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


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


Ed gets his Flashback week prize

edbrownYou’ll remember a couple of weeks ago Ed Brown won the Flashback Week competition? I sent him his prize, a snazzy OngoingWorlds mug which he’s received and has taken this photo of him with his prize.

Ed is known in the Starbase 118 community as Diego Herrera, the very same who’d volunteered to chair last week’s Fallfest chat. It was a few days into the planning of Fallfest when I realised I was chatting to the same person! (I felt a bit dumb).  Read More


The end of Flashback week

Flashback week write and roleplay about your character's pastI’m posting this on the final day of Flashback Week 2013. We’ve had loads of fantastic entries submitted so far, but there’s still some time to submit yours if you haven’t already as the deadline is midnight tonight (7th September). And you still have a chance of winning! Submit your entry here.

I’ll be contacting the judges and collecting votes to find the best story, which I’ll announce asap but most likely next weekend. If you’d like to be emailed with the announcement, subscribe to our blog (if you aren’t already), and you’ll be the first to know. Read More


Halloween story competition!


Please note this competition has finished. You can see the winning entry here.

After the success of the Flashback week competition in August, we decided it’s time to run another competition!

Halloween is just around the corner, and many roleplaying games take advantage of the event to run a spooky story in their play-by-ghost, er sorry, play-by-post games. Even if this isn’t tradition for your game, you might want to think about writing a short story using the characters in your roleplaying game. Read More