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I Don’t Roleplay an NPC.

A little OOC venting about to go down rn. This has been something that’s been bothering me for a while, and I see it a lot on characters who play a specific role in RP. 

People don’t roleplay NPCs for your story. 

Guard roleplayers don’t exist to solve your problems on command. They’re not dogs. That’s their IC job, but there are characters behind the guards armor. The lovely @percy-aldenhardt is a character that I’ve known and roleplayed with since 2015ish, I’ve seen Percy, as a character, start off as a paladin squire and move forward from there. He’s had love interests, he has family, he has a plotline and story outside of “Commander of the Guard.” Sure, that’s what he’s known for, that’s the role he plays in roleplay, but Percy isn’t an NPC. Similarly, he can’t just be killed off because your character is super bad and can kill any guards that come after them.

Characters like Archelaos – He’s a bad guy! That’s the role he plays. He’s a bad guy, and he makes other people into bad guys too. He’s an antagonist. However, that doesn’t mean that he’s not a person behind the role. Archelaos has a rich history, he has friends, lovers, family, tons of personal plotlines and guild plotlines that he’s deeply invested in. As such, he’s not an NPC baddy that, once he does something bad, he can just be killed off so justice can be served and the hero wins the day.

There’s some people who roleplay temporary characters who were always planned to be killed off, and those are a lot of fun! @elias-toulouse was a great example of that. However, characters like Elias aren’t the default. The default is that, even though they play a role in a story, these characters are not disposable. It’s not “refusing IC consequences” to not consent to our characters being killed off so you can feel vindicated and strong.

If these are what you’re looking for in your good guys and bad guys, just NPCs whose sole role in RP is to either aid your character in looking like the hero, or to be killed off so you can be the hero: Use NPCs.

It’s incredibly disrespectful to your RP partner to treat their character like they’re disposable and that you have priority over them. I’ve been seeing this happen tons with both guard roleplayers and antagonist roleplayers, which you wouldn’t think would be grouped in this, but they certainly are.

Respect your RP partners.

Respect their character.

anonymous asked:

Not trying to kiss ass or anything, honestly. I just think a little token of appreciation is good every now and then... And I think you should know that you guys do an amazing job. In the six years that I have been rping, you guys are by far one of the most dedicated admin teams I've seen. Your compromise with maintaining the group's activity, the plot drops, the attention that you give to the players are all exceptional. You guys are incredible. <3

Thank you, anon, we really do appreciate your kind words. We want this to be a place writers feel included and cared about by both admins and fellow members, and we’re proud to see just how far the group’s come in a few months. We’re also excited to see where the next few take us and are grateful for everyone who’s been along for the ride thus far. Members are what help groups thrive, so thank you, each of you, for making Empire what it is!

Empire Admins

Although I haven’t joined big groups or roleplayed with famous players of the community, I just wanted to say that you guys are all extremely talented and that you guys should take a moment to compliment your admins and partners for being such good writers! I enjoy spying on some groups once in a while and the talent always impresses me. So this is simply a positive note for all of you! Keep your good job and focus on creating, not copying!~

aside from all the drama & f*ckery that happens around here, can I just take a minute to say how incredible this hobby is? like, all of us are coming together to create characters & towns & entire universes for us to make our own. that’s incredible. the fact that we can create an environment where someone can come in & create their own world with their own people & rules & history, & then they get to share it with other writers & let them enter the world & take control of a character inside it? that’s so amazing.

it might not seem like much at the time, when you’re doing gif chats or plotting with friends or doing para replies.. but when you create a new character, you create a new human. you created a little human bean with a life & a personality & a history & hobbies & flaws & strengths & weaknesses. you did all that. whether it was all by yourself or with the help of other admins or writers– you did that. isn’t that so cool? i think that’s so cool.

we’re creating entirely new worlds, guys. whether it’s in a group RP, indie, 1x1, or even if you’re just writing by yourself.. you made a new world & everything you do can help shape it into whatever you want it to be.. idk I just think that’s really incredible.

I’m really proud of y'all for creating your own little human beans & helping them navigate through whatever comes their way, in this new world you’ve created for them to exist in. they couldn’t do it without you.

good job, my dudes. let’s keep up the good work.

To every RPer.

Mini HUGE rant on Roleplay Manners and courtesy… and things I think most of us wanna see more of.

YES… those are a thing… Something to consider for a better functioning well greased community.

Originally posted by yasashisaito


I have noticed a lot of tension between antagonistic and protagonist guilds lately same for “Hero” and “Villain” character players.  

More often or not the “Hero” shows up out of nowhere to save the day and the damsel in distress, playing the white knight and so on and so forth. There rarely is a legitimate reason for them to be there at that particular time on that particular day in that particular spot. There is rarely a legitimate way for them to have knows what was happening and what the context of the scene was before they come barging in swinging their swords or what have you, and that is an issue.

People shouldn’t have to do all their solo RP in instances just because you can’t keep control your urge to be the good guy.

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you know what? i’m going to make this character i rp a lesbian, i’m such a good ally. oh wow i’m significantly more invested in her relationship with a girl and become much more excited rping it than any m/w romance i’ve ever rped, but that’s just bc they’re the cutest couple ever! oh wow looks like pretty much all the characters i rp now are lesbians, oops, i’m just an ally! and it’s easier to have them be lesbian bc there are more girls than guys in my rp groups :)

When I first made this blog, it was for the sole purpose of storing all of my rp crap and to maybe possibly start a few 1x1s. I didn’t do it for the followers, but I have to say I’ve met some pretty cool people so far and I’m kind of stoked to have 100 followers already. With that said, I wanted to make a small thing just to acknowledge all of the awesome people I see on my dash and who think I’m awesome enough to see on their dash.

My inner circle: Not only do I get to play with your amazing characters, I get to call you guys my friends. You’ve listened to me rant about stupid stuff, shared a lot of yourselves with me and in turn have helped me do the same. I’m lucky to be able to call you guys my good friends.

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Inspiration: The people I get to play and plot with in my amazing groups and 1x1s. Thank you all for playing some of my favorite characters ever and for doing so with me.

| allmyrpthings | marksroleplays | kayladeeroleplays | helenhamiltonwrites | blainchelrps | rihannasrps | blaineyrpssummersrps | thelittlemermaid-writes | nfunkrp | sophiierps

Most stalked: These are those blogs I love on from afar. I use your themes, stalk through your resources, and fangirl over your memes. Keep being awesome!

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My 100th follower: waitingonasoldierslove

Thank you all :)

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He had never wanted to move to this little small town. It was an odd kind of town. He did not want to be here at all but after his Father had gained a job at the local fire department, he had been forced to move with his Mother until he could earn enough money to get his own place. Frank had been walking through the mall, mainly window shopping and buying packs of cigarettes so that he could find himself to be relaxed - there was this unusual sense of anxiety in a new town. He felt as if everyone was looking at him. Perhaps they were.

 He had bright, bright blue eyes (like laser beams) scars on his face, and overall, he didn’t look as conformist as those around him. It was as he was walking through the mall did he see a small group of friends. They looked like the only people he would want to speak too…or at least…try to speak too . “Hey,” He approached with confidence - his whole demeanour was one of authority. Almost intimidating in a sense. Such confidence. “You guys know any good bars ‘round ‘ere?” He said, not speaking to any of them particular - just whoever decided to pipe up.

@lonelyxoutcasts

FIRST THING’S FIRST

shout out to my lil eggplant karadanversrp for making me this pretty af graphic also to my wife rachelbarbrarps.

GIRLS HIT YOUR HALLELUJAH 500 FOLLOWERS

A huge thanks to all the people who have decided to follow me and my subpar RP blog. You’re all serious troopers for putting up with my dumb shit and sticking through things with me and sending me cool memes and such. Also, it’s been awhile since I’ve made a Follow Forever and I thought the 500 mark was a good time to finally post another. I love you all, seriously, thank you so much for being mutuals with me. Feel free to hmu any time.

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

A special fucking shout out to my comewhatmay family. Newbies, oldies and past players in the group, I love you all to my very core. This RP got me through Cory’s passing for the most part and I’d be so ??? without you guys. I’ve been apart of the group for close to three years now and GOD. You’ve all helped me improve my writing, helped me improve as a roleplayer in general. Though, my mediocre activity is not a reflection of you. I’m legit just rp trash.

So, kurterps, blainearps, rachierps, straightuprps, marleyrrps, shysworldofrps, sammiewarerps, billylewisjrrps, darrencrissroleplays, graysonsrps and I’m not too sure if I missed anyone from our group who has an RP page, but you guys are tru famjam and just. Thank you. So much.

TRUSTY SIDEKICKS

leasarfatirps

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we’re the trash twins of rping. I mean, you’re less rp trash, but in other things, you’re more trash. but, my fav kind of trash. thank you for sticking through things with me and being as dumb as I am. I love you a lot, poo.
karadanversrp -
lil squish, eggplant, potato, cinnamon roll that’s too good for this world. EVEN THOUGH YOU RIP MY HEART OUT ON THE REG, I’m glad we started talking and I just checked what we actually talked about and basically, bonding over irrational Tiff, yelling at me for Frozen and then that time all I could think about we brussels sprouts. WHAT A WILD RIDE. anyway, ur my fav vegetable and I love you like I love our lil babes.
diannasrps -
chlooooooe. you’re such a sweetheart and I seriously love when you just come at me with all these fuinn headcanons and I’m SUPER excited about the killer plot! bless u for being such an angel, for real.

JUST A FEW COOL CATS ON THE BLOCK

basically, just quite a few mvps to list that I’ve spoken to before/speak to quite often and I think y’all are really rad and love you a lot

rihstagram / curtismithrps / redridinghoodrps / sivahelps / guidettegleek / badboyblainewrites / beauty-fabray / fabrayswrites / alittlecuriousrper
como-rps / briannasrps / mae-rps / pattoncandice / batgirlsrp / thelovelyfrittersrps / sweetcandirps / tallgayari–ofrp / supergirlsrps / tinasrps / wanderingobsidian / quinniferwrites / letterlrps

BABY YOU LIGHT UP MY DASH

sammydevansrps

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sammieofrp

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snixxtanarp

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clairesrps


sophrph / lambertrps / tobintitrps / damonsalvatoresrps / elizabethbennetrps
elenagilbertrps / jessanicolewrites / bdavisrps / mchotchocolaterps / martinberryrps / jackiegrps / goldstarwrites / rachbwrites / sebkelliottrps / sebsmythewrites / literatirps / kunisofrph / puckleberryhelper / bethyhelps
annakeendrick / fabraysrps / anchorrps / cheerioquinnrps / puckermansrp / puckermenrps / rp-puckerman / zoeyrph / lopezwrites / santanasrp / dobrewoodrps / st-berry-rps / themechanicrps / gunnhelps / hudrosewrites / crystalreedwrites / dormerswrites / billieofrps / royal1x1s / queenbwrites / queenprattwrites / calvincandierps / brittsrps / morristreetrps / wildelynnrps / lunasrps / hellrps / annakendrickroleplays / mustgo-onhudson
rachelbrodyrps / starlenerps / metaphoroleplays / emiliaofrps

EN FIN

Clearly, I’m more than likely missing a few people on here, but tagging does get tiring at some point, but that doesn’t mean the ones not tagged don’t also brighten up my dash. I look forward to logging on here every single day and it’s all thanks to my followers and the friends that I’ve made here in the community.

You’re all A++ people and never be shy to hit me up with either some memes, headcanons or just if you feel like talking. My ask is always open and I’m usually lurking.

Much love,
dex