As a long time COG reader, and occasional lurker, I thought I’d bring this role playing game to the forum’s attention, as it’s something I think people here would really enjoy…~
Cantr II is a 100% free, persistent browser-based role-playing game (PBBRPG) where the world, its cultures, societies, history, religions, buildings and objects are all created by players, playing as the characters that inhabit that world.
You have the ability to play up to 15 unique characters, and it’s up to you how far they are involved in each of their communities. With a rich, living history and support for sixteen languages, the possibilities in Cantr are almost endless. Play as a politician, a pirate, a poet, a feared conqueror, a trader, an artisan, or as an explorer in an ever-changing world that is affected by the choices you make in game.
We are inclusive not only by invitation but by celebrating differences. We recognize the value that everyone can provide. We are hopeful because we see great potential in every player and their characters as a result of their creativity. We also believe that everyone can learn by overcoming challenges.
Cantr caters to many different types of people, whether you’re interested in society simulation, language learning, creative writing, debate, or even math. It’s certainly not just roleplaying and it offers up a casual “play at your own pace” experience. What makes Cantr unique is the combination of text-based roleplay with game mechanics.
TLDR? Here’s a list of what makes Cantr unique:
Text-based roleplay with game mechanics.
All the characters, plot, created items, etc. are directly from the players (no non-player characters). The players create everything and decide what to do.
Many languages together in the same world.
Has a very old history with notes and old characters as evidence.
Intended to represent real life (Earth). No magic.
Game not driven by economic incentives: no in-game benefits of money, creates a consistent niche experience based on game principles.
(IRL) Players have a role in the community, suggesting and approving changes! With a staff team of volunteer players, and a discord where you can contribute your ideas and thoughts, or just to talk to others in a casual way. There’s also a dedicated wiki, as well as a forum.
So, why not check it out? You have nothing to lose, and we are in a pandemic after all… maybe this is your time filler?