Now that you know how to start or join in a story and create your direct and
indirect characters, we can start the role-playing. If you don't feel like
reading all of this, you can look at a story already posted for examples...
- Story format...
Now that your character's bio is posted, you can make another post, which will be the start of your point of the story, but you must include your direct character's name and where they are located at the top before
(Location: Small Village, Krin)
Now you can start
the role-playing, but don't forget the use of "IC" and "OOC".
"IC" Means your posting in story content (In Content) while "OOC"
Means your posting outside of content (Out Of Content). OOC is used to talk to
members without disrupting the story while IC is going back into the story. This
keeps confusion down, but leave the small talk in "OOC" while using
the "End World Discussion Box" forum for heavy conversations about the
Lets try a vamp story for a change...
This story was originally on the old L.O.B, but got lost, so lets use this story
for just an example...
Here I am, standing in a gentle breeze, and is dark, with only a half-crescent
moon above us. As I stand before three Humans, I can sense the harm they want to
conflict on me for they fear me because I am not one of them, instead a
man-beast, as they call me. The chains in one's hands rattle while the weapons
in the others ready them-selves. It remind me of a time when some Humans
discovered us, and in fear of us, they burnt down our village, killing my mate
and cubs, leaving me to be the last of my family. I sault revenge, but it did
not get my life back for it didn't solve anything at all. I still don't
understand, for Humans still fear us and why we can't live side by side as the
gods would have it...
- Punctuation marks...
This is useful if your not sure about certain punctuation marks that you came across in a story...
(Semicolon - Used to join two complete sentences that are related in meaning.)
(Colon - Used to introduce a list or concluding explanation used in time and ratio.)
(Quotation Marks - Used to indicate the exact words someone has said.)
(Dash - Used to interrupt a thought with a shift in tone and ideal.)
(Hyphen - Used to separate syllables or some compound adjectives.)
(Parentheses - Used to include examples, explanation, or facts that may be useful or interesting but not necessary to the meaning.)
(Ellipsis - Used to indicate that some of the text has been left out.)
(Brackets - Used to indicate a comment or change that an author wishes to make in the middle of quoting material by someone else.)
- Other questions...
Using direct characters (First
person view) and narration (Third person view)... Narration can be also used in
stories to describe what is going on, but your
direct character must finish it out, since the stories are written from first
person view, but remember, where the character's name would usually go that you
are playing as, put in "Narration" instead...
Use of chapters...
You can use
chapters in your stories, which means you can change it to a new chapter after every point
of event if you like...
Ending a story...
If you want to end
a story, only if it is yours, not someone else's, you can put "The
End" or "To Be Continued" or say so in "OOC" to let everyone
know. What ever looks better for you...
Creating Lands and islands... You can create new lands and islands in your stories. The ones on the map are ones to work from, but it doesn't mean that there isn't any other lands and islands around that haven't been discovered yet...
Traveling outside of the End
World... Like it is said, no
one can travel outside or inside of the End World due to the rough waters,
but it doesn't mean it is impossible...
- Final note...
When you role-play a story, use your imagination when you explore, make stuff up and don't be afraid to create something new as long as it can be something that can exist in the End World...
Well, that's it,
the fancy smancy guide is finished. Now, get out of here and role-play will you!
Have fun. ;)