Create a Facebook page for your roleplaying game

girl holding sign saying "find my roleplaying game on facebook"

So you’ve got a roleplaying game that’s doing okay, it’s been well thought out and you’ve written a few posts, but what you really need are some more members!

Advertise to get new members!

How will people know about your roleplaying game if you don’t tell people about it?! It’s very unlikely that someone is going to stumble on your webpage by chance. I’ve talked before about how you should advertise your game and also listed some good sites to advertise on, but Facebook is also great place to advertise, because it’s a website that so many people use!

Using Facebook for advertising

Facebook is a massive social network which is also great for getting to know new people, and it’s a great place to advertise an idea. I bet you’ve seen hundreds of those pages or groups created to promote a daft idea, like ‘Join this if yuu love Matt Smith’, and ‘I bet this snail gets more fans than Justin Bieber’, also companies use these fan pages to advertise their products. Sometimes they do fun things like campaigns or competitions but what they’re really doing is trying to advertise to you, just in a slightly more interesting way than distracting your favourite tv show with an advert, or ruining a perfectly good building with a massive half-mile high poster.

SEE ALSO: 5 ways to advertise your roleplaying game

Facebook is a great place to find members for your roleplaying game, there are a lot of roleplayers on Facebook who like to use it for roleplaying. You might be able to get these people to join your game.

Create a fan page

The best way to use Facebook to advertise you game is to create a fan page, this gives you an area of Facebook where you can put some information about your game. Make sure you let people know what your game is about, and how they can join. This might be the first time they’ve heard of your game so make sure you make a good impression.

Keep your fan page up to date

Post regularly to your fan page, this will show that you’re an active roleplaying group, and that you are still actively posting. I’ve seen many pages that haven’t been updated in years and assumed that the roleplayers have given up on their game and forgotten to write anything about it on the fan page.

You can post regular news to the wall, and create a message on the page’s wall when a new post has been posted in your game.

Check your fan page for comments

People might send you messages and ask you questions on your page, make sure you check it regularly or someone who was interested in joining might get bored of waiting for you to reply and gave up to join some other game.

To get started creating a Facebook page, follow our tutorial.

Published by

David Ball

David is a web developer, and the creator of OngoingWorlds

  • One of the first forms of advertisement that I’ve used was facebook, I signed up immediately after I finished our forums. While it hasn’t aided much (yet) in gaining new members, it definitely is a fabulous way to keep the players updated and encourage activity, as well as giving personal shout outs to players who are doing a great job.

    Players love their facebooks, and on average I’d say they spend good amounts of time throughout the day checking it, in turn can remind them to check our site. I can also keep up to date on goings in the chat room through the facebook as well.

    I love having the option of making other players admins on the FB fan page as well, so I’m not the only one who does the updating, it gives a variety of personalities and aspects of the RP to bring into the spot light that I may not think of often.

    Even if it isn’t bringing in a flood of new players it’s keeping the ones we have coming back. We love it.

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