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What other roleplaying websites did you enjoy? Which do you recommend and what was the best thing about them?

So I’ve come across roleplay groups hosted on DeviantArt, independent forums, prompts on Tumblr and similar character hosting websites and I’m curious about them, but it would take me forever to get an impression of every one I want to check. I thought I’d ask you guys since I’m sure a lot of you have experience in off-site RP.

Feel free to talk about any and all places for roleplaying besides RPR.

There's been a few over the years, but these were two that I spent a lot of time on once upon a time.

Role Player Guild

Ongoing Worlds


But honestly, I've drifted away from both of them in favor of RPR. The flexibility and the community here is hard to beat! And I love that it's so easy to add a die roll to posts here!

When I was in Middle School/Highschool I used to roleplay on Neopets

I wouldn't recommend it LOL

But I have found a few rp partners on Gaiaonline. There's a pretty good rping forum there buuuut I've never had an rp last with anyone from Gaia.

Discord is an interesting platform to RP on. Sadly, the messages you are able to send might be too short for some, and breaking up your post might be annoying, but there's plenty I love about it.

1. Roles-Just having a role assigned to a character can be used to great effect. It can make RPs where some people know things, and then other people know other things. A great way to stop Metagaming.
2. Servers-I really love RP servers. It's so cool to see a setting and see all the different areas people can go. Its a great place for group RPs.

Its good for 1 on 1 RPs as well and I am personally enjoying a few RPs on discord atm.

@Juls
I thought I'd branch out to get more matchups (and try those big forums) but yeah, RPR is the comfiest to me, very flexible and easy to use. (Also for the longest time I thought your icon was a swan's head but I looked at it for long enough and finally see the little person sitting on a cliff)

SunnyD wrote:
@Juls
I thought I'd branch out to get more matchups (and try those big forums) but yeah, RPR is the comfiest to me, very flexible and easy to use. (Also for the longest time I thought your icon was a swan's head but I looked at it for long enough and finally see the little person sitting on a cliff)

Ya know... I never saw that about it looking like a swan's head. But now that you say that... I can kinda see it. LOL. Dang it, now I need a new icon. XD Maybe... if I ever get around to it.

Never hurts to branch out! The format of each of those sites is different (both from each other and from here), but they've all got their pros and cons!

Back in the day when I got my start I networked with other fandom websites.. and me and a few people got to roleplay through emails.

There were Yahoo groups then too.. those dont exist anymore as im fairly certain they were replaced with reddit.

I did most of my roleplay through email, instant messengers when they were popular (not facebook)
and social client Furcadia.

Furcadia is still around but it has died out for the most part. There are still some decent sized roleplay circles there but roleplay is a bit more sparse then it used to be.

I dabbled on discord for a bit.. and if you can find someone with an invitation for one of those servers I have heard they are pretty good for groups. I personally did some 1x1s there and have thought about opening a group myself but havnt made up my mind on it.

All my ventures are here now, its been pretty good so I have not seeked out other places but i have /heard/ of some others

I would say Amino. It is easy to use but lattly it has been dying down a bit. It also alows you to see if the person is off or on and you can go to your own "Amino" Which are small groups. So you can rp with people all over. It was taken off the Apple store tho.

This is the first general RP site I joined. Most of my previous online RP has taken place on Tolkien fandom boards like The One Ring (dot com), Arwen Undomiel, and one really awesome group RP on Council of Elrond. Before that I did some wargaming and would extend the games to include individual characters. the games 'Squad Leader' and 'Luftwaffe' came to mind where I created characters and backstories for my little cardboard counter on the gameboard.

I have to thank a friend I met and RP'd with on Arwen Undomiel for telling me about this site. My only regret was that I ruminated around on various dying Tolkien boards instead of finding RPR back in 2010!

A website/forum I use is the tainted name known as Discord

Hm. I enjoyed myself on the Embyr Haven, even though I've since realized there were a lot of problems there and certain things there actually kinda scarred me. I also met a few decent folks on GaiaOnline, even though my impression of the RPers there overall is a dumpster fire where everything felt like popularity politics, though maybe I was just in bad parts of the site?

*shrugs* There's reasons why this is the only place I've RP'd in a long time. It's just about the only site I regularly visit, even.

I did get a little surge of pride recalling that I set up a newbie-assistance guild on Gaia, though. Not super successful, but I was able to help some folks get a stronger start there.

So, lately I’ve poking around those panfandom forums where it’s ‘everything and the kitchen sink’. It sounds interesting but part of me is honestly scared off by the application process/activity checks, I don’t think I have it in me to commit to places like that, to be able to post consistently and at a quality I’m happy with.
Oh, what I’d give for fandom roleplays for my fandoms but sadly my things are too old, dead or small.

Zelphyr wrote:
I also met a few decent folks on GaiaOnline, even though my impression of the RPers there overall is a dumpster fire where everything felt like popularity politics, though maybe I was just in bad parts of the site?
Ouch, that’s harsh LOL
I don’t know much about Gaia other than that it’s a long runner. I always fancied the idea of having an avatar but those kinds of MMOs really put me off because they’re a time sink if you ever dream of affording certain items - this may or may not involve inflation (*cough* Neopets) and I never liked how, at the end of the day, people can get very possessive and elitist over a bunch of pixels.

SunnyD wrote:
I don’t know much about Gaia other than that it’s a long runner. I always fancied the idea of having an avatar but those kinds of MMOs really put me off because they’re a time sink if you ever dream of affording certain items - this may or may not involve inflation (*cough* Neopets) and I never liked how, at the end of the day, people can get very possessive and elitist over a bunch of pixels.

They have multiple currency forms, and inflation has indeed been a problem. I heard that they made a change to try fixing some of the inflation issues, though. Dunno how well it worked out.

And I did hear claims that there were nice pockets around, like in the guilds and such. As mentioned, I might have just been in bad parts, and even then I met a few cool people. Even still friends with a couple of them (IRL now!), and one is responsible for me ending up here. But, uh, they also left the site. ^^;

i have 2 rp sites that i also use

wolf play < click
wolf-haven < click

i would recommend the first one, but not so much the second.

wolf play tho is for 16+ only but i think its great and all the graphics and art they have put into the site is amazing

Gaia Online was THE place for me, but this was eons ago before things went down the drain.

I particularly loved the idea of breedable user-run stores, where you would purchase a pet of sorts and it would evolve, the best shops required the user to roleplay to get the thing to evolve and generate a personality and such, it was incredible. I used to run a doll-themed one and it was such the experience, I never quite found anything like it after that. Gaia is such a unique eco system.

I also tried to join several harry potter RP themed forums but they were so.... strictly ruled and managed that I quickly jumped away;

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