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Roleplay for Dummies

Postby The Sketcher » Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:07 pm

Roleplaying for Dummies
by NeckSlicer


The Basics
OOC: Out-of-Character, meaning you are not speaking or acting as your character but as yourself.
IC: In-Character, meaning everything you do and say are considered as the things your character does.
RP: Roleplay(do I really need to explain this?)


NO-NOs
-Power-gaming
-Meta-gaming
-Mary sue

Power-gaming
In role-play, power-gaming is controlling someone else's actions without their permission or doing an action indefinitely.
For example:
-BAD-
*MIKE pulls his blade out and decapitates JACK*
There's nothing JACK can do in this situation because MIKE dictated that JACK is now dead. Actions like this will be ignored.
-GOOD-
*MIKE swings his blade, aiming to decapitate JACK*
Now here, JACK can respond. He could duck, block and such.


Meta-gaming
In role-play, meta-gaming is giving knowledge that you learned OOC to your character without him/her having any way of learning it IC.
E.g:
You've all played City II many times and you all know where the titans are. In case of an enactment of the attack on Trost, your character wouldn't have any knowledge, so if you go around straight to the titans' spot or reveal where they are to your team-mates without finding them, you will be meta-gaming.

Mary Sue
This is when your character is perfect in every way that it gets annoying.
E.g:
Super handsome/beautiful, strong, super-smart, kind, invincible, loved by everyone, has no flaws etc. etc.



How to make sure your character is realistic

1) Set your character's limits. This is very important. For example:
Let's say the setting is a battlefield at medieval times. If your character is agile, he shouldn't be able to knock down a large warrior. If your character's a large warrior, you shouldn't do *catches arrow* if you can't actually do it in-game.

2) Make transitions between subjects if you're changing it. This is very important.
E.g:
-Hey, what's up?
-My cat died...
-I like cake. Do you like it?
-I guess... What does that have to do with--
-Oh no! I'm dying!
-Oh god what's happening!?
-I like cake.
-YOU SAID THAT ALREADY!

You'll just end up sounding like a little emotional boy with ADHD.
Last edited by The Sketcher on Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Roleplay for Dummies

Postby =_= » Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:26 pm

Nice! A helpful, basic guide on roleplaying! :D
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Re: Roleplay for Dummies

Postby The Sketcher » Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:39 pm

Thanks :)
I'll continue on some other stuff tomorrow.
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Re: Roleplay for Dummies

Postby Accelevi » Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:07 pm

I'll sticky this. Good work.
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Re: Roleplay for Dummies

Postby The Sketcher » Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:41 pm

YAY! My post got stickied! I'll edit the OP tomorrow once I have some more organized info.
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Re: Roleplay for Dummies

Postby BLuRockShooter » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:28 am

Wow this is really helpful.

I got friend named "Elena Grand Chase" what she's saying was OOC, IC and RP that i don't know much xD
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Re: Roleplay for Dummies

Postby Accelevi » Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:30 pm

A friend named "Elena Grand Chase"?
Well alrighty then.
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Re: Roleplay for Dummies

Postby Lux » Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:09 am

Thank you, but Where should I submit my character sheet?
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Re: Roleplay for Dummies

Postby =_= » Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:26 am

If you want to join the one we're doing right now, (the "Arc 1"), submit your character sheet on the "Last Battle of the 26th Division (OOC)" thread.

You could submit your character sheet in the character sheet thread of the Out of Character subforum if you want.
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Re: Roleplay for Dummies

Postby The Sketcher » Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:01 pm

Is this guide helpful, anyone?
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