OngoingWorlds blog

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


When moderators hog the top positions

Captain Zapp Brannigan from Futurama

Sometimes players who’ve been in a game for a long time occupy the top positions in an RP. When I say top positions I mean the real important characters, the Captains, Admirals, Principals etc. With veterans and moderators taking the best character roles, what about the new members? Read More


In Breeding – Simulation Style!


Inbreeding: When closely related individuals mate and produce offspring, which tends to increases the number of individuals that are homozygous for a trait and increases the appearance of recessive traits.

In online roleplaying, as in life, inbreeding is a dangerous state.  When your game comes to rely on the same core of individuals ideas become homogenized, energy becomes stale, and the recessive dominates.  How can you identify inbreeding in your game?  What can you do before it’s too late to reverse? Read More