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Having trouble finding active role play groups to call home, or giving your RP group a shoutout? You've come to the right place! RP-Archives is the biggest roleplay group directory on dA that doesn't focus on just one type of RP and allows you to advertise your own Group!

If you're looking to add your Group, read the Submission Rules carefully before posting/noting!

If you're looking for a Group, browse at your own pace through the Genre blogs, and maybe you'll find the roleplay you're looking for.

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Founded 11 Years ago
Dec 23, 2010


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174 Members
2,071 Watchers
216,920 Pageviews


this group has been permanently closed and is no longer taking submissions of any kind

:flame: Don't ask to join this group.

We only need an admin team; being a member doesn't give you special access to anything and we're not here for you to advertise yourself (your groups? no problem). If we're not looking for admins, then there's no joining this group. Check out the blog to your right for actual fun stuff. >>>

:flame: We do not accept individual roleplayer ads.

There are dozens of roleplay directories that already do that. We curate roleplay groups.

:flame:We do not accept private/invite-only Groups.

Such Groups usually already have their members sorted out for themselves. RP-Archives is only for people to look for Groups where there's no need for them to have to be invited personally, whether by admins or the current members.

:flame: We do not advertise OCTs.

You may find what you're looking for in the-OCT-list.

:flame: We do not advertise offsite RPs.

We require a group icon to display on our blogs and will not link offsite. There are many other venues on the internet for your advertising needs!

:flame: You may not advertise your group or your RP partner search in any comment section.

Whether it is on the front page or in a journal, if your comment contains a link to a group or any sort of "looking for partner" it will be hidden. If you have questions please note the group; if you want to submit/update please use the appropriate forms.

:flame: All affiliation requests will be automatically accepted but will not be added to the list.

Please do not attach your submission details to the affiliation request.

:flame: If you see your group with :bulletblue::shrug: next to it,

it's because you didn't include the number of admins you want for your Group. PLEASE SPECIFY or else you get that emote forever.

:flame:Why is my group not on the front page?/How do you get onto the blog on the front page?

RP-Archives does bimonthly exposure blogs. Your group will be on the next bimonthly blog. If it isn't in the next blog, resubmit and double check your submission's info. Thank you.

:flame: If a group is a Fan Group, please include what it is based off in the About section.

:flame: Keep your About section concise and short.

We don't need to hear what you've got planned for your group or what's so great about it. Just tell us what is it about and stick to around two sentences.

:flame::flame: If your group has not made it to the bimonthly blogs, you are free to ask why politely.

Most likely, however, it's that you didn't follow the rules.

All link to their respective blogs.

:flame: Genre definitions are found HERE

Please read them carefully before submitting your group.



If you want to UPDATE your group, use this form.


Note: We do not update the blogs when enrollments and opening dates pass. You need to help us out by telling us something has changed, because there are way too many Groups to check up on.


We also accept group status changes and alerts on groups on the list that have closed down and/or deleted.





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I think the landscape for rp groups has simply changed, and I've changed. I'm struggling with a lot of things in my personal life and updating the new webpage is simply my lowest priority.
Even though I set it up some time ago, there have been a handful of subscribers but only three actual submissions. So I'm going to close the page down, and in about a month or so, I'll close this group permanently too.
I suggest checking out other forum and sites (like dA's, toyhouse or RP Nation) if you're still hunting for new groups.
It's been fun! I'm glad the idea I had as a child to make this directory lasted so long and helped so many people find new groups and potential friends. It helped me : )
but thats it, the end, be kind to each other and have fun
edit/responding to some comments
:bulletblue: yes ok, i'll leave the group up. I'm pro archival in general so if that's what people want I can't say no.
:bulletblue: I know the WIX site wasn't a perfect solution and it stayed as a wip, I'm not sure when or why the links started breaking but its whatever now. That site was always going to be a stopgap, I was ultimately hoping to work with my brother to make a dedicated and custom built site fit for purpose but obviously that won't be happening now.
:bulletblue: I can't really articulate how much my health has impeded me on maintaining this site to the degree that I want to. it is not "stubbornness" that is leading me to make this decision, its that I just can't any more. it has been 10 years, I'm no longer a teen logging into dA every day. my health has gotten better and worse in a lot of different ways and I cannot spend any of it on this.
:bulletblue: I'm opposed to handing over the group to someone I don't know. In the past that kind of thing hasn't worked out that well and I'm simply unwilling to hand over the keys to something I've developed and worked on for a decade.
:bulletblue: my decisions are non-negotiable, even if you don't understand please try and respect them.
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