Charter of uk.games.roleplay

(Not Moderated)

The newsgroup is for UK (and visiting) roleplaying enthusiasts to meet and arrange games thoughout the UK. Also it can be used for (but is not limited to) the discussions of new and old games, rules, large game meetings (e.g. GenCon).

The group is for discussion of all types of roleplaying games (RPGs); games where the players assume the roles of imaginary characters in a fictional world, described and controlled by another player who is often known as the gamemaster. RPGs include tabletop games such as Dungeons & Dragons, play-by- mail/email and live-action/freeform games. These games use a variety of rules (which commonly employ dice to add an element of unpredictability) to help the gamemaster decide the result of actions in the game.

The group does not cover 'roleplaying' in other contexts, such as psychiatric, business training or sexual settings, or the genre of computer games known as RPGs. (The use of computers to assist the play of roleplaying games is on-topic.)


Short one-off announcements of relevant products, services and events, inviting e-mail enquiries or suggesting URLs for further information, will be allowed. Lengthy and/or off-topic posts will not be welcome. Advertisements for clubs and social events may be repeated at fortnightly or longer intervals.

No other advertising, especially offers of goods for sale, should be posted to this newsgroup; newsgroups such as uk.adverts.games.roleplay or rec.games.frp.marketplace could be used instead. Messages posted to those groups must not be cross-posted to uk.games.roleplay.

It should be noted that this specifically does not prohibit people looking for groups to join, or groups looking for new players to join them, from posting to the group to find players.


Encoded binaries (e.g. pictures, compressed files, etc.), are *forbidden*, except for cryptographic signatures (e.g. PGP) Binaries belong on a web or ftp site (or similar storage systems), whose URL may be posted.

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uk.games.roleplay	A UK specific newsgroup for all aspects of roleplaying