'The Game is Afoot' is a no word count BBC Sherlock RPG set directly after the events of the third series. We are rated 2-2-2 with the RPG Rating system (or R, under the MPAA). Other than that, we are a friendly bunch with a passion for writing at any skill level!

We'd be chuffed to have you joining us, either with a canon character (see a list of available ones here) or an original character. Perhaps you'd like to check out our Want Ads, too, to see if any of the posts there float your boat?

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Welcome to London! The main plot is currently set in Winter 2014. [read more]


March 31, 2015: The character development prompts forum is now live, and our first weekly prompt is laundry! Click here to learn more and submit your answers.

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Sherlock Holmes stories originally written by Arthur Conan Doyle. The BBC's "Sherlock" series, created by the talented Messrs Moffat and Gatiss, and its franchise are owned by the BBC. No profit is made from this site. It's merely a place for fans to come together and celebrate their love for ACD's Sherlock Holmes and the adaptation of his work by the BBC.

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GUESTS can post in the following areas: Pre-Registration (please use to make reservations), Suggestion Box, Advertising and Affiliation. If you want to post an unfinished application, please register first (with your character's name!) and then post in the pending applications section, clearly marking your app as 'Work in progress' or 'WIP' in the subtitle.

THE GAME IS AFOOT ! latest news: Credits
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Guest-friendly. Contains rules, plot and everything else you might need to know, so please read these threads before you register!
9 2 Mar 6 2014, 02:52 PM
In: Credits
By: Sherlock Holmes
No New Posts Suggestion Box
Got a question, suggestion, or a complaint? You know what they say - better out than in, so get it off your chest here. Guest-friendly for all pre-registration enquiries!
1 2 Mar 9 2014, 12:27 PM
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By: Sherlock Holmes
No New Posts Notice Board
This is where you will find updates and announcements, so make sure to check back every once in a while! Also contains note of absence subforum.
Subforums: Notes of Absence, News & Announcements

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This is where you find archived characters and threads.
2 2 Mar 10 2015, 12:58 PM
In: bovver
By: Sherlock Holmes

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No New Posts Applications
This is where you can read the others' applications and post your own. Please make sure you are aware of the rules and guidelines before submitting your form!
Subforums: Pending Applications, Accepted Applications - Canon Characters, Accepted Applications - Original Characters, Denied Applications

11 3 Mar 10 2015, 11:58 AM
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By: Bovver
No New Posts Claims
Stake your claims here *after* your application has been accepted.
4 4 Mar 7 2014, 04:20 AM
In: Claim a contact
By: Sherlock Holmes

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No New Posts The plot thickens
This is the place for your plotters/shippers, as well as for any wanted ads. Have fun!
Subforums: Wanted!

7 2 Mar 12 2015, 09:15 AM
In: Bovver
By: Peter Dunham
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Afraid of losing the plot? Have no fear - post a thread tracker here.
5 0 Mar 10 2015, 12:02 PM
In: Bovver
By: Bovver
No New Posts Character Development
For any additional threads that serve to show others what your character is like - short stories, poems, diaries, blogs...
Subforums: Journals & Diaries, Character Development Prompts

1 2 Apr 7 2015, 08:36 PM
In: #1: Laundry
By: Sally Donovan

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All landline and mobile phone communications go in here.
6 1 Mar 10 2015, 12:11 PM
In: Bovver
By: Bovver
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All e- and snail mail as well as IM conversations go here. Please note that journals and diaries should be posted in Character Development!
Subforums: Snail mail, E-Mail and Online Communication

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Welcome to London! This bustling metropolis on the River Thames boasts over eight million inhabitants within its city boundaries alone and is the main setting of our roleplay.
Subforums: New Scotland Yard, St Bartholomew's Hospital, Businesses & Offices, Going Out, Staying the night?, Transportation, Housing, Other places - London, Streets of London

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By: Bovver
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Go crazy (really, you can) with threads that aren't canon compliant in this forum.
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Take a break from roleplaying and indulge in a forum game (or two, or five)
4 0 Mar 31 2015, 03:21 PM
In: Currently listening
By: Sherlock Holmes
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Want to talk hobbies or celebrities, or discuss the latest Sherlock news? Head over here.
Subforums: Say Hello!

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Want to advertise your board on our site? You can do so here - please make sure to read the advertisement rules beforehand.
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42 0 Feb 23 2016, 11:22 AM
In: Xenedria +18 MASTER SLAVE S...
By: Gabba
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Want to become an affiliate of The Game Is Afoot? We'd be delighted - please read our requirements before posting your button along with a link and/or your code.
Subforums: Pending Affiliation Requests, Accepted Affiliation Requests, Denied Affiliation Requests

4 0 Mar 6 2014, 02:48 PM
In: Our buttons
By: Sherlock Holmes

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