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Post by Destiny's Gate on Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:37 pm

Alive: an RP that is currently active.

Canon: Follows the storyline of the original work. Doesn't change the facts of the original anime/manga/video game, etc.

Crossover: A Roleplay that includes two or more categories. (i.e. Fullmetal Alchemist and Legend of Zelda crossover)

Dead: an RP that is no longer active and not accepting members or posts for various reasons. Typically locked by the mods.

Discussion Post: A post that is in a Roleplay thread but is not in character. Typically denoted by parentheses and non-colored text.

God Mod: When one Roleplayer controls another Roleplayer's character's actions or words, usually without permission.

Novel-style: An RP post that is formatted like a book, or "novel" with descriptions, dialogue, and "he said, she said."

One-Liner: A Roleplaying post that is very short and often has little importance or detail. Often one line long when viewed.

OC: Original Character. A character that is created by the RPer that does not exist in any publication.

OOC: Out of Character. When a character doesn't act according to their set personality. Applies to OCs and liscensed characters.

Profile: A list of character traits and details (name, age, hair-color, weapon, etc.) that is used to give details about OC characters used in Roleplays

Roleplay (RP): A thread with a plot and characters assigned to specific people to play out. A "play" with text

Roleplayer (RPer): One who roleplays.

Script-style: RP posts that are written like a script, with actions denoted within asterisks (*) or with italicized text and only dialogue included.

Spot Check: a reservation of sorts. The person who calls spot check is the next one to post. People may call spot check for others, if it is necessary that character post. Please don't use it for yourself and then log off.
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