OngoingWorlds blog

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

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Angel Summoner & BMX Bandit – unbalanced characters

The above video is a sketch from a comedy show which perfectly sums up a problem in many roleplaying games. Read More

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Do people freak out too much about godmodding?

someone's godmodding

I recently created a new discussion thread on RPG-D to see how many people have heard of open roleplaying, and how popular it is. There’s a description of open roleplaying here, and a great article here which makes a great case for it being awesome. Read More

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When does godmodding become godmodding?

Your roleplayed my character. You won't get away with this

I saw a conversation thread on RPG-D recently about godmodding which we’ve talked about so many times before on this blog. And it occurred to me that it means different things to different people. Read More

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How do you stop people from godmodding?

trolling godmodders

I noticed that RPRepository posted a news article about godmodding – which remains a constant problem in roleplaying games. I’d say it’s probably the biggest problem – would you agree?
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Meta gaming – Your character isn’t a mindreader

Get out of my head

If you’ve not heard of meta-gaming before, it’s a term that exists in all types of roleplaying, especially play-by-post and tabletop D&D type games. Essentially you, the player might know some details that your character might not. Read More