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Roleplaying FAQ/Guide to RPing on kintsugi.

Discussion in 'That's So Meta!' started by Codeless, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    I think it´s be a good idea to have a thing explaining the various RP groups, especially the ones with subforums, on here, as well as the SPR.

    FAQ stub:
    Why is it called It´s Galleys Turn?
    Why do some RPs have their own subforums?
    I want to comment on an RP, can I do that, where do I do that?
    I want to join an RP, how do I do that?
    Where do I find the rules for an RP?
    What is the SPR?
    Can I play in the SPR?
     
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  2. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    "Someone is playing the character I like, should I play someone else?"
    "What does IC / OOC / (other acronym or term I'm unfamiliar with) mean?"
     
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  3. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

     
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  4. winterykite

    winterykite Non-newtonian genderfluid

    It's been 2 months, I'm gonna dump some answers in here:
    Because they got multiple threads big. It helps with organization and finding stuff again.

    Quite a few if not most RPs have an OOC thread, and those are generally open. In doubt, check the first post, or contact one of the RP members.

    Check in with the group in their OOC thread, or contact a member, and ask! Some RPs are closed for various reasons, while others take new members.

    Usually in the first post of the game or OOC thread. Generally, the OOC thread is a good place to start. If you still can't find it, ask a member.

    The SPR, or Shitposting Rave, was created during a derail of the CDCF thread. It's an open, fast-and-loose dressing room style RP without many rules (the rules that are there are in the first post of each thread). The first SPR became Weirdmageddon Tango, which is a mostly-closed RP with its own subforum.

    Hell yes you can. Just drop in a character. Due to the nature of the rave, you don't need to be consistent, or always there. Drop someone in, interact with the present people, have fun! And drop by the OOC thread.

    That depends on the RP! In the SPR, just go for it. In other RPs, time shenanigans might allow you, but you should ask.

    IC = In Character, aka stuff the character says/does/thinks; OR a character acting like their canon counterpart would. In these parts, it's usually the former.
    OOC= Out of Character, aka what the player supplies, and usually directed at the other players. OR a character acting unlike their canon counterpart. In these parts, it's usually the former.
    OC = Original Character, aka a character the player created from scratch. Can be from a canon universe, or a complete homebrew.
    RP = Roleplay. Both the act of doing so, and the framework.
    SPR = Shit Posting Rave
    WT = Weirdmageddon Tango, also known as the RP that grew from the first Shitposting Rave when suddenly plot.
    DT = Dramatis Transformae, the big Transformers/Giant Space Robot RP.

    Other acronyms tend to be game-specific, so please don't hesitate to ask in the respective OOC thread!

    But what if there isn't an OOC thread?
    Then grab a player. In RPs utilizing subaccounts this can be a bit tricky, but if you're lucky they have their owner account noted somewhere. But most RPs have, for organizational and (initial) player-finding purposes, an OOC thread, even if a lot of conversation runs via Skype or Discord.
     
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  5. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    Thanks for writing up answers Kite! I have no excuse except executive dysfunction was kicking my ass.
     
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