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The Official RPG Geek User Guide
This guide is designed to make it easier for you to integrate with RPG Geek. We know that the front page looks a bit like the cockpit of an F-16 Fighter Jet. But just think of the power under the hood! This page is your guide to all things RPG Geek. Once you get familiar with our data-centric model you should have no problem navigating the site and getting the maximum out of the community. We hope that the RPG Geek will be a fantastic gathering place for the active role-playing community. We welcome collectors, players, publishers, and anyone interested in the hobby of role-playing games at any level!
If this is your first time here, you should check out the RPG Geek Welcome Page which lists our Guiding Principles and some other helpful links. That page will launch in a new window - when you're done viewing it, close that window and return here. See you when you get back!
Video Introduction to RPG Geek
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Here for One Thing?
Many folks come to the Geek for just one thing. It might be to find players in their area. It might be to add something to our database. It might be to find a review on a game. Whatever your one thing is, hopefully we've got it covered right here! If you're interested in everything the Geek has to offer, read them all!
Contact an Admin to ask a question
Find Comments, Images, Reviews or Session Reports for an existing game (Book, Magazine, etc)
Catalog your RPG Collection
Discuss a game or ask a rules question
Browse Games or Products by Ranking
Get Recommendations on Games that might be suitable for you
Add a new game, book, magazine, etc. to the RPG Geek Database
Provide a simple 1-10 rating for a game or book or leave a comment for a product
Write a Review for an existing database entry
Write a Session Report for game played
Start or find a Play by Forum game
Move a thread from one forum to another (or a sub-forum)
Record the play of a game with notes
Simplify and customize what I see on the front page
Remove banner advertisements from the front page
Announce some news about my Game, Product or Website
Link my Designer/Artist/Publisher page to my Geek user account
Update a Designer/Artist entry with more detail
Sell or Trade a game from your personal collection
Find other Roleplaying Gamers in my Area
Upload a picture (cover image, logo, in-game play, etc) for any game
Correct missing or incorrect information on an existing database entry
Add an external link (URL) to any product or item in the database
Contact a specific user in our system
Report a post as being in the wrong forum or a rules violation
Create or Commission a Microbadge to be made
Create your own RPG Blog
Leave a Comment or Suggestion for Improvement of RPG Geek
List a Kickstarter here on RPG Geek
Get Involved with RPG Geek as a volunteer
Create a Link to RPG Geek from my website
Forward Geekmail to my Email
Donate and become an RPG Geek Patron
Follow us on Twitter or Friend us on Facebook
Want to know more about...?
Have a single, specific topic you might want to know more about? Check this list and hopefully it's been covered.
Auctions for Geekgold
Chain of Generosity
Database and Database Hierarchy
Files and Play-Aids
Forums (Both General and Game Specific)
Games for Geekgold
Geekgold and Tipping
Geek Randomizer (aka Die Roller)
Geek of the Week
Getting Started as a New User
Periodicals (Magazines, Zines, Articles, etc)
Poster Level Badges
Question of the Day
RPG Geek Heroes
The Tavern (our Off-Topic area)
Thumbs and Thumbing
Hiding and Unhiding User's Posts
All of these wikis are user-editable. That means you can improve them and help build additional utility into this guide. We always welcome the help!