

2010-09-18 [Mrs Vicious.]: .... hi.. hello there?

2010-09-18 [Lady_Lionheart]: hello, mrs vicious :)

2010-09-18 [*Phoenix*]: I put mine up! ^^ You're welcome to join, SilverFire!

2010-09-19 [Mrs Vicious.]: Hi, erm... what do I do, just post up my RP's? cos I dont actually own any.

2010-09-19 [Eyden13]: You can see if you can post the ones you moderate to.

2010-09-19 [Mrs Vicious.]: oohhhh cool,Ill have to ask people.

2010-09-19 [Eyden13]: good luck!

2010-09-20 [Flisky]: I have to add my RPs here...

2011-01-22 [Thallion]: I want to add my RP game to this list if at all possible, it hasn't started yet. New Republic It's a Star Wars game, a hundred years after the destruction of the second death star.

2011-04-21 [Mortified Penguin]: I believe Bob's Diner should be categorized as a roleplay, as we very seldom have actual conversations.

2011-04-22 [Flisky]: As odd as it seems, I would actually argue for that, Mort. :)

2011-04-22 [SilverFire]: It's not the kind of role-play that should be listed on Text Adventures, but on the community sub pages.

2011-04-22 [Mortified Penguin]: You're a community sub page!

2011-04-23 [kay-chan]: Your MOM'S a community sub page!

No, I'm sorry, that was uncalled for. I'm sure she's a lovely woman.

2011-04-27 [Danboo]: for a sub page.. :P

2011-05-03 [Sagacious Turkey]: She has a lot of chest hair for a sub page. For a wookie, even.

2011-05-09 [Chimes]: Relevant: Open Tryouts for TCB Archer

2011-05-10 [Lord Josmar]: Fixed some spelling and grammar errors.

2011-05-10 [SilverFire]: 'dwarves' is actually a perfectly legitimate plural. (one of the spelling "errors" you fixed :P)

2011-05-10 [Lord Josmar]: I thought it looked right, but Firefox flagged it as incorrect. Stupid Firefox.

2011-05-10 [SilverFire]: Also: You fixed "each a curse that must be beared." to "bared". This is still wrong. :P it needs to be "borne" or "born" either is acceptable.

2011-05-10 [Lord Josmar]: Borne? Kinda sounds right to me. I don't think I should be put in charge of grammar ever, lol.

2011-05-10 [SilverFire]: C.U.R.E is a guild, right?

2011-05-10 [Lord Josmar]: I consider it a guild. It is a gathering of players and game owners that have come together to advertise their own games and to promote better gaming.

2011-05-10 [Lord Josmar]: There are a few others that I would like to add that aren't up there.

2011-05-10 [SilverFire]: Then I will move it to the guild section. ;)

Add away! :)

2011-05-10 [Lord Josmar]: Sorry again. When I put it up there I didn't see the separation of the two groups.

2011-05-10 [~Valkyrie~]: I'm working on getting an old project back up and running, School for Beginning Roleplayers. I'd like to advertise it under RP Guides and Help Pages.

2011-05-10 [SilverFire]: Sure, just add it. :)

2011-05-10 [~Valkyrie~]: Ok, cool

2011-05-14 [Lord Josmar]: If we find an RP that is no longer active can we delete it or juat mark that it is currently inactive? I was thinking about seeing if I could mark them as active/inactive or accepting/not accepting new players to help out those looking around for a new game.

2011-05-14 [SilverFire]: Delete it.

2011-05-14 [Lord Josmar]: Okies. I figured that would be the answer.

2011-05-16 [Lord Josmar]: Just went through them and I am now awaiting responses from a few of them.

2011-05-16 [Goma]: Added my rp at the bottom...Though I didn't post a summary because its a bit complicated and I don't want to take up alot of space

2011-05-16 [Lord Josmar]: If it's a sci-fi based game then go ahead and put it in the sci-fi section. I would do it for you but my phone text box wont scroll that far down. : P

2011-05-16 [Goma]: its sci-fi fantasy, kind of an equal mix of both so to avoid making that decision I just moved it to "other"

2011-05-16 [Lord Josmar]: Ok. After reading the games description I think that it is a hard one to place. Takes place quite a distance into the future but is a medievil-ish society. And if you dont mind I think I could summarize your games description.

2011-05-16 [SilverFire]: The blib you post here doesn't have to be a summary, but a teaster, an appetite-whetter to get people to click. :3

2011-05-16 [Lord Josmar]: I think we should advertise this wiki in the news section if we get a chance to slip it in there.

2011-05-16 [Goma]: if you'd like to give it a shot go for it Josmar,I'm in desperate need of players (alot of people have been waiting for it to start)

2011-05-16 [Lord Josmar]: Is that acceptable Goma?

2011-05-16 [Goma]: fine and dandy! I have alot of art for this too if you want to see xD

2011-05-16 [Lord Josmar]: Put it up in your game and I can look at it there.

2011-05-25 [Lirerial]: Umm is there any special thing you have to do to post your rp?

2011-05-25 [SilverFire]: Nope, just add it to the page. :3

2011-05-25 [Lirerial]: ok! Thanks :)

2011-06-01 [SilverFire]: New official RP contest: Genesis Gauntlet!

2011-08-13 [XxTsomexX]: I didnt know this even existed lol

2011-08-13 [Lord Josmar]: Well shame on you!

2011-08-13 [XxTsomexX]: Now it's up :)

2011-08-13 [SilverFire]: it makes me headdesk when people say that. This page has been going in one form or another since before I joined ET (before it was just called 'Text'). It's been a featured wiki, it's been in at least one news item, it's linked to from every official RP contest, there's a link to it on Main Street, from the community wiki. And still so many people are oblivious to it. >_< I have no idea what more to do to bring it to the attention of people to who it would be useful.

2011-08-14 [Mortified Penguin]: You could use Bob's Diner style advertising tactics. Don't nobody not know of Bob's Diner. Bob's Diner is Elftown's most successful and powerful wiki (assuming wikis have power, which I'm pretty sure they do not). And Bob's Diner has never been featured on Mainstreet, linked from official RP contests, or been in a news item.

2011-08-14 [Lord Josmar]: I think that [nobody] doesn't know about it.

2011-08-14 [Mortified Penguin]: Yeah, but he's a nobody.

2011-10-28 [Dezmond]: SPAM IT YO! Lol but seriously I've been flipping through the rps here and it seems that just about all of them are inactive or not taking other players and I need my fix! So any suggestions?

2011-10-28 [Figgy]: X-Men RP is always accepting players.

2011-10-29 [Mortified Penguin]: Th-that's not true... they rejected me repeatedly and deleted my comments when I tried asking them about it...

2011-10-29 [kay-chan]: Oh, but you're a 'playa.' Distinct difference.

2011-11-16 [Rook.]: [Lord Josmar]: as of tonight, i'm back, and all of my rps are open as long as there are people to join =)

2011-11-16 [Lord Josmar]: Kk. I hope you get members for your RPs!

2011-11-16 [Goma]: Oh Hey Rooooook you should look at my Rp on this list, I've been trying to get a few more people so I can start

2011-11-16 [Rook.]: alright Gomes... i'll do that!
I cant promise every day rpage, but i promise as much as i can.

2011-11-16 [Goma]: just let me know if you think its interesting or not. ;P

2011-12-23 [Earoluim]: Hmm...

2011-12-23 [Avaz]: Anyone looking to join an RP game is welcome to check out mine. As a real-life DM, I know how to make games fun for my players. :) A brand new game will be starting soon!

2011-12-23 [Earoluim]: Send me a link

2011-12-23 [Avaz]: It's listed on the page, but for anyone for whom it's tl;dr, check out Dreaming in Gears.

2012-01-15 [NOOOPE]: Hello there folks! There is an rp in need of scifi characters. Drive. Please check it out.

2012-05-31 [Danboo]: hmm these look interesting

2012-09-07 [NOOOPE]: RP God Source. Arena style super powered destruction.

2012-09-07 [Lord Josmar]: If you want to go ahead and add it up in the list you can. Just make sure you follow the format of all the other RP posts.

2012-09-07 [NOOOPE]: Jos, I played a large part in building this page. I did all the special fonts and what have you. I know, i just don't care. Most of those rps are ancient and dead and the comments section gets the job done. I used to pester people about updating this place, but I don't care anymore to even do it myself. I'm all set.

2012-09-07 [Lord Josmar]: What ever floats your goat. : )

2012-09-07 [Mortified Penguin]: *Mort's goat slowly floats down a river*

REGINALD!! *sobs*

2012-09-07 [Evolution X]: that's what you get for improper goat float maintenance. Should have had an anchor.

2012-09-07 [NOOOPE]: Damnit, now I'm tempted to clean this page up. GAH! Not that it would matter. I've never seen a successful attempt to get all ET's rpers together and organized in any sort of fashion ever. It is sad.

2012-09-07 [Avaz]: We are a fickle bunch.

2012-09-09 [SilverFire]: Way back when text adventures was still just text it actually did work. There were so many active rps listed that the problem was more 'argh! Do many rps I want to join, cannot possibly commit to them all ;_;' than 'argh. Cannot find an rp to join!'

I've never been able to figure out why the hell et's rp community just... Suddenly stopped using it. X_x and then they complain there is no index page and go and make their own an only advertise it in their diary and house and wonder why it fails.

2012-09-09 [SilverFire]: Maybe just having it as a comments page will work better - It gives an idea of how old the RP is and there's very little need for moderation. No one has to keep deleting old/dead rps or moving them to a different section.

2012-09-09 [NOOOPE]: The only problem with that would be rps that are continuously looking for rpers, like that x-men one up there. I would be willing to help with a revamp/adverts/graphics whatever if you'd like to get this place back up and running. 

2012-09-09 [SilverFire]: We can have a rule that allows people to post another comment if their old comment has been bumped off the page and they're still recruiting. Internet is supposed to be installed in my house on the 11th, so I'll take a look at the page then or soon after. There's only so much you can do with ET on a phone <_<

2012-09-09 [Lord Josmar]: I hear that.

2012-09-09 [NOOOPE]: Sounds good. Do you think the crew would be up for an announcement or a main street advertisement?

2012-09-09 [SilverFire]: Haven't had a new news item in a shamefully long time, so sure.

2012-09-09 [NOOOPE]: Would you like me to clean this page out and post the new rules limiting things to the comments?

2012-09-10 [SilverFire]: Yarr. Though I think the list of guides and help pages should probably stay.

2012-09-10 [NOOOPE]: Does anyone use the games pages? Should I keep the link?

2012-09-10 [Flisky]: I've been trying to revamp CURE for awhile. Just haven't had the time.

2012-09-10 [NOOOPE]: Does anyone use the games pages? Should I keep the link?

2012-09-11 [SilverFire]: I don't know how active the games page is, it's not one I've ever really kept an eye on, but I don't think keeping the link will hurt.

I made the top text a little more concise, removed two of the help links (one didn't seem active, the other didn't seem to say anything the other pages didn't already say in a better way), and rearranged them slightly to make them a little bit more readable.

2012-09-18 [~Valkyrie~]: If the help page you're refering to was the school for beginning roleplayers (I believe that was posted up there), no, it's not active. People say they're interested but never actually do anything about it. :(

2013-05-16 [CuteCommander]: Any possibility I can post my new RP here?

2013-05-16 [NOOOPE]: Just link it in the comments

2013-05-16 [CuteCommander]: H'okay - sci-fi RP Aboard The Argo :D

2013-06-18 [Figgy]: Winter of Wolves, created and run by [Duredhel], is a rule-based RP that is trying to get its roots in the ground still, but it is already welcoming new players and characters :3

It's based in a land of endless winter, where cities thrive underground, and encompasses steampunk themes as well as magic.

2013-06-18 [Ace-of-Spirits]: X-MEN!? X-MEN!? I HATE X-MEN! MEEEHHHHH nah just playing with you.

2013-06-18 [Lord Josmar]: Figgy, what do you mean "rules based"? Rule based, like D&D or other established tabletop RPs.

2013-06-18 [Figgy]: It's a bit like D&D, I suppose, but with its own set of rules. WoW - Advanced Rules explains it in detail :3

2013-09-02 [Firewolfgirl]: Hey everyone I'm new here

2013-09-02 [Firewolfgirl]: Can someone talk to meh

2013-09-02 [Lirerial]: Hi :-)

2013-09-02 [CuteCommander]: Hello newby!

2013-10-08 [shadow_walker]: Hello all I am looking for a few people to help me out with the making and running of a new rp.Please if your interested in the idea message me

2013-12-09 [The Black Goat]: Darkness Reigns is a mature roleplay set in 2072 with a heavy mix of sci-fi and modern fantasy. We will be starting soon and are looking to expand our player base for a successful launch.

2014-03-25 [Mortified Penguin]: Bob's Diner is Elftown's oldest, most active, and most popular roleplaying game. For nearly a decade now, we've had a massive number of people come join in the fun and play in the guise of anything from a simple customer to a giant tax robot to a corpse and even a sexy manager! To join the roleplaying action, you simply post in the comment section, instead of on the actual wiki, like most other Elftown roleplaying games. At B's D, the wiki itself serves as nothing more than a background to the comments. It's just a freely editable wall including "workers" (roleplayers and what their character is), a gag menu for the sake of making it more like an actual diner, and a number of interesting notes and messages from different Elftowners that have been added over the years. In this roleplay, anything goes. Crude humor, non sequiturs, changing characters, multiple characters, smut, god moding, and basically whatever else you feel like doing. The plot is nothing more than a group of individuals hanging out in a gross, weird diner, where stupid, but often funny, stuff happens daily. There is no set time or place for the roleplay either, as Bob's Diner transcends both time and space and is a universe unto itself with an infinite number of bathrooms and floors, despite that we apparently have no roof or walls or floorboards. B's D is simultaneously both inside and outside of Elftown. The setting is quantum in nature and can change simply by observation. Even words themselves are often personified and given personalities, depending on the situation and the need for their corporeal existence.

You don't have to sign up or become a member or anything, just post in the comment section and you're in. Your default character will be a customer named after your Elftown username. To become something else, you need only state what you wish to be and by the magic of pretending, you become that thing. To control your character, generally you have to use actions set in between two asterisks, like so:

*eats ramen*

With that comment, there is an understood "Mort", my character, before the "eats ramen". Sometimes, character names are also used in the action for more clarification, like so:

*Mort eats some damn ramen*

You may also control other people's characters in the same manner. For example:

*Misty catches fire and burns to the ground hilariously*

The type and style of roleplaying can change from person to person or even character to character, depending on how dissociative your flimsy identity may be. There is no required style and any way you choose to describe your actions, if at all, is acceptable. There are also a number of controllable NPC's, such as Paco, various customers, the health inspector, the zombies, Misty's corpse, Jesus, Hitler, and many others as well as quest items, like the Cloak of Poor Defense, MSHQFTOS, and the fabled Turnip Sack of infinite Turnips. And don't forget, at B's D, there are no walls 1, 2, or 3, so don't expect there to be a fourth.

Just be sassy and don't take anything too seriously and you'll fit right in!

2014-07-16 [Figgy]: Just a suggestion for another RP Guide: [Duredhel]'s What not to do with powers is a page full of fantastic suggestions for creating balanced powers for your characters :3

2014-07-16 [Figgy]: Also, X-Men RP and Winter of Wolves are always looking for new players!

2014-07-16 [Nioniel]: Thanks, [Figgy]!

2014-07-16 [Figgy]: Sure thing!

2014-07-16 [Eyden13]: I'm looking for new players at A Book Of Miss Guided Fairytales

2014-07-16 [Nioniel]: Thank you!

2014-07-16 [Eyden13]: No thank you for working on the page!

2014-07-16 [Nioniel]: :3

2014-07-17 [Mortified Penguin]: Bob's Diner is totally a roleplay. :(

2014-07-17 [Nioniel]: "roleplay".

2014-07-17 [Mortified Penguin]: *runs away crying and also on fire*

2014-07-17 [Nioniel]: Shush.

2014-07-17 [Stephen]: "Bob's Diner is totally a(n) roleplay insane asylum."


2014-07-27 [The Black Goat]: Darkness Reigns just had it's first character death today and is looking for new victims ;D

+18 only as this is mature roleplay, set in 2072, horror/sci-fi themed.

Stop by and drink our kool-aid!

2014-07-27 [Stephen]: Added, thanks!

2014-07-27 [The Black Goat]: no thank you ;)

2014-07-27 [Stephen]: I may regret this, but I added Bob's Diner to the list.

Someone may want to put a short and accurate warning by it. =P

2014-07-27 [Mortified Penguin]: Are there any other roleplays where I can just join in and start playing without having to set up an extensive character and work out their history and information and a lot of other useless nonsense nobody will ever read except the hateful jerk rejecting my application? I like to think of roleplaying as interactive, collaborative literature. And there's not always extensive histories on every character ever in literature and sometimes a little mystery adds a lot to the story.

2014-07-27 [The Black Goat]: I would think the character apps are very helpful for GM's who don't want surprise stupidity popping up in game. Like- and then she discovered that she was really the long lost princess and heir to the throne! or and suddenly he felt a change coming over him, his body arched and his skin burst open to reveal fur! "Oh god! I had no idea I was a werewolf!" He explained in his new, gruff wolf voice.

Screening players in advance by having them submit a character application is very helpful as a GM who has spent a lot of time and effort on this world for people to play, interact in, and explore.

God knows I've received some god awful character applications that were highly indicative of their level of RPing. Had I just let them join they most likely would have run around ruining the game for the serious players or introducing asinine, over-the-top, or just plain stupid plot lines to the game. You can lose a lot of players thanks to one bad RPer, if not dealt with quickly, so it's easier for everyone if the GM filters out these players from the get go.

At least, that's my take on it.

2014-07-27 [Mortified Penguin]: But then you can never have secrets or mysteries or interesting plot twists if everyone knows who everyone else is exactly and everyones character is set in stone. Do you think people would appreciate George R. R. Martin adding a prologue to his books with stuff like, "Jon Snow is secretly a Targaryen and his skills include extreme karate and wildling pleasuring"?

Probably not.

2014-07-27 [The Black Goat]: That isn't necessarily true. I've had fantastic GMs who, so long as you let them in on the idea first, would work with you to surprise other players and work the secret back story into the game (as long as it actually fits in the game).

You don't need to have EVERYTHING on their history page, but if you want to introduce a plot twist/mystery/secret about your charcters, you should only need to talk with the person running it.

Also, RP's are not novels. Writers control every aspect of their book, it's not as if someone else is coming in and throwing plot twists into their work, they've already decided to do it themselves.

An RP is a collective story, guided by a GM, and its that GMs job to make sure it flows smoothly and is fun for everyone, not just the one player who wants to stand out.

You're comparing apples to oranges =/

2014-07-27 [Mortified Penguin]: I'm comparing oranges to smaller oranges that haven't finished ripening yet! But writers only control every aspect of their book if they don't have a publisher/blackmailing stalker.

Point being, I refuse to make a character page. I hate having to develop an entire character's life history before I can join. It doesn't work with my style of thinking or writing. Characters need to be able to be more fluid to make the story flow better and I think GM's should give their roleplayers more of a chance. Don't assume they must suck if they don't have an extensive background for their character. Honestly, I would probably be a better roleplayer than most of the people you've dealt with in the past, but I'll be damned if I'm going to waste time with one of those obnoxious character pages. Though, let me know if there's an RPG that I can just start at, so I can start showing people up with my awesome roleplaying skills.

2014-07-27 [The Black Goat]: Well it's great that you know how awesome you are at role playing, but there's dozens of players saying the same thing who aren't any good at all and will only f*** things up.

You can not like character sheets all you want, hell, you can make your own RP that doesn't require them and run it how you see fit. Just don't be surprised when you get some absolutely awful RPers joining in because they dislike character sheets as much as you do, albeit for a different reason.

(Also, an extensive background isn't always even a requirement for RPs that require character apps, but it does force you to think about and better develop who your character is and where they came from, and I'd bet you a hell of a lot of money that George R Martin has note on ALL of his characters to help keep track of who is who and who has done what and where, as do most authors - even if they aren't writing it up in a prologue)

2014-07-27 [Mortified Penguin]: He probably has all his characters information in his head. I doubt he'd be happy if his publisher came bursting into his bathroom and told him he needs to write and submit character sheets for all his characters and then stabbed him twice. I mean, would you be happy? Getting stabbed like that?

But Elftown's most successful and popular RPG is like that. B's D doesn't require character sheets and look how popular it is! And I've also seen another roleplay that Tsome started that was like that and it was pretty nice up until they inexplicably banned me for no reason. And there was a Harry Potter RPG I joined many years ago like that too. I roleplayed for a while there until I was inexplicably banned and the whole thing kinda failed. But when I've seen wikis that don't require character sheets get started, they've always been successful up until the point where I'm randomly banned. Then they always fail.

2014-07-27 [The Black Goat]: -_-

2014-07-27 [Stephen]: You've never been "inexplicably banned". <img:44166_1164145305.gif>

There's a lot of different types of RP's, and while it's true that "jump in and go" RP's tend to have more players/be more popular, if someone wants something serious that actually makes sense then you need applications.

I dislike them, because it forces me to think more than I like to and that's one reason I stopped RP'ing, but I totally understand the reasoning and think it's justifiable.

*shrug* Everyone likes different types of things. 'Sides, Bob's Diner is also a casual chat environment. I don't think I've ever RP'd in there. :P

I'm not sure if this is actually official (pretty sure it's not), but if it is we should probably chatter elsewhere. <img:44166_1164145305.gif>

2014-07-30 [Synirria]: Valzer Scuro is a 18+ role play based in present day based in Seattle, Washington. It's a murder mystery and always looking for new suspects/victims.

I also have another role play that is private so even if I put it up you wouldn't be able to read it. So, if you are interested in Greek mythology and are curious, please let me know and I'll send you more info.

2014-10-13 [Kalma]: What good games are happening in Elftown these days? I would love to come up with a character creation sheet/profile. But most especially I would love to do this if the game is actually happening, not just a big set up for a game that I get all excited about then nothing happens with, which has happened to me here before, in the past (many years ago, now).

2014-10-13 [Kalma]: Thank you!

2014-10-13 [Figgy]: ^ What ancient said.
X-Men RP is always active :3
Or if you want some rule-based action, Winter of Wolves is also accepting characters.

I'm not promoting DR because Nox is trying to steal my players ;P

2014-10-14 [The Black Goat]: XDXDXD

2014-10-14 [Kalma]: I think I tried to or almost joined the X-men one years ago... I have a character bio already written, just needs tightening up.

2014-10-14 [The Black Goat]: You should stop on by :) and come check out DR too ;D

2014-10-14 [Figgy]: Shoo, Nox.

But yeah, just hit me up if you're interested in joining :)

2014-10-14 [Lirerial]: I speak for all 3, you can't go wrong with either of them or you can be totally awesome and play in all 3 :3

2014-10-14 [CuteCommander]: And don't be afraid to ask any of us players to have a look over any character sheets you have for advice. Well, by any players, I mean me, I can't speak for the others :P

2014-10-15 [Kalma]: You guys are rad. I'm spending some time polishing up my character bio. I am wondering if, after I polish it as best I can without assistance, if someone would be willing to look at it to make sure it's not too "out there" and I satisfy the requirements (I did read the bio/chara creation page and I want to make sure my chara is not too powerful/powers are focused enough)?

2014-10-15 [Figgy]: You can message pretty much anyone in the RP (assuming you're going for X-Men) for advice, but I suggest sending it to me or [Duredhel] to get a final verdict. We'll walk you through edits and corrections, if you need them, no problem :>

2014-10-15 [The Black Goat]: And if you're talking about DR the same would go for moi ;D

2014-10-15 [Figgy]: *sprays Nox with water*

2014-10-15 [~Valkyrie~]: Why can't people play in both? Asdroth and I do. :p

2014-10-15 [Figgy]: *Sprays Valkyrie*

2014-10-15 [ancienteye]: But I play in both. :( *holds up umbrella between self and Figgy*

2014-10-15 [~Valkyrie~]: Get him Figgy! :p

2014-10-15 [Figgy]: ..., her, you mean? XD

2014-10-15 [ancienteye]: I can confirm that I am a "her".

2014-10-15 [~Valkyrie~]: Right, I'm Sorry! I've been told that at least twice before. I don't know why I originally thought you were a guy and now it sticks. :/

2014-10-15 [ancienteye]: XD Wish I could say you were the first...

2014-10-15 [~Valkyrie~]: :( Sorry :s

2014-10-15 [ancienteye]: XD Don't worry about it. I was pretty much a "guy friend with boobs" in high school, anyways. :P

2014-10-15 [ancienteye]: ...Well, more of a "weird, zoned-out friend with boobs", but you get the point.

2014-10-15 [~Valkyrie~]: *laughs* I always felt like the kid sister that they didn't mind tagging along. Oddly enough, I was an average of 2 years older than my brother's friends. But I could play airsoft without screaming so I was considered kosher. :p

2014-10-15 [ancienteye]: XD I was the youngest in my group for the longest time, but I'd still lecture them and hear "I already have a mom!" Apparently I was an acquired taste from middle school to high school, though. Almost all of my friends said they couldn't stand me the first year they knew me! And they met me at different years!

2014-10-15 [Figgy]: Guys 8> You should probably leave the page comments for things pertaining to Text Adventures.

2014-10-15 [ancienteye]: ...Oops. Sorry.

2014-10-15 [Figgy]: Well, I wasn't helping XD Anyhow.

2014-10-16 [Kalma]: Ok - I have a long day of work today, but short ones tomorrow and Saturday, and I'm off Mon and Tues, so pre-polishing of bio will happen sometime before the 21st and, [Figgy], I will likely send the bio to you. :) In the mean time, I found a drawing of this character and it is at least as old as Dec 2003 according to the upload date on my DevArt. ^-^ but I've been excited all week for drawing some new pics of her at some point. Is anyone interested in seeing the old one? I'm uploading a slightly edited version of it to Art Gallery 11499.

2016-02-14 [Tekkon KinKreet]: FTL: Aftershock- Myself and another player have already started playing, but its mostly just to set up for the next player to be able to join easily. 

So basically, the Galaxy is at war. The Federation (player characters) and the xenophobic Rebel Faction are fighting for control of the galaxy. A player can pick from six races, each with their own abilities, and plenty of room for creativity in character creation.

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