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Roleplay Guide

Current TROM Theme: Neopets in Medieval Times

Next Roleplay Date: Currently Cancelled. I want everyone to focus on school and its beginning struggles for the time being. The roleplay will be within a month and a half, most likely. I just want everyone to be comfortable with their schools, have their schedules and homework under control, etc.

Number of Descriptions Neomailed to darkened_wrench: 4

Current Members Signed-Up:
I. darkened_wrench as Marrik the Ritual Demon // II. durza56 as Durza the Full Mutant // III. neonyra as Nyra the Full Mutant //
IV. bluedragon4u2 as Anara the Princess // V. neomel_3 as Dragon the Full Mutant

TROM Roleplay Plot
TROM (Tainted Requiem of Miscreations) is an isolated island in the middle of the undiscovered ocean, soon to be in turmoil. The Castle, surrounded by the peasants endless working fields and a small patch of forest on the eastern side of the island, is in mortal danger. A thick layer of slow-acting poison has infected the entire Castle and the fields outside. What is the poison and how did it get there? To make matters worse, something horrible is lurking within the Castle, slowly, quietly, and unnoticably making its way around the Castle. Suddenly, mysterious disappearances and deaths are discovered inside the Castle. The strange thing is the deaths and disappearances are happening one person at a time, but have become more frequent lately. Nobody knows what is happening to the Castle and time is running short.

Achilles' Current Roleplay Description
For the next upcoming roleplay in TROM, my character's name is Marrik. He is a 600-year old, 7'9" tall vampire and has no desire for anything else. He is very quiet and does not have an extremely high tolerance level. He enjoys the Laeir (darkness) and the Myst (shadows), but he does not mind walking in the Burns (light) if he has to. Marrik has many weird traditions, ceremonies, and rituals, most of which require a lowlife soul. He spends most of his time in his dark chambers of which none may enter lest they be invited. His green eyes are always closed and opens them when he wishes to move things around. He does not use his lips to talk, for whenever he does this it comes true so he uses his thoughts. His skin is pale and he wears a long, dark brown robe, shielding most of his face except for his sharp teeth. Underneath the hood, atop his head, is a spiked ball, his last resort for defense or attack. He also has very sharp claws and four slimy, peach-coloured sharp-tipped wings underneath the seemingly shadowy robe. Marrik enjoys performing rituals and sleeping in his blood-covered nest of his victims' hair. He only takes orders from those above him, although from anyone above him except the Queen, he obeys reluctantly. Above all, Marrik's main goal in life is to find the missing links to his undiscovered and forgotten past. Almost all of Marrik's rituals and ceremonies help lead him to his past.


Intro.

Are you always clueless when it comes to roleplaying? Don't understand it? Then read this guide to roleplaying. In this guide, you will find tips, examples, and instructions on how to roleplay. Still think you can't roleplay? Well pack your bags because it's time to go to school. After you read this, you'll be able to roleplay with no problem. Won't you be happy to join your friends in their wicked cool roleplays? - Achilles.


Step One

Choose your Character


PART ONE
Okay. Pick a theme that everyone agrees on. Your roleplay will not go well if you are all arguing. First what you want to do to start a roleplay is choose your character. You can be anybody you want to be. You can be anything. Although in TROM Roleplays we choose what we are based on our ranks. Who or what do you want to be? It's your decision; completely up to you.

PART TWO
Once you have decided on who or what you want to be, choose your character's physical features. Does your characters have green eyes? Blue eyes? Brown eyes? Yellow eyes? Red eyes? Does your character have hair? What colour hair? How long is it? Is your characters tall, short? How old is your character? Are they magical? Do they have special powers? You choose. It is your character so have fun!

PART THREE
Now that you have chosen your character and given them physical features you now have to choose what their attitude is like. Are they always happy and bubbly? Mad? Sad? Grumpy? Tired? You name it. Does your character get into trouble a lot? Is your character a straight "A" student? Do they hate everything? Do they love everything? What do they hate? What do they love? How do they act around people? Animals? Strangers? Parents? What do they usually do? What are their hobbies? You pick.

END OF STEP ONE



Step Two

Starting Your Story


PART ONE
Here's what you do now that you've completed your character and its description. Type up your character a short, but detailed description and send it to all of your roleplayers. If your fellow roleplayers know what they are doing, they will do the same. Now, you should have a theme of what the story is going to be (random, magical, medieval, mutants, neopets, etc). After this is settled, choose someone to start the roleplay. When starting the roleplay, you must start with a setting, but you do not have to tell what your character is doing yet. You can, but you can also say this when you post your next roleplay message. Now that someone has started, you can start your character's roleplay. Post anything you want as long as it is acceptable and reasonable.

PART TWO
Once you have started your roleplay you can start your story. Begin with what your character is doing and maybe thinking. Just type up a story completely from your imagination, but still sticking to your roleplay's theme. But make sure to interact with your fellow roleplayers' characters. If not, it isn't really an interactive roleplay, it is just your story. You can write your own story with your free time by yourself. Make sure to interact with others. And most importantly of all, have fun! And make new friends! You start right at the bare ground at the beginning of roleplay, but it is up to you to build up the walls around it. Don't let your character down or your fellow roleplayers. If you do, the story will collapse and completely fall apart into a void of disappointment and misery. That isn't fun, so don't let that happen.

PART THREE
Now that you know how to play, you are probably wondering a few things. What if I have to get up and eat dinner or get a snack or go to the bathroom? You DO NOT just type: I have to go to the bathroom. That could cause major confusion and/or lead people to believe that is part of the roleplay. When you say something like that you want to talk out of character (OOC) When talking out of character, you use double parentheses around your out of character posts. And at the beginning you will most likely be expected to use this word: OOC:. Here is an example: ((OOC: I have to go to the bathroom)) or ((I have to go to the bathroom)) Use double parenthese because you could still use single parentheses in the roleplay. Use Double Parentheses. Okay, now you should know about everything you need to know about roleplaying.

END OF STEP TWO



Roleplay Examples

Here Are Some Examples of Roleplay:
Note: This roleplay is not a completed one and has no OOC posts.

Wolv: Morgan Le Fay sat on a small park bench, staring directly at the full moon. Mutosga her boyfriend put his arm around her. Confused on what was so intresting about the full moon. She smiled warmly at him and turned her attention back to the moon. "Something is coming" she said quietly

Blu:Sierra sat out in the darkness of her room. See wasn't watching anything, she just couldn't get to sleep.

Achilles: The freezing winter winds knocked against the frigid door, banging the snow and ice into the shack. A young fourteen year old boy awoke instantly and swung a pale blue-gray rode on. He picked up a candle and slowly walked downstairs.

Achilles: ((robe* not rode))

Wolv: Mutosga turned his head to Morgan. He looked at her worried and asked "What?"

Wolv: Morgan still staring at the moon said nothing. Mutosga still looked at Morgan confused and worried. "My Lady, what is coming. You seem, disturbed."

Blu: She got up out of her many covers and pulled the drapes open. It looked normal, only it didn't in a way.

Wolv:The end." She said dully

Wolv:The end of..." Morgan was cut of by the feel of warm lips. Mutosga was kissing her pale neck.

Achilles: The boy's cheeks began to frost and ice was crawling up the ceiling. It was about negative twenty degrees at the moment, and the boy hurried over to the swinging door, slamming it shut. He pushed a few large portraits against the door and fell back into his uncomfortable bed. It was made of hay and rough stones that poked constantly at the boy's back. He couldn't get to sleep, so he walked over to the window and started to talk to himself, "Why is your life like this? You are Blixx Akrolikk! All of the Akrolikks had been fortunate and successful. Why am I not?" He stared sheepishly out the window and at all the happy couples walking past the shack. There were houses all around the shack --- all nice a fancy --- very much unlike the shack he stood in now.

Wolv:Mutosga, please..." He froze and looked up at Morgan. He showed an -disallowed_word- Roger's character) walked up a creepy hall. Spiderwebs dangled lifelessly from the ceiling. Holes were cracked in the floor, protruding a nauseous gas from the basement.

Bob: Tyler (Bob's character) walked down the stairs toward his worst enemy, Duren. Their eyes met and hatred flickered amongst the shadows.

Roger:((OOC: Hey, Bob, I have to have dinner, but I'll be on after words, okay?))

Bob:((OOC: Okay, Roger. Cya then. I'll just wait for you. I joined a new mutant random guild, TROM HQ on Neopets! You should too!))

Roger:((OOC: Okay, cya!))

Example of Description

My character's name is Rikaen. He has brown hair and silver eyes. His hair reaches down a little bit past his ears. He wears rugged ripped clothing under heavy but little armour most the time. (his armour is only leg, shoulder, chest and arm armour). He is about five foot six inches. He is most of the time very nice unless you get on his dark side. When this happens he becomes extremely angry. Other than that, he usually is quiet and keeps to himself but also doesn't. He is very complicated. His ears are pointy and can hear very good. He is very strong and has sacred ancient powers that he can't control. He can't always control his angry, resulting in sometimes killing his own friends. He is excellent in hand-to-hand combat and usually fights with an awesome-looking shield, a long dagger and an occasional sword. He is very brave, couraegous and cunning. His war-skills speak for themselves. When he has free time he likes to climb mountains, spar, and other miscellaneous activities.

END OF EXAMPLES



Roleplay Rules

Finally, the rules.

  • Never type an OOC post without double parentheses.

  • Relate to the topic or theme of the roleplay. Stick to the theme; DO NOT go completely off topic.

  • DO NOT PUT OTHERS DOWN. DO NOT BE MEAN TO SOMEONE OR YOU WILL BE KICKED OUT OF THE ROLEPLAY AND SUSPENDED FOR A DAY! IF YOU CONTINUE USING THIS BEHAVIOUR YOU WILL BE BANNED FROM ROLEPLAYS IN TROM FOREVER! OR AT LEAST UNTIL YOU SHAPE UP!

  • Any posts that are posted on the guild boards that are not roleplay-related will be ignored and deleted.

  • Try me.

  • (For TROM HQ Guild Members Only!)Sign up for roleplay. If you want to sign up, neomail
    darkened_wrench
    and give him a short, detailed description of your roleplay character. Remember, your character must be your rank in TROM and it must stick to the theme.

  • HAVE FUN!!!


  • Questions

    If you have any questions at all, neomail
    darkened_wrench and ask.

    Now that you know how to roleplay, get out there and have some fun! - Achilles
    Achilles' RP Description Examples

    Roleplay One
    My character's name is Rikaen. He has brown hair and silver eyes. His hair reaches down a little bit past his ears. He wears rugged ripped clothing under heavy but little armour most the time. (his armour is only leg, shoulder, chest and arm armour). He is about five foot six inches. He is most of the time very nice unless you get on his dark side. When this happens he becomes extremely angry. Other than that, he usually is quiet and keeps to himself but also doesn't. He is very complicated. His ears are pointy and can hear very good. He is very strong and has sacred ancient powers that he can't control. He can't always control his angry, resulting in sometimes killing his own friends. He is excellent in hand-to-hand combat and usually fights with an awesome-looking shield, a long dagger and an occasional sword. He is very brave, couraegous and cunning. His war-skills speak for themselves. When he has free time he likes to climb mountains, spar, and other miscellaneous activities.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Roleplay Two
    -UNRELEASED-
    For the next upcoming roleplay in TROM, my character's name is Marrik. He is a 600-year old, 7'9" tall vampire and has no desire for anything else. He is very quiet and does not have an extremely high tolerance level. He enjoys the Laeir (darkness) and the Myst (shadows), but he does not mind walking in the Burns (light) if he has to. Marrik has many weird traditions, ceremonies, and rituals, most of which require a lowlife soul. He spends most of his time in his dark chambers of which none may enter lest they be invited. His green eyes are always closed and opens them when he wishes to move things around. He does not use his lips to talk, for whenever he does this it comes true so he uses his thoughts. His skin is pale and he wears a long, dark brown robe, shielding most of his face except for his sharp teeth. Underneath the hood, atop his head, is a spiked ball, his last resort for defense or attack. He also has very sharp claws and four slimy, peach-coloured sharp-tipped wings underneath the seemingly shadowy robe. Marrik enjoys performing rituals and sleeping in his blood-covered nest of his victims' hair. He only takes orders from those above him, although from anyone above him except the Queen, he obeys reluctantly. Above all, Marrik's main goal in life is to find the missing links to his undiscovered and forgotten past. Almost all of Marrik's rituals and ceremonies help lead him to his past.

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