Osi's Guide to RoleplayingOsi's Unofficial Guide to RoleplayingOsi's Guide to Roleplaying7 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Hi, and welcome to my unofficial guide to roleplaying. ^^ Before we begin, I'd like to point at that I am not, in any way, saying that what I write here is the only, or the best, way to roleplay: I am merely setting up a guide for those who have no idea about how to go about it, or would like some hints on how to improve their roleplaying.
Questions, and suggestions, are both appreciated and loved.
The basics: Style
First off, I'll start with the very basics of roleplaying - the style. There are two main styles of roleplaying:
The first is where you use asterisk to show movement or gesture that your character makes.
eg: *Osi stands on a soap box to address the crowd* Hi, thank you for reading this.
This is usually considered a less formal, or even 'illiterate' (I mean no offence by this term) way of roleplaying, and is usually used in forum chat
Beginners Guide to RoleplayingIf you type Roleplaying into your wikipedia search bar, it will give you the following result:Beginners Guide to Roleplaying7 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
In roleplaying, participants adopt and act out the role of characters, or parts, that may have personalities, motivations, and backgrounds different from their own. Roleplaying, also known as RP to some, is like being in an improvisational drama or free-form theater, in which the participants are the actors who are playing parts, and the audience.
People use the phrase "role-playing" in at least three distinct ways:
to refer to the playing of roles generally such as in a theater, or educational setting; to refer to a wide range of games including computer role-playing games, play-by-mail games and more;or to refer specifically to role-playing games.The version I'm going to be teaching you is similar to play-by-mail, which already tells you a lot. The easiest way I can describe it is as storywriting, with more than one author. Everyone picks one or more characters to roleplay, meaning your wri
Basics : HistoryNow that you know how your character acts and reacts, maybe even the way they think, it's time to construct their history! This section, also sometimes called the "Bio", short for "Biography", is meant to contain any important events which happened in the character's past.Basics : History5 years ago in Writing More Like This
Kara's history isn't exactly a good example of that, however, since I tried to sever all the bonds I could between her and any world other than the tutorial world, and roleplays never do take place in the tutorial world (to my knowledge; if you've already witnessed a roleplay taking place in there, please tell me; I'd like to see the log). Unfortunately, that means that this tutorial will not feature a leading example...
When writing history, you might need to review personality and fit either to the other to make everything fit together; you wouldn't want to write all of your character's history without even realizing that several bits didn't fit with the personality, right?
Remember that any of the main history cat
RP-Guide - Character Creation and DevelopmentCharacter Creation and DevelopmentRP-Guide - Character Creation and Development3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
((Whether you're writing your own story or RPing, there's a lot that goes into making an interesting and realistic character. I know that some RPers prefer to come up with characters literally on the spot before they start playing. Others prefer to have one prepared and ready beforehand. I'm one of the latter. Some people can pull off just whipping a character up out of nowhere; if you're able to do that well, you have my respect. But for the rest of us, I have some helpful tips! Not very much of this is WG exclusive, but hey, it helps for any kind of RP.
Once again, most of these are based on my experience and personal opinion. You might have different ideas about things that do and don't work. Take it with as many grains of salt as you wish. The most important thing about RP is that both you and your partners are having fun.))
1. What do they look like?
This might sound like a silly question. They're your characters, after all
Dragon Hunger RP (Soft Vore)WARNING!Dragon Hunger RP (Soft Vore)3 years ago in Drama More Like This
The following contains soft vore in a preying nature
And also the RP is not finished yet
* SelTheDragoness was out in the beginning of night the time she usually always hunted for food, she ran through the forest almost silently as she scanned it with her hearing, she stopped and looked around after she ran for a while she was tired so she laid down next to a tree to rest...
Not far lay a long slender body near a lake, it was a dragoness who clearly hadn't had a good meal in a long while. It seams that human activate has depleted all the large fish in the lake. But today it seems her luck has changed, something was near her in the forest
* SelTheDragoness sighed and laid there under the tree wondering if she had wandered to far into the forest, as she didn't remember the way she came... She got up and started to follow a scent she got but she had not idea what it was... As it lead her to a lake... She looked around and didn't spot anything, but she kn
10 rules for rping10 Basic Rules for RPing:10 rules for rping7 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1. No godmodding, even in the slightest. Leave everything open for anything to happen, and then if you're RPing with another good RPer, they will respond reasonably. This means you never control another characters actions, and never make it impossible for a character to get out of a situation. If youve set up a precedent for something and the other RPer can also follow rules, then the RP will go well. For example, having guards come out of nowhere and surround someone to make it impossible for them to get away or fight their way out is godmodding. If however theyve say, infiltrated a castle and youve set a precedent that youve got guards there, then that would likely be okay, so long as you keep things realistic. The guards wont be there immediately, it takes time for them to arrive and respond. And please, for sanitys sake, keep the number realistic. If youre in a castle, you arent going to have 10,000 guards. I
Basics : RP TypesDistinguishing RP typesBasics : RP Types5 years ago in Writing More Like This
Roleplayers make up a large part of the community here on deviantArt. It's an ever-growing community, and new members join it every day. Thirsty for adventure, these new members leap into the large world of roleplay, blissfully simplistic, filled with hopes and anticipations. They expect a rich roleplay experience full of excitement, and they want it to be delivered!
New members, however, also means less experience, and less experience means less knowledge. That knowledge which new roleplayers need to acquire may be earned in the long run, by partaking in several satisfying and unsatisfying roleplays and learning through trial and error what is right and what is wrong to include in one. I have taken that path, and I can say that it's a hard place. Some people, even after several years, haven't even made as much progress as would have been expected; they just can't get the hang of it. I have decided to let anyone who so desires take an alternate path, a sh
Giant Nights With Freddy (Open RP)A friend of yours, who is an aspiring scientist, has been informing you that they were conducting experiments on turning different beings and creatures into humans. Their first test subjects are a few animatronics that they had found in an abandoned family pizza place called "Freddy Fazbear's Pizza". Whether you knew about the place or not, you ignored it knowing that no one had been there for a while and the robots were shut down... at least you thought it to be.Giant Nights With Freddy (Open RP)1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
A week passed and you got a call from your friend. You thought that things were going to be normal when you noticed the sudden urgency in your friend's voice. You couldn't hear them well due to the bad reception, but you could make out, "Get away from here.... run.... they're going to get you-" before the phone hung ups. Suddenly, the ground started to vibrate as a voice seemed to call out from outside:
A) "W-Where am... I?" A rather soft-spoken, if not loud, male voice called out, although it seemed that the owner of the voi
RP: New Hope for UrianRP: New Hope for Urian10 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Disclaimer: Contains fetishes such as farts, gluttony, burps and Loli. So GTFO or PTFO!
Urian: *Crying on a street corner in the rain*
Leshawk: *sees the girl getting soaked, stops and walks up to her*
Urian: *Sniffles and looks up at the stranger* Who... are you?
Leshawk: *puts jacket over her head and draping it so it can warm her* My name's Les. Or Leshawk for full. You shouldn't be out here in the rain, you'll catch a cold. *As he says that he realizes looking at her stricken face that it was tears of sorrow, not cold that was making her sniff before. he talks to he gets on one knee and looks at her* What happened to you?
Urian: *Looks up with tears rolling down her cheeks. Eyes filled with despair.* I... Have nowhere to go...
Leshawk: *thinks of many different things to say to that, ask her why and how, give his heartfelt sorrow and decides that the girl in front of him ne