Archive for the ‘MV-SL-Tutorials’ Category

Reconstructing My Character

Posted: June 9, 2010 by Salvatore Otoro in MV-SL-Tutorials, O.O.C.
Salvatore outside the Brood Bookstore/Cafe

Salvatore with Winter outside the Brood Bookstore/Cafe

Sometimes a character gets stale.  Sometimes they fall in a rut and it feels like they need a rebirth or an awakening.  My character is currently in this state in its existence and it can make for a boring time and a lack of enthusiasm in the role play.  I think a reboot is in order to get things running again. As you may tell from my post titled, The Nature of the Beast, (more…)

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SLRP Vol 1 Issue No. 2 is out

Posted: February 3, 2010 by Salvatore Otoro in MV-SL-Tutorials, Roleplay Review, Roleplay Sims

Check out the latest issue of SLRP magazine Volume 1 Issue No 2.  Inside there are plenty of pictures for two great looking sims, Bleach Reborn and New Wonderland.  If you enjoy the sights, make sure you pay these sims a visit.  You will not be disappointed.

My New Magazine – SLRP

Posted: November 25, 2009 by Salvatore Otoro in MV-SL-Tutorials, Roleplay Review, Roleplay Sims

Check out my new magazine – SLRP – highlighting the latest role play sims from around the Second Life metaverse.  SLRP issue number one is out now featuring Mayday Island role play sim.

– Cue Music Carl Orff – Carmina Burana (my favorite battle music of many movies including my personal favorite Excalibur).  My thanks to Michel Morane for suggesting I explain this in my blog.

Battle in the streets of Lost Angels
Battle in the streets of Lost Angels

Everyone likes to win.  Victory is savored by all while defeat is desired by none.  What do you do when you are defeated and it is the other player’s turn to celebrate victory at your expense?  Just as victory can be played with much satisfactions, a defeat that is well planned and executed will result in some magnificent role play.  Even a torture scene can be fun for all the players involved.  It takes some imagination and some OOC (Out of Character) contact in IMs (Instant Messaging) to work out what will be done and how it will be executed so that you, the victim, are given the opportunity to do your part. (more…)

It’s All About The Props

Posted: October 11, 2009 by Salvatore Otoro in Character Development, MV-SL-Tutorials, Roleplay 101
Demons Left to Right: Fran, Orchid, Avian, Sakura, Sindee, and Unwordly

Demons Left to Right: Fran, Orchid, Avian, Sakura, Sindee, and Unwordly

Recently, my role play character took a turn for the worse.  My character is having an identity crisis as the one host splits into two hosts; the original host Salvatore and another more sinister and much darker host Sindee.  Sindee is the part of Salvatore that spent most of the time as Jyorogumo, the Oni spider demon, in Japan.  It is why she speaks Japanese.  At times when she is present, she will start speaking in Japanese whatever it is she wants to say.  If you are a Japanese speaker you will understand what she is saying because it is not gibberish but real sentences and words. (more…)

The Black Church in Aracadia

The Black Church in Aracadia

Last night, a friend asked me a very good question about getting into character.  She explained that she had a tendency to get too attached to her avatars and felt that if something happened In Character (IC) she might take it personally.  She wanted to know how I separated Real Life (RL) me from RP me.  She has no role play experience but is willing to learn. (more…)

Swapping Gender or Race

Posted: September 22, 2009 by Salvatore Otoro in Character Development, MV-SL-Tutorials, Roleplay 101
Lost Vegas

Lost Vegas

Crossing the gender or race divide in your role play can be an interesting experience and enrich your character as well as add more role play to it.  Depending on the type of role play sim you are in, this may or may not be possible.  Gorean role play is one that I can think of where these type of changes would not be possible.  However, in a free form role play, anything is possible just as long as you write it and treat it as such. (more…)