Roleplay Terms & Definitions


AFK – Away From Keyboard

Avatar – also known as avi or AV for short.  A computer representation of you or your alter ego within Second Life.

Camper – a player that camps out a roleplay sim with the intent to rack up points for their combat meters to level up, but refuse to RP or will go AFK or Away while accumulating points.

Corpse Camping – after defeating a player, you defeat them again as soon as they recoup some of their energy.  This differs from battle where someone you defeated is revived and continues to fight.  In this case a second defeat would not be classified as corpse camping.

Fade to Black – also known as FTB.  Used if you don’t agree with how an RP is going.  You simply announce Fade to Black and the scene ends there.

GM – Game Moderator also known as Admin to be called when violations of the rules occur, issues with the game itself, or questions and or assistance related to the RP.

GODMODDING – Playing God – for example being immune to all types of influence, injury, issues, or being almighty above everything and everyone.

HUD – Heads Up Display

IC – In Character- for example speaking as your character

LARP – Live Action Role Play

METAGAMING – Using OOC commentary, reading tags, or using any information in your RP that was not gained or discovered IC.

NOCOM – This is what you are told you are if you meter is off.  When your meter is off you cannot take damage and you are in non-cobatitive mode.  Generally when your meter is off, you are not allowed to RP simply because if a fight breaks out, you will not take any damage.

NPC – Also known as Non-Player Character.  Commonly used to serve as assault teams or temporary characters in sim-wide role play.  NPCs usually will arrive to attack everyone in the sim giving players a chance to unite with each other to defeat the threat.

OOC – Out of Character – for example making comments or asking questions that are not part of the scene or not being said as your character.

  • ((brb)) – OOC be right back
  • ((k)) or ((kk)) – OOC ok
  • ((wb)) – OOC welcome back

PERMA-DEATH – Also known as permanent death.  The act of having a character be permanently killed off the game.   Doing this woudl completely delete your character from play.  In most cases, you would need to advise your faction leader about before doing this.

READING TAGS – Reading an avatar’s name or description to use in the RP without having discovered it IC.  Also see METAGAMING.

RPC – Role Play Coordinator.  Assists with creating and moderating role play in a sim.

RP – Roleplay.

RP Limits – A list of things you will not do or participate in at a RP sim.

Safe Zone – An area in an RP sim that is free of RP or IC activity.

Skills – The powers and attributes your character posesses such as healing yourself or others, inflicting damage on opponents, or giving armor to others.

Stacking – Stacking weapons.  You are not allowed to have more weapons equipped than you can use at a time.  For Example, If you have a two handed sword, you cannot have a gun equipped at the same time.  To switch to the gun, you would have to first unequip the sword.  You are allowed to have a one handed sword and a one handed gun equipped at the same time as long as they are equipped one on each hand.  This applies to any weapons you choose to use.

Titler – An object that allows a title to show above your head.  Usually used for to display status, vital statistics, alternate name, or other mostly OOC information.

XP – Experience Points – Earned by time in the sim or awarded for good roleplay.  As you accumulate XP you go up in levels and gain additional skills.

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