Welcome to Jeff Berry's PBeM Games Page

This page has links to some play-by-email games in which I have a stake. Some are active, some are not. Some I ran, some I played in. Some it's hard to tell.


I'm toying with the idea of a new service, a custom scenario/campaign design service for people who like to run role-playing games but don't have the time to write adventures themselves.

I'm a firm believer in the idea that the best campaigns are character and story driven, rather than simple slug-fests or dungeon crawls. (Not that I have anything against a good slug-fest now and then, mind you.) To that end, I find that it's hard to use most published modules since they are, of necessity, one-size-fits-all. When I write adventures for a campaign they tend to be short and somewhat open-ended, with the next adventure being written as a response to the one that just finished. This way they can be tuned both the players and their characters, but also to their actions. That's not to say that there isn't an over-arching, long-term plot (or two or five), only that the way that those plots play out is tuned to the players and their characters.

If this sounds like something that might work for you, please let me know. In the meantime, feel free to browse the various archives below; they'll give you an idea of the kinds of stories and adventures that I like to write.

Jeff Berry, nexus AT panix.com ("SOD" or "Scenarios-on-Demand" in the subject will help to get past the spam filters)

Other links:

Active Games

Old Games/Archival Material

CyberPunk 2020, The Hood

I am playing in a CyberPunk 2020 campaign, but have found a number of interesting resources on the web. My character is here. If you are playing in the game, you probably shouldn't look at this.

There are also a few more general sites I have found of use.

Flashing Blades

I ran a fairly short lived Flashing Blades PBeM. Here's the specs.

Here is a quick introduction to Flashing Blades.

Here is a quick combat summary.

Le Chevalier Yves Thibidoux Marchaudin, the Hero of our story.

People he has encountered.

Places he is familiar with.

His early life, and The year of Our Lord 1625