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  1. Pahndora

    LESSON Roleplaying Buttsex: A Pahn How-To [NSFW]

    Buttsex: An In-Depth Guide Image source Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Warning: the following guide + above links are NSFW. The links, especially, may contain NSFW images. Welcome to Pahn's lesson on anal sex! If you're interested in learning more about anal sex without watching hours upon...
  2. Hana

    A Clash of Roleplaying Styles

    Rehash of 'A Conflict of Styles' Sometimes in a roleplay, we will encounter a partner or another player who has a different or uncommon style. Everyone has their own writing or playing style, even if we can all share similarities and preferences. From things such as preferring to write in...
  3. Krieg

    LESSON Writing Economics

    INTRODUCTION From dystopian classics such as Orwell's 1984 to something as unexpected as Spice and Wolf, one of the most fascinating brushes of topics in media (particularly literature) is the discussion of economics. As writers, one of the many attractions to our works is how we can utilize our...
  4. Elle Joyner

    LESSON Effective Characterization:

    Tips that will make RP more fun for EVERYONE: How to not be ‘That Guy’ I don’t like tutorials about writing. I’ll start off by saying as much. I find several , if not the majority of them to read condescendingly, to come across as definitive and frankly, they don’t offer a lot of pertinent...
  5. Hana

    One x One Roleplaying Primer

    One x One Roleplaying Primer by Hana One of the most active parts of the site would be the One on Ones IC section. One x One, or 1x1 roleplaying, is one of the most popular forms of RP. There are a number of advantages to this form of roleplaying that makes it so popular, and along with those...
  6. Excession

    LESSON Basic GM Techniques

    This little guide in no way can supplant Brovo's excellent and comprehensive guide (go read it if you haven't), but I thought it might be a useful supplement. A lot of stuff I talk about here is often assumed knowledge - people who've been GMing for a long while, and who largely learned to GM...
  7. Brovo

    How to create and perpetuate a long-term RP!

    As per the usual with my guides, I am informing you as per the particular conditions under which I am writing this guide. I've got around a decade's worth of writing experience on my belt, and have repeatedly studied—at length—the mechanics of storytelling. I actually do know what it is I am...
  8. Hana

    Roleplaying Aesthetics: Posts That Please The Eye + Do's and Dont's

    Roleplaying Aesthetics: Posts That Please The Eye + Do's and Dont's Here on Iwaku, we have lots and lots of formatting options and BB Codes to beautify our posts. From something as simple as picking out different fonts, font sizes, and colors to the incredibly detailed ways we can use tables...
  9. Sen

    RESOURCE A Beginner's Guide to the Rich Text Editor!

    Don't know how to use the fancy buttons in your Rich Text Editor? Well, you've come to the right place! This is a friendly beginner's guide to the Rich Text Editor! You might want to use these in your future posts! Text bold text - highlight the text you want to bold and press the button...
  10. FluffleButter

    Can you scare me?

    With any RP site, there lies a tonne of crazies and psychos hidden in every dark corner. So here's a challenge to all you psychopaths and Tea-drinkers. Write something about yourself, or a piece that clearly shows that you have at least a few screws loose. Keep your submission in a...
  11. The Philosoraptor

    Musical RP Inspiration - Reboot: Part 1

    (NOTE: This is a project I started a long time ago that I'm kicking off again.) THE GIST Here's how the game works, kiddies. I post a song, which I'll randomly pick from any genre or artist. What you, the loyal roleplayer, will do is first create a main character, the one that you would play...
  12. 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...
  13. Minibit

    Participating with Shy Characters

    t's a problem that's caused more dissent and frustration between GMs and players than I care to recount: a person has a shy or withdrawn character, and the GM and/or other players are frustrated that he/she doesn't participate in the story enough. Problem is, shy people by definition don't tend...
  14. H

    Breathing Life Back Into a RP

    So we've all been there. We've spent countless hours planning, developing, and cultivating our role play which started out as possibly a passing thought. We found role players who appear to be interested in it as well, great! It's off to a great start, everyone is enthusiastic and replying...
  15. Minibit

    Post Challenge #1: Cafe Curio

    Welcome to the Post Challenge! In this challenge, I briefly summarize a hypothetical roleplay, and write a post for it, you then write a post in response as though you were a player in this roleplay! This challenge is designed to help you practice writing an IC post which: Responds to the...
  16. Minibit

    Playing Multiple Characters & Using NPCs

    Why should I Care? Most roleplays will eventually require the inclusion of characters other than the Player Characters. Some players start with two (sometimes more!) characters This is sometimes called Doubling or Multi-playing Some GMs have a store of NPCs which they use throughout the...
  17. Minibit

    Introducing a new character

    Whether they're second (or third/fourth/five hundredth) characters or NPCs, many role players find themselves mentioning characters other than the established player characters at some point! This challenge helps you practice posts where you need or want to bring in a new character. Select...
  18. Minibit

    Character Situation Challenge: Eliminated

    Your character has been eliminated from some manner of competition. Here's some sample situations to use, but feel free to come up with your own. - They lost out against someone else for their dream job - They were eliminated from a gameshow; they really needed the prize money - They were...
  19. Minibit

    Personal Voice

    "That doesn't sound like something I would say" A personal voice is more than the subjects a person chooses to talk about; your personal voice takes into account your accent, any slang you might use, and your basic vocabulary prefrences Does your character say Schedule like 'Shed-yool' or...
  20. Minibit

    Situation Exercise: They Like Me?

    The situation is as follows: Someone your character never really noticed - let alone had feelings for - before turns out to be secretly in love with them. How they handle decisions in their love life, and what people they want to connect with can say a lot about a character. What would they do...