Forum Roleplay delivers RPG resources specially made for forum-based games and roleplayers. The RPG resources offered herein were crafted with ten years expertise in roleplaying, administrating RPGs, and various relevant skills.


Can I use X resource for Y purpose?

See the License. Most resources are Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial — that is, if you’re linking back to me and you’re not making money, you can do as you please with the resource. Some resources do not fall under this license: those resources are explicitly noted. If you’re still not sure, Contact Forum Roleplay.

Can you help me change _____ about a resource, or help me with coding? Can you answer questions about specific techniques?

Direct and individualized resource support is not provided, sorry. Try posting your query on a roleplay resource forum, code support forum, or other area. If you have roleplay-based questions, do feel free to ask a question — Forum Roleplay will answer with a post tailor-made for play-by-post roleplayers such as yourself!

Why so few BBcode resources?

BBcode is a fairly limited language — there’s honestly just not a whole lot you can do with it. Most of Forum Roleplay’s resources are too advanced to be easily ported to BBcode — there aren’t equivalent codes for the functionality built into the resources, unfortunately. BBcode also has issues of being implemented slightly differently according to different forum softwares (align=center versus center, for example) and being different in capability (some boards can handle lists within lists; some simple forum softwares cannot).

You are welcome to convert Forum Roleplay resources to BBcode, though — and you can even submit them for inclusion on Forum Roleplay, should you choose to do so.

So where are the games?

See the RPG Advertising section. You’ll find various means of promoting your roleplaying game, such as our Tumblr and Twitter, as well as links to popular RPG advertisement spaces. Forum Roleplay does not list any games not personally endorsed and well-known to the webmaster at this time — please don’t ask for a link. You’re completely free to advertise on the provided resources, though!

Why RPG Resources?

In short, because the Staff believes in granola hippie sharing and free stuff.

In a longer format, forum roleplay in particular offers a unique chance for people to be creative and free. The fact that it’s also totally free makes it awesomely creative. Anyone can play, and the different types of people, games, and communities found amongst forum roleplaying is mind-boggling.

There are a few sites dedicated to forum RPG resources, a few sites dedicated to listing different forum RPGs, and quite a few RPG graphics communities. However — there is no one place on the Internet explaining what forum roleplaying is and why people should do it. There are probably a lot of people who would like a free creative hobby, and maybe they’re not getting enough out of Farmville or whatever the latest click-and-play game is.

Forum Roleplay aims to be the site attracting people to forum roleplaying itself, by explaining some of its basic aspects and offering newcomers a path to starting off. Our resources are just a nice bonus for the roleplayers who already know what they’re doing, too!

CONTACT: Critique, Feedback, Complaints

Please feel free to offer feedback, critique, concerns, and criticisms on the RPG resources offered by Forum Roleplay. Please let Forum Roleplay know what you think, good or bad. Everything is welcome — thanks in advance!


  • Check the FAQ first.
  • Forum Roleplay does not provide individualized support for resources.


About the Site

Forum Roleplay’s History

  • 2013: Moved to forumroleplay.com and became Forum Roleplay
  • 2009: Founded as Tears, Bones & Desire, RPG resources site
  • 2003?: Founded as Tears, Bones & Desire, personal roleplaying characters site

Technical and Credit





Kiriska, Iversia, the ‘Souls Assemblage, and the collective ‘Souls RPG forum community.