Roleplaying Tips Jul 24, 2010 21:51:51 GMT -5
Post by Raine.] on Jul 24, 2010 21:51:51 GMT -5
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1. Plan ideas out with other characters. If you have a plot you want to do, do not hesitate to say so! People are more than willing to roleplay with you. They will really enjoy it. And who knows, they may add some twists in themselves.
2. Although it's good to go in with a plan, sometimes it's fun to just wing-it! You never know what the other member(s) and you can come up with.
3. Make sure your characters have personality. No one wants to play with a bland character. Beginners should base the character off of themselves. Then, when something comes up, you can have your character react the way you would react. Or make a character that is the complete opposite of you. If you want to do one thing, have them do another.
4. You can't always have the outcome you want. If you have decided to go in with a plan, things definitely won't go your way. Why? Because the person you're roleplaying with is doing what's best (or worse) for their own character. If you have a real problem with what their doing, PM them. Don't start fights. If things get nasty, PM the admin or moderator.
5. Don't always play the bad guy. I know it's fun, but instead of playing the bad guy, play the good guy who makes mistakes. This basically two tips in one. You create better plots and more "adventures" by making mistakes.
6. Don't be afraid to die! Choose a one or two characters you really want to keep, then choose someone you wouldn't care if they die. It would really spice things up and add more fun. Plus, it would really help out other characters.
(Tips from RolePlaying the Do's and Don'ts and 5 Roleplaying Tips. Rephrased by Midnight[x]Traitor.)
7. When roleplaying, don't make it seven paragraphs because members get bored reading everything. Plus, you don't want to just reveal everything about your character in the first post. Though, don't make it a couple sentences. The other member will have very little to respond to!
-In your post, describe what your character is thinking. They're past? The future? Wonder of the world? Trying to figure out a problem? Add thoughts! We all want to know what your character is thinking.
-Little details count. A brush of the hair. A clench of the fist. A scowl or a beaming smile. Let the other character see how you feel. In real life we can see feelings through actions. Show it!
-Incorporate the other character. Your person notices things too. (unless you make them not notice) If you have a detailed post, it makes it easier for the other character to respond. Make them think or respond to the action. They may be confused by an expression the other character has or feel sorrow for a flinch/wince they notice.
8. Don't forget to be fair when posting. That means no godmodding or powerplaying, but you've heard that a million times. Make sure you also give other members a chance to RP! If there is more than two members posting, there should be a pattern. 1,2,3. 1,2,3. The pattern should not be broken unless you have permission to post again (1,2,3,1,3...).
(Tips created by Midnight[x]Traitor.)
9. If you're not good at grammar, or you can't create longer, more descriptive posts, or you're not a walking dictionary, practice
! People simply don't like roleplaying with newbies -- plus, it stains our reputation as an advanced roleplay site.
x. If you're no good at grammar, study it a bit. Write a few stories, then read over your sentences to see if everything looks good, and if everything sounds right when you read it aloud.
x. If you're no good at spelling, check a dictionary. If you're uncertain of how a specific word is spelled, look it up. You're on a computer -- I'm sure it's possible to multitask a bit.
x. If you're no good at lengthening posts, practice, practice, practice. Everybody gets brain-dead every once in a while, but too often creates a bad impression. Try using a thesaurus for overused and rather boring words like said, look, walk.
Make your sentences a work of art~!
10. Keep your sentences relevant. Although we're pressing for at least two paragraphs per post, this doesn't mean just state a random fact or piece of history that has absolutely nothing to do with what's happening in the thread in the middle of a paragraph as a strategy to finish those about ten sentences you need. Instead, try to connect the two. One thing leads to another, and BAM -- next thing you know, ten sentences (maybe even more; maybe less) right there.
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