Being The Author: Writing In ROK II
Some newer Players, when they come across a unique game like ROK II, still do not understand the fundamentals of how it is played despite the many explanations given. Again, ROK II is a Medieval Fantasy Text Role-playing Game that you create as the Author. Therefore, to separate writing from the game is like removing the game from itself.
ROK II involves many things but the main two that you will always encounter are: reading AND writing. This is thoroughly explained before game play takes place AND is part of the process but for some reason Players think they are being "Forced" to write or that it should "Be removed" to play… how strange. This may go back to this: Reading vs Comprehension where everything is being skipped over in the Start & Rules.
Do Not Be Shy:
Some Players may be skeptical or ashamed of their ability to write, but they should not be. No one here is entering a writing competition. Writing merely accounts for participation and is not a means for 'winning' (See: Winners & Losers In Ruler Of Kings II
). Therefore, here are some tips about writing in Character and using Old English. Do keep in mind that while Old English is NOT a requirement
for your own Journal it is for submissions where you are asked to write in Old English in order to gain extra gold. This is a simple guide to make it an easy
Writing in Old English made simple:
Substitute the following words (Bold) in your writing with the ones to the right of it:You
= thee, thouYour
= ye, thyYours
You can also get away with using "-eth" and "-st" for instance:Do
There are also terms like:Boy
If one were to write purely in Old English it would be a difficult read therefore it is not asked for and not necessary. The important thing to always avoid is slang words and modern terms to give your words the feel of being 'medieval'.
If you have writing tips or suggestions you can place them here.