What’s the biggest monster in any RPG?
That’s a good question, and it’s the one RoleRoster asks and suggests an answer to on its homepage.
You’ve guessed it.
The biggest monster, the most challenging enemy, is the schedule.
RoleRoster’s pitch is that they do the logistics so you can focus on the fun stuff, and it’s compatible with everything. Right now, the solution is in Beta, which means you can sign up, and the site is more finished than not, but still not complete.
In essence, RoleRoster seems to be a looking-for-group site, and you start by telling it when you can play and who you want to play with. It then sorts out availability and delivers calendar invites. RoleRoster then reminds people they have got a game coming up.
If it’s a looking-for-group marketplace site that finds people you don’t already know, it faces the usual challenges of scale. No one will use it until many people use it and have an excellent chance to find a group.
The good news is that at least one Instagram post highlights it’s free. The same post also says;
RoleRoster is a free, automated, scheduling system made specifically for the needs of tabletop roleplaying games.
The system automatically coordinates availability, finalizes game time with the GM and all players, and then communicates with everyone based on their preferred method (email, discord, text, etc). After your game session, it’ll automatically share the recap and GM feedback.
Oh, and it doesn’t matter what, where, or how you play…
A week-old post says the site will launch in June.
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Andrew, Thank you so much for sharing our story. While we do hope to provide some community and looking-for-group features in the future, our initial goal is to help your game group right now. Whether you play online or in person finding availability and making sure everyone gets to the table is one of the hardest challenge to be able to play with your friends. Our free service finds the best date for you and your friends to play and then automates the final time of the game! All free. All easy. And all customized to the specific needs of… Read more »