READ THIS FIRST (roleplay for beginners)

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READ THIS FIRST (roleplay for beginners)

Postby TheDudeManJohn » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:04 pm

FIRST OFF, HELLO I AM THE DUDE MAN......THE MODERATOR OF THIS SECTION AND THE PERSON YOU WILL TURN TO FOR QUESTIONS OR HELP ON ALL THINGS ROLEPLAY.

Now Roleplaying is for everyone i will say that first, you dont need to be smart or a special type of person.....ANYONE can roleplay.....but for those of you still unsure on how to go about joining or starting a roleplay.....or even how to roleplay.....here are a few guidelines.

First......There is no rule on grammar or punctuation.....as long as we can read and understand it.....your allowed to post....no one is going to be a "grammar nazi" (as you can see i obviously dont......im a dot dot dot user lol)

second......the only real necessary skill that is needed to roleplay is......IMAGINATION.
if you have a creative mind and are skilled enough to visualize what you want your character to do and say.....then your good....the trick is getting it from your mind to the keyboard. The best way to do that is to just start typing....lay out what the area looks like.....then what your character looks like....then what he does in response to everyone else......it always helps to re-read.....and if you feel we need to know it.....then type it......the simplist way to say it is.....BE DETAILED

third......Always remember you control your character.....no one elses.....you cant make someone elses character do what you want......and secretly thats the fun of roleplaying......you never know how the other person is going to respond to your post.......now things like what the area looks like....who you might run into, what other creatures or powers are out in this world, those are things you as the roleplayer are allowed to create......now the only other rule on that is....IF SOMEONE ELSE CREATED THE WORLD OR THE CURRENT SITUATION YOUR IN.....ONLY THAT PERSON CAN CONTINUE TO CHANGE IT

for instance.........if the dude man just said the sky is blue and the grass is green and the town has 4 buildings in it and John Doe is the mayor........your not allowed to all of a sudden turn the sky pink the grass red.....discover the 5th building and actually Cat Stevens is the real mayor.
that is not allowed.....the dude man already set that up for the roleplay......now if you want to find cat stevens the sheriff thats alright....if the trees are pink cool.....the dude man didnt specify that.....

REMEMBER IF YOU PICTURE IT A CERTAIN WAY YOU HAVE TO TELL THE OTHER ROLEPLAYERS......IF THEY CHANGE WHAT YOU WHERE IMAGINING THATS TO BAD YOU MISSED YOUR CHANCE TO SET IT UP.........so details details details.....

now all that aside........it is perfectly ok to be the person in the roleplay who........only responds to the situation.....only talks when spoken to.....and for the most part just participates and goes with the flow of the roleplay.........that the other roleplayers are creating for you.

THERE ARE NORMALLY ENOUGH CHARACTERS IN THE ROLEPLAY THAT IF YOU DONT WANT TO CREATE THE STORY USUALLY....SOMEONE ELSE IS THERE TO DO SO

lastly......be respectful....and realistic (or as realistic as the roleplay requires)......for instance.....dont just join a roleplay to ruin the roleplay......for instance
if the other players have spent their time making a team and setting up a senario and giving them all a quest.......dont run in and start killing everyone in the town and start declaring everyone the bad guy.........its much easier and more fun for everyone if you just participate and try your best to go in the same direction as the other roleplayers...........and like i said.....do what makes since.......if your team of heros just met the good king of the town who was going to ask for your help.......if everyone else has already said they would........dont have your character go and kill the king........i hope im making since on this.....

now all that said.......just be creative....have fun.....respect the other roleplayers.....and make sure your making sense........otherwise have fun and thanks for participating in the roleplay section

IF THIS WASNT DETAILED ENOUGH OR I DIDNT ANSWER ONE OF YOUR QUESTIONS IN THIS....OR IF OTHER QUESTIONS HAVE NOW ARISEN PLEASE FEEL FREE TO MESSAGE ME..... THEDUDEMANJOHN......AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO ADD IT HERE.

thank you and once again im glad to have you in my roleplay section ;)
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