Welcome to ReVo’s HTML Chat for Newbies! This is a crash course in how you are to get into the enchanting world of roleplay, and how to actually get shit to work when you are in the room. Yes? Are you excited? I am excited!
First of all, some tips and hints for the beginner:
Read over the ReVo Rules. While each room and roleplay may have their rules, etiquette and expected behaviour,
the ReVo Rules are still expected to be upheld wherever you go on ReVo. You can find them
Every roleplay is up to YOU. If you do not feel comfortable with playing something out - you
have the option of informing the other players, or you can even leave the room.
Feed the squirrel nuts, and he is happy.
If you have any questions or are not sure what to do once you are in a room. Grab a hold of one
of ReVo’s staff, the room leaders or room mediators - they are more than happy to help you.
What Is Roleplay?
The Wikipedia definition of roleplay is “a role-playing game (RPG and sometimes roleplaying game) is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting.”
Abbreviations and Terms
There are some abbreviations or words that may be good to know before you venture into a roleplay room. You know, knowing the lingo of the natives is a pretty good idea!
Avatar / Av / Ava - This is the image that represents the character, and is often displayed as a visual
representation in the room.
Character / Char / Chara - The role or persona that takes part in the roleplay.
Char sheet - Some roleplays require other players to be able to evaluate your character's
skills or history. To make it easy for this to happen, those roleplays usually require a character sheet.
A character sheet varies from roleplay to roleplay but is a central point for your character's statistics,
abilities, and details.
FF / Free Form - Free-form is a style of roleplaying where most actions aren't controlled by a rules
system. While all rooms have some rules, free-form rooms do not keep to a specific system that regulates
the roleplay and the actions of the characters. Instead, they rely more on your narrative skill to allow your
character to overcome difficulties and obstacles.
IC - In Character. This is the actions, thoughts and speech of the character that takes part in the roleplay.
NPC - Non-Player Character. This is a character that is used as a roleplay device to expand the storyline or scene.
OOC - Out of Character. This is the actions, thoughts and speech of the typist, the person at the keyboard.
Player - The person behind the screen, the typist.
PM - Private Message. To send a message through the pulldown called “Privately Whispers” which is only visible
to the sender and receiver.
RL / room leader - The room “owner” or leader of the room who has created the room and set the rules of the
RP - Roleplay.
RT - Real Time. This refers to the player and his/her life outside of the computer. Opposed to VT.
VT - Virtual Time. This refers to the time spent online, the people met on the Net and the activities taking
place here. Antonym to RT.