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Role-playing Game Related Tags
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Do not use Role-playing Games to talk about your schedule, when you can play, emergencies in your family such as death or accident or anything NOT related to the Role-playing Game. Always use your Introduction Thread for this or you will cause the Role-playing Game to go off topic into your situation thus leading to Moderation.
First, if you have not done it as required before Registering on this site then please do it now, read the: otherwise please continue:
Next, in the Role-playing Games you may need to say something "In Character:" And "Out of Character:" You may also need to let the GM know your Character's "Specific Action:". This can all be done through some very easy code:
Use the following code on the left of the "=" Sign without spaces to give you the relevant message:
O O C = Out of Character:
I C = In Character:
S A = Specific Action:
Remember: The above letters to the left of the "=" Sign have no spaces in between them.
Will give you: Specific Action:
Conan swings his sword at the snake.Mistakes & Wrong Usage
1. Some Members like to use the "Out of Character:" Tag like an Offtopic Tag, this is incorrect because they are two different Tags.
2. The "Out of Character:
" Tag is meant for information that is STILL related to the game but not actually part of your Character's actions or words. The Offtopic Tag
is for when your message is about your personal issues or something not related at all to the Role-playing Game you are in. In this case you should really be using your Intro Thread**
or the appropriate Thread for the subject matter so no one starts to focus on your off topic message.
3. Do not use
"[" and "]" brackets as Out of Character:
or to ask questions. Brackets on this site is used for code, additionally when a Moderator corrects a Post they usually use the brackets to indicate what was edited.
A further explanation about direction in your Role-playing Games can be read here: Open Discussion In Role-playing Games
If you are a Dungeon Master / Game Master it is imperative that you also thoroughly read this: How To Be A Dungeon Master
** Your Intro Thread is the very first Thread you made when you made your Introduction. You will find it here: Introductions & Member Sharing