How many rps is too many?

What is your limit on roleplays?


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PavellumPendulum

apathy's a tragedy & boredom is a crime
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  1. One post per day
  2. Multiple posts per week
  3. 1-3 posts per week
  4. One post per week
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10 AM - 7 PM CST.
Writing Levels
  1. Intermediate
  2. Adept
  3. Advanced
  4. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. No Preferences
Genres
Romance, modern, high fantasy, comedy, post-apocalyptic.
I've been rping for a decade now and the amount of rps I take on has always fluctuated. In my younger years, I would dedicate all my time to two or three roleplays and that was it. Now, however, I usually take on around 10-15, sometimes even more if I'm particularly excited about a few plots. My reply speed had slowed but I still find time to do what I love with all my responsibilities of being an adult. I was curious about this, so... How many rps do you think is too many?
 
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More than 3 is usually too much for me. I notice my quality of writing declining because I feel too pressured to divide my attention between those threads. And coupled with my household and health, it's difficult to keep up.
 

Ardent

the storm after the calm
Posting Speed
  1. Multiple posts per week
  2. 1-3 posts per week
  3. One post per week
Online Availability
12NN-4PM, 7PM~
Writing Levels
  1. Adept
  2. Advanced
Preferred Character Gender
  1. No Preferences
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80s, Action-Adventure, Alternative History, Angst, Apocalyptic, Comedy, Coming of Age, Cyberpunk, Dark Comedy, Drama, Dystopian, Fantasy, Futuristic, Grimdark, Historical, Horror, LGBTQ+, Modern, Mystery, Noir, Political Intrigue, Post Apocalyptic, Romance, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Steampunk, Survival, Thriller, Tragedy, Urban Fantasy, Wuxia
Damn. 10-20 RPs would kill me.

I'm a GM, and I like to invest most of my energy into running one role-play at a time. That's more than enough for me.

Sometimes, I'll have 1x1s on the side, maybe one or two for a little variety.
 

Kuno

Django Jane
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Posting Speed
  1. One post per day
  2. 1-3 posts per week
  3. One post per week
Writing Levels
  1. Intermediate
  2. Adept
  3. Advanced
  4. Prestige
  5. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. No Preferences
Genres
Fantasy, Sci fi, Romance, Historical, Modern, Supernatural
Hm, it depends. I only like to GM a maximum of two rps at one time. Depending on the posting speed for other rps, I can be in anywhere from 5-10 additional rps. 1x1s are a bit different because more expectation and pressure is put on you to post and plot since it's just you and someone else haha. So on average, I think the most I'll ever have of 1x1s are...4 - in addition to the GMing and group rps.

I like to live life dangerously.
 

Diana

Divine Space Witch Ò◇Ó
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I need that "it depends" option!

Technically I can handle an unlimited amount of roleplays, but I tend to only have one or two partners at a time because we can play at a pace that works for us and rotate between all our rps based on what we're in the mood for. 🤔

Ideally I would love to be running 2 chat roleplays a week and then writing with my roleplay partner semi-daily. O:
 

Sorrelfur

Butterthorns
ROLEPLAY DEPARTMENT
Invitation Status
  1. Looking for partners
Posting Speed
  1. Multiple posts per day
  2. 1-3 posts per day
  3. One post per day
  4. 1-3 posts per week
Writing Levels
  1. Give-No-Fucks
  2. Elementary
  3. Intermediate
  4. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Male
  2. Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
Romance, Yaoi, Modern, Slice of Life, Omegaverse, etc
It really depends. I have definitely over 10 rps but they're not all active at the same time. So really I only have like 5 active at a time and it's alot more manageable. And alot of my rps are with the same people, I usually have at least 2 rps with a person, so it further helps my weird rp rotation. Sometimes all my partners get active at the same time and it's overwhelming 😂
 

MaryGold

marigolds, poppyseeds and roses
ROLEPLAY DEPARTMENT
Posting Speed
  1. 1-3 posts per week
  2. One post per week
  3. Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
  1. Intermediate
  2. Adept
  3. Adaptable
Genres
romance. angst. drama. modern. fantasy. supernatural. adventure. crime. period pieces.
I 100% agree on the fill in "it depends" option. I have about nearly 20 roleplays going on, including 1x1s. For me, I'm able to juggle them a very easily because of the patience of my partners and that same patience I give back. We can go back and forth in the same day, but most times it takes a week or two to respond and it doesn't bother me. We openly communicate with another throughout that time and reply when we can.

So, I suppose there's no specific number I can think of. It all depends on the circumstances and whatnot.
 

foodforpigs

uncultured swine
Posting Speed
  1. 1-3 posts per week
Writing Levels
  1. Beginner
  2. Elementary
  3. Intermediate
  4. Adept
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Male
Genres
fantasy, scifi, horror, magical, drama
I would say 3-5 is my upper limit because daytime work usually drains me of energy, and I don't want to feel rushed with any post.
 

Tahira Quilkovesh

Sojourner of worlds.
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  1. Look for groups
  2. Looking for partners
Posting Speed
  1. One post per day
  2. 1-3 posts per week
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Female
Genres
Fantasy, High fantasy
Depends, but I average 5-11 roleplays at a time with no real difficulty minus ghosting being a thing of course.
 

Xillia

Sleepy Fox
Invitation Status
  1. Looking for partners
Posting Speed
  1. Multiple posts per day
  2. 1-3 posts per day
  3. One post per day
  4. Multiple posts per week
Online Availability
The Dawn of Time~The Death of Time
Writing Levels
  1. Intermediate
  2. Adept
  3. Advanced
  4. Prestige
  5. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. No Preferences
Genres
Fantasy, Romance, Drama, Magical, Modern, Sci-Fi (Iffy...)
I enjoy Novella. If I'm writing more than two at a time for a multitude of 6+ heavily invested characters a piece, I've surpassed my limit and I'll fall out of interest quickly. Ideally I only ever try to stick with just one.

Pretty much everyone else has said it, I'll say it as well. It's circumstantial on the individual and the amount of energy you're putting into each.