OngoingWorlds blog

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


Bye Bye, 2020–Good Riddance!

Poussin’s Plague of Ashdod (1628-30)

2020 was unlike any year most of us have ever experienced before as the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc. Beyond the most unfortunate loss of life, many have also lost jobs, friendships, and more. 2020 is certainly a year none of us will want to repeat! With that said, all wasn’t bad, at least in roleplaying. We did publish a few articles that we hope you found helpful. As is our annual tradition, here are some of the best from 2020.

Speaking of lockdowns:

However, lockdowns can’t stop you from writing about your characters:

Need a name for an alien species or spaceship? No problem! We’ve got you covered:

Mostly lost to role players today, why not try a post or two in script format:

Here’s to 2021!

We hope you’ll continue with us into 2021 as we post more articles about and related to play-by-post role playing. Did you know that you can also write for us? That’s right, here’s a form for you to submit your article. If you’re not sure what to write about, here are a few ideas to get your brain pumping.

Did you know that you can advertise your group with us too? While we don’t typically post outright commercials, we are interested in hearing what’s going on in your group or what makes your group unique. Here’s an article from Charles Star about his Star Trek group Independence Fleet. Or if you want to get word out about your club, here’s a list of places to advertise.

Maybe you just want to role play! We’ve got that too! Check out the dozens of active games we have going on the Ongoing Worlds main site.

Don’t forget to submit your Tournament of Simulations nominations by January 31st: