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The Vanguard Roleplay Network

Founded 2007

Recruitment is OPEN

Updated February 2023

One Community, Many Games

We began as a small World of Warcraft roleplay guild on October 3, 2007.

As years went on, we branched into other games and started tabletop campaigns together. Today, we have two established guilds in World of Warcraft and Guild Wars 2, and hang out in many places in between.

Diversity, Inclusion, Safety, & Respect

We’re a diverse community from all walks of life, banded together by our love of storytelling and video games. After a long day of work, stress, and other real-world commitments, the VRPN (Vanguard Roleplay Network) is a place for chilled adult gamers to play with like-minded folks, have fun, and make memories. We welcome fellow gamers and storytellers who want the same.

Our Mainstays:

The core games we play together and recruit from are:

  • World of Warcraft
  • Guild Wars 2

Game-wise, our focuses are roleplay and light PvE, focusing on small-group content for story completion.

Our MMORPG Guilds

Vanguard of the Rose

Server: Wyrmrest Accord-US, World of Warcraft
Guildmaster: Dawnfield

Vanguard of the Silver Dawn

Server: Tarnished Coast-NA, Guild Wars 2
Guildmaster: Riathan

Writing Community

Unique to the VRPN is we maintain a network site with full creative writing support. Guildies who love writing can publish their roleplay stories as well as original works for the fellow writers and readers.

Our Auxiliaries:

Between time in our favorite two MMOs, we also play:

  • Darktide
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Sea of Thieves

The list goes on…

Tabletop Campaigns

We also have 5 ongoing tabletop roleplay campaigns in:

  • Dungeons & Dragons 5E
  • Pathfinder 2nd Edition

Latest Roleplay Writings

Here’s what our members have recently written in their character journals. Writings include our MMORPG games and tabletops.

A Turn of Events

Niklas was so wrapped up in his own thoughts that he was startled when a Seraph stopped him as he rounded the corner for home. There was a small flurry of activity outside the front door, and his heart sank. “I’m afraid you’re going to have to take another route.” “I’m afraid I can’t, as […]

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Grave Rat

Argus sits in his little nook, a small room within the guild hall, tucked away along the water level. Maybe it was the calm waters, or the damp smell of the rocks, but he found this place most at home. He finishes cleaning his pistol, beginning to reassemble it, A trickling memory of a much […]

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Ground Work

The familiar smells and sounds of the Mad King’s festival was in the air, enough pumpkin scents to choke someone to death. The number of masked party goers made slipping into Divinity’s Reach all too simple, and finding the right party was even simpler. Argus slipped into the mansion practically undetected, slipping passed security and […]

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[Larch] A New Scar

Larch checked everything one last time.    She was as ready as she was going to get to go home.    To Numeria.    Are they safe? Are they well? Did they seek the Ghost Wolves, join them? Or did they strike out on their own to rebuild from scratch? Have they found a shaman […]

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Our Guild Story:
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

In World of Warcraft, the Vanguard of the Rose was founded to broker cooperation between the Alliance and Horde. Similar to its velvet yet thorned namesake, the Rose specializes in both diplomatic and martial means to achieve its goals — the latter, only as necessary.

However, from the Rose’s inception, the on-and-off-again Alliance-Horde conflict made the its peacekeeping mission fraught. All this culminated with Theramore’s destruction — a port that up till then, was incidentally called home.

Following Theramore’s destruction, the Rose dedicated itself to removing genocidal warchiefs of the Horde, beginning with Garrosh Hellscream, pausing at the peaceful albeit short tenure of Vol’jin Darkspear, and ending with Sylvanas Windrunner.

Separate from the faction conflict, the Rose battled other threats. From the Red Witch, Sha’s nightmares after losing Theramore, betrayal within from the most unlikely places, and allying with rogue Covenants in the afterlife, the Vanguard has rose and prevailed.

Our Guild Story:
Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2

In Guild Wars 2, the Vanguard of the Silver Dawn was sanctioned by the guild initiative and active in battling the threats against Tyria, preparing for new threats to arise.

Formed by Riathan Bordren, former noble of Ascalon, the Vanguard have braved many threats both Dragon-borne and Mist-borne. Formed from all walks of Tyria’s denizens, an unlikely band, yet willing to rise to any challenge.

Their latest threat was against a Shadow King spawned from the Mists from an echo of one of humanity’s most shameful days, seeking to corrupt and turn humanity back onto a different, darker path.

New allies made from hidden enemies, lives started anew without the misdirection of a false leader. Ancient magics stir in the wake of the final days of the Dragon Cycle, and the Vanguard Seek to understand an ancient blade, and a new source of magic that may prove disastrous to all who come in it’s way.

Event Calendar

Here’s what’s going on within our community this month.

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