OngoingWorlds blog

News & articles about play-by-post games, for roleplayers & writers

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Coronavirus lockdown – time for creative writing with friends?

At the time I’m writing this, people around the world are staying indoors to prevent the spread of Covid-19. This lockdown period won’t last forever, but will mean you’re going to spend a lot of time indoors, & switching your favourite outdoor activities with indoor ones.

Maybe now is a good time to start writing that story you’ve always wanted to?

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The other Simming Prize winners… including The Gamemaster!

I was emailed today by Chas Hammer (one of the Simming prize trustees), letting me know that he’s updated the Roleplay Wiki with the other Simming Prize winners (I posted last week to let you all know that OngoingWorlds was a winner – see here).

One of the other winners was our very own The Gamemaster from OngoingWorlds. The Gamemaster is in many games, such as Darkfalls, Hero High & Spellbound (see his profile here for a full list). Read More

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Game Deletion Notice

Hey guys, just a quick notice here. We’re doing a sweep of inactive games that are 200+ days without a post. Sorry for the dirt while we’re cleaning!

 

-SquidGuard

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Original Characters AKA, YOUR Trademark

220px-RegisteredTM.svgOne surefire way to stay on track and expand your creative skills is to make a trademark for yourself, something you use a lot and it carries with you from place to place. This can range from something such as a signature, a saying, something personal. But, in the case of a roleplaying site i.e. Ongoing Worlds, an easy way to make a trademark is to have an original character. Why are they important and how can they make you feel more comfortable in a rp setting? Read More

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Ask the Admins Q&A

Raised-handsWonder how we do our jobs? Wonder who we actually are? Whether we’re robots,human hybrids, or aliens? What we like to do in our spare time or just general boring questions? Is Dave really a tea powered robot? Well! Now you can!  Read More

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I Made Something, And You Should Read It [It’s About Writing]

I'm tiredYeah, don’t ask me why the thumbnail to this is a picture of me really pissed off. I finished the thing and made this around 12:13 am and I have to work the same day so I was tired and cranky [pic’s a bit sloppy too]. But, long story short [trying to stride past my pissed off self] I wrote the first edition to something that could help you [or someone you know] with the in’s and out’s of the wonderful world of writing. Read More

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New Sheriffs In Town

downloadThat’s right partner. Ongoing Worlds has acquired three new mods for the site! [As we like to call ourselves, Squid Guard] If there is anything you need help with or you would like to report something or just make a general comment on the website or anything, you can let us know! Down below you can find the emails and information so you can reach the mods. Read More

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How to post to a Facebook page from OngoingWorlds

Post to facebook

So you might have a Facebook page for your game on OngoingWorlds. If not, it’s a really good idea because:

  • It helps people find your game
  • It gives you a place to announce stuff
  • People can follow your game easily, even if they don’t have time to play (usually called lurking)

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3 weeks left to enter the Ambassador of Awesome competition

Ambassador of awesomeYup that’s right, only 3 weeks left. If you haven’t heard of Ambassador of Awesome, read the original article here. But basically you need to tell someone about OngoingWorlds to enter. The more people you tell, the more chances you have of winning.

So spread the love and be awesome!

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Thank You For The Year!

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Here’s to another year!

Today, June 22nd, 2014. Marks one year for me as an Ongoing Worlds member. The reason I’m making this is to thank the members of Ongoing Worlds and the countless number of the other big faces in role playing. Read More