Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.
How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
Better Than Life UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Telephone: +49 (0) 761 429 611 39
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.
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The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.
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Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.
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We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
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The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted from our servers and those of MailChimp. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remains unaffected.
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Characters and creatures, realms and factions, locations and maps, events and encounters. Good stories need proper ingredients. Whichever you wish to create or manage - YARPS offers you the ideal setting.
Focus entirely on your creation, leaving the exhausting management and processing to a clever tool specifically designed for that purpose. Keep an eye on your entire work at all times and connect your creations to an intelligent network that enwraps your world and story. YARPS is the forge where your imagination becomes a living universe, where everything is connected and always just a click away.
YARPS allows you to comfortably create and link any elements of your worlds and stories. YARPS offers you a practical combination of customizable free text areas, selection fields, optional information, automatically determined values and much more for each element.
YARPS provides you with your own workshop for each of your worlds, where only you and your friends can make changes. Individual items can then easily be shared within your worlds or made available in the Content Hub.
YARPS automatically recognizes the names of pre-existing elements of your world in your text and creates connections between them on its own in addition to the links you create yourself.
YARPS is so flexible that you can even change its structure separately for each world if you wish. You're missing a character attribute? You need a new sort of shortcuts at specific locations? YARPS adapts perfectly to your individual needs!
YARPS lets you create character portraits in the specially developed portrait generator. Create portraits for each genre and chose from thousands of possible combinations. Naturally, you can also upload your own pictures!
YARPS turns your material into interactive maps with just a few clicks - from the floor plan of a building to the outline of your complete world. The interactive maps allow you to measure distances and travel times, to highlight places and regions, to show additional information and much more.
YARPS is not only great at creating and sharing worlds and stories, but also helps you experience your adventures with your players.
The entire knowledge of the world, including each element, is collected by YARPS and can then be transformed into stories at your headquarters. With minimal effort, you create scenes and events for the next adventure, connect your elements and automatically receive a detailed schedule with all the relevant information.
You don’t feel like technology during the game? No worries, it is up to you whether you use YARPS online during the game or print out all the information you need as a PDF!
YARPS allows you to comfortably plan and prepare your adventures. With ease you choose elements from the fund of your world and connect them quickly and clearly to events, encounters and entire campaigns.
YARPS provides you with fully automated schedules of your adventures and campaigns, along with a collection of supplemental information about the characters, creatures, locations, and all other elements involved.
YARPS is also able to map intertwining stories with far-reaching decisions and different paths for you. Whichever way your players choose, YARPS always has the information you need.
YARPS makes it much easier for you to control background music by letting you match music to individual elements such as events, locations, and characters, so you can launch them at the touch of a button (or fully automatically) when you need them. You still need matching background music? No problem, in the Content Hub you will find it!
The YARPS Content Hub is the ideal marketplace for worlds, stories and everything they are made of. Characters, places, factions, races, creatures, items, vehicles, events, adventures, entire campaigns, music, pictures - you'll find everything you've ever dreamed of and everything beyond your imagination, whether you only need a single element for your next adventure or you want to start a brand new campaign.
A fast and accurate search function, content rating by the community, a preview feature for all content, and an automatic evaluation of compatibility with your existing game worlds - these features make sure you find exactly what you need. Become a part of a fantastic community that creates living and breathtaking worlds and stories that are constantly evolving.
Places, characters, factions, races, creatures, items, music, pictures, individual events, adventures, entire worlds and campaigns - YARPS offers you an endless pool of role-playing content of all kinds.
YARPS understands which genre your game world belongs to and automatically evaluates the compatibility of the content for you.
YARPS makes it possible for you to easily make your creations of any kind available to other role players in the Content Hub. Share your works with the community of role-players and turn your imagination into money - with just a few clicks!
YARPS provides your own version of each Content Hub element that you pick so that you can freely rewrite and adapt it to your needs.
The YARPS Content Hub has state-of-the-art search and filtering capabilities and a sophisticated rating system for all kinds of content. These intelligent technologies make sure that you find exactly what you are looking for. To be on the safe side, you'll also get an extensive preview before deciding to buy.
YARPS reveals to you from day one a plentiful choice of high-quality content from the Argenekon and a library of atmospheric, cinematic background music at the highest level and for every kind of scene.
6 races, 10 cultures, 12 gods, 16 kingdoms, more than 100 factions, over 200 characters, over 2000 years of history and countless adventures. The Argenekon is a huge, vibrant world of politics, magic, religion, war and revolution - and it's at the dawn of a new era.
Technological progress, social upheaval, wars and great intrigues have shaken the old order. Become part of a changing world in which the battle between the past and future becomes more tangible with every step you take. The story of the next age is being written at this very moment. Embark on an exciting and fantastic adventure! The Argenekon is waiting for you!
The Argenekon is a multi-layered rich game world in the fantasy genre with historical references to European history since the Middle Ages. It has a history of more than 2,000 years, starting with a creation myth, through the creation of a secular order, to the details of recent developments that herald a new era.
The Argenekon is a premodern world at the dawn of technological progress. It is marked by a profound change in the old order. New nations are demanding their place in the community of the great empires, entire cultures are changing and a revolution of the masses is shaking the oldest kingdom of the world to its core.
The Argenekon is full of factions, aristocratic houses, religious orders, secret societies, and other mysterious groups that pursue their own interests as the world changes and are involved in the great game of intrigues. Become part of it and find out who really is a player and who is merely a pawn in a game.
In addition to earthly battles and intrigues, the Argenekon also knows incredible mystical creatures, powerful magic and divine miracles. They all represent rarities in the everyday life of the Argenekon, but be prepared if you meet them face-to-face!
YARPS proves to be very useful even after the die has been cast. With just a few clicks, after an adventure, you can share all the pre-prepared elements of the story with your players. You were spontaneous in between and improvised? No problem, even these parts of the story can easily be added by all involved. Nevertheless, you always have full control of what your players see and what they do not see - right down to the smallest element of your story.
But that's not all! In YARPS, every element of your story knows what events and adventures it was involved in. The result is a fully automatic chronicle for every single PC, every NPC, every location and every other element. All users will also receive a personal notebook where they can record all significant items and add notes.
YARPS immensely facilitates the documentation of your story by collecting and processing the elements used in the game. By releasing these elements after an adventure for the players, a chronicle of your adventures is created automatically. At the same time, however, the gamemaster retains full control over what the players see and what they do not.
YARPS easily makes it possible to create improvised parts of your adventures, such as unexpected encounters, new NPCs, surprising decisions and other elements, and then add them to the chronicles. With the permission of the gamemaster, the players themselves can contribute and supplement the chronicle with their own contributions.
YARPS not only knows the history of your adventures, it also automatically creates a complete history for all parts of your world. You want to know what recently happened at a particular location or to a particular NPC? YARPS knows.
YARPS offers all players and, of course, the gamemaster a personal notebook in which they can bookmark and comment on important elements of the story.
YARPS automatically recognizes the names of existing elements in your texts and creates connections between them on its own in addition to the links you create yourself.
Magic and mystical creatures, kingdoms and intrigues, vampires and werewolves, demons and gloom, corporations and cyberware, superheroes and satires, spaceships and planets - whatever your world is made of, YARPS is just right for you.
The main focus is on the world and your adventures, regardless of the genre, system or framework. And if you miss something, you can easily customize YARPS to your specific needs. YARPS is your workshop and you can set it up just the way you want it!
YARPS is not based on a particular world or setting, but on the foundations of storytelling and role-playing games. It is therefore suitable for worlds and settings of every genre, every time and every kind.
YARPS works with any game system, can also be adapted for self-created or unknown systems and can be easily combined with other role-playing tools.
YARPS can easily be adapted to the special requirements and needs of a particular world or story.
YARPS automatically determines from given information about a world how well a content is compatible with it.
Behind YARPS is a community of role-playing enthusiasts, most of whom can look back on nearly twenty years of experience in numerous pen & paper and live action role-playing games. Our joint RPG started with Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. After going through many systems and worlds we finally came to the decision to create our own setting and rules. The Argenekon and YARPS, back then only the name for our pen & paper rule system, were born.
YARPS and the Argenekon were developed conceptually and substantively over the years, whereby the aspect of rule development gradually took a back seat and was replaced by content and conceptual issues regarding the creation of credible and vivid worlds. In 2016, we started developing a prototype for the YARPS web application, explicitly designed to create and manage complex worlds and enable their use in role-playing. At the end of 2017 we decided to start a company and bring the project to market. The Better Than Life UG (haftungsbeschränkt), a german company with limited liability, was finally founded in March 2018 and currently acts as the project owner for the financing campaign on Kickstarter. The company is managed by Stefan Weidemann, who is also responsible for the technical development of the project.
YARPS is also funded by private investors, who provide some of the capital needed for the market launch.
The heart of YARPS consists of a powerful, narrative database of countless customizable attributes and relationships that intelligently manages all the elements of your worlds and stories. Places, characters, factions, creatures, items, and more are woven together by YARPS into a smart network, so you can keep track of them at all time and access an abundance of compilations and information.
YARPS also allows you to plan and document the ongoing evolution of your world in your database. The YARPS network of your world allows you to comfortably combine elements to scenes, adventures, and campaigns, and depict the course of your story in timelines. While doing so, YARPS continues to automatically compile your chronicles as you mark sections of your stories accordingly.
The special features include the portrait generator for creating character portraits, the map manager, which provides your maps with many interactive features, the calendar manager, which allows you to create your own calendar and that does all the time calculations for you, an innovative control of background music, where you associate music with individual elements to create music themes for places, characters and other elements, as well as a personal notebook for all users to add bookmarks and personal notes to.
Finally, at the YARPS Content Hub you can trade all the elements of YARPS from a single place to entire worlds and campaigns with the community. YARPS analyzes individually for you how well the offered contents are suitable for your world. Right from the start, the Content Hub also offers all the content of the Argenekon, a diverse fantasy world with numerous locations, characters, factions and stories.
We proudly announce that we are officially supported by DUNGEONFOG, the online map maker for RPG. Both teams already agreed on connecting their tools to equip the user with the best either has to offer.
We proudly announce that we are officially supported by the FaRK, the german fantasy and roleplaying convention!
Taking your feedback seriously, we have recently worked on visual examples of how YARPS will work and look like. Today we can proudly announce that our UI & workflow example video is ready in english as well as in german. We are looking forward to your feedback!