I stumbled upon rping when I was on a site I shall refer to as da (no its not deviantart) when I dropped out of being a lurking looking at art and fanfiction based around the sites theme started to read some rps to get a slight feel before hand on how to rp then started rping.
I slowly made it up the rp ranks to a para rper do to the lower grade rps started to bore me but I've restarted on the low rank here do to I haven't rped for awhile
A meme! I'LL FORCE IT! NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW!
Dan Backslide;Why , an automobile! Ill make haste and take this technological device for my own uses , nobody will ever catch wind of this endeavor!
Dan Backslide CONFOUND these Ninja's they drive me to drink[starts drinking at super speed]
Dan Backslide;CONFOUND THESE MEMES!!!! I HATE THEM! THEY DRIVE ME TO QUOTE!!!
My very first experiences with any sot of roleplaying was when I bought a choose your own adventure book when I was 13 or so. However what got me into actual roleplaying was Warhammer miniatures and Magic the Gathering. I was part of the geek gang so to speak in junior high and one day one of my friends had these interesting figurines with him that he painted and played with. I fell in love with the game and started collecting Warhammer FB. At this time I worked every Friday as a secretary for a small software company and next door to them there was a kiosk which had Magic the Gathering cards. I started collecting and playing that game as well. Now allot of people who plat Wahammer FB and MtG also play roleplaying games, and the games are often sold in the same stores so I got interested that way. I have always loved fantasy, science fiction and horror and so many roleplaying games have these themes so it was natural for me to start roleplaying as well. I started online roleplaying because it is often easier to find someone to play with online than offline.
I got into forum gaming back in '99 while in high school - it was great writing practice while also being a nice diversion from the joy that is high school (why people want to RP high school is beyond me). I continued off and on in college and grad school. Then my husband introduced me to D&D and I put aside forum gaming for several years.
Non nobis Domine non nobis sed nomini tuo da gloriam
RP maps on games.
Don't accept baked goods.
My friend showed me it.
INSANITY: DON'T DISS IT TILL YOU TRY IT
It all started with Diablo 1 on Battle.net in 1996. I joined the server and after a few weeks of gameplay I was approached by |3ladeVaMPHuNT! (yes, exactly like that) who as my mentor of the time expanded my mind to the realm of role play. I had already been creatively writing for a number of months I was almost nine at the time so I found this to be fun as well. It was the time of the Vampire Wars on Battle.net.
Carnage~Vampire was leading his renegade group of haphazardly assemblied vampire characters who were less refined, more of the back water hill billy vampires ravaging the country side. The Vamphunts happened to be a more refined version, trasping through high society and civil culture feeding in secret and exploiting their contacts as necessary. The Vamphunt disguised themselves as hunters of Vampires, Demons, and evil of all kinds which afforded them the interaction they so desired. Carnage on the other hand was appauled by this and did his best to expose the Vamphunt clan. Thus the battle ensued while the more "normal" characters merely tried to survive the destruction.
From there is was a journey through the many changes of battle.net, a flow much like a rollercoaster ride to forums and other IRC servers. By far, the most impressive forum was Desert Realm, literally an entire world created by its players that as of two years ago was snuffed out by inactivity. IRC I'd have to run with Black Dragon Inn which should be relatively familiar to the hardcore role players.
Now, I just use Roleplay to keep the rust off my writing skills and my vocabulary as best I can. In most cases I honestly prefer to write by myself or with a select few whose posts I know will not irritate me.
As Salaam Alaikum, Greetings, and Namaste,
As it readily apparent my name is Dorian Gregory. I have been role playing for nearly fifteen years using both forums and other mediums. My humble beginnings started in a gaming chat room on Blizzard.net. From there I discovered probably the most impressive setting constructed by any group of individuals on DesertRealm.com. Now I spend most of my time working on finishing my trilogy of novels. The first book is in the editing stages and I have just finished chapter two of the second. Of course, I would love to get them published. I suppose one could say that is a goal of mine.
As a role player I often prefer to maintain at least a standard of High Casual or Advanced style. While many people prefer the game/fun aspect of role playing I use role playing as a way to maintain and improve my ability and vocabulary. While I will not specifically avoid one-on-one role playing I am generally more of a group participant with the exception of the Arena, which I would like to get more involved with. Genre provides no particular restrictions on me as I have wide array of interests. Science fiction is a large genre to cover including a plethora of sub-genres. I try to participate in a variety of threads from fan-fiction to fantasy, medieval, futuristic and most other sub-areas found in the Science Fiction genre.
As far as acting as a Game/Dungeon Master goes, I have not had much luck. I tend to be overly verbose or too tedious to read. But I have given it a shot and on other forums I have done so successfully. With that being said I generally avoid the position; however, that is not to say that I would not be making the attempt in the future.
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I kinda cheated at the dicerolls whenever I convienently 'lost' them.
-I also ran a small slide-rule to determine whether the enemy was genuinely challenging, or my character just sucked, or if the 'good' endings I found wereeven remotely feasable.
"Just drive down that road, until you get blown up [by shells]"
- General George Patton
"After several men of the company had been blown up by shells, I noticed that a spirit of uneasiness became dominant."-Major Leonard R. Boyd