RP Guide for Beginners

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RP Guide for Beginners

Post by Toffee on Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:24 pm

RP Guide for Beginners


Well it’s not that hard to make an awesome post in an RP the main key is detail so that the person reading it can see it in there mind without a doubt of what is happening so that they don’t have to ask questions about what your character is doing. One reason to do this is so that it is more enjoyable of a read for the reader and to move along the RP faster. A post does not have to be long to be good with detail and fun to read.

An example of a bad detailed sentence.

Isamu walked in to the room.

Good example of a Detailed sentence.


Isamu quietly and quickly creep into the overly dreary room, only lighted by dim candles that were placed over an unlit fireplace.
See how both of these examples say the same thing but in the second one, it gives a much more detailed view of the room making it easier for the imagination to see the room.

The second thing is not to put too much detail into a post. (So trying to keep people interested) At some point, it will get boring and not fun to read what you are trying to keep the person on the other side that is reading this enticed about reading it. It is hard to find out what would be a good level of detail and what would be too much. Around 550 words (If you’re writing this much your most likely an advanced RPer) is a good post and most times people who write that much have a good amount of detail. Anything over about 650 is too much and you are going a little over the needed. There is one exception I can think of and that is the first post in the RP thread. The first post is most often used to describe the surroundings and what is happening around them.

The third thing being how you set up your RP post. Some people write the text, thoughts and actions all together making it hard to read. A good thing to do is always add a space between the text, action, and thoughts.

This is a bad example of splitting the three elements

Isamu excitedly walked towards the office as his massive business was having its grand opening in central Tokyo. As he neared the doors he saw many people waiting to start shopping for the new game system that he had been advertising.There’s a lot of people here, that’s a good thing. He was overly joyful that this many people had come to the grand opening. He finally made it to the front door where he turned around to start to speak. “Thank you all for coming, I am now glad to open the front doors to my store.”

Here's the same thing but split up

Isamu excitedly walked towards the office as his massive business was having its grand opening in central Tokyo. As he neared the doors, he saw many people waiting to start shopping for the new game system that he had been advertising.

There are many people here, that’s a good thing.

He was overly joyful that this many people had come to the grand opening. He finally made it to the front door where he turned around to start to speak.

“Thank you all for coming, I am now glad to open the front doors to my store.”
See how it is much easier to read then the top one?

You should also always have “” around text and italic's around thoughts. This is to better distinguish parts of a post making it easier to read.

Another thing is, is that you do not God Mod. A God Mod is simply the controlling of another persons character, saying a hit lands in a fight, or anything of that nature. The ONLY exception is if they say you can before you do this.

Example of God Modding:

Isamu ran towards Mamoru with his katana drawn it was pointing straight at Mamoru’s Heart. Mamoru tried to move out of the way but Isamu was to fast and ran his blade threw Mamoru’s heart. Mamoru fell to the ground, Isamu’s Katana still stabbed threw his chest.

That would be a god mod, in this case the person controlling Isamu killed Mamoru without giving the other person a chance to react. This is what the Post should have been like.

Isamu ran towards Mamoru watching him for any sign of moment that would show his next move. Every second he got closer and closer, the distance that had been far was now close and Isamu readied to draw his Katana. As he came in close to Mamoru he drew his katana slashing at Mamoru’s chest.

See how I attacked him but did not say it hit, that gives the other RPer a chance to post saying if it hit or not and stuff. You also must realize that not being hit is a god mod to. If you dodge, a million times while the other person takes damage that is unfair and the other RPer will most likely not want to RP with you for much longer. Just try to have courtesy for the other poster/RPer and you should not god mod much.

It's also a good idea to RP around people that are better for you and after reading there post, you will get better. Just remember that you will always get better the more you do it.

Guide by Vldorian from animeEDEN

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