Do you ever see people roleplaying on the boards, with several paragraph posts and detail? Do you think that your four sentence replies seem wimpy in comparison? Well hopefully, this guide will help improve your roleplaying skills.
The Basic Rules
Of course, there are some basic rules of roleplaying. People will usually put these on the boards, but if they don't, here they are:
No god-moding. Your character is not all powerful and all knowing. They can get hurt.
No power-playing. People don't appreciate it when you control their character, and I bet you wouldn't either.
Limit chat-speak. And be at least semi-lit while you're at it, too.
On to the fun!
Ok, so no one wants to be roleplaying with someone who only types one sentence responses. For the examples I'm going to use later, I'll use my Neopets Eve and Char.
Details make your response so much better. For example, this is a very simple, boring reply.Eve walked up to Char. "Hi!" she said.
Now, was that entertaining? No. It wasn't. Make sure to tell what your character's thoughts are, if applicable. So now we have:Eve spotted her brother Char across the road. Remembering that she had to ask him which brand of borovan was the best, she ran over to him. "Hi!" she said.
That's a little better. What we can do to lengthen it though, is tell what she does and how she does it.Eve glanced up from a merchant's stall she was looking at, hearing a familiar voice. It was her brother, Char. The Xweetok remembered she had to ask him which brand of borovan he used, and took off at a brisk walk toward him. She waved, trying to attract his attention. They made eye contact, and she started running. "Hey!" Eve panted when she had arrived. "What brand of borovan do you use?
There. Now it's gone from one sentence to a paragraph. We can also add in a few visual details to give our reader an idea of what your character looks like.Char glanced at his sister thoughtfully. She seemed tired from the effort of running; her antennae drooped and she was leaning on her knees. "Borovan?" the Eyrie tapped his chin, then adjusted his spectacles. "Well, quite frankly, I prefer the kind that comes from the Lost Desert. Mmmm, quite." He flicked a piece of dust off his scarf.
Now, a one sentence replier would say something like:I like the kind from the Lost Desert." said Char.
Ok, so this guide is a lot shorter than I had planned, but I don't do guides often. Please keep in mind that I do not claim to be the best roleplayer ever, heck, I know I'm not. Just because I say something doesn't mean it's true, and I'll bet someone disagrees with something I've put on here. But that's ok.
I hope this helped! Good luck roleplaying!