Saturday, 24 January 2009

web 2.0, roleplaying games and you

Role-players find the web a fertile playground; netbooks and variant homebrew rules have been circulating since the first BBS. Yet the impact of MMORPGs like World of Warcraft are forcing traditional tabletop games to adopt similar strategies. While a number of RPGers may well be aware of the resources out there, people always miss stuff. This is what I missed recently.

Obsidian Portal - An online campaign manager/wiki/collaborative repository. Perhaps the biggest strengths of OP are it's GM only section on every page and the fact you can pull in other's cool ideas into your campaign. Like all good potlucks, the more you put in, the more you get.

Meetup - A site to arrange meet-ups. Has it's own roleplaying section.

Spielerz - A site for RPGs and gamers to arrange meetups for games. US-centric at the moment but international gamers are very welcome.

Wiggio - A nice place to organise a group. Inbuilt group calendar, chat & web conferencing, file storage and group e-mail and it's very easy to set up.

Xtimeline - A very powerful timeline-creation tool. Useful for plot timelines and historic events.

Anything else I missed? Let me know by a comment...

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