Game ended in 2020

Players, total 24
Currently Online: 0

PyRPG Frequently Asked Questions

What is PyRPG?

PyRPG is my iteration of GSRPG which itself is an iteration of the Idle RPG game. The game originated on Slashnet, and I must thank it's creator jotun for his awesome idea. Without him, PyRPG and GSRPG would not be possible. At any rate, you play PyRPG simply by idling in an IRC channel. The longer you idle, the farther you progress into the game. You accumulate items, battle other players, and can be helped and/or hurt by a variety of random events. You are penalized for doing things like talking in the channel, changing your nickname, or leaving IRC. The point is to remain in the channel and do absolutely nothing for as long as possible, hence the name the Idle RPG.

How do I get started?

You must be in and stay in #irpg (on QuakeNet) at all times if you wish to play PyRPG. Assuming you have an IRC client and have joined the channel, you must type: /msg pyrpg register <username> <password> <class name>. Username and password can be any combination of up to 20 alphanumeric characters. Both are case-sensitive. Your class name should be a short description of your character. It can be anything you like.


/msg pyrpg register Jake mypass Drunken College Student

OK, I registered, now what?

Now you start idling :P The point of the game is to stay in the channel as long as possible without incurring any penalties. Current penalties include talking in the channel, changing your nickname, leaving #IRPG, or quitting IRC all together. These penalties add time to your clock in varying degrees; for a complete list, check out the game documentation.

How do I check my progress?

This can be done in one of two ways. First, you may type /msg pyrpg whoami, and you will see a your username, level, class, and current time to level, as well as your itemsum and your membership to a team, if any. However, the better method is visit this website and look up your information here. This site contains a complete listing of pretty much everything that has ever happened to your player, and as such, it is a better resource for monitoring your progress through the Idle RPG.

Is there ever a winner/does it ever end?

The game is reset every year at 23:59 on New Year's Eve and a new seasons starts right away. The season transistion is fully automated, there is no player interaction needed. The old season stats are still accessible via the righthand menu and the winners (or people who have otherwise proven their worth) will have their names engraved in next year's unique items to honor their deeds.

How do I create a team?

You can apply for a new team. An admin has to approve of your request. If you're online, you will be informed of the decision.

/msg pyrpg apply_for_team <team_name> <team_password> <team_description>

Once the team has been created, anyone you give the password to can join it by typing:

/msg pyrpg join_team <Team Name> <Password>

I found a bug / I have a feature request. Who can I talk to?

You can always drop any of the admins a line on IRC (#PyRPG on QuakeNet).