Basics on all kind of RPs.

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Basics on all kind of RPs.

Post by Hydre(Hydreigon) on Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:13 am


Introduction






First of all, I'll say it here, ALL help is kindly appreciated, since the object of this thread will be to ultimately have explanations on RPs ranging from Freeroam to GvE, and well... All RPs that are not customs, or based on customs (sorry, no ZA/FA/HG/etc).

I will be reserving the first two answers, to structure it a bit better, and that all info isn't on the same post, because that would become messy to read.

With that said...

Be them freeform RPs, or Structured, most of them can be really confusing for newcomers, and if you are reading this, chances are high that you are one. The first answer will be covering up Freeform RPs (aka, you do what you want, with little to no restrictions), and the second section Structured RPs (aka, there is a plot requiring to do specific things at a given moment).

If you have further questions, feel free to ask me, or any member of the staff (they are found top of the user list, with a symbol next to their name).

Have fun~


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Re: Basics on all kind of RPs.

Post by Hydre(Hydreigon) on Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:14 am


Freeform RPs






Consisting of 5 different kind of RPs, and including most of the time the possibility to bring a character from one to another, freeform RPs are the most common ones, running regularly in the room. Each of them, however, got a slight twist compared to one another, from a different location to allowing roleplaying as pokemon or humans. Note that all the Roleplaying rules and PS! rules apply in those.


Freeroam





Freeroam is the only roleplay that is limited by the time, and cannot run for more than 2 hours staight without ending automatically. Other than that, it is the most 'wide' roleplay, since the only things forbidden are legendaries (unless permissions are granted via the corresponding forum thread here and ditto, among with outside fandoms). In it, you can join plots with others, and have your characters interact in serious or funny ways, fight, etc. Even if it can seem confusing at first, sticking with some persons for the beginning is advisable as it makes it easier. Feel free to ask in chat for open plots!


Prom





The first variation of Freeroam, Prom doesn't have a time limit, and is consiting of having a prom night with your character. The interactions are more limited than in Freeroam, since violence is most of the time forbidden. While freeroam doesn't have any events, or hosts, Prom can, including the election of King and Queen of the Prom, or you could always ask to be the DJ and post songs on the chat to influence the flow of the RP.


Cruise





The second variation of Freeroam, Cruise isn't also the subject of a time limit, and happens mostly, if not all the time, on a boat. A host can be set to designate the ship's captain, and that person will be allowed to think about and create events. The host is also allowed to stop the ship, or 'change' the time of the day. The activites and interactions are limited to ones that are, obviously, possible on a boat too.


Kingdom





Kingdom can be regarded as the limit between Freeform and Structured, since it is hosted, requires a document and got roles. The plot is also given, and will specify if the roleplayers are pokemon, humans, or gijinkas (read : human/pokemon hybrid). The roles, plot, time of the day, season are always to the discretion of the host, but other than that, and disregarding events, there is near no-limit to the possible interactions between the characters, other than the doc rules. Like the precedent RPs, there is virtually no 'end' to it, hence why it is considered a Freeform RP, and not a Structured one.


Freeform Pokemon Mystery Dungeon





To be done, as the creator of this guide got no clue on what this is.


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Post by Hydre(Hydreigon) on Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:14 am


Structured RPs









While the freeform RPs mostly have no given 'end', except for the timer restriction on Freeroam, the Structured RPs are related to a specific plot, and will end along with it. They are all hosted, along with a specific document, and each of them got a specific set of rules, roles, etc. However, 2 different roleplays in the same category will always be slightly different, depending of the host, and document. Note that some of them do not allow joining after they began.


Trainer








Trainer can be described as experiencing the pokemon games, as a roleplay, in which the players are either a trainer, gym leader, E4 member, or two at the same time if the host allows it. While some of them got more unorthodox structures, most are a succession of roads, events and gyms in which the players can strengthen their team, get access to new attacks, and interact with other players. It is widely recognized as the RP that can take the longest time to complete, some of them having ran for more than 7 hours.


Good vs Evil








Good vs Evil is one of the most battle-centered roleplay, relating the fight between two sides for a given purpose, or just for the sake of battling. Once a leader for each side is voted, the battle can start, with each side's surroundings being described by the side's leader. The battle will only end once one side is wiped out, so duke it out!


Murder Mystery








Murder Mystery is roleplay consiting of finding out who the killer(s) are in a group of players and voting the suspect, using clues like the kind of moves used, while the killer's goal is to wipe out the innocents. Depending of the host, there might be additional roles added to the common 'Killer' and 'Innocent' ones, such as 'Detective'. This roleplay happens in locations to the host's discretion, and same goes for the plot.

Additions from Armored Chandelure:

Do not reveal your role in MM.
I cannot stress that enough. It has become clear that this needs to be brought back to light. As a matter of fact, revealing your role will get you killed.
Never reveal your role unless you want to die/have the RP end.


Conquest








Conquest is the 2nd most battle centered roleplay, being a showdown between 18 kingdoms, each representing a type. With the possibility of alliances, knights, this roleplay can be mere battling, or somehow become deeper and involve diplomacy and politics, depending of course on the players in it. There is no specific plot or locations, but the setting is recognized as being medieval. An example of a doc can be found here


Dungeon and Dragonites








Dungeon and Dragonites is a pokemon-related spinoff of the tabletop roleplay Dungeons and Dragons, being twisted a bit to make it far more understandble for the players. The host is considered the game-master, and is responsible of plot, locations and enemy-encounters. Players will usually have a class, with pros and cons, and the goal is to complete objectives given by the game-master. This roleplay uses a lot the !roll and !pick feature, as each action will usually have a chance of succeeding.


PokeHigh








Pokehigh is to structured roleplays what Kingdom is to freeform ones, the limit. PokeHigh is a hybrid between both, including freeform elements and structured ones. The goal of it is to picture highschool in a pokemon world, or fictional one, with classes depending of the host, and the possibility to be a teacher or a student. Classes will happen according to a timetable, that can be found on the document, and the location of the highschool is to the host's discretion.


Structured Pokemon Mystery Dungeon








The other variant of PMD, the structured one can be compared to the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games, in which players team up with each other to complete missions, or follow a plot given by the host. The main difference with Dungeon and Dragonite is that, while DnD have fights happening via roleplaying, PMD have fights happening thanks to the PS! battle simulator. Depending of the host, it may allow more or less freedom, and as usual, the locations and plot are at host's discretion.


Survival








Survival is the conglomerate of HG(hunger games), ZA(zombie apocalypse), TDI(Total Drama Island) and FA(future apocalypse), all three now under the same designation as to prevent confusion about which is what. In that RP, players will have to work together, or against each other, to fullfill objectives such as escaping a place, getting somewhere, or simply kill each other. This RP is hugely roll and pick based, and takes a few elements from Dungeon and Dragonites.


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Re: Basics on all kind of RPs.

Post by Fraction on Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:29 am

Sweet work.
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Re: Basics on all kind of RPs.

Post by Marshtompz on Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:59 am

Good job, Hydre. I think this is better than that wix site :^)
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Re: Basics on all kind of RPs.

Post by Dreaming Asriel on Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:11 am

Do not reveal your role in MM.

I cannot stress that enough. It has become clear that this needs to be brought back to light. As a matter of fact, revealing your role will get you killed.

Never reveal your role unless you want to die/have the RP end.
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Re: Basics on all kind of RPs.

Post by Hydre(Hydreigon) on Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:13 am

Armored Chandelure wrote:Do not reveal your role in MM.

I cannot stress that enough. It has become clear that this needs to be brought back to light. As a matter of fact, revealing your role will get you killed.

Never reveal your role unless you want to die/have the RP end.

I'm adding that into the MM section~

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Re: Basics on all kind of RPs.

Post by Divine Aerial-Noivern on Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:03 pm

Revealing your role in MM is like trolling. Don't do it.
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Re: Basics on all kind of RPs.

Post by Hydre(Hydreigon) on Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:58 pm

Bump

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Re: Basics on all kind of RPs.

Post by Hydre(Hydreigon) on Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:11 pm

Last bump for this. Was thinking about an integration of this for the .site ?

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Re: Basics on all kind of RPs.

Post by LargeJellopy on Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:40 pm

I believe an integration of this to the wix site is a great idea, as it's a good etiquette resource~~
How long has it been since the wix site had an update, though?

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Post by Hydre(Hydreigon) on Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:42 pm

The wix has been discontinued, hence why I made this

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Post by Hydre(Hydreigon) on Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:31 am

Bump...?

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Re: Basics on all kind of RPs.

Post by Illario on Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:42 pm

i use this to show the newbies the basics on all the rps. thanks a lot for making this, hydre! oh, but with that said, you should probably add survival.

... oh and i guess this serves as a bump???
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Post by Hydre(Hydreigon) on Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:45 pm

Oh, right, I need to change this, uuugh totes forgot Mad

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