Initial log in

Open the email you received from nexus3.games

Once you’ve opened the link to the test site, enter your details in the form:


  • Email address (the one the invitation was sent to)
  • Create a password (and make note of it!)
  • First and Last names (these will appear in your profile)
  • Country (we’re starting local)
  • Invitation code (this is in the invitation email)
  • Read our Terms of Service (the blue text at the bottom)
  • Tick the acceptance
  • Click Sign Up

You’ll then get a confirmation message


Check your email and follow the instructions.

You’ll be directed back to the registration/login page where you’ll see a blue text link to log in.

Enter your email address & password already set and you’re in!

First-time users will next be walked through a basic set-up wizard to get you up and running with your basic profile settings and preferences.

Step 1. Account Settings

For alpha testing we suggest you set your account type to I am a GM so you can test the full suite of functions in the app. You can always switch to a Player account at any time and back again without any trouble.

Set your account to Public for the test - again, you can always switch between the two any time to suit your preferences.

Click Next.

Step 2. Profile

Firstly enter as much or as little information as you want to tell other users about you

The Headline will appear on your public profile.

There’s no requirement to enter your physical location, unless you want to play in-person at a physical location, such as a games venue. Time zone is automatically populated from your browser settings and will be used for co-ordination of playing times for games that offer a virtual location.


Step 3. Player Preferences

Next you’ll tell us what rule system(s) you want to play and where you want to play. You’ll need to select at least one option for both.

Step 4. GM Settings

Here you’ll tell us what rule system(s) you want to run games in and where you want to play. Again, you’ll need to select at least one option for both.

Click Finish - you’re all done.

You’ll then be taken to the Dashboard view where you can start navigating through the app.

Navigation in Nexus3 is really simple. The core pages are accessible via the four hexagonal icons in the sidebar on the left of the screen.

Within each page we use tabs and modal views to display a rich variety of information and settings, depending on the context.

Let’s start with the sidebar icons.


The sidebar icons are, from top to bottom:

  • Dashboard
  • Directory
  • My Games
  • Messages

Clicking the blue Nexus3 logo will (eventually) take you out of the app to the public site. For now it has the same effect as clicking the Dashboard icon.

Dashboard

Here’s where we will display a range of information

  • Games looking for players
  • Announcements
  • New Messages
  • GM & Venue Spotlight articles
  • Announcements from the Nexus3 team and any other news

Clicking on game ads will give pertinent information about the game.

Clicking on Messages will take you to your Messages Inbox

Clicking on All other items will take you to our linked blog site where we host all our features, news and help docs.

Directory

The Directory is where you’ll find all the Games, Players, Gamemasters, Game Systems and Venues currently available in the app. You can easily navigate between each by clicking the relevant tab.

Within each tab you can browse, search and filter the content to find whomever / whatever you’re looking for. You will only find Players and GMs with profiles set to Public.

Games

Here you’ll find a full list of all Games currently open and looking for players. Game cards have key info and tags to help you see at-a-glance what they’re offering. At the top right you’ll see smart tags that indicate if a game is Your Game, game Status. In-person games will show whether they’re located Near You and virtual games will show if a game is In Your Time Zone.

Gamemasters

This is a public listing of all GMs registered on the platform. If you can’t find the GM you’re looking for, invite them to join our growing community.

Players

Just like the GM listing, here’s where you’ll find people with Player accounts. GMs with at least one system tagged in their Player settings will also show up here as Players.

Venues

Here you’ll find a listing of all the Venues in your local town or city, and which venues are Near You

Systems

Finally, we’ve built a list of over 80 tabletop RPG rule systems. These are available when creating a game offering. Information includes a brief description, along with genre and broad mechanics system grouping (eg. d6, d20, FATE core, etc.)

My Games

Overview

Here you can get a high-level overview of the games you’ve created as a GM and what games (if any) you’re playing.

The icons on the top right are for Create New Game and Refresh games view.

Creating a new game initially involves setting the title, description and system. This ‘stub’ can then be edited to add all the required details to get it featured in the Games Directory and Dashboard views.

Game Editor

Games you’ve created can be edited by clicking on the game’s title to expand the editor panel. This reveals a series of tabs that give you full control of all the details you’ll need to set up a game offering and attract players.

Preview

This tab is purely to give you a quick preview of what your public listing will look like, before you post it.

Details

This tab contains the information you entered when you first created the game stub. You can edit or add more detail to the description, modify the title and even change the system if you change your mind. Should your game struggle to attract player interest, this is where you can re-work the offering by altering some or all of the details without attracting further charges for the listing.

Status

The status indicator helps you track progress of your offering. You start in Draft, where you take as much time as you need to craft the details before the offering becomes a directory listing.

Once you’ve entered Location, Time and Player requirements you’re ready to post the offering to the next stage: Muster. Once your offering moves to Muster status, the offering is listed in the Game Directory where players can view it, send enquiry messages and apply to join.

If you have a GM Basic account, this is also a trigger for our billing system to invoice you for the listing.

As soon as you have a minimum required number of Players you can progress the Game listing to Playing status. The listing remains in the directory with a Playing status badge. When the game comes to an end for whatever reason, the GM moves it to Completed status, at which point it disappears from the Directory.


Upload an image (max. 500kB) to form the pictorial backdrop for your listing. We advise against using copyrighted material if you don’t have the rights to use it. Either use royalty-free image or try an image generated from an AI artwork platform such as Wombo Dream or Midjourney.

Location

If you’d like to host the game online using your preferred suite of tools, select Virtual, then nominate your tools such as Foundry VTT, Discord, Zoom, or Roll20.

If you prefer face-to-face gaming, select in-person, then choose from the list of venues.
Coming soon: Optionally you can choose to nominate a custom private venue, only visible to players who sign up for the game. Only the suburb will be listed publicly during Muster status.

In-person games can also nominate a VTT fallback. Essential in these uncertain times!

Players

Player Settings sub-tab lets you specify everything you need in terms of players here - minimum and maximum numbers, experience required and any character creation notes, session 0 pre-amble etc.

The Players sub-tab lets you track pending applications and approved players.

Time

Here’s the place to set all the time parameters for your game.

You can even set multiple sessions times by clicking the + icon at the far right of the Available Sessions panel.

Sessions

Future feature to allow logging of session details such as date, session notes etc. Premium integrations with more advanced campaign tools such as Campaign Logger will expand this function even further.

Premium

ProGM accounts are a future feature in development and will include integrations with external services mentioned above, as well as other features noted on our Public Road Map. Watch this space.

Messages


This feature allows Players, GMs and the Nexus3 team to communicate with each other.

Players can send enquiries about game details.

GMs can likewise respond.

All users can send the following messages to Nexus3 team:

  • Feedback
  • Feature Request
  • Comment / support for existing feature idea
  • New feature
  • Bug Report
  • Directory Update
  • New Venue
  • Game System

Support queries are currently sent to support@nexus3.games

Profile Editor

Accessible at the bottom left corner of the screen, users have the option to either Log out of their session or edit their Profile.

The Upgrade option is a place-holder for further development of our premium feature offerings for GMs and Venues.

Business-related enquiries can be sent to gerald@nexus3.games