Roleplay Mechanics Lesson Directory This section of Content is dedicated to all things related to roleplay creation, roleplaying, and mechanics. Guides for the different types of roleplay seen around Iwaku will be found here, from advice on how to manage and begin a one x one to being the Game Master for a group roleplay. If you want to... Learn the basics of Game Mastering Learn how to put up a good partner search thread Learn the tools and mechanics for roleplaying such as points systems and dice Learn tips on how to manage groups of people for group roleplays, disputes and other things Learn about ChaRPs and how they are run And many more Then this section is the right place for you to start learning! Below is an organized directory of the best lessons currently published, listed under different categories for your convenience. Lessons marked * are for beginners and newcomers, while lessons marked ** are for advanced players and Game Masters. ADVERTISING ROLEPLAYS Attractive and Readable Signups and Out of Character Threads by @Diana - for those who want to learn how to create eyecatching yet understandable character signups and OOC threads for group RPs. Advertising Roleplays by @Kitti - lists good ways to attract players and spread the word about your roleplay, in easy to follow steps. Need more players? Try this. CODING AND STYLE A Guide to the Rich Text Editor! by @Sen - a complete beginner's lesson to the basics of the Rich Text Editor. Buttons and their functions are explained and demonstrated. Roleplaying Aesthetics: Posts That Please The Eye + Do's and Dont's by @Hana - lists ways to make posts stand out, as well as do's and dont's when it comes to styling. Make it easier for your partners and players. ETIQUETTE Dropping Roleplays Politely by @Jorick - teaches and advises on an oft-encountered problem of roleplayers: how to drop a roleplay without offending partners or other players. GAME MASTERING GreenSea's GM 101 for beginners* by @GreenSea - provides an excellent introduction into what Game Mastering is, and the basic expectations and duties that a GM must perform. MECHANICS Roleplaying: An Introduction* by @Hana - an all-around introductory lesson to what roleplaying is on Iwaku, definitions of roleplaying terms, classifications of roleplays, and basic etiquette. A Beginning Guide to Chat Roleplay* by @Kitti - for those who want to learn how to host and run a chat roleplay on Iwaku. Using Dice in a Forum Roleplay by @Jorick - an excellent guide on how to use a dice and stats system in a forum-style, play by post roleplay format. Collaborative Posts by @Jorick - teaches players how to collaborate with others for an understandable roleplaying post, and how to make it less cluttered or confusing. Willow's Roleplaying Perks 1, 2, 3 by @WhisperingWillows - a good series of lessons on such things as character stats, abilities, skill points and leveling systems. Effective Characterization by @Elle Joyner - a lovely 'non-tutorial' about how to effectively portray and write characters. ONE ON ONE ROLEPLAY One x One Roleplaying Guide for Newbies* by @Minibit - new to One[x]One roleplaying? This lesson will introduce to you the basics, as well as the pros and cons. HOW TO: Make a Great Request Thread! [1x1's] by @Sansa Stark - provides advice on how to make easily understandable, yet attractive partner requests. Yet Another Guide to Seeking 1x1 RP by @The Mood is Write - goes more in-depth about thread construction, including coding and style as well as how to properly advertise your requests. ROMANCE Romance 101 - The Do's and Do Not's of Romance* by @IceQueen - a lesson on what to do and what not to do to make a good romance work in a roleplay. Love and Lust in Romance: A 101 Guide [Part 1] by @Pahndæmonium - the first part in a multi-part series on romance, and also a good resource for star roleplay. STAR BEDROOM ROLEPLAYING A Friendly Guide to Star Roleplaying* by @Hana - an introductory guide to what star or bedroom roleplaying - or erotic roleplay - is on Iwaku. Ten Reasons Why Your Sex Scene is Terrible by @Astaroth - a lengthy and direct guide on how to write mature sexual scenes believably and attractively, with examples of what and what not to do.