The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads!

What are Community Promotion Ads?

Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements that will show up on the main site, in the right sidebar. The purpose of this question is the vetting process. Images of the advertisements are provided, and community voting will enable the advertisements to be shown.

Why do we have Community Promotion Ads?

This is a method for the community to control what gets promoted to visitors on the site. For example, you might promote the following things:

  • useful resources for both the GM and the player
  • utilities for running meets online
  • the site's twitter account
  • cool roleplaying events or conferences
  • anything else your community would genuinely be interested in

The goal is for future visitors to find out about the stuff your community deems important. This also serves as a way to promote information and resources that are relevant to your own community's interests, both for those already in the community and those yet to join.

Why do we reset the ads every year?

Some services will maintain usefulness over the years, while other things will wane to allow for new faces to show up. Resetting the ads every year helps accommodate this, and allows old ads that have served their purpose to be cycled out for fresher ads for newer things. This helps keep the material in the ads relevant to not just the subject matter of the community, but to the current status of the community. We reset the ads once a year, every December.

The community promotion ads have no restrictions against reposting an ad from a previous cycle. If a particular service or ad is very valuable to the community and will continue to be so, it is a good idea to repost it. It may be helpful to give it a new face in the process, so as to prevent the imagery of the ad from getting stale after a year of exposure.

How does it work?

The answers you post to this question must conform to the following rules, or they will be ignored.

  1. All answers should be in the exact form of:

    [![Tagline to show on mouseover][1]][2]
       [1]: http://image-url
       [2]: http://clickthrough-url 

    Please do not add anything else to the body of the post. If you want to discuss something, do it in the comments.

  2. The question must always be tagged with the magic tag. In addition to enabling the functionality of the advertisements, this tag also pre-fills the answer form with the above required form.

Image requirements

  • The image that you create must be 220 x 250 pixels
  • Must be hosted through our standard image uploader (imgur)
  • Must be GIF or PNG
  • No animated GIFs
  • Absolute limit on file size of 150 KB

Score Threshold

There is a minimum score threshold an answer must meet (currently 6) before it will be shown on the main site.

You can check out the ads that have met the threshold with basic click stats here.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Would someone be willing to work up a "be nice" ad for the site? \$\endgroup\$ – C. Ross Jan 1 '15 at 12:14
  • \$\begingroup\$ @C.Ross I made a cheesy one, below. \$\endgroup\$ – Please stop being evil May 14 '15 at 6:45

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Rolling Made Awesome!

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    \$\begingroup\$ This slogan is hilarious. \$\endgroup\$ – doppelgreener Jan 1 '15 at 8:44

Roll20 - Virtual tabletop gaming that tells a story


Great RPGs have great worlds!

  • \$\begingroup\$ Hello. Someone from our site submitted this ad to you late in 2014 so I popped over to resubmit for the new year. I'm a mod on Worldbuilding and I sometimes read RPG but I haven't really "been" here; hope this is ok. \$\endgroup\$ – user19667 Jan 2 '15 at 1:46
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    \$\begingroup\$ Tis! I know a couple of us are big fans of WB even though we're not very active. \$\endgroup\$ – KRyan Jan 2 '15 at 1:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks @KRyan! I enjoy RPGs too but haven't stayed current (haven't played anything in a few years because, well, time mainly). \$\endgroup\$ – user19667 Jan 2 '15 at 2:09

Join Mythology Stack Exchange and meet the original dungeon crawler

  • \$\begingroup\$ Haha, nice slogan for our site. +1 \$\endgroup\$ – doppelgreener May 18 '15 at 0:31
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    \$\begingroup\$ @doppelgreener Thanks. We are trying to tailor these to the target site's audience, glad to see our effort is appreciated. \$\endgroup\$ – user22938 May 18 '15 at 8:51

MapTool – For the RP Games you play

  • \$\begingroup\$ Was popular last year \$\endgroup\$ – KRyan Jan 2 '15 at 1:54
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    \$\begingroup\$ Also super awesome virtual table software. +1ed. \$\endgroup\$ – Please stop being evil Jan 3 '15 at 4:24

Community Promotion Ads - 2015


RPG.SE Twitter

  • \$\begingroup\$ This is a demonstration post to indicate how this should look when an ad is posted. It also doubles as your twitter ad, but it's up to you if you wish to promote it by voting. \$\endgroup\$ – Grace Note Jan 1 '15 at 3:07

See all questions with active bounties http://stack-exchange-dynamic-ads.herokuapp.com/rpg.stackexchange.com/bounty.png

  • \$\begingroup\$ Like the idea, but your format does not appear to match the requirements. \$\endgroup\$ – KRyan Mar 6 '15 at 1:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ @KRyan: If you mean the size, that's not a problem; see Community Promotion Ads - 2014. \$\endgroup\$ – Reinstate Monica - M. Schröder Mar 6 '15 at 1:12
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ah, in that case, +1. \$\endgroup\$ – KRyan Mar 6 '15 at 1:23
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    \$\begingroup\$ @KRyan see here, this just magically happens and we can use whatever multiples of the standard dimensions we want. :D \$\endgroup\$ – doppelgreener Mar 6 '15 at 5:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ This is awesome! Any chance you could adjust the code to special-case the result of 1 to switch are/is and bounties/bounty? \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Mar 25 '15 at 16:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SevenSidedDie: Please ask the original author: meta.apple.stackexchange.com/users/13/kyle-cronin \$\endgroup\$ – Reinstate Monica - M. Schröder Mar 25 '15 at 22:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ This is incorrect. There are currently two bounties with each 150 reputation, but this script shows 1 bounty for 150. \$\endgroup\$ – Marc Dingena Aug 6 '15 at 7:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ @MarcDingena: Please take this up with the author; see meta.apple.stackexchange.com/users/13/kyle-cronin \$\endgroup\$ – Reinstate Monica - M. Schröder Aug 6 '15 at 8:45
  • \$\begingroup\$ Crap... to get a screenshot of the page I gotta keep hitting refresh for the rest of the afternoon I think. \$\endgroup\$ – Marc Dingena Aug 6 '15 at 8:54

Scabard is a free web-based RPG campaign manager

  • \$\begingroup\$ Keep track of PC, NPCs, adventure logs, maps, guilds, etc. for your RPG campaign \$\endgroup\$ – E L Jan 5 '15 at 4:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ This ad's target site (www.scabbard.com) is currently giving a 503 error. \$\endgroup\$ – BESW Oct 2 '15 at 23:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks @BESW. Our server was running out of memory yesterday, and it's been since upgraded. The site (www.scabard.com) is working again. Sorry for the inconvenience. \$\endgroup\$ – E L Oct 4 '15 at 4:39

Edgerunner Alpha - Fate-Powered Cyberpunk Roleplaying

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    \$\begingroup\$ This ad would benefit from having a description of what the game is for. Is this some kind of dystopian sci-fi RPG or something? What's it about? What ought to grab me about playing it? What kind of stories would I tell in it? I get there's the slogan there, but there's so much space in which to say a bit more about it. See other ads above: Anydice, Roll20, Scabard, Masterplan, all tell me plainly what they are, and Maptool sounds like what it is. \$\endgroup\$ – doppelgreener May 14 '15 at 7:40

Speak Friend and Enter; don't forget to Be Nice


Movies & TV Stack Exchange

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    \$\begingroup\$ This is really low-contrast due to the red overlay, to the point of washing out even the site's logo. It would probably be better with no red overlay and just left on a white field. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Sep 7 '15 at 16:14

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