(Last update 3-15-2011)
In an effort to help people looking to write articles, and reduce the number of articles stating the same things, here is a list of (Almost) every article in this forum with a very brief summary of each. Remember, some of these are just strong opinions/theories, and should be read with that in mind.
Note: Recommendations are solely my opinion right now. If you think something should be recommended or not recommended, please mention it.
(Listing is alphabetical by author, except that recommended links are at the top.)
(Please note that some say “Posted by” which means that the poster is not the original author.)
Recommended – A guide that everyone should read.
Controversial – Sparked a lot of discussion or controversy, make sure to read the whole thread if you read it.
External - Link to an article on an external site.
General RP Articles:
Elements Of A Good Forum Based Roleplay by Mahz
-Some very good advice on roleplaying well.
Roleplay Tutorials Extended Edition by rouge47
A guide to roleplaying in general, a must read for new players and those new to the site.
The Most Important Message For Helping You Rp by Deatant2
-A bit of a rant about making commitments to a roleplay.
Roleplay Vocabulary In A Nutshell by Dual
-A list of roleplaying terminology/abbreviations.
Mostly Stupid Questions by Dudel
-A FAQ about the Guild and Roleplaying
Logical Falacies Because People Do Stupid Things by elcidcampeador
-A quick reality check about bad logic in RPs
How To Speed Fight And T2 by Izaka Sazaka
-A detailed guide about speedfighting.
Rp Tips by Kestral
-A detailed article on various aspects of roleplaying. (Planning, Character Creation, Posting)
Players No One Wants To Play With by Mikodite
-A nice explanation of bad roleplaying styles that players should avoid and look out for.
Distrubing Truths We Need To Understand To Move On In Online Roleplaying by Mikodite
-A discussion of (the) two types of roleplayers and some tips to get along with them.
New Age Philosophy Reborn by Mikodite
-A topic that sparked a whole lot of discussion and opinions about roleplaying. Make sure you read the whole thread.
How To Be An Annoying Rper
-A guide on how to be the most annoying RPer possible. Note that there are 3 parts!
Scrodingers Unofficial Guide For New Roleplayers by Schrodinger
-A guide for new roleplayers to the site.
Shinikas Rping Guidelines by Shinigami Kakashi
-A couple of points to keep in mind while RPing.
Godmoding Aka Omg U Suk posted by Vincent of Valentine
-A list of types of godmodding.
Articles/Tips on General Improvement
Ways To Hasten How Good You Are At Roleplaying by Hunter of Shadows
-A couple tips on how to become a better roleplayer.
My Silly Article Thing by Lovelyhue
-An assortment of tips to improve one’s roleplaying ability.
How To Roleplay Effectively An Informal Guide
-Various tips about roleplaying, both as a GM and a player.
Advanced Roleplay Tips by Tsardel
-Various tips about advanced rping.
Articles Related to Weaponry/Equipment/Skills
What Is A Chape What Is A Chappe What Is A Fuller by Aerandir
-A very detailed article about the parts of a sword.
A Guide To Musical Instruments by Cookie
-A guide to musical instruments
An Indepth Look Of Firearms by Dustin
-A very useful article for those interested in using firearms with their character.
Complex Magics by EarthCaste
-A neat little list of various magic themes one might use.
So Whats The Deal With Insert Warrior by Ender Wiggin
-Guide on various types of warriors (Knights, Ninjas, Samurai, Ect)
Simple First Aid For Rp Purposes Only by Falcifer
-A very detailed guide to First Aid in RP.
Advanced Military Firearms Highlights by Helios
-Article on military terminology and firearms.
Rp Creation Engines Rp Resource Thread by Kadaeux
-An engine for creating nations. Very detailed and well thought out.
Traditional Archery by Lark
-Everything you will ever need to know about Archery.
Combative Flying by MDK
-A look into air combat. Covers non-weaponry topics.
Melee Weapons And Their Clich S by MorningRain
-A short article about melee weapon cliches and myths.
A Guide To Creating Magic Systems by Narcissus
-Lots of good things to keep in mind when creating magical abilities and magic systems.
Hand To Hand by Rilla
-Discussion on hand to hand and melee combat.
Commanding Any Nation by TheBlackFalcon
-A guide to creating and detailing a nation to command.
Super Powers And Super Technology From The World Forged By Powers Rp by theForge
-A nice list of superpowers.
A Basic Guide Of Weapons And Fighting by Tsardel
-A basic, yet detailed guide of various weapon choices and fighting styles, and how to keep them in check.
Articles Related to Character Creation:
Character Creators by Ravynzyon
-A massive list of various character creators/generators.
Roleplay Lessons For The Advanced Creating Characters by Acinonyx
-Tips on creating more interesting characters.
A Short Digression On The Villian by Alkeni Synair
-A short rant about villain goals.
Character Sheets How To Fill Them Out by Bunnay
-A detailed guide on what sort of details to put into a character sheet, including some things to look out for.
Bbs Guide To Character Building by Burning Bridget
-Some useful guidelines for creating good characters.
Character Sheets Why by Dudel
-A detailed look at why character sheets are commonly required, contains some good things to keep in mind while creating them.
Character Appearances by JBrandon
-A quick guide on alternative ways to get a character picture/description
A word on pariomesia by Ninmast
-An article about having characters with dead parents.
Rant Who Are You by Meeky
-A very good read if you want to create better characters. It points out a lot of common flaws, as well as some good ways to expand on a character.
Advanced Character Development posted by rougue47
-A detailed guide to creating good characters
Names posted by PaladinFoster
-A name generator for characters.
Revised Japanese Name Guide by Phantasmagoria
-A quick guide to making Japanese names
Articles Related to RP Creation/Administration:
Creating A Good Game posted by almond
-A quick note about naming threads.
Making A Roleplay posted by ArchAngelofDeath2069
-A good steplist for creating an RP
A Beginner S Guide To Running An Rp Or What I Have Learned In 263 Posts by Bosch
-An article on administration of RP's.
Keeping It Alive by Candi
-A couple of tactics to keep your threads from dying.
The Point Of Having A Turn Based System by Chaos662545
-An explanation of a posting order system that uses timezones.
Why Rps Die by Contra Fates
-A list of reasons as to why RPs die.
The X Steps To Survivalist Gming by Dudel
-A guide for GMs to get RP's running and keep them alive.
Schrodingers Guide To Character Sheets by Schrodinger
-A guide targeted towards GMs about what is good to include in character sheet requirements.
A Dice System Using D20 For War by SoulMaster
-A reference for dice based systems.