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Tue Feb 21, 2012, 08:00 PM

 

Roleplay Test Drive.

Thanks to Ohio Joe and Lazarus for letting this space be used for the
Roleplay Test Drive.

This is all a work in progress so there will be bumps along the way. I'll start by including some basics of role-play as my understanding of it is. Please post your ideas and suggestions as well as I am no veteran at this and could use help from others that have done this more than I.

Basics of Roleplay

!. A scenario/event should be established first. Where are we? What era, that kind of thing - so we know what to develop our characters around, what we wear if you are into that sort of description. Will it be a combat like role-play, or a Thankgiving Dinner at grammas?

2. Introduce your character, make him/her real with likes and dislikes, who you are. It can be an involved description or you can add a bit more as time goes on. What are your goals and beliefs, are you good or evil, etc., are some things to consider, the possibilities are many. In these descriptions. If you describe your physical appearance then that is known by all but your inner thoughts are not known - those have to be revealed to others when you choose to either by admittance or actions that make it apparent.

3. Some basics terms:
OOC - Out of Character
Your message is not from your character but from you the DUer. This should be typed in so the flow in the thread is easier to follow. Ex, I type:
OOC: I am stuck here, any suggestions on which direction my character should go?

IC: In Character

You speak with your made up characters voice. This doesn't have to be typed in as the OOC ex above, it's the default.

IC/OOC
Do not take IC actions or words personally. This is make believe.

4. Some terms used in RP
Metagaming: no OOC knowledge can be brought into an IC situation. Things you may know about a DUer can't be brought in unless that DUer's character brings it in. Use only things you have learned IC.

Godmoding:
Playing for another character. You can't speak or act for another character. Ex: you can't just knock gramma out because you didn't like the turkey stuffing and walk away the victor.

Here is a link to a forum with a RolePlay area. Pretty dated but that doesn't matter. There might be some offensive stuff there so be warned. It's been a long time since I've participated and things can change.
http://forums.utopia-game.com/forumdisplay.php?1531-Roleplaying

I think this should be enough of an intro for some feedback for now.
Let's see how this goes.

We can have a general discussion in this thread and when a theme is settled on a new thread can be opened with In Character posts.

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Tue Feb 21, 2012, 10:08 PM

1. interesting...good luck ALL!

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Wed Feb 22, 2012, 01:45 AM

2. Best of luck

Sounds like a great group.

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Wed Feb 22, 2012, 04:59 AM

3. nice

 

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Response to Whisp (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 11:43 AM

4. Let's start doing some character development in this thread

 

for practice.
Guess we need a theme so I'll just make one up for now:

How about we are all having a campaign meeting for.....
Santorum. Most of us will be low level helpers but some can come in as heavyweights if you want to do that. It's all open.

ew.

Ready set go. Who are you people?





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Response to Whisp (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 02:35 PM

5. guess I'll have to pick another Theme :)

 

I was hoping someone would jump in with at least a character profile. I'll do more on this in the next couple days and just wing it. This could be big fun, don't be shy.

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