- This note is not about single-player games or MMORPGs.
Resources by game system
Dungeons & Dragons (D&D)
Fifth Edition (5e)
- Wizards of the Coast (part of Hasbro)
- D&D Beyond
Create characters in seconds, build and run combat encounters on the fly, and start your collection of official books with D&D Beyond
Free, Auditable, real-time character tracking for 5th edition
a Discord bot designed to help you and your friends play D&D online
Third Edition (3.5e)
- Dark Sun
Dark Sun is a campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. Set on the desert world of Athas, Dark Sun is about the struggle for survival.
Second Edition (2e)
- Pathbuilder 2
Pathbuilder 2e is a character builder, planner and sheet for Second Edition PFRPG.
The Dark Eye / Das Schwarze Auge
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- Foundry VTT
- Fantasy Grounds
- Ongoing Worlds
- RPG Crossing
If you’d like to craft stories and play role playing games with thousands of people from around the world, you’ve come to the right place!
RPG Crossing is a 40,000+ member online community that focuses on play by post role playing games (PBP RPG) and features such systems as Dungeons and Dragons (2e, 3e, 3.5e, 4e, 5e), Pathfinder, GURPS, d20 Modern, Serenity, Star Wars, Storytelling (World of Darkness) and many more.
- Roleplayer Guild
Play-by-Post Role Playing Forum
- RolePlay onLine
RPoL is one of the oldest play-by-post roleplaying communities on the web, providing free membership for anyone to host and participate in any game system or communal story line.
- Freedom City: Play by Post
- World building ideas to use for the setting of your game
- Where The Characters Are – And What
- Why Worldbuild?
- Origins. In The Beginning
- Finding Inspiration
- Culture And Civilization
- Character Creation
- The importance of “Yes, and…”
- Reggie’s Writing Tips
- Matching Your Character Up For A Game
- Make your character fail a few times before succeeding
- Impressing the Moderators – Character creation 101
- Challenge Accepted
- 10 things that annoy other roleplayers
- 10 Ideas for a character flashback