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Brand new. What should I do first?

Post by ChemLogic89 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:21 pm

Hi everyone. So, I'm brand new to RPing. Literally never done it. Where should I start? What's the first step? Character creation? What resources do you recommend using?

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Re: Brand new. What should I do first?

Post by Annasiel » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:07 pm

First of all, I suggest finding an RP that piques your interest in one of the Request sections. The creator should have guidelines and a sample character sheet (a form to fill out that explains your character). If they don't, it's always a good idea to ask if they have any specifications before you start making your character.

To make an actual character, I usually take an image, idea, or personality trait/archetype, and work on building a character around it. It's generally a good idea to balance flaws and strengths, and to make a consistent character, personality-wise.
Alone she drifts from ancient mists
Nary a candle, nary a wish
But in the wont of wandering paths
Through wooded knolls, and windworn crags
She seeks a face she thought as friend
But now -- she thinks as judgement's end

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Re: Brand new. What should I do first?

Post by Annasiel » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:08 pm

As for resources, I generally just build characters from scratch, and use art I found through Imgur or Google Images.
Alone she drifts from ancient mists
Nary a candle, nary a wish
But in the wont of wandering paths
Through wooded knolls, and windworn crags
She seeks a face she thought as friend
But now -- she thinks as judgement's end

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Re: Brand new. What should I do first?

Post by ChemLogic89 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:10 pm

Okay. Thank you for the advice. I'll see what I can come up with. ☺️

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Re: Brand new. What should I do first?

Post by Shinigami » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:30 pm

Some tips for when you actually start the RP: Try to imagine that you are your character, and ask yourself how you would react in the given situation. Don't try to anticipate or react to something your character could not possibly know (also called metagaming).

And, for the love of all that is decent, do not be that one guy that always dodges and blocks every attack that is thrown at him. It's okay to take a hit every once in a while. It adds to the realism.
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Re: Brand new. What should I do first?

Post by ChemLogic89 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:01 pm

Are there any mobile apps that would be helpful for RPing?

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Post by Shinigami » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:07 pm

RPF has two apps: RPF Legacy (which I'm using), and they just recently got the official Role-Playing Forums app working again.

I hope that was helpful. ^_^
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Re: Brand new. What should I do first?

Post by ChemLogic89 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:47 am

I'll check them out. Thanks a lot!

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Re: Brand new. What should I do first?

Post by ChemLogic89 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:49 am

Okay. I've got my first character made. I looked through the basic RP requests, but they all look so complex. I wouldn't even know how to start. Do you have any tips for me?

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Re: Brand new. What should I do first?

Post by Annasiel » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:33 am

What's holding you up, in regards to complexity?
Alone she drifts from ancient mists
Nary a candle, nary a wish
But in the wont of wandering paths
Through wooded knolls, and windworn crags
She seeks a face she thought as friend
But now -- she thinks as judgement's end

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