Kimbano typed this handbook up one fine day. Its purpose is to educate new role players (newbies) about
how to behave when role-playing. I hope you find this to be very informative, and that you will take heed to it's words. Being
the newbie is hard mostly because the surfer hasn't got a clue what he/she's stumbled into. I hope this helps! ~Daven
Rule #1 of role-playing <RP>
- keep an open mind some people are strange
in character <char>.
basic RP goes like this:
*to talk, simply type as if speaking.
*for an action use these<> . I.E. <walks
over to a tree and lies down>
- go in to an RP with a background on your char I.E. name, animal,
family situation, history, etc. don't just try and go in and make it up on
the fly. True RPer's like myself can smell
a newbie a mile away from up wind.
i suggest writing a short story about your char first before going in to an
room. This gives you something to look back to and keep your facts
- take notes on other
chars you come in contact with get to
know them. They my come in handy someday.
- for your first
time just watch if no one approaches you. Learn from the experienced RPer's. They can teach you a lot just be observing them.
- be creative. don't treat it like a regular chat room although it might seem like that sometimes.
Help to move the plot along. Just like a good book there are good guys and bad guys and some guys who are just mean for first
timers. Just be a good guy until the room gets to know you. Remember that even if you have your story,
the room does not. You must give them some background
on your char I suggest posting you story on the Internet at the
where your room is and tell every one about it so that you don't have
to give out the some info over and over
and over again. these are the
basic rules for a good RP.
If you have any questions feel free to
Kimban0@aol.com, and Tell your friends who
may be interested in RPing. Thanks!