Roleplaying. An interactive social activity for people with the ability to write and improvise.
Sadly, roleplaying is being invaded by people who can't write OR improvise OR follow common rules of etiquette.
By the way, roleplaying is a game. Anyone who thinks that it relates directly to real life any more than, say, Crazy Eights does might want to have their head examined.
"I'm going to go RP with my friends."
"I'm bored... let's RP."
Short version, it's two or more people writing a story together.more...
Here's the long version:
RP stands for Role Play. It's a type of writing which usually happens between two or more people, and it is notoriously hard to finish a single story before starting a new one. Each person takes on one central character as their character, and then accepts responsibilities for several or many others, depending on how many people are participating in the RP. However, the more people, the harder it is to keep organized and controlled. Traditionally best and easiest between two people, usually taken on as a way of bonding between two writers. One person starts, the other replies, the first replies to the reply, etc. Often taken on in the writing community between two people who are close friends, or else is used as a way for writers to get used to another person's style. When the two people participating in the RP know one-another very well, it's often possible to distinguish what their reply to a certain situation will be, and can therefore be anticipated and detailed before it even happens.
Manners in an RP are actually fairly complicated. Here are the top five main rules that pretty much everyone obeys when it comes down to it...
The first and most basic rule is that another person's characters are practically sacred. You are issued your own characters, and you are allowed to get indignant if someone else tries to mess with them. Be sure to ALWAYS check with your partner b...
Short for Role Play, where people act out actions and events. This is most common on forums, especially with gaming forums where people act out characters from the game or RP in the game's universe. There's simple and narrative RP. Simple has rpers where events and actions are described basically and quickly. This mode allows for developed storylines, conversation, and cooperation. Though simple is usually looked down upon as degenerat and only belonging to n00bs. Narrative has players acting out actions and events very descriptively and often seem like pages from well written novels. Narratives are easy to screw up, allow for no or very little cooperation, and don't have much conversation. But narrative does allow for great fight RPs.
To role play as in an RP.
Lets do an RP. I'll be Jack and I'm at a bar.
I'm going on the internet to do an RP.
Short For Role Play
This is a GAME Where you make a character and go through storylines as this character.
RP is played in Chatrooms suck as AOL's Red Dragon Inn(Few People Go There Anymore), and also can be played one on one with a person.
Sadly, Chatters, n00bs and other losers are taking over and destroying the pure RP race.
RP has several fighting systems such as T2 where you have to repply faster than they attacked, also used is where your post has to be longer than theirs for a block.
RP is also assosiated with Forums.
There are several RP forums out there set to a specific place, time, date etc. Other forums are based loosely on games or movies such as Final Fantasy 7 and Silent Hill. Detail is greatly prized in most organized forums.
RPers usually have a screenname that is the name of their characters, and use several styles of RP.
1) :: & :: used for Action
2) b or d when fully done with post
3) * & * used for action.
4) " & " used when Speaking.
1) RikkusDream- ::Rikku walks into Red Dragon Inn looking around silently before finding a seat near the bar and sitting down::
2) FinalLight- ::Fin walked around happilly challenging anyone to get in his way:: Bring it on you losers! ::He said in a confident tone:: b
3) BlackDragon- Run Rikku!! *Black dragon yelled over his shoulder to Rikku who was still frozen in her footsteps*
4) DanteBlackHeart- "Well, Look at this little lady" ::Dante said turning her face toweards him:: "Arent you a cutie" ::He smirked and let go chucklng to himself::
5) Who is your RP Character?
Role play. As in act as a character and play out a scene with other people.
Hellbunny walks onto the MUSH and kicks ass.
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You seen how biased the MSM has been against RP?
Reporting Party -- often used by police departments.