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      RP Help

      Um...this may seem like an awkward question but what is this board for?
      Also, if you don't mind me asking but what's an RP? It's a type of game right?

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      This bit is never used. I wouldn't waste your time here.

      RP = Role Play

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      It's ok, I came here wondering the same thing. What kind of role play is it??

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      I've not had the patience to read any threads very far. Do you just make up a scenario and make stories with others or something? that's all I've been able to gather. On my way to read up on some more of the threads, because if I'm right then I have a good scenario.

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      I suppose while the thread is only a few days stale again I'll answer this question. An RP is a [in this context and usually designated by RP and not RPG] text based game where the originator will set a plot, universe and rules, and the rest of the people will play along using characters that they have made. When I'm explaining it to people, I usually compare it to a collaborative story. There are varying classifications for the quality of posts made in them (see spoiler), and people are expected to more or less try to keep up the quality of the thread and match their word count to that of the player who has the highest.

      For sub-forum RPs (see this forum) there are usually multiple players to a single thread to avoid spamming the sub-forum up, and the play centers solely around th plot set forth in the original post. Dedicated forum RPs (see example) usually only have two people to a thread, and the plot for the forum is usually ignored largely, relying on sub-plots that each individual poster makes inside their threads (these are governed by the universe, but can be everyday life instead of 'this is the plot the forum follows, play it'). There are also ones carried out over email (about the same as dedicated forum, but centered around one plot like in sub-forum) and chat (short posts, but quicker pace and sub-forum plot style).

      Also, RP culture seems a breeding ground for inactivity. The biggest taboo in RP circles is to control another person's characters (this includes assuming the attack you initiate will hit your opponent) or to make your character too powerful for anyone else to defeat. Breaking these rules will often result in a warning followed by a ban from the RP.

      Spoiler for Literacy, by dragcave.net:


      I believe that about covers it. If anyone has any other questions, feel free to ask.
      Last edited by rose_red; 12-08-2009 at 06:35 AM.

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