OngoingWorlds blog

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





Hey-o Ongoing Worlds! It’s been a while hasn’t it? Don’t answer that, we’re not actually talking and you talking to a screen with no reply really isn’t flattering. Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah. The beacons are lit and I do call for aid! YOUR AID! Why? BECAUSE THE CHAT BOX NEEDS OUR HELP! Read More


Image competition – Draw a typical scene from your world

Hero high John's imageHey dudes, I mentioned this as an idea in our Facebook group last week & John’s already contributed. So that makes it an official thing! Let’s do this!

What you have to do – Draw/sketch/paint/Photoshop up a typical scene from your game’s world. Then either upload it to the Facebook group, send it to us on Twitter (@ongoingworlds), or upload to Imgur & post the link in the comments below.


Out of context roleplay quotes

roleplay quote

There’s a great Tumblr with funny quotes taken completely out of context from roleplaying games (mostly D&D it seems), that I wanted to share here. I wondered if we could create a similar article with quotes just from games on OngoingWorlds? Submit them via the form at the bottom of this article or to our Facebook page. Read More


Announcing the winner of the Flashback week competition – 2014

Flashback week - write and roleplay about your character's past

A few weeks ago we ran a week-long event called Flashback week where we encouraged roleplayers and writers to think about the backstory of their character and write about a flashback to a different time in their lives. We held a competition for the best story, and our team of judges have voted, and the scores have been calculated! Read More


Announcing Flashback week 2014

Flashback week - write and roleplay about your character's past

Flashback Week is a week-long writing event where writers and roleplayers are encouraged to think about something that happened in their characters past.

Flashback week is now over and the competition results have been announced here.


The easy way to submit to the Alien August competition

Alien monster

Although technically nothing to do with OngoingWorlds, this might be of interest to you. By reading this blog I can assume that you:

  1. are a creative person
  2. enjoy writing

Am I right? Well if that’s the case you’d be interested in submitting to Alien August, a competition ran by my brother on his blog at – and it’d be great to see someone from OngoingWorlds win! Read More


COMING SOON – Ongoing Worlds Image Contest

OW-IOMHey guys! Tib here. Right now I am announcing the first Ongoing Worlds Image Of The Month contest! The contest has not started yet so please don’t start to work on anything if you plan on competing. The contest will have a theme and those who wish to participate can create an image referring to the topic and an OW game of their choosing [One that they are a part of]. If you’re thinking about competing fill out the form below and let me know! Keep an eye on the blog for any updates relating to the contest and the contest start!  *Note that this contest is limited to OW members and OW games!*

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Official Ongoing Worlds TF2 Server Coming Soon!

OWPromo2 Hey guys! Tib here. I was a little busy today preparing something new for us OW members. Today, the official Ongoing Worlds Private Team Fortress 2 server took it’s baby steps today! Now the server is “made” but it is not finished. The features of the server include the default TF2 game modes such as Control Points, Attack/Defend, Payload, and Capture the Flag. A circulation of the popular TF2 maps such as Dustbowl, Steel, Hoodoo, Thunder Mountain, and DeGroot Keep. Read More


Spellbound – Thank You for Two Years of Magic

Aetherion IIIAfternoon everyone, Leon Archer here also known as Phantasmagoria, the GM for Spellbound. I’d like to tell you about some cool things that I’ve got planned for this November/December.

So, you may have noticed this month that Octy has donned his wizard’s hat and wand. That’s because this month is the 2nd anniversary for Spellbound. I want to personally give everyone who’s been with us all this time and those who are more recent a massive thank you for all the support and love you’ve put into the Spellbound world. Really, you guys are the best! Read More


Enter your game into the Tournament of Sims

ToS doesn't have a logo, so here's another exciting tournament!

ToS doesn’t have a logo, so here’s another exciting tournament!! 😛

Hey roleplayers, I wanted to let you know about a fantastic competition that’s been running for quite a few years and would be quite prestigious to win!

It’s called the Tournament of Simulations (“simulations” or “sims” being another word for play-by-post roleplay, used quite a lot in Star Trek communities). Judges will take a look at your game, read your posts over a certain time period and assess everything about your game including plot, characters, writing, and member participation.

There’s not much time to act on this, as entries close on the 5th of November – So make sure to submit your game asap. Read More