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User Guide


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!

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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!

http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Contact an Admin to ask a question
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Find Comments, Images, Reviews or Session Reports for an existing game (Book, Magazine, etc)
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Catalog your RPG Collection
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Discuss a game or ask a rules question
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Browse Games or Products by Ranking
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Get Recommendations on Games that might be suitable for you
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Add a new game, book, magazine, etc. to the RPG Geek Database
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Provide a simple 1-10 rating for a game or book or leave a comment for a product
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Write a Review for an existing database entry
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Write a Session Report for game played
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Start or find a Play by Forum game
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Move a thread from one forum to another (or a sub-forum)
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Record the play of a game with notes
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Simplify and customize what I see on the front page
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Remove banner advertisements from the front page
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Announce some news about my Game, Product or Website
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Link my Designer/Artist/Publisher page to my Geek user account
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Update a Designer/Artist entry with more detail
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Sell or Trade a game from your personal collection
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Find other Roleplaying Gamers in my Area
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Upload a picture (cover image, logo, in-game play, etc) for any game
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Correct missing or incorrect information on an existing database entry
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Add an external link (URL) to any product or item in the database
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Contact a specific user in our system
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Report a post as being in the wrong forum or a rules violation
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Create or Commission a Microbadge to be made
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Create your own RPG Blog
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Leave a Comment or Suggestion for Improvement of RPG Geek
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif List a Kickstarter here on RPG Geek
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Get Involved with RPG Geek as a volunteer
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Create a Link to RPG Geek from my website
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Forward Geekmail to my Email
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Donate and become an RPG Geek Patron
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif 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.

http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Auctions for Geekgold
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Avatars
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Chain of Generosity
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Database and Database Hierarchy
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Site Etiquette
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Files and Play-Aids
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Forums (Both General and Game Specific)
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Games for Geekgold
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Geekgold and Tipping
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Geeklists
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Geekmail
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Geekmodding
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Geekcurrent
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Geekbay
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Geek Randomizer (aka Die Roller)
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Geek of the Week
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Getting Started as a New User
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Guilds
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif The Hotness
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Microbadges
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Periodicals (Magazines, Zines, Articles, etc)
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Play-by-Forum
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Play-by-VoiP
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Podcasts
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Polls
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Poster Level Badges
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Question of the Day
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Quickbar
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Rankings
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif RPG Geek Heroes
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Subscriptions
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Tags
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif The Tavern (our Off-Topic area)
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Thumbs and Thumbing
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Your Profile
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif Uber Badges
http://geekdo-images.com/images/star_yellow.gif 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!

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