Rp Guide

Role Play: Showing vs. telling in roleplay Sure, a good story is meant to be shared -- but how do you effectively tell that story in your roleplay, without giving everything away?

Role Play: What makes a “good” roleplay interaction? There is no "right" way to roleplay. Whatever method you're comfortable with is the one that's right for you. There are, however, ways to insure your roleplay is good roleplay, regardless of how you go about it.




Role Play: Conflict in roleplay You might think of conflict as a negative term — after all, it’s primarily used in situations where things are going wrong. But in storytelling and roleplay, conflict is something that happens every day. Although the nature of that conflict might be unpleasant, conflict itself is nothing to get upset over. In fact, it’s one...

Role Play: The art of herding cats Roleplaying is a social activity at heart, and sometimes people have a really hard time being social. That’s where the fine art of cat herding comes in – the ability to guide your guild and fellow roleplayers to moments that encourage that social aspect.

Role Play: Creating a storyline Storylines can be a personal thing – something your character is trying to accomplish, with or without the help of others. Or they can be major events for a roleplaying group or guild. So how do you get a storyline started for a group or guild?

Role Play: Roleplaying partners and you Roleplaying isn’t really a solo activity – it’s about the interactions between your character and other characters. It’s about assuming the role of your character as an improvisational creative acting and writing exercise rolled into one. There are plenty of places to find roleplay; in cities or the open world, in RP guilds, or at...




Role Play: Roleplaying on non-roleplay realms Last week we addressed the topic of non-roleplayers that make the move to roleplaying realms. But what if the switch is flipped – what if you’re someone who wants to roleplay, but you’re not on a realm designated for RP? Sure, you’re creative and you enjoy roleplaying, but you’re also really involved in competitive raiding...

Role Play: Non-roleplayers on roleplay realms Sometimes roleplayers have other interests like competitive raiding or PVP. These kinds of activities are harder to find on RP realms, leading players to try and find RP on non-roleplaying servers. But what if the shoe is on the other foot? Today’s column addresses a question from a player who is headed for an RP...



Role Play: When styles collide There are a wide variety of roleplaying guilds, groups, and organizations out there in World of Warcraft. Every guild has its own rules and regulations in regards to roleplay. Equally as varied are the roleplayers themselves – and every individual has their own method of roleplaying. Variety is generally pretty great. It means that it’s...

Role Play: Breathing new life into an old character We’ve all had it happen before – after playing the same character for so long, you start to get a little bored. It’s not that you hate your character; you’re just finding it hard to dredge up any interest in roleplay. Logging on for extended roleplay doesn’t sound fun, it just makes you tired. And...

Role Play: Godmoding vs. metagaming It doesn’t matter if you’ve been roleplaying for years, or you’re a brand new roleplayer — sometimes we slip up. Everyone does it from time to time, and it’s not the end of the world if you happen to do so. But understanding exactly how you slipped up is just as important as correcting the...

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Role Play: When you don’t agree with class fantasy Legion has been an expansion all about “class fantasy” – a deeper exploration into what it means to be a member of a particular class. We aren’t focusing on Alliance or Horde this expansion, we’re focusing on classes themselves, and the Armies of Legionfall represent the pinnacle of all of those classes uniting and standing...

Role Play: Creating character memories When you’re roleplaying a character in World of Warcraft, you generally have a good idea of where you’d like them to go. Maybe they’re on a quest to find their long-lost family. Or they could just be out to make a name for themselves in the world. Or it’s possible they simply find themselves getting...

Role Play: Questions for deeper character development How well do you really know your character? How much thought have you given to their day to day life? Is it easy for you to slip into character? Or do you sometimes struggle with trying to imagine how your character would react to a given situation? This is where the term “character development” comes...

Role Play: Identifying red flags in roleplay Roleplaying is at its heart an intensely creative exercise that you share with other people. It’s a little bit creative writing, a little bit improvisational acting. You can determine how your character might react to certain situations, but you never really know how others will react to the same situations. For that matter, you’re never...

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Role Play: Plot points in Legion so far Roleplaying over the course of an expansion can take a few different forms. When a new expansion hits, any information surrounding that expansion becomes a focus of roleplay for many players. But what about when we’re in the middle of an expansion and the story is evolving? Sure, some roleplayers prefer to ignore expansion events...