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A Guide to Role-playing

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A Guide to Role-playing

Post by Obsidian » Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:20 am

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Signing up to a role-playing forum can be a bit daunting, especially if you have never been on one. The information provided in this guide will help users experience role-playing with other users. Role-playing is where a users participate by creating a fictional character and assumes the role of said character.
  • Reminder: Users are not required to role-play, but they must abide by the rules of the forums that require strict in-character threads/posts.



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A Guide to Role-playing

Post by Obsidian » Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:39 am

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  • Abbreviations
IC - In Character
IRL - In Real Life
LFG - Looking For Group
NPC - NonPlayer Character
PC - Player Character
OOC - Out Of Character
RP - Role-play
UC - Under Construction
  • Terms
1x1 - A role-play between just two users.
God Modding - When a users character has the ability to do practically anything without limits or boundaries.
Metagaming - When a user gives his/her character knowledge that only the player knew out of character.
Yuri - Refers to a relationship between females.
Yaoi - Refers to a relationship between males.
Literate RP - A role-play consisting of at least at least four paragraphs minimum with good grammar and correct spelling.
Semi-Literate RP - A role-play consisting of one to four paragraphs with good grammar and correct spelling.
Furry RP - A role-play consisting of anthropomorphic characters that are more animal than human.
Character Profile - A list of attributes for a users character, such as their name, age, gender, race, appearance, personality, history, etc.
Fandom RP - A role-play consisting of characters from pre-existing material from books, TV shows, movies, etc.
Mecha RP - A role-play consisting of robotic characters.



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A Guide to Role-playing

Post by Obsidian » Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:47 am

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A Guide to Role-playing

Post by Obsidian » Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:30 am

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  • General Guidelines
Users should be here to have fun. When the role-play is no longer fun, users should logout for awhile to calm down.
Users should keep IC and OOC separate. Sometimes a user can be too "in character" and they take things personally. Just take a breather and remember this is just a fantasy.
Users should be patient with others. Reality can take a user away from a role-play longer than expected. Just be patient, they should return.
Users should try to announce their hiatus. If a users thinks they may take more than a few days to respond, alert the others of your break.
Users should try to use proper grammar. Posts does not have to be grammatically perfect, but at least readable.
  • In Character Guidelines
Users should try to keep with the threads setting. If the setting is in a creepy mansion, users cannot attempt to role-play an outer-space setting.
Users should try to keep up with the other characters involved. Make sure you haven't missed another users introduction or actions.
Users should not be godmodding. If a character too good to be true, even in a fantasy level, then you should not role-play that character.
Users should try to ask permission for game-changing decisions. If your character is going to do something that changes the entire role-play, ask the creator for permission first.
  • Out of Character Guidelines
Users should not start conflicts with others. If a user has issues with another, try working things out peacefully in a private message.
Users should retaliate in character over out of character issues. If a user were offended by another, do not take it out on their character.


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