Monday, April 21 2014

Welcome to the world of PBEM games!

This website is dedicated PBEM (Play By EMail) Role Playing games. You can learn more about PBEM role playing games as well as look for PBEM games to join!

What is a PBEM (Play By Email) game?

Unlike traditional pen-and-paper roleplaying games, PBEM games are more in the style of chain stories or round-robin campfire tales.

Like traditional role playing games, players control a character involved in the story. Players then write a short story segment (called a post) describing their character's actions in relation to the story. Combined with the story segments from other players of the game, you form the the game's storyline.

Learn about PBEM games

If you are new to PBEM games a good start is to read the article "Play By Email (PBEM) in a larger perspective". It talks about different types of email role playing games. Then you can continue with the article "The anatomy of a post". It provides you with more information about how to write posts.

If you are just looking for a game to join, check out the PBEM Game Adverts!

Are you running your own PBEM game?

You can find useful information in the articles in the "Run your own PBEM game" section. Maybe you want to share your experience by submitting your own article?

If you are looking for more players for your game, post an ad in the PBEM Game Adverts section!

Join PBEMPlayers now!

Looking for a game to join? Here game owners can advertise their games and openings. Check out the categories on the right to find more games!

Latest PBEM Game Adverts

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Added to the Strategy category
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Added to the Star Trek category
4 days ago by spiralarm1

Running your own game?

Are you looking for players for your own game? Do you want to see your game listed here?

You can submit your own advert to the site and it will remain listed for 30 days.

It’s easy! Start here!

Role playing games taking place in a Science Fiction setting.

Role playing games based on the Star Trek universe.

Role playing games using any of the many fantasy worlds out there.

Role Playing games in our own time and place.

Games focusing on strategy, such as football managers, world politics or other forms of (often) turn based games.

Games that does not fit in any of the other categories.

Article Categories

These are articles written to help you with your PBEM role playing game. They will inspire you and teach you things that can help you write better posts, or run a better game of your own. If you have something you would like to contribute to the site, please add your own article!

Getting Ideas
Manage your time, find ideas and use them.

Running your own PBEM game
Learn how to run your own game.

Writing
Both how and what you write in your posts for your PBEM game is important, we show you how to do it!

Other articles
Other articles related to PBEM games or the gaming industry and community.

Character Development
Giving your character life is complex, these articles will help you.

Latest articles

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