Archive for the ‘Roleplay 101’ Category

Ophidia and Domino spar

Ophidia and Domino spar

Any type of role play can eventually lead to conflict that will be not neccesarily be IC but OOC.  Learning how to (more…)

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What you need to get started

Posted: August 11, 2011 by Salvatore Otoro in Roleplay 101

With all this talk of people eager to join the new Harry Potter role play group, Lourdes and I realized that there might be many players that have not role played before and might need to know (more…)

– 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…)

What It Means to be A Role Player

Posted: September 1, 2009 by Salvatore Otoro in Roleplay 101, Roleplay Review

ROLE-Magazine---September-2009Make sure you take a look at the September issue of Role Magazine including my piece What It Means to be A Role Player.  Pictures include my friends Nova Sakigake, Orchid Arado, Tari Renfold, and Sakura23 Bleac.