In Furcadia, we make a distinction between two kinds of Let's Pretend.
The most popular and common one is "Freeform"; we call it
"Persona Roleplay" because all it
requires is taking the very first step towards roleplay: choosing to
play a Persona. The other is Strict Roleplaying.
For Persona Roleplay, we recommend the Village of Meovanni. For Persona Roleplay without OOC interruptions, we recommend the Village of Goldwyn (in Imaginarium). If you haven't officially agreed to any kind of limit to your character's power or background, then what you're doing is Persona Roleplaying. It doesn't mean that you can't have a very coherent adventure, or that you have no background or that what you're doing is in any way inferior to any other form of roleplay. It simply means that the standard is (of necessity) relaxed.
Persona Roleplay is Furcadia's default and, in non-private areas, we uphold one main rule, called the Consent Rule. Very simply: If somebody poses or says something that implies your cooperation, you can act like it didn't happen.
It's not just rude, it's also pointless and ignorant to call anybody a "twink" or "powergamer" in Persona Roleplay.
In Strict Roleplaying, there is a strong accent on playing in a well-defined world ("Continuity"). That might seem like a trivial thing but upholding a Continuity gives rise to a very different philosophy of play.
Here are 26 important principles to help Strict Roleplayers. Although a Persona Roleplayer might gain valuable insights by reading it, please remember that it's unfair to expect this sort of high standard from someone who hasn't agreed to play this way. Please note that this document contains no specifics on character generation, dice-rolling, theme/genre, or rules for using supernatural powers. Mastering the Art of Strict Roleplaying
It's very unlikely that you'll find "serendipitous" (spontaneous, instant) Strict Roleplaying because Strict RP takes alot of absorption of source material, familiarity with conventions of play. It is quite fragile; it's heavily disrupted by mentioning OOC things. Because of the need for more control, Strict Roleplaying takes place in private areas, and Furcadia's Staff has no time to monitor or regulate it. Nor do we wish to.
The extra work involved in Strict Roleplaying pays off in that you tend to get a more interesting experience, and it makes possible the use of character sheets, rules, and dice, all of which are optional on Furcadia.
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