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  1. Pahn

    LESSON Love & Lust in Romance: A 101 Guide [Part 1]

    Pahn’s 101 guide on romance in roleplays Greetings fellow romantics! If you are viewing this lesson on Romance, it means you are probably interested in what I have to say about it and want to challenge me to a romance duel, or that you actually want to learn how to make your romance...
  2. Kitti

    LESSON Advertising Roleplays

    Advertising your roleplay First of all, congratulations are in order! Huzzah! You're making a roleplay, you're excited, and you can't wait to start seeing people eager to join you on your fantastical journey, arduous quest, or anything in between. Now, the next big step is to actually get your...
  3. GreenSea

    LESSON GreenSea's GM 101 for beginners

    How to be a GM 101: beginner Note: this guide is solely to help the community to start to become a GM and this by any means that I write are all correct, it’s all base on my view and how I work. Hope this guide helps everyone who ust want to start their own RP. =D What is GM? A gamemaster (GM...
  4. IceQueen

    LESSON Romance 101-The Do's and Do Nots of Romance

    ♥~WELCOME~♥ Hello one and all and welcome to my romance guide! This is for people who maybe aren't that into romance and are trying it out, or just want to improve their squishy feels, this is the place to be. As someone who finds romance as one of their favorite things, I see a lot of people...
  5. Hana

    Roleplaying: An Introduction

    Roleplaying: An Introduction by Hana Targeted for beginners to help them get started This is a basic guide meant to help introduce newcomers and beginners to forum roleplaying. It does not encompass everything there is to know about roleplaying, only to give an understanding at its most basic...
  6. Arcadia

    Fantasy Workshop: Races & Cultures 101

    Have you ever wanted to create an original race for your fantasy roleplay that doesn't stick to your traditional World of Warcraft style "Pick Humans, Orcs or Elves"? Well here's the guide you should use to break down the steps and be able to create a custom race to be proud of. 1) RACE BASIS...
  7. Minibit

    One x One Roleplaying for Newbies

    "I wanna try a One x One, but I've only ever done groups!" NEVER FEAR, MINI IS HERE! So you want to try a One x One! Excellent! They're a lot of fun! Many players choose a one x one because: They can move faster! It's easier to get character development done! They tend to be more...
  8. The Mood is Write

    LESSON Character Building

    Happy 1k posts to me! In celebration, here's an experimental guide to help people make and develop characters. This is NOT the only way to work on them, but it might be a good idea to try for those who have tried other methods and had difficulty. Feel free to post your results and your own...
  9. Brovo

    GM 101 Complete Guide

    In most of my guides, I typically avow a lack of absolute knowledge on the topic at hand. In this guide, however, this disclaimer is a little different. First: I am a GM, and have been for years. Ten years to the date, to be exact. I was terrible at it for the first couple of years, too, so...
  10. fatalrendezvous

    LESSON A Guide to Chat Roleplay!

    Hey folks! Today I want to take a moment to talk about something that is very VERY dear to me: Chat Roleplay! Commonly referred to on Iwaku as ChaRP, Chat Roleplay was, at one time, basically the only way to RP. Chatrooms on places like MSN, AOL, Yahoo and ICQ used to be common. Of course, all...
  11. Brovo

    Characters 101: Roles, relationships, combat, and

    Note: Keep in mind, this is tailored for role plays, not literature! What makes a good character for a player dealing with other players and a GM isn't always true for a single author tale and vice versa! Special thanks to people who attend my roasts: They're in a Skype group and are too...
  12. Astaroth

    RESOURCE Dice Roleplay 101

    You may have noticed certain threads tagged with the following: dice - This roleplay uses dice or random number generation to determine the outcome of certain events. As the wiki defines, roleplays tagged with "dice" use physical/computer-generated dice or randomly generated numbers to...
  13. Minibit

    Flirting

    AAAH, Romance~ <3 Romance is what draws a lot of people to roleplay; we love the tension, the will-they-won't-they, and exploring the deepest parts of a character's personality. The trouble is, flirting is often written in such a way that, if it were real life, would result in either...
  14. Minibit

    Top 5 Tips For General Roleplaying

    I'm not sure if there's already a guide out there like this, and if there is somebody can feel free to either let me know or remove this post, but I felt like this might be useful to some folks. Everybody writes in their own style, and everybody has their own preferences for what they like in...
  15. Revision

    The Food Pyramid of RP a.k.a. Your RP Diet!

    Proper nutrition is essential for a healthy body and mind. More and more, we are discovering that there are guidelines to eating right, and that these also vary to a certain degree from person to person. Not everyone has the same body chemistry or metabolism. Still, it is important to...
  16. Revision

    Twenty-one Things I Wish I'd Known as a Newbie

    Twenty-one Things I Wish I'd Known as a Newbie I started roleplaying at age fourteen in a crowded chatroom filled with so many people that you usually had to wait for space to get in. Most of the chatters were just chatters, most of the RP was silly, and the serious RP was something far...
  17. Childish Grumpino

    How to Run & Participate in CHAT RPS

    Creating and GMing a Chat Roleplay can be a daunting task, as can participating in one. This guide will offer you some advice on the running of, and playing in, Chat RPs here on Iwaku. BUT FIRST... WHAT IS A CHAT RP? A Chat RP is in many ways very similar to the regular roleplays that occur on...
  18. Diana

    LESSON Writing A Roleplay Post

    WRITING A POST Posting in the roleplays is where all the fun happens. That is how you interact with other characters, develop the plot, and become engrossed in exciting stories. Your posts do not have to be novel length, written like beautiful prose, or be an author’s best seller. However...
  19. Diana

    LESSON Writing a Character Bio

    Putting Together a Great Character Bio So, you have this great idea for a character. The best thing you could ever do is to write a bio! A bio is the greatest tool you could ever have for keeping track of all the little details about your character. Who they are as a person. Important events...
  20. Diana

    LESSON What Is Roleplay & Roleplay Styles

    WHAT ROLEPLAYING IS... Literally: Playing a role. You have opportunity to experience a different life by playing a character and interacting with other people's. There is no limitation to the kind of characters or scenes that you play. The fun of roleplaying is the spontaneity that comes with...