• Welcome to RPG Initiative a Community for All Roleplayers!

    Here at The Initiative, everyone is welcome. Every writing style is valued and there is room for everyone to voice their opinion. It does not matter what medium you use to roleplay, in the end we are all roleplayers who share the passion of writing. The Initiative is a place where everyone can feel safe to be who they are, to have an opinion and where we respect others and their opinions.

    What we offer:

    • Roleplay Directory - We have a robust roleplay directory that includes:
      • Common advertising links available right from the directory listing.
      • A spot for every type of roleplay category.
      • Site Updates available in your listing.
      • Comments straight in your listing.
    • Playby (Faceclaim) Directory - Finding a playby made easy. Narrow your search by traits that you're looking for in your character representation or contribute new ones.
    • Guides - From managing roleplays to how to code these guides will help you in roleplay and real life.
    • Character Exchanges - You can request someone pick up your character in exchange for you to pick up one of theirs.
    • Writing Partners - Where you can find new Roleplay partners to play with.
    • Challenges - Make your own contests to challenge other members or join into staff run contacts and get your site featured on our community index or as a spotlight at the top of the site!
    • Access to our Roleplay Realm and clubs as a place to roleplay with writing partners.
    • Access to our MTV's THE REAL WORLD! (or regular everyday non-RP) chat.
    • Plus so much more!

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  1. Site Information


    41 posts

    This forum has information regarding RPG Initiative including the code of conduct and information about the site itself.



    348 posts

    Here you will find announcements, and rules regarding specific services available at RPG Initiative, such as the directory, gallery and other Initiative services.


    Use this forum to contact the RPG Initiative staff and share any comments, complaints or suggestions. This is the best way to contact the staff team.


    Ask us

    134 posts

    This is the best place to ask questions about the site whether it be to ask how to change your avatar, your spotlight challenge button or just where is the best place to post! Anyone  in our fabulous community can answer to help you out and get you going on your way.

    Introduce Yourself

    1,897 posts

    Welcome to the Initiative! Here you can introduce yourself to our community of roleplayers. You joined us so we already love you so just introduce yourself so we can show you that.

  2. Roleplay Conversations

    Chat & Discussion

    4,733 posts

    The General Discussion forum is here for you to discuss anything related to roleplaying that isn't covered anywhere else on the board. Any form of roleplaying may be discussed here. We encourage you to discuss all formats of roleplaying not just forum/play by post RPGs.


    RPG Confessions

    2,720 posts

    From pet peeves to why you stick to roleplaying this is the place to do it! Confess your roleplay experiences.


    Shout Outs

    24 posts

    Shout out to other members, to your site, your roleplayers! Replies are disabled as this is meant to be a shout out to members. You can react to shout outs though.

  3. Creation & Development

    Got a great idea for an RPG or character but need help or want some feedback? Share it with the rest of the forum at the campfire.


    Within this forum you can plot and plan with other members in the creation of a coterie. Whether this is for a mini-RPG, a learning group or whatever you can talk about it here before you create the coterie itself.

    This forum is dedicated to the always changing environment of hosting. From being hosted on Jcink and Icyboards to branching out into Piggyback hosting and Self Hosting this is the place for you.

    For discussions about coding and graphics whether it be for design or avatars or the building of websites.

    Code Gallery

    85 posts

    Any and all codes whether they be post templates, rule templates and the like, feel free to post it here!

  4. Assistance

    Site Reviews

    13 posts

    Request other members of the site to look at your site and give their opinion. This can be from veteran roleplayers to newer players just getting used to everything.


    Other Reviews

    3 posts

    This section is for all other items that need reviewing. Rules, plotlines, advertisements etc.

    If you are looking for a specific code or need a post template then this is the place to post your request.

    Is something broken? Not working properly? Here you can get assistance (or give assistance) for all issues with code!

    Graphics Requests

    109 posts

    Requests for avatars, signatures, headers, pips gifs all belong here. This includes adding text to headers in the RPG Initiative Gallery or the RPG Initiative PB Gallery.


    This is the forum that you can request help in finding a playby or a graphic that fits your character.

  5. Personal RP Requests

    Find an RPG

    31 posts

    It's not always easy to find an RPG that meets your needs so post here and get them to come to you!

    Here is where you can offer up a specific character that you would like to seek an RP that fits them. This, unlike the Find an RPG forum, is meant for a character specifically to be adopted/offered a site and Find an RPG is meant for general roleplay searches.

    This is the place to post requests for plots and characters related to your own character/s.


  6. Site Requests

    Canon Lists

    78 posts

    Staff members may post their sites canon lists for roleplay seekers to easily find wanted canons for their genre.

    We suggest you add a prefix with the type of canon you are looking for.

    Find Staff

    9 posts

    If you need assistance with your roleplay whether it's temporary or permanent, moderators, graphic artists, advertisers or beyond, search for the right person here.


    Find Affiliates

    76 posts

    Exchange links with other roleplays to generate more traffic and to share the roleplay love.

  7. Challenges

    Spotlight Challenges

    1,302 posts

    Every month we give all RPs listed within the directory the chance to get your RPG spotlighted for an entire month throughout the website. This forum will have the details of those challenges posted at the start of the month with deadlines and winners will be listed at the top of the site.


    Prove that words are mightier than the sword by joining in some of our writing challenges.

    Challenge Winners


    1. Push your skills to the max and challenge yourself by joining in some of the graphics related challenges.

    Challenge Winners



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    Come here to claim your awards, see new awards and find out when awards have been awarded!

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