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What is roleplay or RP?
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I tried to do a search but did not find any matches, so I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread with some definitions, to aid new comers or just as an explanation to those curious on the subject.
This is not meant as an in in dept guide on how to RP, just a definition to get an idea of what the essence is..
I'll start with a simple concise and condensed definition, my hope is that someone will elaborate and maybe even come with concrete examples or links to good RP guides on the internet.
Role play is a form of improvised theater and usually without an audience, with the focus on characters and character development rather than an actual plot. In the case of WoW the scene and setting would be the world the game provides, and the lore, as well as your characters back ground story (examples of this can be seen here:
), would be the overall frame to improvise your characters everyday life over.
Role playing is getting into character in game and having fun.
The best way I describe role-playing to people who have never done it is calling it a collaborative story.
You take up a role, writting one or multiple characters within the story, and writting it alongside others; playing your part equally with all of them.
You form tales, build characters, create storylines, make friends, ect.
Think about those cutscenes in WoW.
You are one of the characters in them. Play it out.
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