Username: NPC, Cenodoxus, Yorei, Great Ghost Age: 18 Gender: Male
Experience: My first RPG was probably five years ago. I went to a small, tightly-knit community called RPG's R Us, an EZBoards community with a system where members would suggest new plots and ideas and, if they garnered interest, would be set up to begin. I was, like most everyone else, terrible at the beginning and mostly ignored the actions of others. I later went to SPPf and started a thread in the Games section called The Wacko Battles, way back when, where players RPed in script through simple and action-packed missions. That actually went on for a good two years, even though it was deleted by Jay like four times. (We eventually made him an enemy in the RPG, ha ha.) I also started an RPG based around the Serebii Kingdom, where Mods and Admins fought the impending invasion of noobs with their particular abilities. The plot had been blatantly stolen from a previous RPG by someone else, but I eventually received his blessing to continue despite it. Predictably, it was extremely popular, but eventually so many people joined that managing it became impossible. By then, I had also left RPG's R Us.
At that point my account name was changed from Great Ghost to Yorei. I'd made a good few friends on SPPf and decided to move on; we started an RPG community called P.U.L.S.E., mostly dedicated to the Wacko Battles mythology and various other typical subjects, and continued moving to various other boards as time passed. Our latest was Chaos Mirror, which survives until today, albeit barely. Some of my friends from there are still around, such as Tempus Fugit, while others, like Sonozaki Maya, have left.
I left SPPf for some time and returned as Cenodoxus, which is when I did most of my RPing here. I started several games, including Tales of Memoria, Nephilim, The Gates of Dawn (co-GM'd with Tempus) and finally Assassins, which, along with ToM, was the most successful as the bunch. I became sort of known in this forum, which was the one I frequented the most by far, but eventually left as well, giving more attention to my own communities outside of this site.
And now I'm back again, funnily. This time I'm working full-time on Persona: A God Without a Name, based on the Shin Megami Tensei spin-off series, which is already up and running. I've grown greatly since my initial incursions into RPGs, and truly love doing them now.
Favourite RPGs: Anything original. While I still enjoy RPGs based around various established media franchises (my current project being an example), I'm sick of trainer RPGs or post-apocalyptic alternate Pokémon futures, and for that matter stay out of Pokémon RPGs in general. I know it seems contradictory given where I am, but SPPf's RPG community is unique in how much it thrives. I particularly like RPGs without distinct sides or moral standings, but rather where greatly diverse characters band together or clash with each other.
Characters: I've RPed both males and females, but males are significantly more common. I tend to take the other characters into account when formulating a personality, thinking of what kind will clash with others best. My characters are mostly young, though, somewhere between the teens and early twenties.
Strong Areas: I'm fairly good at description and love to think up plots and twists for new RPGs. I'm very good as a GM, generally.
Weak Areas: Pacing is probably one of my biggest issues. I rush through things or go through them too slowly and either cause confusion or loss of interest. I lose interest myself quite quickly, which is admittedly why many of my RPG's failed.
Hints and Tips: Think outside the box, but still remember your audience.
Current Projects: Persona: A God Without a Name is my only current RPG.
Future Projects: I plan on reviving Assassins, as well as a virtual reality/hacking-based cyberpunk RPG with elements from .hack and Dennou Coil, although not based off of either.
Name: I'm having a bout of internet safety complusion, so no real name from me.
Experience: Somewhere around 16-17 months.
Favorite RPGs: My favorite things tend to change a lot. For example, before joining Persona: God Without A Name, I'd never so much as heard the word Persona. Now, after research, I'm hooked and eagerly awaiting a chance to get the games. Normally, I'll go for Digimon and some Pokemon (depending on content and plot).
Characters: During my somewhat short time here on Serebii, I've experimented with different characters. Possibly my favorite is Leo from Pokemon: Legend of the Avatar (Johto), who starts out as a fiery, easily enraged twelve year old haunted by the death of his best friend several years before. Over the course of the journey, his experiences (including seeing his friend return to life for several minutes) affect him deeply, making him calmer.
Other favorites of mine are Arthur Surge from my Mysteries of Eevee RPG, Damion Lawrence from Digimon Darkside and Kairi Lucen from Pokemon: Heroes of the Future. Lately I have started to roleplay as female characters, as I notice that girls are under-represented quite a bit (in my own RPGs, I had rules to somewhat improve this).
Strong Areas: On occasion, I can write quite powerful scenes for my characters. In Pokemon: Legend of the Avatar, I wrote one such scene for Leo when he had a memory of his dead friend and came close to a nervous breakdown.
Weak Areas: A lot of the time, my posts just skim the required length. On special ocassions, I write very long posts, but most of the time my posts skim seven lines.
Hints and Tips: Make sure you know how your character will begin to develop. RPGs are like Fanfics, characters will develop throughout them. Leo is an excellent example of this point.
Current Projects: Digimon Unholy Crusade, a parallel universe RPG to Kamotz's Digimon Civil War and Digimon Dark Reign RPGs. Basically Royal Knights declare war on Tamers in the Digital World, and the player characters have to stop them before a Digimon-human war starts. X-Evolution style Digital World with solely Digimon mains, but with humans beginning to enter.
Future Projects: Possibly a Pokemon RPG, as I haven't tried one of my own since Mysteries of Eevee. I'm also considering an RPG based on the Old Kingdom series (Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen.) And maybe a Kingdom Hearts RPG.
Experience: I've been at it since I was twelve online, and ten in real life.
Favourite RPGs: I love fantasy based RPs~ I also tend to prefer Videom Game based RPs to anime an manga based ones.
Characters: My taste in people goes straight into my characters. With males, I usually have narcisisitic pretty boys, or really shy, childish boys. With females, they're usually more masculine, but I don't like to RP as a female, so people rarely see my female characters.
Strong Areas: Creating a detailed background and discription.
Weak Areas: I have a minor issue with post length, and sometimes I word things in a way that only makes sense to me.
Hints and Tips: Try to make your characters as interesting and unique as possible!
Current Projects: None here.
Future Projects: Perhaps a Final Fantasy VII RP?
SR for shineyBreeding for shiney
Username: lightning_queen, Shideneyu. Name: Syd Age: You know, I'll just let you guess how old I am and we can go from there. Gender: Female
Experience: Oh man... Five years? Six? I think I started as a lowly cretin stalking around these forums, and eventually I found a Cardcaptors RPG that I was heavily into. I forget who ran it, but I played a character named Ina, and it's where I met NPC, then known as Great Ghost, and known to the world at large as Yorei. We eventually made up the Wacko Battles (Well, he did, and I was just an avid supporter.) and that continued for a good while. It was silly fun. He, Tempus Fugit (aka Arashi) and I moved around a bunch of times after that. Our own little forums, a lot of IM RPing, and eventually a giant mythology built up around our characters and such.
I eventually fell off the board for a while once school started to eat my life, leaving SPPF fairly early on. After that, I focused on a lot of LJ RPing, where I currently remain. But, on request, I've come back to participate in the Persona: A God Without a Name, and I'm enjoying it greatly. Nothing like back to basics.
Favourite RPGs: Um, I'm really more of a plot person than anything. I'm good at helping flesh out ideas -- People are known to come to me if they have a premise and need somebody to make it a reality.
That being said, my favourite types of situations to RP are emotionally tense ones. I'm not talking about romance or anything, just a questioning of morals being challenged and having the person either break or be rebuilt.
Characters: Being female, It's kind of eerie how often I RP men in their 20's-30's very, very well. Um, typically I like to create powerful female characters; they're not often played, and it's good being a driving force in an RP full of wallflowers.
Strong Areas: Plot(ish), pacing, characterization, character relationships. I have to say that I'm great at dialogue. Oh, and thought processes.
Weak Areas: ANYTHING THAT IS NOT DIALOGUE. I don't know, I love when characters can have a good back-and-forth going. Not so much when it's driven by 'She went to school. She listened to a speech. It was bad.' It just bores me. I can write it well enough, but...
Hints and Tips: For god's sakes stop writing DARKMYSTERIOUS characters when there are already three other DARKMYSTERIOUS characters in the RP you're signing up for. If there are so many of you what makes any one character more amazing than the other. Also -- practice, practice, practice. If you're having trouble with a character, try making up a situation and writing a couple of paragraphs as to how that character would react in a situation. It's remarkably helpful; I do it for my characters all the time.
Current Projects: I'm just starting up Suffragette City, a music-based RPG over on Livejournal. I'm currently active on many LJ communities, as well as a player/mod of Persona: A God Without a Name.
Future Projects: Ohohoho, anything that I plan out with my friends will soon come to pass. Watch out for more from me once I get my act together.
Username: Greywolf 123
Experience: Oh, I'm not sure. Three to five years. I really started on other sites, this is honestly my first excursion into the RPG forum of Serebii. I'm not new to rping at all though, so when I saw that there was Rping going on here, I had to see, even though for a while, I was a bit unnerved at how to approach it. As for rping in general, I started and, honestly, was absolutely horrible at it, but eventually reached a somewhat literate level. Once I hit that level, I kind of just stuck there, until about a year ago. Then I was told I had to write 400 words to get a spot I wanted, and soon I was writing that. Now a days, I try and aim for 600 word posts.
Favourite RPGs: I like really any sort of rp that can grab my attention, and looks literate. It's gotta be literate, otherwise I get bored way to quickly.
Characters: My favorite kind of characters are one's that are flawed. Good, but have something about them that can just irritate people. Such as, being sarcastic. I personally love writing sarcastic characters. Also, characters who are rather perfectionist, or consider themselves above others, only to get smacked down to size.
Strong Areas: I would consider it my ability to write at high levels. I can normally keep up with any post I'm given, and give out just as good of one, and if I can't, I'll normally improve quick enough to do so. As well, I really like writing dialogue, as its honestly the best part about RPing.
Weak Areas: Everything. Oh. More specifically, I sometimes have a problem with not including enough stuff for people to respond to at times, and plot ideas. I can write interesting plot ideas for my character, but for an entire rp, not so much.
Hints and Tips: Always try to write better. Don't think that since you can write two hundred words easily, that you don't need to improve anymore. Aim for four hundred, and once you've reached that, try and write six hundred! It never hurts to be able to write at any level, be it short and sweet, or long and detailed.
Current Projects: I'm not running anything.
Future Projects: Well...I'm toying with a few, but I'm not sure if I'll ever let them come to light.
Well, I need to do something here sometime. Not now though!
Experience: About 3 months now
Favourite RPGs: I love to do RPs that bend space time. I also love to RP in similar Sci-fi RPs such as Time travel or perhaps using futuristic mechas.
Characters: My characters are often male with the letter "B" as the first letter in their name. This is because my nickname is Bobby and I loved using the letter "B" from it. I also often make my characters curious and a lover of some sort of science or idealogy. I often have them portrayed as friendly yet naive. Brave yet weak. things of that sort.
Strong Areas: I say I am best at creating a history for my character. I often use my fanfiction prowess to imagine what my character would have been like in the past and attempt to apply it to their overall development.
Weak Areas: I would have to say the personality area. I often cannot think of a personality for my character so I have to often restate one part of my character's personality or give an example of it. I also cannot seem to be very creative in my posts/personality.
Hints and Tips: Some things I've learned over the months of RPing is the fact that creative writing such as fanfiction or perhaps standard fiction helps.
Future Projects: Smash Bros. Dojo - A school is all I'm saying for now.
RPs currently in:
Nothing but a Missing Number
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Name: It's not that I'm conscious of internet safety, it's just that i despise my name.
Experience: Erm... since last December... I think.
Favourite RPGs: Fantasy RPGs, with wacky ideas I get from books, eg. I did start a Percy jackson- meets pokemon one.
Characters: OOh, The cool and calm I like, or I go for shy but with a short fuse. I am not the first of those two unfortunately (for me)
Strong Areas: I sort of write books, so the actual putting in a good, unexpected storyline.
Weak Areas: Following the RP sign up thread after the actual one has started. This way i have missed some vital info on the RPG which annoyed people a bit.
Hints and Tips: For writing, just put the first clever and at times wacky thing that comes into your head, making sure you use a wide vocabulary
Current Projects: None, they've all gone cold.
Future Projects: Stuf about a world where warriors fight to the death and when they die they become the vanquor's spirit servants.
Experience: I've been roleplaying since I was 8, believe it or not. I first started roleplaying with my little brother in 'Dungeons and Dragons' and we'd act out certain characters from shows and games as well. (We still do to this day. It's quite fun.) My first text-based roleplay started in the Pokemon Factory with a huge plot. I enjoyed it, but the roleplay died out midway for some reason. I took my leave of Pokemon RPing for a while and went from forum to forum, trying out all kinds of roleplays. One which I liked very much had been the Lands of Evelon forums, and I made lots of friends there. I roleplayed there for about a year very obsessively before exiling myself on a hiatus in order to improve my grades. I still drop by to visit my friends there once in a while.
After I left Evelon, I decided to join the Neopets site at one of my friend's request. I joined a roleplaying guild there and roleplayed with several people before tiring of it. I became semi-active on the site since last month.
And now here I am, at the Serebii forums, hoping for some new and interesting experiences :3
Favourite RPGs: Oh gosh... any type of RPGs, really. I'm into any type of roleplaying, if the concept is good. If I had to pick my favorite types, I'd have to say it'd be somewhere in the fantasy and steampunk (a recent obsession) genres.
Characters: Usually my characters are timid, cocky, or just plain angsty. Some of them end up rather cliched, but I try to balance that out with a bucketful of faults.
Strong Areas: I'm quite good at making characters who can sort of 'grow up' in roleplays. I usually envision a character who goes an entirely different direction then I expected. I describe scenes fairly well, just enough to give the reader a good image in their head.
Weak Areas: I'm not very good at giving my characters believable reactions, or putting believable plot twists. It usually messes the whole roleplay up at times.
Hints and Tips: Don't hold back the emotions you want to pour into your roleplay. Get an emotional attachment to your characters... it'll make them seem more alive. And always read what people posted before you!
Current Projects: I'm currently in a major urban roleplay with my friend. Besides that, there's nothing else.
Future Projects: I'm toying with the idea of starting a steampunk-related roleplay of some sort in the Pokemon world.
PROGRESS: 0% (Currently Planning)
Spoiler:- Need to kill some time?:
Name: Be my friend then i'll tell you.
Experience: Three years on july 11th, mostly have been on kh rps
Favourite RPGs: Kingdom Hearts mostly
Characters: I usually create the loner type of charrie (That's my word for character) but i sometimes make the occasional fun loving charrie just to have fun.
Strong Areas: Well my other usual rp companions would say (Cause i asked them before i posted this <.<)
~Staying In Character
~Not breaking any rules like that IC
~Making your posts easy to understand
~Giving quality everytime you post
Yeah I pretty much quoted them...
~Takes a little bit of awhile to respond
~Has a tendency to burn stuff with some charries
~Is slightly bad with charrie development
Hints and Tips:
Well This was a sample i did awhile ago, it would help with the reading of my posts and a good way to organize your own.
My starting posts are usually divided into three parts::
1st Part:: Area, Weather scenery
2st Part:: Charrie Appearance
3rd Part:: Actions and such
Spoiler:- Rp Sample:
Drip, drop, drip drop..
The lone sound echoed through the solemn shadowy cavern walls. Crystals came out of the cracks of the cave's violet hued walls, some an emerald green and others bending in to the hue of the walls. The crystals were enormous, probably worth a lot. The floor was muddy and damp, dust and pebbles were scattered everywhere and it was no help that the dim light radiating from the crystals did not provide much of a warning. It was definitely a tripping hazard this place. Added with the wet damp floor that made shoes and other footwear hard to grip and tread upon the surface. Long cracks made rivers in the floor, luminous but eerie cerulean water flowed through these tiny cracks. In fact they looked absolutely beautiful as the patterns of the liquid reflected and floated on the cave's walls. Though as the room went on it began darker and darker until the only thing you see ahead was pitch-black darkness. The air in the cavern had a damp feeling to it, cold and wet were the words but of course anyone thinking a cave like this would be hot was probably an idiot of some sort. Unless there was actually a warm cave out there somewhere. Though there were traces of railroad tracks and old abandoned lights let to rot on the cavern floor forever, perhaps this is just an old mine shaft? Looks too interesting to be just that. This was only from just peeking inside the cave by the ladder that led up and down from the large hole in Hollow Bastion's castle. The hole was probably formed by heartless or someone that couldn't be trusted with a bulldozer. The cave contrasted the city of this world, everything outside was warm, sunny and up lifting while in the cave a mysterious dark sense seemed to linger. Waiting to be found and exploited for knowledge then sold for a high and nice price but to keep all of the good stuff for one to use.
The girl climbed back up from the ladder and slid down from the entry of the hole to take one last look at the sun before heading back down into the gloomy place. The girl was a nobody since any actual human being wears a necklace with half a nobody symbol on it. She had long crimson red hair that flowed down her back gently and neatly but her long bangs were messily over her now blue eyes and some were even sticking up from her head slightly, a little bit spiked outwards. The girl's outfit was her regular ripped used-to-be cloak but now jacket with a pattern of white flames that contrasted from the black fabric, her own personal touch to the once traditional wear of the nobody group called organization XIII that once ran the worlds with chaos just to get their hearts back. Was that the only thing that dives a nobody? To reach and obtain the heart it once had. No, not really. The organization were just a bunch of whiners that couldn't deal with the fact that they're screwed and that they had a really REALLY bad plan. The jacket was worn open to reveal the simple black tee shirt underneath; it was tight around her chest and waist. For lower garments the girl wore black jeans that like her jacket ended with a pattern of white flames that circled the bottoms of the legs. Her shoes were also a dark shade, white laces were tucked into them since the female was a little too lazy to tie them every time they got loose. The female was only fourteen years old and still rather young, much younger then most people that were usually turned into nobodies.
The girl's sea blue hued eyes watched the sky for a bit as she pondered on continuing the task of going into the cavern today. It's been something the girl has wanted to do for a while besides there could be something worth setting on fire in there. Or maybe something worth keeping as a souvenir, in any case the girl now made up her mind. Surely the creatures in the cave would be just as many as the ones out here. No problem at all. The girl pulled herself back up to her feet, slowly but surely then turned around to face the hole, she stared down at the dark shadow that led to the bottom of the cave. Sure the ladder that went down into it was safe and secure but who the hell uses a ladder when having a bit of fun? The girl balanced herself out on the ledge of the entrance; a little smile was on her lips as she looked down into the darkness of the cave. No end could be seen which was just perfect. The girl leapt and for a one second it seemed like she was floating before gravity came and took it's place sending her falling to the ground. There was and never could be any fear in a nobody, fear was an emotion which they had none. There was simply the pure essence of adrenaline that swept through her empty shell like body. It was simply a sense of extreme measures and becoming close to death, it was the highlight of any nobody's day.
The girl was lucky enough to land on her feet, though her hair was messed up even more so. The Humanoid nobody couldn't care less about her appearance though, vanity was not apart of her system. The way a person looked male or female held no reverence to their survival. Only their will to learn, live and their strength mattered in life, not the light or darkness that dwells in their heart. It only takes a soul and a will to survive, hearts are as irreverent as the beauty in that case. Alexa's light blue eyes skimmed over the surroundings of the cavern once again, examining the pure mystery that surround each wall and crystal. Her left foot moved forward as her right foot followed behind, her walk was slow and careful on the damp ground and her irises that still held the same blue hue were examining each of the crystals that were deeply buried in the walls of the cave. The girl continued walking through the path, ready for heartless or anything that came out at her in an aggressive motion.
And remember Quality over Quantity!
Current Projects: None in admin and/or moderation but am a vet on a few, working out some pokemon rps
Characters: Typically "the smart guy," distinct lack of female sign-ups in most RPs steers me toward passive-aggressive female tsundere roles at times, though I have been branching out to other roles recently. More than willing to play "villain" roles.
Strong Areas: Spelling/Grammar, Sticking to Rules, Sign-ups, remaining involved in RPs
Weak Areas: Consistency in Character Personality (tendency to slide toward everyman characters)
Hints and Tips: Follow all the rules around here, play along nice, and be dedicated to the work you do. You shouldn't hit many issues that way.
Current Project: N/A
Future Projects: Possible undeveloped Accel World idea.
Favourite RPGs: Action/Fantasy/Sci-fi/Superhero/Supernatural. I'll do just about anything if/when the inspiration strikes me. And that's the thing I really need: inspiration. Whether it be playing an (unfortunately illegal) Pokemon Platinum or HG/SS ROM or catching the tail end of some tv show, I need inspiration. I've been big into Digimon RPGs since coming here and I've developed a good little RPG "family" with some other people. Which is great.
Characters: Usually I have more than one character in the RPG, but my "main" is usually male. I try to vary the characters as much as I can, and I try to make the story secondary (at least for me). I do what I can to develop my character(s) as best I can. It's all about the character development. If you're in an RPG with a great story but your character is as bland and cardboard as...cardboard, your part will be lessened. But if you've got a great dynamic character you'll have a blast. Be as good and noble as King Arthur, be as evil and conniving as Nancy Pelosi, or as awesome and bad*ss as Bruce Willis, but be great.
Strong Areas: Intense plots/plot twists, cohesive storylines. Recently I've been working to develop the characters I write, so much that it's almost the focus of my RPing. Griff can attest to this. We've had some long conversations.
Weak Areas: sometimes plots are too intensive and too well thought out and get bogged down by details. I usually have a very structured idea of what needs to happen in the RPG, and big deviations can mess that up. However, I've become pretty handy at reining in the players and directing the flow of story to its desired end.
Hints and Tips:Don't get bogged down with details, but plan your RPG. Know where you want to go with the story. Know your characters; talk to them, ask them what they'd do in that situation. Remember, as much as you are a part of your characters, they aren't you.
Digimon: Devil's Ascent--(sequel to Unholy Crusade) Mephistopheles is attempting to break the seals on the Inferno and venture (Divine Comedy style) into Hell to free Lucifer and the other Demon Lords. Once again the Peacemakers are called into action to stop the Apocalypse.
Armored Core: All as One--Fast paced mecha action, political intrigue, and a cast of dysfunctional characters. The world of 2099 teeters on the brink of upheaval; revolution whispered in the shadows. A group of elite pilots stumbles upon a global conspiracy that threatens to destroy society as they know it.
Weapons: The Gathering Dark--In a world where monstrous creatures feed on humankind, humanity's only hope lies in the hands of "the Organization" and its army of superhuman living weapons. But these Weapons are about to learn that something more than monsters lurks in the darkness.
Pokemon: The Ultimates--In a harsher Pokemon World, the peace-keeping task force known as SHIELD recruits a team of exceptional individuals, trainers and people with extraordinary abilities, to prevent further threats from the likes of Team Rocket, Aqua, Magma, Galactic, and Plasma. They'll save the world, if they can just learn to stand one another and work together.
Digimon: Ragnarok War--(sequel to Devil's Ascent) The gods go to war, and the Peacemakers race to save--or destroy--the world.
Digimon: "tSI" (working/hidden title)--(sequel to Dark Reign) The Avengers gather again as an entire deathless universe seeks to bring its cancer into theirs. They team up with the very avatar of Death itself.
Digimon: God Quest (working title)--a Digimon crossover RPG. My Civil War/Dark Reign/tSI universe meets the Unholy Crusade/Devil's Ascent/Ragnarok War Universe. An uber bad Digimon has made himself known and resurrected all the worst villains from both universes. Two universes join together to stop this bad motha-shut your mouth!
Planeswalkers--A Magic: the Gathering RPG! Planeswalkers...Pick your species, pick your plane, pick your powers...that's all I've got for now. World-hopping and epic adventure.
Digimon: Civil War--A civil war has engulfed the Digital World. The Dramon Empire vs. everyone else with Imego the Imperialdramon Paladin Mode leading the charge. But will the terrible disruption to the world's order unleash the great primordial monsters, Gog and Magog? Yeah, you can pretty much bet it does.
Digimon: Dark Reign--(the sequel). After the destruction caused at the end of Civil War, the enigmatic GranDracmon, Dracul Samhain, took advantage of the turmoil and has taken control of the entire Digital World. The heroes of the Civil War must unite once again, or the world will forever be lost to his Dark Reign.
Digimon: Unholy Crusade--the Royal Knights attempt to rid the Digital World of the Tamers while the ruling Council calls on Digimon to stop them. I can't help but be proud of the fact that I inspired storymasterb to make the RPG. I'm very happy with the way everything's working out.
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"You can call yourself whatever you want.
Soldier. Leader. Patriot. Revolutionary. It doesn't matter.
At our core we're all the same thing.
Experience: A year and a few months now, which although it may not seem like long, has felt like a lifetime to me. I started of on a extremely poor role-play section of a small forum, where we would make one liner posts and get ridiculously high post counts because of it. I kept at that forum for about half a year until its death, and roughly halfway through that time period I joined serebii forums. Now, at the time, the huge rules and large posts were impossible for me to comprehend, so I just sat by and watched several RPs grow and die rather quickly. I pledged to myself I would eventually make a RP that would see its end. That hasn’t happened quite the way I wanted it too. After my first horrible attempt at a RP died, I joined a Digimon Roleplay Forum, and worked my way through the ranks their, going up to an admin position and if I may say so improving my RP skills tenfold. Around the time of joining that forum I joined SMASH, and looking back I see how noobish I was when that RP was around. Hopefully I am less noobish now, having a fairly successful signed up for RP. (If only someone would post >_<)
Favourite RPGs: I am prone to thinking of an idea based on a TV show or Video Game and manipulating it into my own RP. I love to join Original RPs, as well as some Pokemon ones and some other sourced ones. Generally, I will join most RPs I know at least something about if I believe it will be a good roleplay. But yeah, Fantasy is generally my major preference. Characters: My characters are typically similar. Male, and within my comfort zone. That generally means they are emotionless zombies with no depth to them. This is because I currently lack the imagination to make a character with a personality who I can roleplay. I certainly need to work on this. The only time I can use non emotionless characters are in RPs that remain in my comfort zone. Basically, games other than Pokemon which I’ve played to death. In roleplays like this, my characters generally tend to shine more. Strong Areas: Plots. I am quite good at inventing random and irrelevant plots which I never end up using, but it has generally made my plots quite good. Not just the plots though, I also have a knack of describing every single aspect of the roleplay before it starts to make sure everyone including myself gets whats going on. If they don’t I make sure they PM me, and I will explain it to them to the best of my ability. I am also fairly good at accepting bios, and denieing them, as I can tell what will generally work for my Roleplays. Sometimes I regret a decision, but I won’t ban someone from a roleplay once I’ve accepted them. If they follow the rules, that is. Weak Areas: Character Creation, and posting. Nothing important to roleplaying then. xP
Hints and Tips: Well, my first tip is actually read the roleplay, as quite often I see people make characters completely wrong for the roleplay, not making sense with it at all. Also, read the sign up sheet carefully to make sure you know what your character should be like. Making a 20 year old for a 12-16 sign up means you’ll have to redo your whole sign up, which can’t be good.
Secondly, use the resources given to you. On Serebii we’re luck to have some brilliant guides to roleplaying which we can use to improve our skills and follow the rules. Thing such as The Character Questionnaire made by PokemonBreeder Chris to make us develop our characters hugely, and the Sign Up Review Thread hardly ever used, yet it’s a great way to get help. Finally, Making a Sign Up has some great information about how to get accepted into RPs.
My final suggestion is when creating/formatting your RP, look through the older Sign up threads (By use of the lists at the bottom of the page) and look for RPs that gained the seal of approval. Look at these Role-plays and take a deep breath; these are the best. They have brilliant plots, sign ups, and in depth ideas. Read these roleplays and use their formatting ideas and sign up ideas to get your role-play to be just as good. Two good examples of these are Vindex and Angels Requiem.
A Smash Brothers RP “And overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.”
Long across the expanse of space, as group of individuals have been waiting, plotting, and changing the entire world around them. They have the power to mold and break the world, ripping the universe apart with the snap of their fingers. They have power over everything. Well, almost everything. They can control reality, but they cannot break it, as to do so requires energy even the Angels don’t posses. As such, they have recruited former soldiers of Taboo and made a crusade against reality itself, by absorbing the energy from every planet they could possibly find. The Angels weren’t expecting the resilience of heroes, however…
The Kingdom of Alpoko has ended. A huge empire, continent wide filled with thousands of happy people, vanished. Almost no trace remains at all of the once great place. Eventually, people eventually went past the kingdom, expecting it to be as large and flourishing as before, but the reality they saw shocked them to the bone. The entire continent had rearranged itself completely, shifting into an entire new place. The king and his nation were gone, completely wiped from the areas history, only a small section of ruins surviving as evidence of this place. Seeing this opportunity, small nations have begun to arrive on the continent, and for whatever their reasons, they intend to claim the island for their own. This is where you come in. You are one of these nations, just setting up on this continent, and attempting to take the world for your own. Who will rule the kingdom of Alpoko though? Only time will tell…In Little Kings Story.
Gender: Does 'Joshua' sound like a chick's name to you, bub?
Experience: Since November 2008. I jumped straight in at the deep end by creating my own RPG, but it sort of... fell apart at the seams, thanks to a few unnamed individuals. Undeterred, I have signed up for RPG, after RPG. Why? I'm very very bored.
Favourite RPGs: My interests are quite... diverse, you might say. I do mostly sign up for Pokemon RPGs, but I do enjoy a good fantasy RPG too.
Characters: I find it easiest to base my characters off people I know very well. I seem to have a good track record. Only one of my characters has been outright denied, and that was in my early days. That said, I have had to make quite a few edits to some.
Strong Areas: Plots, action, and possibly character creation, particularly history. An example of awesome histories would be Joshua from City of Dust, or George from Gym Wars. And my biggest strength... Humour! If I can't inject some humour into an RPG, even a super-serious one, then it's the driest thing there is.
Weak Areas: Getting my post length up to the required amount sometimes, as well as description. It has always been my weak point as a writer.
Hints and Tips: Follow the freaking rules! Seriously, it's not that hard people!
Current Projects: None.
Future Projects: I am planning to begin a Fire Emblem RPG very soon.
Originally Posted by scytherdude30
no no no you need an empoleon as your powerhouse da listen to me man I AM THE BOMB
Originally Posted by Zincspider
Yes, someone is getting 'killed'... HOORAY FOR CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT!....
Experience: I've been roleplaying for a few years now. I got hooked on it by a friend of mine and haven't stopped since. I roleplayed very simple things in the beginning; things like cats and animals. Then I discovered how much better--and how much more fun--it was to roleplay deep fantastical things. Some of the better Pokemon RPGs are like that. I've been through tons of RPGs that are never finished and many more that I jsut end up leaving because I can't commit or I don't feel the same way about it as I did in the beginning (inspiration runs out).
Favourite RPGs: I love fantasy-like RPGs. I love it when there are supernatural characters and something happens that makes them special. The less ordinary and more developed and deep a story is, the more likely it is that I will participate in it.
Characters: I love to create silent and shy characters. I can't help myself. I like making them mysterious or having them sort of blend in with the crowd and go unnoticed. It's sort of my characters style and it's difficult to make other characters out of that personality zone.
Strong Areas: I'm fairly good at conveying how my character feels about something. I'm almost always inserting some sort of thought they're having to themselves. That might be because I create a lot of characters who don't talk a lot.
Weak Areas: I'm very bad at detail and description. I often leave things out that might end up confusing readers. My characters are also kind of the same. Even though I've been roleplaying for years I still feel like a newbie.
Hints and Tips: none
Current Projects: none
Future Projects: I've thought about making an RPG but the story I have in my mind would be better fit as a fanfic. Actually, I've already tried writing it but my skills as an author are hardly to par with the rest of the community. I'll just have to keep trying and waiting for something good to happen.
Experience: I'm good, I guess. I think its been a year since I began now.
Strong Areas: Histories, I suppose. I've been getting better at post length, but it still needs some work.
Weak Areas: Personality and Appearance.
Type Of RPG: I usually enjoy a RP that was derived from a video game/anime series, then added it's own flair, a la Vindex, if some of you remember it. Original RPs don't really interest me, unless the are very well developed, like The Rhythm, which unfortunately never started.
Type Of Characters: I guess you should just keep variety in your characters. Right now I'm being a sort of nerd-ish character in one RP.
Hints and Tips: Always read everyone's posts VERY THOROUGHLY.
Current Projects: None
Future Projects: ...none that I can think of...
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Username: Xashlei (2008 - present), Blue Milotic (2007 - Early 2008) Name: Elisha, but people call me Blue or Xash. Age: 15 Gender: Boyish girl. In the end, I don't care whether people call me s/he.
Experience: You know, IRL since 7. Ah to be young and frolick around as if you were real adventurers, fighting real dragons, and making forts out of chairs... *cough* On forums, maybe around 10. Was quite a noob back then, only making a couple of lines as actions.
Favourite RPGs: Medieval-Fantasy, Mission based (Spies, Militaries, or Pokemon Rescue Teams), Village
Characters: I like to be flexible with who I control, because as a person I am also very split-personalitied. Recently I've been playing children, or adults with really sunny personalities.
Strong Areas: Character creation. It just circulates in your head then flows through your fingers in a snap. People who know me well will notice I manage to balance out (or even overshadow) abilities with faults. I also like describing the environment a lot during RPs. The time of day, how quiet it is, and also my character's emotions, without going overboard. Weak Areas: Battle scenes...! Picturing them fast half-of-the-time, it's hard to make posts about the moves long and dramatic. Hasty as I am, I just want it over with. Also, I tend to be a peach and lose way too often in duels. I'm also not confident enough in myself to form a serious RP anytime soon.
Hints and Tips: Mary-Sues get brick'd. Hard.
Current Projects: The Bishies' Story: Crossover Continent [Just a casual freeform crossover roleplay in the Games forum.]
Experience: I've been Roleplaying since 2000 or so. Albeit, most of it was atrocious: Gary Sue characters, and whatnot. I joined a Harry Potter Forum and roleplayed there all the time, and then Neopets, and a few other forums. It was dreadful.
I joined these forums back in 04, and I was interested, but never participated in a roleplay for fear of ridicule or something. Yet, around that time, my grammar improved tenfold, and I actually started putting depth into my posts.
Then, I met RaZoR LeAf on the chats, and eventually got involved back into an RPG or two of his, but they kind of died prematurely.
Since then, I've not roleplayed mainly because of a lack of time and patience.
Yet, now, I'm pretty much thinking about making a comeback with roleplaying. I just miss it.
Favourite RPGs: Let's see. I love medieval age-set roleplays usually. Modern are okay, but they must have a plot that catches me.
Probably my favorite thing to roleplay -- and what I've been craving to roleplay for some time -- is Legend of Zelda roleplays. I love the series, and occasionally when I see one I'll look at it.
I've been known to participate in Pokemon RPs as well, but that's seldom.
Yet, I've always desired to participate in a Wicked or general Oz-based Roleplay.
Characters: Hmm. I like creating people with in-depth personalities, or take a minor character and put a new spin on them if they already exist. Often, characters I create are a tad eccentric with quirks, but it just depends on the plot of the Roleplay.
Depending what it is, I may or may not be inspired to create a person perfect for it.
I've always wanted to create a character that is a tad.. insane. Seeing things that aren't there and the trauma and internal conflicts associated with it.
Strong Areas: I love descriptive language and using figurative language such as similes, metaphors, hyperboles, and onomatopoeias and what not in posts.
I love to take a role, and then become it. In a sense, it's like acting, where I strive to become my character, think like my character, how they would do things or say things.
Weak Areas: Well, sometimes I use a tad too much figurative language that the point is lost.
Occasionally, I'll get busy/procrastinate on posting, and yeah. I die in the RP. :[
Hints and Tips: When planning a roleplay, plan out what will occur with the option to change based on the characters you think will participate in the roleplay.
Think about where things could go, and just try to plan ahead in general, I guess.
When creating a character, try to become the character in a sense. Trying doing some research on the type of person, and become as familiar with it as you are with yourself always helps.
When you're roleplaying, and something occurs, don't think about what you would do. Instead, think about what your character would do.
Figurative language is always a plus to use - just don't use it in excess. When you Roleplay, you are participating in the telling of a story, so put enough effort into the post to create an ideal image. Ergo, imagery, imagery, imagery.
Also, when posting, don't make a post one huge block of text - spacing is your friend. <3
Current Projects: I'm not participating in or running any Roleplays currently. Hopefully that'll change soon.
Future Projects: I don't really have anything planned, except a few ideas and snippets of what I want to create within a story.
I had an idea for a plot, but I'm not sure if I wish to turn it into a Roleplay or Fan Fiction. But, in short, it has to do with Pokemon. Namely, Spiritomb. 8D
Perhaps, though, I will go for something to do with insanity/mental wards/etc. Only time will tell.
watch me apply the pressure
all decked in lace and leather
Experience: 6 years. You can only imagine how a 9 year old RPs. I've done about 25 RPs, and about 100+ side RPs.
Favourite RPGs: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance, Horror, and Tragedy. Basically, anything except pure comedy.
Characters: I usually choose the mysterious types of characters. The kind of characters that don't really fit in with the others and/or are supirior to them, however, without showing it off. Those are the usual characters I have. I choose other types.
Strong Areas: Narration, developing characterization for characters, dialogue, use of most literary elements.
Weak Areas: Spelling can be a problem sometimes, but can be easily fixed. At times, when I don't edit my posts, I find myself repeating the same words. I'm pretty sure I have many more flaws. Those are the only ones I can think of as of now
Hints and Tips: Don't go overboard. If there is an RP that is way out of your league, don't even consider joining it. Participate in an RP that you can feel comfortable in. When you are ready, than you can move on to larger and more experienced RPs with more experienced characters. Think hard about your character's personality. Make sure it isn't cliche. I can't tell you how many times I have seen a character's personality mirror an anime character's personality.
Current Projects: I am currently working on a Naruto RP. It's being edited right now and is not yet available.
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The rain whips the lonely and crushed soul
The dark clouds are closing fast, the wind is blowing the colors of life away.
The growing shadow will darken my dreams, and with the fire inside me it feeds
I'll be screaming in the stars when it's over
Storms are raging on the path to home, once so silent and calm
the desperate glare of the dark light is cast on the fallen one
And when the illusions sigh no more, the journey to new dream will carry on
New Version, since I've "grown" alot lol
Experience: Well Before these forums, I usually played a multi-player game where there was a mini-game called: WRP (World of RolePlay) and I was stunned, it was awesome. My experience These forums + That Multi-player game = 2,5 years.
Eh...bleh. This may turn out to be redundant if I make another RPG only for it to be closed for violating some rule subtly hidden in the large stack of rules.
But oh well. I am sooo bored, there is nothing to do, and suddenly, on a Saturday, when people shouldn't be in school, people aren't posting. At least, they aren't posting where I am most commonly found (Nintendo and OVG Discussions).
Eh...I shall embrace my boredom and try RPing again...
Username: Kabutopzilla Age: 15 Gender: Male
Experience: Since...early 2008? Around Q1 '08 or early Q2 '08. My first RPG ever was an enormous success at two communities (one of which being PokeCommunity) but it was shut down here almost immediately after I posted it. Apparently I was violating a few silly rules (rules I found no point in existing). But...every RPG I've released since Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Survivors of Tyurma Falls...well, they never survived past the first or second sign-up. Favourite RPGs: Non-Pokemon RPGs. 'Cept Mystery Dungeon RPs. Mostly war stuff. And such. Characters: Depends...on things. Strong Areas: Plot. If you are having troubles with a plot, come to me, because I always have twisted ideas for a story. Weak Areas: By asking this, you asked for an enormous rant on how I can't do anything right. But...seeing as ranting is pointless here, I'll cut that part out. I'm extremely bad at presentation. I utterly suck at this. I have a nice idea, a nice plot, and a nice twist at my disposal, but since I suck at presentation, well, everyone ends up hating something I could have made into a ball of awesome. I suck at description. I suck at character development. And most of all, I suck at making RPGs that can actually attract some attention from other members. Seriously, NO ONE CARES about my RPGs, no matter how good they could end up in the case that people don't overlook my RPG ideas. Gah.
Granted, PMD:STF is the only RPG I've exported from Mount Moon Community to other forums. So I might be able to do well. But then again, I am quite cursed in the sense that everything I contribute to this community is ignored, so whatever.
[EDIT]Whoops, forgot a few fields.
Tips and Stuff: Put effort into your character and his/her interactions. And stuff.
Current Projects: wut
Future Projects: Storyboarding one as we speak...[/EDIT]
Last edited by Kabutopzilla; 23rd August 2009 at 1:14 AM.
I've arrived at the conclusion that jumping to conclusions is highly inconclusive.