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Editing the character groups in your Ongoing Worlds game

The Ongoing Worlds website has a lot of features to help you manage the characters in your play-by-post game. This article will explain how you can customise the character list, and how the characters are grouped and displayed.

What are Character Groups?

On the Characters page for your game, the characters will be arranged into groups. These groups can be edited by the GM.

list of characters in an example game

Selecting which group a character belongs to

When a character is created or edited, you can select which group they belong to from the “Character Group” dropdown box. This will assign them to one of the groups.

showing the character group dropdown with all the options you can choose

Editing the Character Groups

To edit the groups, make sure you’re logged in, and click “Game Settings”.

select "Game settings" from the menu

Then select “Edit Character Groups”. You’ll see a screen like the one below, listing all of the character groups.

edit your character groups screen, showing the default groups for a fantasy game

Simply write the name of the groups that you want in here, replacing any that you don’t need any more.

There is a maximum of 11 character groups. Any fields which are left empty will be ignored.

Press Save and go back to look at your Character’s page to see your changes.

If you haven’t yet got a game on Ongoing Worlds

If you think this looks useful but you’re not currently running a game on Ongoing Worlds, you can create a new game easily here.