Blast from the Past: PBM Games?

Having recently learned that their are still some remnants of the Play-By-Mail (PBM) / Play-By-Email (PBeM) gaming style still going, I have decided to give it another go.

(This seems to be about the best place to start learning about PBMs and what is still running: )

I tried out several PBM games back in the 1990s, but I kind of drifted away once I got a home computer and PC strategy games.

For those with PDFs of old Dragon Magazines from the Archive CD set, have a gander through the ads and you’ll spot some PBM ads. I seem to remember that they were often shown on the back cover as well.

Since my schedule does not lend itself to playing tabletop RPGs in person anymore, this may be about the only gaming I will get for a while.

Have signed up for a free game called Olympia (currently G4 version) at for now.

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One thought on “Blast from the Past: PBM Games?

  1. I have played in 3 Play by Post games using forums. Then a Play by IM using Skype. all good experiences. I would guess it takes around the same time as a play by email. There is always someone looking for players or a DM at:

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