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(v.) To act and speak as if you are the character you're portraying. To roleplay is as much about what not to say as what TO say. It means to keep your speech in the context of the setting in which your character (or avatar) exists. Context can be defined as both time and place.

Most roleplaying that occurs is in an online setting, such as an online game, a chat room, or a message board.

(adj.) A setting in which the act of roleplaying is strongly encouraged, or even enforced.
(v.) "Do you like to roleplay?" or "I'm trying to learn how to properly roleplay my character."

(adj.) "What are the rules on this roleplay server?" or "This is strictly a roleplay chat room."
by Zanriel July 28, 2005
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For short,RP.When someone acts or pretends to be a certain character.Also to act out your imagination of a "different life".Role Players tend to act like Japanese animation characters.A good place to find Role Play Scenarios is on Facebook Pages and certain Facebook accounts.
Role Player 1: *hugs you*

Role Player 2: *Hugs you back with a smile*
by MediaKnower. March 31, 2012
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To take a false identity through a blogging communtiy, and using aquired pictures and a fabricated bio. you talk to other roleplayers, remaining in character. May be an entirely original bio, or roleplay a character from a book or movie.
In real life my name is Katherine, but I roleplay Katie Bell from the Harry Potter Series.
by Katte x3 September 29, 2006
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When you act out one of your sexual fantasies using characters ie. Dentist, teacher etc
"Let's play doctors and nurses!"
by Nicola February 01, 2004
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1: A game genre, most often associated with titles like 'Final Fantasy' or 'Diablo'. This also includes heavy titles such as 'Baldur's Gate' Series and Zelda. Most of these put you in the eyes and boots of some other character, generally prefabricated. Most of these have a main quest to complete, but also have a certain amount of open endedness. Despite popular belief, Diablo and it's off spring Diablo 2 are barely Roleplaying games. The 'Truest' Roleplaying games allow you to play a role you make on your own, generally by a Character Generation, as seen in AD&D Games (generally) and in other games like Morrowind. Basically, any game that puts you in the shoes of another character, gives you a world to explore, and causes the players to make 'life' changing decisions.

2: Done on message boards, people make their own character and play them (more or less) in a set of rules laid down by forum moderators (once again, more or less). These usually see a lot of fighting, and are usually populated by people between the ages of 12-20. all actions and descriptions, abilities and powers, are at the mercy of the player playing the role, and are described in text.

1&2 Generally have time period in the fantasy medieval realm.

3: Where two people play different roles in a sexually suggestive manner. This is generally to provide more excitement and pleasure to the act of intercourse. The addition of props, or cameras are occasionally used. Occasionally, Roleplaying is mixed in with the act of cyber.
1: Morrowind, Baldur's Gate, DnD, MMORPGs
3: School Girl and the teacher
by TheWanderer August 17, 2005
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To 'play' a 'role' in which you are not usually cast. This may range anywhere from the more common fantasy/science fiction as seen in RPGs and online, or may manifest itself in day dreaming, dreams, wishful thinking, etc.
I roleplayed I was a World War One pilot once. The Red Baron shot me down over France.
by Chikin Fwee January 01, 2005
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Pretending you're an extremely in-shape ninja who fights seemingly in slow motion, and is capable of doing multiple things simultaneously including dodging every obstacle thrown at you.
In the hunger games roleplay, you might act as katniss who can Always kill people with a single arrow.
by Arbiterzz June 23, 2013
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