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  • A Guide for Roleplayers

    There are many people who've been wanting to get involved in roleplaying, but don't know how to do it, what it is, etc. So I'm going to help you all out. (: If at the end of this mini-guide you still have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to shoot me a VM/PM! I'm here and glad to help. (:

    Getting Started
    In order to get started you'll have to join a roleplay. You can find available roleplays in our directory. The roleplays are divided into 4 sections: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Tag-In/Tag-Out. Here, Becky's explained the three levels and what's expected in the replies. Tag-In/Tag-Out is another section we have. In Tag-In/Tag-Out it's basically the same thing as a normal roleplay. The difference is that you don't permanently play a character, you simply tag-in when you want to play them, then tag-out when you no longer want to. That way, other people can roleplay with the same character.
    Once you've decided which roleplay you'd like to join, there's a form which you fill out to claim your desired characters. That form can vary for each roleplay. Before you join, make sure you're acquainted with the roleplay owner's rules. Once you've picked your character(s) it's time to begin roleplaying!

    Roleplaying
    Roleplaying is simple once you get the hang of it! You're basically posting back and forth as if you were the person you're portraying in the roleplay. Using third person is usually best. The higher the level of the roleplay, the more in-depth your responses need to be. Here's an example of the response that would be appropriate for each section:

    Beginner
    James walked into the kitchen. He grabbed a piece of bread and took a bite out of it. Satisfied with how it tasted, he took another bite.

    Intermediate
    James walked into the kitchen and grabbed a piece of bread. Taking out a knife, he slathered butter all over it, popping it into the toaster for about a minute. After waiting, the toaster finally dinged and his toast was ready to eat. He put the piece of toast into his mouth, chewing slowly and lazily.

    Advanced
    James sauntered into the kitchen in the morning. He lazily rubbed his eyes, a yawn escaping his lips. He wasn't in the mood and lacked enough energy to prepare a full breakfast, so he decided on a simple piece of toast. Grabbing a piece of bread, James slathered it in butter and put it into the toaster. He waited for about a minute, not too long or his toast would burn. When the toast popped up, he grabbed it without giving it a second thought. When his fingers came in contact with the hot toast, he cried out in pain, dropping it on the floor.
    As you can see, something so simple such as making toast, can either be described in a matter of a sentence, or it can be expanded to a paragraph or even more. In advanced roleplays, at least a paragraph response is required. The owner of the roleplay will sometimes require more or require a certain amount of lines per post.

    The Do's and Dont's of Roleplaying
    Here is the official set of roleplaying rules. Aside from those, there's sort of a theoretical list of Do's and Dont's. If you want to be a successful roleplayer do and don't do the following things.

    DON'T make your characters perfect. As much as we want this, it's annoying for other roleplayers to roleplay with perfect people.

    DO play many different types of characters. You don't want to be pinned as the same type of character (ex: player, flirty girl, etc).

    DON'T constantly ask others to roleplay. If they have someone available, they will tell you.

    DO follow your character's biography. Play by what it says. Of course you can make the character your own, but follow their biography. It's put there for a reason.

    DON'T advertise your roleplay personally to other members. It's awkward and puts them on the spot. Instead, you can use the Roleplay Discussion thread to notify users that your roleplay is officially open or needs new members.

    DO use the One-on-One Roleplaying thread for roleplaying outside of a set plot, characters, etc. This is basically "mini" roleplaying.

    Creating Your Own Roleplay
    Here's a simple, chronologically ordered list of how to create your own roleplay. You don't have to follow this exact order.

    1. Come up with a unique idea. It can be anything, anything at all! It just has to be unique, your own. Don't copy someone else's idea.

    2. Once you have an idea, simply create the thread under what section you think is most appropriate. If I find that it is unsuitable for that section, I may move it.

    3. Once your roleplay is up, you can begin working on it. Your introductory post should consist of the roleplay's description, a banner (optional), your rules, the character claim form, and anything else you feel is appropriate.

    4. Once you're done with that, you can post the characters. How the characters are done is completely up to you. You can have a picture and their biography, the generic way to do it. Or you can use a picture and a song lyric, a quote, adjectives, anything your heart desires!

    5. And when you're done with that, you can work out the rest of the details such as pictures of the place/setting, the subplots, the updates, etc.

    6. When you're completely done and ready, you can open up your roleplay for people to join!

    Finding Pictures
    When looking for pictures for your roleplay, it's best that you find your own, but if you see one that you really like in someone else's roleplay, ask them if you can also use it. Good places to find pictures for your roleplay:

    Weheartit: search keywords such as site model, girl, boy, etc.

    Polyvore: when searching, click items.

    Tumblr

    Flickr

    LookBook

    Bebo

    And voila, you've got a complete guide. :} The most important thing to remember about roleplaying is to have fun! I hope this guide was helpful! Practice makes perfect! The more you roleplay, the better you'll get. Good luck! =D
    Last edited by strobelightss; 04-24-14, 08:47 PM.

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    this is the very best.
    i learned how to make toast and how to roleplay!
    just kidding. This is very helpful Steph and I know (me) and tons of people thank you!

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    • #3
      Yes! Learning how to make toast will always come in handy! hahaha And it's no problem at all. Glad to help out our roleplayers in any way! (:

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      • #4
        Hi there can you move my Roleplay to beginners area? http://www.divachix.com/forums/showt...76#post4364576
        Thank you!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by chasdfghjklove View Post
          Hi there can you move my Roleplay to beginners area? http://www.divachix.com/forums/showt...76#post4364576
          Thank you!
          Sure! No problem at all! Just for future reference, these kinds of requests can be posted in this thread. I realize there isn't a specific form for moving threads there, but anything "maitenance" related can be requested there. Thanks! :)

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