Archive for April, 2009

Abbey - Vampire's Asylum

Abbey - Vampire's Asylum

I happened upon this while wandering in Abbey, one of the CCS chain of sims connected to Lost Angels.  The Abbey sim is in the style olden England with cottages and homes.  I enjoyed this RP very much simply because of the language used by both players.  The player that was playing the vampire spoke very classically as if it were Victorian times.  The victim played her part very well too. (more…)

Tempura looking towards Rampart

Tempura looking towards Rampart

Emoting is one of the most important tools in roleplaying and there are a few reasons for its use.

  • The fact that everything is typed out and there is no actual speaking makes it hard to determine who you are speaking to and in what tone or inflection.
  • Because your avi does not demonstrate facial expressions when speaking, it is hard to determine how you are speaking. (more…)
Another smoggy day in Lost Angels

Another smoggy day in Lost Angels

You’ve decided on a place to RP but you’ve been there a few days or weeks.  You see that certain groups are hanging together doing roleplay while you’re alone trying to meet new people and get some RP of your own going. 

There are several things to think over carefully before joining a faction: (more…)

The Cathedral at New Gomorrah

The Cathedral at New Gomorrah

Today I’m posting a scene in which I participated with a friend, Morgan Veloce.  She was kind enough to give me permission to use her roleplay logs and gave me a nice snippet of something that we had played out a long time ago.  The following scene took place at the Desatanica Cafe in Lost Angels.  The premise of the story is that Morgan witnessed some things, the night before, that transpired between myself and RM.  In her attempt to be protective of me, she wants to tell my friend Zir about it but not in front of me.  Enjoy this scene which I think was very well played out by all involved.  Notice the use of brackets for OOC comments and conversation.  Take notice of how certain characters present themselves as authority figures and how some react with arrogance.

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The Black Church in Aracadia

The Black Church in Aracadia

Character development is the single most important part of your RP.  Think about your RL and how all that has happened to you in your life up to now has shaped who you are, how you act and react, what you are, and what you might do in the future.  Just as in RL, RP characters are better when there is a background story to them. Some examples: (more…)

Landing Point in Lost Angels

Landing Point in Lost Angels

You’ve arrived at the main landing point of a RP sim that you’ve never visited before.  What do you do?  The following points will help you with what you need to know. (more…)

Aracadia industrial area

Aracadia industrial area

Whenever you are participating in RP it is very important to be aware of roleplay limits also known as RP limits.  This is one of the major issues that divides roleplayers.  Some have decided that they do not want to participate in certain aspects of roleplay such as permanent mutilation, capture, or will place time limits on regular roleplay.  The matter is a problem for both supporters and opponents of RP limits.  There are some points to be aware of whether you have RP limits or encounter someone that does have them.

  • Roleplayers are not required to check your profile for RP limits.  Some will do so but most will not.  It is your responsibility to inform others of your limits.
  • If you have informed the other players of your RP limits and they are violated, you may call a GM to assist.
  • If you have roleplay limits you may find yourself with little or no interaction from other players.
  • Some roleplayers have chosen to adapt the RP limits of those they interact with, thus if a player states no mutilation, they cannot perform it on the other player.
  • In some sims, a long list of RP limits will be seen by other players as a sign of a Camper.
  • If you have RP limits, consider joining an RP sim that better accommodates your tastes.  Dark RP sims like Lost Angels and Crack Den have activities ranging from odd to extremely bizarre.  Think of this as a movie; if you don’t like slasher flicks don’t watch these types of movies.  You may not be actively participating in these limits but you will encounter players doing RP about it with other players.

Hopefully, these tips will help you gain a clearer picture of RP limits and what to expect.