Hi, and welcome to my instructional website on how to roleplay! Roleplay can be abbreviated as 'rp'. There are several types of roleplay. Some of the ones I've encountered in my web travels are fantasy, warriors, pirate, and various book-based ones. In all of these roleplay sites, however, you will find that there is a mutual feeling that people should know how to roleplay properly.But they never seem to give you instruction on this matter. Well, here I can help. Learning what, exactly, roleplay is, the principles, and how to do it properly, will be a great help for you in your future endeavors. Being able to roleplay properly makes for a happier rp and happier members. It's easier to understand what you're trying to say if you roleplay it correctly. Please take your time to read through this website and when you're finished, post on the get judged page to, well, get judged!
Here is where I see where you're at-- roleplay like you normally do and don't worry about being perfect. No one will judge what you post here, but I need it to assign the most improved award. Make up a plot, describe your character's day, make up a few ridiculous characters, whatever! PLEASE: only post once.
ONCE YOU HAVE POSTED HERE, PLEASE READ ON OR POST ON THE JUDGING PAGE TO RECIEVE A SCORE. YOU WILL NOT BENEFIT IN ANY WAY FROM POSTING IN THIS CHATBOX AND THEN LEAVING.
Now we start to actually learn... read on to the bottom of the page! :)
A lot of you may be asking youreslf that question right now. I'm here to help.
Definition- to take the place of someone else, to play their part. (i made it up. sounds official, right? but that really is the meaning, trust me!)
Who are you taking the place of? A character. What character? You make it up-- description, name, everything. The only guidelines to making your character are to stick to the theme, that is, the book that the website is based off of. For example, if you're here for warriors roleplay, you would have to make a cat with a warriors name. Now, how do you play this character? Well, that's what this website is going to show you. Once you have thought up what your cat will be like (see paragraph below) there will probably be some sort of join page on the website you are trying to roleplay on. Usually, the website will give a format for how to put your charrie's description. But if it doesn't, here's how: You include basic information about your character in a paragraph. Name, physical description, personality, and sometimes you can add a story to the cat's description. Describing how it got to wherever it's going to be at the moment you start roleplaying. For example, you could say it was a rouge, traveling on its own, when it stumbled across some sort of civilization that turned out to be this great group of people (ahem, other roleplayers). Next, you would put the character's name and, if you're doing warriors roleplay, clan. Finally, some websites allow you to add a picture. Go on google image search or something similar, and search for a picture of a person or animal that matches your description of your character. For example, if your character was a cat was black with green eyes, you would search, 'black cat green eyes'. Or even just 'black cat'. When you have found the picture, click 'see full size image' or something along those lines. It should be on the side or top of your screen. When you have brought up the image you want, copy the link in the address bar and paste it at the end of your character's description. Think you can remember all that? Here's an example description to help you out:
Heatherstorm - A calico she-cat with dark amber eyes. She is mostly white and has scarred ears. She is thoughtful and sweet, but sometimes will snap at someone. She has problems with anger management sometimes, but really is a good cat. She was a former rouge called Heather, but got lost in a dust storm and found her way to Mountainclan. She called herself Heatherstorm even before she met the clan cats. Mountainclan warrior. pic- http://www.sobi.org/photos/Cat/Rome/Palatino/Postcard_003.jpg
A rather lengthy one, but it's a proper description. So, now the next step. The next step is to go to the page where people ropleplay. On some sites, there will be several different pages for you to choose from. Take a while to decide on which one looks the most interesting to you. Observe the other people's posts to pick up a few tips and learn a bit about the current plot a while before actually posting. Put your character's name in the 'Name' blank, then your post in the 'comments' section (the bigger blank). You are roleplaying from the character's point of view, as if you were in that book. You do normal activities, and there is normally some exciting plot or another going on that you can participate in. To get more on how to roleplay and which type of roleplay you should be using, scroll down! ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓
What kind of site are you about to join? Well, most of my visitors are those who participate in warriors roleplay. But some people aren't, and this is where we part ways. If you are here for warrirors roleplay, please click on the following link: Warriors Basics.
If you are here for a different type of roleplay, such as fantasy roleplay, please go here:
When you've finished learning all you can about Roleplay, post here! Tell me what you thought of my website, and what you liked best. What you liked least. What you think I should add or improve on. I welcome your feedback, so go right ahead and give me some!
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