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The Tales of Ashenborne – Sim Snapshot

[Update: as of 6/27 Ashenborne was announced as closing. More information at the bottom] A stunning two full estate sims form Ashenborne’s amazing roleplay playground. I invited some friends of the RP Trail out to take some photos and an entire gallery came back from the experience. This post is less a sim Snapshot and more of… Read more »

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OUTBREAK – Sim Snapshot

A loud hiss echoes nearby as the Infected suddenly appear… Introducing: Sim Spotlights One of the most frequent questions Second Life Roleplayers answers is, “Where are you playing now?” Every time a sim closes or a conflict breaks out, friends reach out to friends for the latest scoop on which sims are out there, which… Read more »

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Sim Spotlight: Mysts of Eyr

    A year ago we covered the Mystara closing and mentioned that even then there were plans for a continuation of Mystara’s story.  In August, the Mysts of Eyr opened it’s doors. Eyr is an island Estate sim, like many on the Grid, but that is where the expected elements end. Not unlike its predecessor, Eyr boasts a… Read more »

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Sim Opening: Advent Hollow

From the ashes and ruin…Advent Hollow rises….. Thus begins the tale of Advent Hollow, a post-apocalyptic, town on the Souther coast of England. Set in the year 3015 the town has undergone much hardship and strife but the citizens are slowly returning, trying to carve out a new life amidst the horrors surrounding them. Divided into 7 factions ranging… Read more »

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Sim Closing – The Realm of Mystara

The Roleplay Trail covers the highs and the lows of the Second Life Roleplay  community to be as thorough as possible in capturing all that is essential for the average player to know. Today it was announced that the Raalm of Mystara is closing it’s doors at the end of the month. Annie Ibanez, the… Read more »

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Spotlight Tribute – Realm of Estara

What follows are the final roleplays and pictures given to RpTrail.com to say farewell to the Realm of Estara, since other avenues were not available to them. Every RP is individually created as a character exit and contains references to possible endings of Estara itself as a Realm, as imagined by the players involved and take… Read more »

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Sim Spotlight – Skarvald

First Impressions In the land of Vikings, life is beautiful and harsh. Skarvald is a Nordic country nestled in the mountains, where Ogre raiders ride and Frost Giants wander freely. Six months ago, Balder Foehammer rose up to defeat his tyrant brother, Yarric, with the help of the Elven Mage, Ellie. They married, becoming High King… Read more »

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Opening Spotlight – Ehruhi

UPDATE: As of 05/11/16 it appears this sim is no longer active. The post remains untouched below, but links have been struck out for the time being. Spotlight – First Impressions Ehruhi opened Saturday night with a Spirit festival to showcase the sim to new players. I had the opportunity to attend, soaking in the atmosphere… Read more »

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Sim Closing – Realm of Estara

  Part of the goal of the Roleplay Trail is to announce the exciting beginnings and the sad closings.  Announced early this morning: As of January 31st, 2015, Estara will close her doors to roleplay. Thank you – everyone – for two years of beautiful story… and for making Estara your home and community during… Read more »

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Convergence: The Lost City

  Convergence: The Lost City is, at only a month old,  one of the hottest new RP sims on the grid. I couldn’t wait to get immersed in their culture, lore and community and was pleasantly surprised at what I found. I contacted mentors, admins and players alike for their opinions and impressions throughout the… Read more »