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Bad Writing? How does it Work??

Originally posted on RolePlayGateway.com as “Bad Writing? How does it Work??”, by madscirat:
The moonlight shone down on the place, unhindered. The gnarled parapets jagged upwards, like a bony hand of icy indifference. In the background there was a pigeon. Who knew how long the place had stood there? 40 years? 50 years? Tempus immemoria, [...]

Word Misuse and Grammar Cheat Sheet

Originally posted on RolePlayGateway.com as “Word Misuse and Grammar Cheat Sheet”, by Ylanne:

Word Misuse and Grammar Cheat Sheet
Ylanne S.
I’ve noticed certain common mistakes in roleplay posts both in chat and in forums. Here’s a cheat sheet to use to avoid some common mistakes! Memorize it and impress your teachers or professors, or your boss, [...]

[Guide] How to GM and How to be a Player

Originally posted on RolePlayGateway.com as “[Guide] How to GM and How to be a Player”, by Ephemeral Rhapsody:
Now, I am not one to be social on forums or take part of discussions. Sometimes, I just need to say my piece because everyone above my post is wrong. However, at times, something in my stirs and [...]

Making your Posts Count: Vertical v. Horizontal Posting

Originally posted on RolePlayGateway.com as “Making your Posts Count: Vertical v. Horizontal Posting”, by Jag:
Vertical and Horizontal – Making your Posts Count
I’ve been wanting to post this primer for some time and I thought it would be fitting to make it my 1,000th post on the forums here at RPGateway.
We all want to be better [...]

Ylanne’s Guide to Roleplay Terminology

Originally posted on RolePlayGateway.com as “Ylanne’s Guide to Roleplay Terminology”, by Ylanne:

Ylanne's Guide to Roleplay Terminology
Compiled by Ylanne Sorrows, with references
If you’re like me, when you first began to roleplay (or if you are a beginner), you were probably confused by the many acronyms, abbreviations, and other jargon sorts of terms that roleplayers casually [...]

Role Playing in the Multiverse

Originally posted on RolePlayGateway.com as “Role Playing in the Multiverse”, by Orestiad:
Role Playing in the Multiverse presented by OrestiadAnd so it comes again that I present another guide to the community and this one a bit more pointed than the others that I have written. This helpful topic was asked to be contributed by a [...]

The Purpose and Style of the Roleplay Post

Originally posted on RolePlayGateway.com as “The Purpose and Style of the Roleplay Post”, by Ylanne:
1.) Every post must have a purpose. Either to advance the plot or advance character development, or both. Sometimes there can be a third purpose, but usually it’s one of those two.
2.) Every post must be exactly and only as [...]

Conflict in Role Play

Originally posted on RolePlayGateway.com as “Conflict in Role Play”, by Orestiad:
Conflict in Role Play
Being here as long as I have been, which is longer than it seems believe me, there has always been something bothering me about the roleplay that occurs (especially chat) here. Now this excludes the Arena because it is built on combat. [...]

Organizing Information Effectively

Originally posted on RolePlayGateway.com as “Organizing Information Effectively”, by Marionette:
Have you ever clicked a roleplay thinking the title sounded neat, only to discover that the contents were haphazard and difficult to follow? This is something that can turn people away from a roleplay. It’s not the biggest problem there is; the content of the roleplay [...]

Character Development – Profile Template

Originally posted on RolePlayGateway.com as “Character Development – Profile Template”, by Ylanne:

The Character Profile
Ylanne Sorrows
http://www.sorrows.weebly.com
This character profile template (with instructions and prompts throughout) is provided on the resources page of my writer’s website, linked above. I have posted this character profile here to aid in character development. The purpose of using [...]