News & Updates

Introduction - Update Hey all, Roleplayers have many tools at their disposal to organize and present information in an organized manner to their fellow roleplayers via many different methods from linking several threads together, to BBCodes, to thread marks and so forth. Today I announce one more tool to aid in our efforts to make the best presentations possible for our roleplays and that is Chapters. If you look at this thread, it should currently be working. Switch to the next chapter to see how it works. How it Works Chapters are pretty easy to use, it's just a simple BBCode. Chapter name When you use chapters, it makes a table of contents for you at the top of the post. Note: Chapters can only currently be used in the first post...
Hey All, Today, we are bringing you a quick update to the way roleplays and the search system works. Until now, we've had the following required when you submit a recruitment or roleplay thread: Tags Sub-Genre Filter System Both were closed systems, meaning that to add new options, it took staff intervention. Over the years, we've come to realize that this kind of curation wasn't the best system because it meant that we couldn't keep up with the trends and tags and listings that users wanted to use for their content. The second issue was that the filter system was a poorly coded third-party add-on that caused performance issues to just display the sidebar filter that most of the site was unable to use because it didn't work well on...
━━━━ 𝘏𝘌𝘈𝘋𝘌𝘙 𝘐𝘔𝘈𝘎𝘌 ━━━━ ━━━━ 𝘐𝘕𝘛𝘙𝘖𝘋𝘜𝘊𝘛𝘐𝘖𝘕 ━━━━ The world's oceans are vast, dark, cold, and empty. An environment representing the very definition of loneliness and despair, and yet the gentle leviathans we know of as Whales live their entire lives within the ocean depths, singing songs to each other across the vast expanse. Keeping each other company in an otherwise impossibly isolating existence. Music is, as with whales, a form of communication that is unique to us in that it doesn't need to be understood to be effective. The very idea of music is one which can fill our hearts, spill from our eyes, and rise up in our fists. Music reaches you in a way so unique that it's nearly indescribable. Pure emotion, be it pain...
━━━━ 𝘏𝘌𝘈𝘋𝘌𝘙 𝘐𝘔𝘈𝘎𝘌 ━━━━ ━━━━ 𝘐𝘕𝘛𝘙𝘖𝘋𝘜𝘊𝘛𝘐𝘖𝘕 ━━━━ A glass slipper, a poisoned apple, a golden goose–you hear all these odd descriptions but immediately connect them to stories, fairytales to be exact. What makes a story a fairytale? They’re tales that take place in a fantastical setting with notable characters of humans and supernatural creatures being present in the same world. We have Little Red Riding Hood with a young girl dressed in a striking red hood who visits her grandma only to find out that it’s a wolf in her place. Or in another world, a young girl with beautiful, golden hair stumbles upon an empty cabin, eats some porridge and eventually falls asleep on a bed. These are just two examples of the many existent stories...
Hello roleplayers and happy Monday! I am thrilled to share with you our new Distress & Crisis Resources thread. We believe in keeping a positive and safe community for all of our members. Many of us have known someone who has needed help, have had personal struggles in the past, or still struggle today. We know these resources have been benefiting people for many years and encourage you to access them if you need help. It is always ok to ask for help. You are not alone. ❤️‍🩹 Thank you for being a part of our community and may we continue to support each other as we grow and heal. https://www.rpnation.com/threads/distress-and-crisis-resources.516042/
Have you ever met someone on the site and wondered if they were looking for rp, but were too shy to ask? Wonder no more, as RpN just got a brand new quality of life update: Roleplay Preferences! This is a neat little addition to the user profiles. It is intended to give you a quick reference on a user's basic roleplay preferences and availability. And if you need more information - you can click the link to see their interest check thread! Setting up Head to your Account details and scroll down a bit. You will see a colorful new section! Customize your RpN profile and show off what kind of roleplayer you are! Here is a quick overview of what you can set there (screenshots are from Dark Mode but they look the same in Light Mode)...
🏛️ MYTHOLOGY Mythology has been a part of Human culture since the dawn of the species, culminating into an endless wealth of stories, legends, religions, and philosophical ponderings about the world we all exist in together. From Gods and Goddesses to Mud Men and Faerie Women, there is always something so captivating and fascinating about the myths and legends we share with each other. Many in the West first think to Greek Mythos, of Zeus and the pantheon of Greek deities, or to modern myths of Bigfoot, Mothman, or Loch Ness. Though there are so many more stories to tell, and never enough time to hear them all. Native to North America are the more widely known stories of the Wendigo spirit, the god-like Thunderbird, and the Inuit...
Hey all, The following changes are new. - Thread Creators can now delete interest checks without needing to poke the staff*. - Users can now self-disable their account permanently without needing staff intervention. The system will give you a 7-day grace period in case you change your mind. To do so please visit here. *Thread creators still need staff intervention to delete/archive actual roleplays since it has other people's content. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to post below :)!
june 2022 newsletter COSPLAY Through cosplay, one can expect to find blossoming friendships, bouts of confidence, and everlasting memories. More importantly, it brings the satisfaction of impersonating a different persona, even if only for a brief moment. Let's face it—we've all had moments in our lifetime where we idolized a character to the point where we wanted to be them. By achieving such a desire, we would temporarily be freed from the reins of reality, a society where strict social norms and expectations are placed upon us. Cosplay serves as a form of safe haven, where these expectations are removed in the world of fiction, where one can assume whichever personality they wish to portray...
may 2022 newsletter MEMORIES “I still hear you in the breeze, see your shadows in the trees, holding on, memories never change” - Monody by TheFatRat ft. Laura Brehm Memory is essential to the human condition, whether it is good or bad. They are forged and forgotten, but their impact on the world endures; there is something worth remembering in every day of our lives, sometimes we miss it, but sometimes we catch it. Either in a photograph, a recording, a scent, a shirt, a notebook, and so on. We'll find it again, somehow, someday. What we do still has an impact and it is important. What we do, what we experience, what we lose, and what we find are all eternal. In some way, they are etched into our...
Hey all, I wanted to apologize for the site being internment since yesterday and for the inconvenience that has been. Everything is resolved now and the site is currently in the process of rebuilding the search index which will finish automatically in the next few hours. This is what powers the site search system and the ability for you to see your own threads and posts via your profile tabs. No PMs, Posts, or Data have been lost, we just had downtime is all. Thank you for being patient and thank you for the amazing work @Ghan put in nonstop this weekend to get it fixed. As usual he's been taking care of us and making sure the site runs properly since 2008 <3 Happy roleplaying everyone, if you have any questions or concerns, please...
--- //. Newsletter's Title Newsletter 2022April / Rain //. !Not Important! //. Extra (Image above theme title) --- //. Theme Title & Description RainDark clouds and wind. Those words alone immediately associate in our minds to a familiar weather occurrence, rain. It is a force that can aid or harm us, from light showers that romanticizes environments to tsunamis that tears apart lives, there is no doubt rain plays an important part in the world. Even an absence of rain has an influence of various organisms thriving in environments that see little to no rain. But thinking back to the idea of rain, scientifically, it is the precipitation of collected water in the sky that was formed together from evaporated water. However, rain, in...
Hey All, First of all, I'd like to apologize for the fact that I did not send out an alert today or even several weeks in advance like we normally do in-regards to big changes. As most, if not all of you have noticed, the site themes (for both Light and Dark) got a major overhaul today. In the past, we mentioned that the current site themes were falling apart. These were preventing us to do major site upgrades in relation to the software and addons. This means that the old styles had to go which were in the way of 7 months of updates that needed to happen. While doing my best to fix and work on stuff that didn't require any major upgrades, I bumped into issues that required a board software upgrade finally and it wasn't something that...
CARNIVALMarch 2022 Newsletter Step right up! Step right up! Come one, come all, to the grand carnival! Grab your popcorn, grab your soda, your cotton candy, and your best friends. It’s time to celebrate! Try your luck, take a swing or shoot down some rubber duckies for some fabulous prizes that will leave you a better person today than you were yesterday. Or just have a jolly ol’ fashioned good time. Whatever this month brings- may the odds be in your favor! 🎪 SITE ANNOUNCEMENTS: 🎈 Staff Position Changes Congratulations to @Alteras and @Onmyoji for joining RpN's Administrative team! Thank you for all of your amazing work through the years and for many more to come! 🍿 RpNation's Themes At the beginning of the month, RpN Staff rolled...
BLOSSOMINGFebruary 2022 Newsletter “The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” -Mulan As the new year comes into full swing, new challenges appear. Although the past may not be forgotten, embedded in our memories and shown in our growth, new expectations and motivations surface. With blessings of a chance to grow, blossoming into who we would like to be, wonderful memories and prosperity may find its way to us. Or, perhaps new adventures await us. Would it be blossoming friendships, love, partner? Or, even a baby’s first steps, a first cry, love, and so much more. What will this new year bring and how will you blossom? fas fa-scroll Announcements 🎉 A huge congratulations and a happy...
RpNation Merchandise RpNation StoreYou'll be able to find hoodies, t-shirts, stickers, mugs, totebags each in different styles and colors! You can find all of our official merchandise here! RpNation is not just a roleplaying site, we are a center for amazing creativity, from writers to musicians and artists alike. Being able to support that was a huge priority for us when we researched and setup merch. Our RpNation Store will regularly be updated with new merch and art to help support and fund the site, with a portion of the sales going to each artist that made the design. Our current offerings are made by the amazingly talented @AEONmeteorite who has helped us set this all up. They have made a wide selection of shark based...
PowerJanuary 2022 Newsletter "With great power comes great responsibility" - Uncle Ben (Spider-Man) Power can be many things, though in its most basic form it represents the ability for something to happen. Just like how a battery gives a toy the ability to move or the power of music can inspire and motivate us to get out of bed in the morning, dance in the living room, sing in the shower, write our newest character, and so much more. Power is something everyone has and it's something that gets us moving, physically and mentally. In many animated shows power is often displayed both ways simultaneously, growing stronger with their emotions and rising up to the challenge in front of them while usually glowing bright colors, and...
If you are here, this means you have clicked on the alert to find out more about the rule update specifically for Omegaverse/ABO. We have officially forbidden this genre from RpNation; This decision wasn't made hastily and we want to be clear that we are forbidding this genre because at its core and focus it is an erotic genre. We know there are those who are interested in the social dynamics of this genre, but the problem is that we cannot clearly determine between someone using the term sexually or non-sexually. If you have any suggestions for what a non-sexual Omegaverse term could be let us know. Create your own new genre! We want to work with you to keep our users and site safe! EDIT: You are more than welcome to continue...
MagicDecember 2021 Newsletter A shimmering butterfly flutters past your vision. It lands onto a dark bulbous object, but the moment its legs graze the surface, a blinding, violet glow brightens from within. Following the momentum of the sudden surge of light, the hue spread across the object, revealing wide, waxy petals. The movement of the vibrant petals almost appeared like a calm dancer, swaying gently side to side. One moment it was a bud, the next, a blooming, glowing flower. All happening from the small touch of a dazzling butterfly. It’s unexplainable with the logic we know. It’s other-worldly and different. In some form, that is what magic is viewed as. Throughout the time of human consciousness, the weird, peculiar things...
Living Connections:November 2021 Newsletter The connections we have in life vary greatly in many ways, from friendships and family, loved one’s and partners. No matter where, who, what, when, why, or how, these connections can mean everything to us - found families, polyamorus relationships, queer platonic relationships, the people who care for us and those we care about. Be they a mother, a neighbor, or just a kind stranger. Not every connection is perfect and some are certainly healthy, but there is always someone out there. For every missed connection another opens. Much like a station with trains coming in and out on their own time, some last forever and some just a moment. Hopefully for a good time, not necessarily a long time...
You and your friends had decided to head out one afternoon to finally investigate rumors you heard of an old abandoned mansion in the woods. According to the crude map the mansion would be an hour walk from the edge of the thick forest. It was only two in the afternoon so there was plenty of time before dark. To pass the time you all start talking about what you may find there. One of your friends suggests it could be haunted and the conversation shifts to what even counts as haunted in the first place. What does it mean to haunt?. Haunt in its most basic terms is for something to linger in a space, or for something to frequent often. Though we all know it's much more than that. It can be a feeling, one of unease, of anxiousness and...
SEPTEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER Nature is all around us, in every way possible. Something so permissible to the universe it makes up that it's even transcended into our hearts and minds. Whether it be a frightful enemy bringing disorder and disparity or the Mother of all things both living and dead whom we respect with a humble awe. Going as far to say that nature in itself is truly indescribable in full. Simply that it is, taking the form our collective unconscious believes it to be~ On a more down to earth note, it's hard not to find a moment when Mother nature is undeniably astonishingly beautiful. Stepping outside and feeling the grass and dew soaked dirt, gentle between your toes, the smell of the night's rain still lingering in the...
August 2021 NEWSLETTER The chime of the doorbell rings a short jingle as a patron enters the building. A strong scent stimulates their olfactory senses as they close their eyes to savor the fragrance. It’s a pungent smell, a flowery, smoky, nutty, and herby aroma. They’re all different yet stem from the same source, a coffee bean, just like the environment of a coffee shop. The patron opens their eyes and surveys their surroundings as they stand in the queue line for the register. Couples meeting for the first time, last minute dates, groups of friends hanging out, professionals relishing a break from work, lone individuals focused on their own personal spaces of reading, studying, writing, etc. There were many stories, or worlds...
JULY 2021 NEWSLETTER Work hard, play harder! Life is filled with routine. Whether the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning is to check your phone, lie in bed and groan about your busy schedule ahead, or get up and get ready for the day, we, as humans, are constantly moving and grooving. With all that happens in our daily life, whoever has time for a break? To stop and smell the roses? Or even have a chance to relax and wind without having something weighing over our head due to stress? With school letting out for some parts of the world and less work piling on as days pass, family and friends are marking their schedule and starting their vacation! Time to uproot this mundane routine and add a little spice! It’s about...
June 2021 NEWSLETTER Midsummer's GreetingThe celebration of the Solstice is an ancient tradition around the world, marking the longest and shortest days of the year, a shift of the seasons and symbolizing renewal and change for both sides of the hemisphere. It can mean a lot of things to a lot of people, and has inspired numerous works fashioned from long standing folklore and stories, tales of fairies and creatures alike, from a time when the worlds of fact and fiction collide into a harmony of wonder, imagination and exploration. Both of the world and of one’s self. It’s not hard to get lost within such a beautiful concept, and with the Solstice approaching this month, it marks a great time to reflect and grow as a roleplay...
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