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radem [RP Basics and Terminology]
role_playing [2020/05/24 00:39]
radem Added Mitsu's "How does it work" paragraph
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 Sometimes, a player or staff member will take on the role of Storyteller and "​lead"​ a scene or set of scenes for a group of characters. This is akin to a Dungeons & Dragons "​adventure,"​ for those familiar with tabletop RPing. In these sorts of roleplays, each player represents their own character, and the Storyteller takes on the role of everything else. This includes all other characters such as enemies, townsfolk, NPCs and such, and also the world itself. The Storyteller,​ for example, can say that there'​s a horrible storm making it difficult to fly, or something like that. The Storyteller'​s mission is to create an interesting scenario for the players to live through via their characters. They do this by setting up challenges, puzzles, and other interactions for the players. A simple example would be something like somepony'​s friend has gone missing after a camping trip, and they ask some ponies for help tracking them down. The search for the missing pony would be the scene or story, and the Storyteller would present clues and answer questions to help the group (the PCs) find the lost character (the NPC). Sometimes, a player or staff member will take on the role of Storyteller and "​lead"​ a scene or set of scenes for a group of characters. This is akin to a Dungeons & Dragons "​adventure,"​ for those familiar with tabletop RPing. In these sorts of roleplays, each player represents their own character, and the Storyteller takes on the role of everything else. This includes all other characters such as enemies, townsfolk, NPCs and such, and also the world itself. The Storyteller,​ for example, can say that there'​s a horrible storm making it difficult to fly, or something like that. The Storyteller'​s mission is to create an interesting scenario for the players to live through via their characters. They do this by setting up challenges, puzzles, and other interactions for the players. A simple example would be something like somepony'​s friend has gone missing after a camping trip, and they ask some ponies for help tracking them down. The search for the missing pony would be the scene or story, and the Storyteller would present clues and answer questions to help the group (the PCs) find the lost character (the NPC).
  
 +===== How Does it Work? =====
 +Usually, someone will initiate an RP with a post briefly describing the setting and whatever their character is up to at that moment. Any other participant is then free to write their own post describing how their character enters the scene and respond to what's happening through actions, dialog, or a combination of both! The easiest way to learn how it works is by observing a few RP sessions between others to get the gist of it.
  
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