Do you, personally, understand?

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scarletdragon3016

I mean the kind where you post as yourself specifically, however, many of these rules apply to regular RPing and FWRPing (is that a word? xD) as well.

 

1. OPing yourself is fine, but there is a limit. The largest capability for anyone is multiuniversal, but for the SAMB, there's an unspoken rule that no one gets to be that powerful consistently. Also, being too OP really ruins much of the fun. 

 

2. Don't control others' characters. They have the right to be themselves in a RP. If you want to do something demanding to them, such as trying to kill them (notice the emphasis on "trying"), hurting them, or knocking them unconscious, ask for his/her/their permission first. Also, if the other didn't do something, don't say they did it. It can become a nuisance and source of conflict very fast.

 

3. No perfection; this goes with any aspect; powers, abilities, appearance, personality, et cetera. This is the rule in RPs: No Mary Sues or Gary Stues. This is what it means. For one thing, no one and nothing is actually perfect. There is bound to be a weakness of some kind, or a flaw, et cetera.

 

4. Make room for evolution. This includes for yourself (your character), and for others. You will change slowly over time most of the time, such as your motivations and purpose, or how you see certain people or things. It isn't fair for others if you take away this chance for them to develop, or for yourself if you're already "the best" or already so perfect you can't change any more.

 

5. Some things are already developed, such as others' personalities and powers, as well as your own. Don't make up new powers, for instance, on the spot solely for the purpose because it will solve the conflict right away. There is no good story that comes from conflicts that just get solved right away, and this goes with RPing as well.

 

6. There needs to be at least some logic to your purpose and action. This goes with the number before this one; no character suddenly develops personality or powers, for example, with no reason. That itself is illogical.

 

7. RP is about character interactions and being in character, not one-sided speeches. Live your character, but share the stage. Your character can have the spotlight for a few moments, but nothing is just about oneself. Let others share.

 

8. Avoid “taking over” another RPer’s event, scene or grandstanding in a conversation. The “It’s all about me!” mindset can backfire. Again, being the best is boring.

 

9. Encourage, inspire, and support other RPers.

 

10. Establish boundaries not only for your character, but for yourself when roleplaying.

 

-Galaxian-

 

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crowsoul50

Good post OP

 

I’ve always thought the SAMB’s way of role playing (not doomsdays but just actual constructed rps) was pretty funky which was why I stopped rping here

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I S H M A E L

 

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scarletdragon3016

I might add more...

 

-Galaxian-

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wow what a gentle hint you are the master, Galaxain

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He/Him/Boi

 

Fall into the gray side...

#NKT

 

Make Me A Yo-Yo Man!

 

Currently Watching: My Hero Academia

 

____Smokey____

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scarletdragon3016

@Arl Thanks! :)

 

11. No character is truly predictable, so try not to treat everything like you think it would be.

 

-Galaxian-

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There are a few people who I hope see this.

I mean, the character intro RP I did was a bit cringey. However, there have been quite a few threads and RPs lately that completely skim over these points.

 

 

But man, you’re great at hinting these things. 

 

 

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Cyclone~

 

 

Y’all are all stars. When I say that, I’m not just quoting Smashmouth. I mean it. 

 

I am a clarinet player 

I am a Gryffindor 

I am a daughter of Zeus

I am just an average teenager

 

 

 

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scarletdragon3016

Apparently, I make no sense to someone, xD. That's fine. I agree. :)

 

-Galaxian-

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@Cyclone Oof, I keep forgetting these rules myself, xD. I will need to keep referencing them.

 

-Galaxian-

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@Galaxian- Lol, I think everyone is guilty of forgetting these. I definitely am :) 

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Cyclone~

 

 

Y’all are all stars. When I say that, I’m not just quoting Smashmouth. I mean it. 

 

I am a clarinet player 

I am a Gryffindor 

I am a daughter of Zeus

I am just an average teenager

 

 

 

I am here! I read those and they sound gret I will do my best to remember them 

 

 

@Galaxian- I know these rules apply to me at times because I do that very often.

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@Silver Knight (Is that who you are? I'm sorry if I forgot your username/nickname correspondence...I do that all the time O_O)

 

Great! I sometimes forget my own guidelines, xD. I just do the best I can. :)

 

-Galaxian-

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(One of my characters totally doesn't have multi-galaxy destruction capability.)

 

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