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|Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 8:29 am Post subject: Read this first!
|Welcome to the Roll Playing forum! I hope we can all get along and have some fun!
First off, what is Roll Playing you say? Well, it's very simple. It's like playing a video game where you have complete control over your custom made character. It works through direct interaction with other “Players” through posting. The best way to explain is to give an example.
You have just entered an RP where you and another person have decided to be a couple of dwarven adventurers on your way to find the ultimate treasure. You have the first post.
You would pick a point in the journey, or have decided before hand where you want to start the story with your RP partner, and write about that moment. The feel of the mountain air whistling through your beard. The churning in your stomach over how hungry you are. How you plan on spending your half of the treasure.
This can be done through the 1st or 3rd person perspective. It can also be in either past or present tense. You may wish to confer with your partner over such matter before playing, or you can just ignore their tense and go with whichever one makes you feel more comfortable.
After you post, it is your companion's turn. They will do much the same as you did above, from their character's perspective.
You go back and forth like this, for the whole game. If and when you reach your goal, the game is either over, or you can decide together to continue on with the same characters.
Now, here is the fun part. You may have noticed I had you checking with your partner over a few things up there, but for the bulk of the game, you shouldn't really talk outside the RP about the RP. Each person's action and reactions should be gauged on the other person's actions and reactions. If your RP partner does something totally outlandish, like running off into the swamp after a fluff ball, you have to come up with what your character would do in said situation.
You are not limited to being glued to each other through out the whole game. You are separate beings after all. If at any time you feel a lack of interaction between characters, a good way to end your post is with your character asking the other a question. This can lead into a string of short posts, so be creative in your verbal interactions, and add a little surroundings and internal contemplation to your posts!
That's the basics of One-On-One RPing
Don't forget to let your imaginations soar, and have fun!