Hello there, fellow writers (and roleplayers)! The-Hardyest-RPC is hoping to make a list of awesome roleplays on Tumblr, and they need your help!
If you know of a roleplay that focuses on writing (a para-based roleplay) and that provides opportunities for writers to think outside of the box, send Hardy a message and tell them about it!
We’ll post a link to the list Hardy compiles for those interested in getting into roleplaying on Tumblr, but be advised: roleplaying is as fun and challenging as it is addictive! While it is a great way to start (and continue) writing and to meet other writers, it can be an extremely time-consuming activity. You have been warned!
Seriously, though, roleplays are a fantastic venue for writers. You can stretch your writing muscles and try out new styles, genres, and characters. They are interactive, so feedback is constant and focused on keeping you challenged creatively, and they encourage small bursts of writing, which can be perfect for writers looking to hone their craft.
Thank you all for your assistance! We hope you’re as excited as we are to check out the roleplays on the list!
So You Wanna Become an RPCHA
A guide on making a page and getting started in this crazy community.
There are a million out there and more being added every day. With so many opinions, it can all seem a bit overwhelming. You may be wondering, how do I even get started? Inspired by an anon’s request, I’ve compiled this long guide to hopefully, help you not only set up your blog, but give you some advice as you start out on this new and exciting journey that is the RPCHA community.
Disclaimer: I am by no means an expert. I’m just trying to help. There are many ways to go about making a help blog, this is just what has worked well for me.
Alright, I was searching through the web for writing tips for a plot, because I’m currently kinda stuck with writing my own for my Roleplay. Anyway, I stumbled across a lot of tips and tricks and decided to make a list of links in case I need them in the future again.
Underneath the cut you will find:
- Novel/Fiction related writing tips for plots
- Roleplay related writing tips for plots (some posts are about Roleplay Games too, but have helpful tips/ideas)
- How To’s by RPH/A/C’s
- And other Roleplay related Links
Beware, there are a lot of links under the read more.
IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, 1019, THE ISLANDS OF BRITANNIA WERE A COUNTRY WITH AN UNGOVERNED MAGIC.
The Kings of generations past and one particular Queen in the present have not been tolerant of wizarding folk, the strange people who have proved to be like smoke, mysterious and impossible to catch. No one save the wizards themselves know quite how powerful magic is, what it can do, or how it works. Misapprehension runs wild, and where it goes, fear follows.
From those in London plotting the overthrow of those demonic devil worshipers known as Wizardkind to the magical haven of Hogsmeade where a counter-debate is taking place, one aimed at uniting magical being and beast under one banner, there are many caught up in this time of chaos and glory.
At the center are four magical prodigies who have united their talents for the sole purpose of educating young witches and wizards far from prying eyes. This is the story of Hogwarts. The castle is half built and young friends met on the four would-be educators’ travels have been invited to attend as the school’s first students. Dreams have at last come to fruition.
So how could it have gone so wrong?
How could such friendships fail?
The Founding is an advanced Harry Potter Founder’s Era Roleplay with accurate historical events leading to the invasion of England by William the Conqueror and J.K.R. canon, including the legend of the Deathly Hallows. You can find the plot here, open characters here, and our faq here. We’ve also reopened in the last week, meaning new ships, new plots and hopefully your application!
All-American-RPH’s Administrator Boot Camp - Day 1: Finding Plot Inspiration
This is the first in a series of “boot camp” guides I will be posting over the next couple of weeks. Provided that I have time, I plan to publish one per day. Tomorrow’s guide - Finding a Twist.
I often receive messages from people asking me if I can give them ideas for their roleplays. To be honest, these are probably pretty darn high on the list of questions I don’t enjoy to receive, and here’s why:
No one should be telling you what kind of roleplay to make. Perhaps it sounds a little bit backwards, but for your roleplay to be successful, you have to come up with a plot you love, not a plot someone else said they love. If you don’t love your plot, you’re not going to have the motivation to even get it off the ground, and you certainly won’t have the dedication to keep it running for very long. This is just a fact; you have to love your roleplay, so you have to love your plot; therefore, perhaps a more accurate title for this guide would be: “How to Find a Plot You Love.”
Oh. My. God.
First off, there’s a great article by J.C. Hewitt called Dear John: How do you write a role-playing character biography? that we highly recommend for writing rp bios.
For our part, we think bios should be straightfoward enough to entice a rper, but open-ended enough to leave plenty of room for the rper to make his or her own assertions about the character.
There are a ton of other ways to bulk up a bio. Let us know if you need more!
Anyone else have any suggestions? Hit us up in our ask box and we’ll add yours to the list.
Thank you for your question!