ROLEPLAY Plz teach me the basics of Roleplaying!!

LostDevil

That One Chief
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Chat Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
Speed of Light, Several Posts a Day, A Few Posts A Day
Writing Levels
Elementary, Intermediate
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Passive
Favorite Genres
fantasy,Anime,Romance
Genre You DON'T Like
Yaoi,Horror
#1
Hi, I'm new here and I'm looking from someone to teach me how to roleplay if someone could help me out that would be great thanks!!
 

The Mood is Write

Mom-de-Plume
SITE SUPPORT
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
Several Posts a Day, A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week
My Usual Online Time
11PM to 2AM EST, plus or minus a few hours in either direction.
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Androgynous, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Combination.

My strengths lie more in the direction of emotions and short-term ideas, where my ability to plan out long-term plots is weak. I do best with a partner who helps me cover that weakness.
Favorite Genres
I'm open to a wide range of genres. Obscenely wide. It's harder for me to list all I do like than all I don't like. My absolute favorite is mixed and multiverse, but I'm not limited to those.

• Mixed Genre
• Multiverse
• High Fantasy
• Hard Fantasy
• Low Fantasy
• OP Fantasy
• Science Fantasy
• Modern Fantasy
• Soft Scifi
• Science Fantasy
• Low Scifi
• OP Science Fantasy
• Modern Realistic (Strict)
• Modern Realistic (Loose)
• Urban Fantasy
• Alternate History (Fantasy Preference)
• Post-Apocalyptic Mixed
• Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy
• Post-Apocalyptic Scifi
• Post-Apocalyptic Modern
• Dystopia
• Displacement
• Military
• Dying Earth
• Supernatural
• Drama
• Mystery
• Horror
• Religious
• LBGT
• Crime/Detective
• Parody
• Comedy
• Tragedy
• Romance (Must Include Others)
• Erotic (Must Include Others)
Genre You DON'T Like
The list is short. because it's hard to find genres I don't enjoy.

• Yaoi/Yuri (Gay/Lesbian is fine!)
• Furry
• Fandom
• Historic Non-Fantasy
#2
Hi! Are you entirely new, to the point you have no idea what you want to do at all? If so, welcome to roleplaying!

The first thing you should figure out is what you want to do when you RP. Do you want to write about kicking butts? Kissing? Solving mysteries? Something else?
 

LostDevil

That One Chief
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Chat Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
Speed of Light, Several Posts a Day, A Few Posts A Day
Writing Levels
Elementary, Intermediate
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Passive
Favorite Genres
fantasy,Anime,Romance
Genre You DON'T Like
Yaoi,Horror
#3
Yes, I am entirely new to the point where I have no idea what I'm doing and I'm not entirely sure on what I want to roleplay about. But if I do find something how would I start?
 

The Mood is Write

Mom-de-Plume
SITE SUPPORT
DONATING MEMBER
Roleplay Invitations
One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
Several Posts a Day, A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week
My Usual Online Time
11PM to 2AM EST, plus or minus a few hours in either direction.
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Androgynous, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Combination.

My strengths lie more in the direction of emotions and short-term ideas, where my ability to plan out long-term plots is weak. I do best with a partner who helps me cover that weakness.
Favorite Genres
I'm open to a wide range of genres. Obscenely wide. It's harder for me to list all I do like than all I don't like. My absolute favorite is mixed and multiverse, but I'm not limited to those.

• Mixed Genre
• Multiverse
• High Fantasy
• Hard Fantasy
• Low Fantasy
• OP Fantasy
• Science Fantasy
• Modern Fantasy
• Soft Scifi
• Science Fantasy
• Low Scifi
• OP Science Fantasy
• Modern Realistic (Strict)
• Modern Realistic (Loose)
• Urban Fantasy
• Alternate History (Fantasy Preference)
• Post-Apocalyptic Mixed
• Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy
• Post-Apocalyptic Scifi
• Post-Apocalyptic Modern
• Dystopia
• Displacement
• Military
• Dying Earth
• Supernatural
• Drama
• Mystery
• Horror
• Religious
• LBGT
• Crime/Detective
• Parody
• Comedy
• Tragedy
• Romance (Must Include Others)
• Erotic (Must Include Others)
Genre You DON'T Like
The list is short. because it's hard to find genres I don't enjoy.

• Yaoi/Yuri (Gay/Lesbian is fine!)
• Furry
• Fandom
• Historic Non-Fantasy
#4
Hmm... What I do when I suddenly have something I want to play is I start the process of figuring out more details of what I want. Maybe I want a spooky RP about a hemophobic vampire and her med student roomie who find a corpse in the vampire's bed, but then the corpse speaks! I don't know where to go from there, but that's ok, because that gives my partner and I more room to plan something together.

So, then I take this slightly-more-developed idea, and I start looking for a partner. The best way to do that on Iwaku is to go to the Partner Connections forum and post what you'd like. Here is a guide I wrote on that subject that may help a little, and if it doesn't, it links to other resources that address the same topic.

From there, I keep it bumped with relevant information ("I'm still looking!" or "I added a new idea!"—bumps that don't provide informative content are considered spam on Iwaku) until I find a partner and we get talking.

Alternatively, you can make a thread in the one on one forum itself that has the starting post, and give it the thread label "First Response", which means that the RP will be between you and whoever first responds to the thread.

Experimentation is key to figuring out what you like, because there is no One True Way to play: except that you need to remember that RP is about playing. Have fun with it, first and foremost! If you aren't having fun, talk to your partner and see what can be done, or if the RP needs to end. If the RP dies, there is no shame in it, but by talking it over with your partner first, you may find that you've acquired someone willing to try a different story with you. =D

If you want to try group RP, I can't help you out as much, but give a browse to the Group Brainstorming & RP Search and Group RP Signups forums and see what bites you. =D
 

Gossip

Edgepeasant
Roleplay Invitations
One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
No Preferences
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Pretty agressive, both in posts and in brainstorming.
Favorite Genres
Feeling Horror, Thriller and Psychological with creepycute shading, Fantasy (mainly medieval) and dystopian sci-fi (cyberpunk and related). I also like Historical and Modern as long as we can mix reality up a little.
Genre You DON'T Like
Furries creep me out, and constant Angst depress me, sorry.... ah, and animals are a no go either, though I love those little critters.
#5
You may also like to check partner searches (or Interest checks if group is more your thing!) and see if any idea pique your interest. If it does, you can always try to contact the person to see if they would like to role-play with you after explaining your lack of experience, and see if it goes! If you got no luck, you can also take inspiration from the ideas that you lake and make new ones for your own search.

Most of all, explore, experiment and have fun! :D