RPG Admin Guides

These forum roleplaying guides offer information specific to RPG admins. Whether you are starting your first or fiftieth RPG, you will benefit from reading some information about how to run an online forum RPG.

Why Read RPG Admin Guides

Like joining games, becoming an RPG admin is easy. Just set up your roleplaying forum, and roleplayers come to you, right?

Nope. There are things you can do to improve your administrative experience — and in turn, the experience of your roleplayers. For instance, RPG admins can very easily make a Bad RPG with only a few mistakes. Even mediocre RPGs are unlikely to succeed.

If you want to establish a long-term online community, keep reading!

RPG Admin Guides: Resources

  • RPG Advertising 101

    RPG advertising can be an easy way to attract new players to your game — if you do it right. Unfortunately, it’s easy to do RPG advertising the wrong way. This can deter players from your game, and in the most severe cases (i.e., when you spam), it can really garner negative attention (and even […]

  • Adding RPG Staff

    Adding new RPG staff can be a harrowing experience. Maybe you’ve been burned before by another RPG admin who ripped you off or even stole your game from you. Even if you haven’t, by adding someone else to the game staff, you run the risk of changing your forum roleplaying game’s perspective. Adding new RPG […]

  • RPG Rules and Members

    Enforcing RPG rules is one of the toughest things RPG admins do. Unfortunately, it is also one of the things for which it is difficult to receive advice. Even if you ask an RPG community what to do, you’ll receive a variety of subjective answers that may be wildly different. None of the answers will […]

  • RPG Rules Template

    One of the hardest challenges a new admin faces is the creation of RPG rules. Forum roleplaying games are no exception. Your rules will dictate the operation and success of your game. Too long and complicated, and you probably won’t be able to follow them. Too restrictive and controlling, and no one will join. Creating […]

  • Common RPG Starting Mistakes

    Starting an online roleplaying game can be difficult, especially when you’re starting on a forum. There’s no guarantee you’ll be successful, but there are some common mistakes you should be aware of. You don’t want to make a bad rpg, after all! ContentsDocument Your Roleplaying Game InformationPick an Admin Style and Stick with ItStyling Roleplaying […]

  • RPG Administrator Basics

    There’s no catch-all guide for starting a forum roleplaying game (yet…). There are a few things you can do to be a better RPG administrator, however. They are simple and effective no matter the type of community you hope to create in your online RPG. ContentsDon’t Be a Bad RPG AdministratorDon’t Give UpRespect Your RoleplayersRemember […]