(In case they're new to you, the abbreviation PBM means Play By Mail and PBeM means Play By e-Mail.)
This list was last fully updated on 29th November 2016: contact the specific GM for details on joining their game.
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||An En Garde! variant set in the world of Glorantha (the setting for the Runequest RPG and various board games), Jacob needs a few more players to get the game off the ground (as of April 2023). Sounds terrific.
|Britain En Garde!
||The latest arrival is this interesting-looking game set in Regency (well, 1801) England. James describes it as a "Simple game with few additional rules, set in London in the early Napoleonic Period. 7-10 day deadlines, results within 24 hours of deadline. Join the site (free) to request a character."
|Bruinburg En Garde!
||Nick has incorporated some of the features of The Paris Tribune (RIP) to the basic En Garde! rules, while making the setting "the Germanic electoral city-state of Bruinburg in an imagi-empire torn by political/religious civil war". The game currently (Jan 2018) has 15 players and a monthly turnaround. Nick would like to double its size: drop him a line if you're interested.
|Les Petites Bêtes Soyeuses
||A long-running (it started in 1986) PBM/PBeM, LPBS sticks fairly close to the published rules, but does have a few wrinkles. Costs GBP 0.50 per turn online, GBP 2.70 on paper (in the UK), 10 turns a year.
|Liminal En Garde!
||New (July 2019) online game that includes some interesting house rules for alternative careers, the royal court and appointments and some experimental rules for female characters. At the time of writing, Sam has room for a few more players, so contact him or sign up at the forum.
|Preux et Audacieux
||A fascinating Spanish-language game that has been running since March 1993 and is now in 1653. The rules have evolved well away from their starting point. Well worth a look if your Spanish is up to it.
|Sword and Crown
||US-based gender-neutral En Garde! game (originally based on King and Cardinal, but heavily developed since then) run on Discord. It has lots of entertaining house rules and plenty of interaction.
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|Au Plaisir du Roy
||French language En Garde! game, part of the venerable games 'zine, Mach die Spühl! (it translates as "Do the washing-up!"), and closely connected with a game group in Liège, Belgium. Health problems forced the GM to stop the game.
||Website-based game that ran for several years under a succession of GMs.
|Before All Else
||Building on The Paris Tribune (below), Ray set up his own game on the CGN website. "The emphasis was on intrigue and social rivalry more than regimental life," he notes, incorporating a system of factions to the game.
|Briny En Garde!
||PBeM En Garde! variant set in the late 18th century Royal Navy. It ran for several years from May 2011 with 30-odd players.
||Excellent PBM set at the time of the religious wars in France. It concluded (early in 2010) with a civil war between the Monarchists and the Catholic League!
|Death Before Dishonor
||Joe has a rather different approach to the game, using his own, customised rules. He runs it in his games 'zine, The Joe Rule, which is distributed
as a PDF. Sadly, Joe discontinued it in July 2016.
|Death with Honour
||Fairly standard PBeM game with some interesting additions to the rules. Re-vamped and re-launched at the start of September 2008, but didn't last long.
||This was an online science fiction variant set in Frank Herbert's Dune universe. It went through a couple of GMs, but is now closed.
|DuPont En Garde!
||A classic En Garde! game with several extensions to the rules, including the church as a career path and female characters. Alan managed a good run of some three years with fortnightly turns – quite an achievement! It closed down in the Spring of 2018.
||A fairly standard PBeM that has gone through several GMs (and names), but has been dormant since the Autumn of 2006.
||This game has been adapted to the early Fifteenth Century in the Holy Roman Empire along the lines of the Romance Freydal. It formally started at the end of January 2011, but there hasn't been any activity since November 2013.
|Kingston Games Group
||Face-to-face game that ran at the Kingston Games Group, but has been on hold for many years. The newsletter, Toady, is posted on-line along with other stuff about the game.
|La Regence 2
||French language online game run through a Yahoo! group. It took over the late Mach die Spuhl! game and has some players from that game. However, nothing seems to have happened since mid-2007.
|Lievres Fous, Les
||The third SFCP postal game from the 1990s.
||PBeM variant set in 18th century London rather than the Musketeers' Paris. It has been through several GMs and was supposed to re-launch in April 2012, but did not appear.
|Mercure du Paris, Le
|Mythweavers En Garde!
||Intended to be a fast-paced online En Garde! game, it seems this one never got off the ground.
||An entertaining PBeM game set in the space opera future of Pulp Sci Fi. It drew from other games for ground and space combat. Sadly, it closed in September 2011.
|| Orleans re-started in March 2005 as a fairly standard PBeM game with plenty of added features. By mid-2008 it had disappeared again.
||Lots of house rules add colour to this PBeM, but Jano had problems with internet access. The game went "on hiatus" in 2005 and has not resumed.
|Psychopath En Garde!
||PBeM game that ran as part of the Psychopath on-line 'zine. Now sadly defunct.
|Realistas o Cardenalistas
||'Secretariado de Luis XIII'
||A Spanish language game, this one pitted supporters of the King (Realistas) against those of the Cardinal (Cardenalistas) – with the Church as an alternative career to the military.
|Réduit à l'Essentiel
||This was quite deliberately a 'Bare Bones' game using the rules as published with no embellishments. It ran for 18 months, but wrapped up at the end of 2008.
||Launched in July 2011, Restoration is set in London (and beyond) in the 1660s. It has lots of rule changes and a focus on hands-on roleplay. Unfortunately nothing seems to have happened since June 2012.
||A spin-off from the TPT game (below), this is a root-and-branch re-working of En Garde! set in London after the Restoration of Charles II to the throne. It was hosted on the CGN website alongside TPT and did not survive much longer.
||Online game from the 1990s (spawned Star, I believe).
|Small Furry Undergrads
||Chris Carr (et al)
||The second postal game run by SFCP started in the late 1980s. Many of the players (and the then GM) migrated to The Banana.
|St Alban's role-playing
||A standard En Garde! game that's folded due to dwindling interest.
|Star En Garde!
||An entertaining Science Fiction variant set in the 31st century, Star went through a couple of GMs before hanging up its light sabre.
|Stellar En Garde!
||A PBeM science fiction variant with "some of the feel of David Weber's Honor Harrington universe". It's been on hiatus for some time and looks unlikely to resume.
|Sun King, The
||Very detailed development of En Garde! that ran for several years.
|The Paris Tribune
||This long-running postal/online game closed down at the end of July 2014. It was based in a group of gamers in Canterbury (Kent, UK) which runs all sorts of other games and events, so the website is well worth a look.
||A fairly standard En Garde! game with several extensions to the rules. It was set up from the St Alban's group's last game (above). However, the website has been unavailable since March 2012.
|Under Parisian Skies
||A fairly standard PBeM with plenty of added features. the website had disappeared early in 2009.
|Une Chanson d'Encre et de Sang
||French language En Garde! variant, based on The Paris Tribune rules and set in George RR Martin's universe – some 90 years before A Song of Ice and Fire (aka Game of Thrones). After running for 8 years, it wound up at the end of 2020.
||En Garde! meets Call of Cthulhu in this PBeM set in 1920s Lovecraftian England. Sadly, it appears this imaginative game is no more and its website disappeared in 2008.
||This veteran PBM 'zine used to run an En Garde! game.
|Vatican En Garde!
||PBeM set in Renaissance (early 16th C) Rome under Pope Leo X. It has not seem been updated since April 2009.
|Vive le Roi!
||Online game (based in Australia) run by a veteran of the postal games scene. It ran for nearly 15 game-years before Brad brought it to a close.
|Warriors of Mars
||En Garde! adapted to the Barsoom setting of Edgar Rice Burroughs's Mars books. Sounds like fun, but it seems to have come to a halt early in 2007 (June 2008).