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GUIDE ROLEPLAYING How to make a partner request thread and GET partners!

Discussion in 'Inspiration' started by Divinatas, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. "How come no one ever responds to my Roleplay Requests?"

    This is a common problem. And it is an easy fix! Most of the time it's because you didn't provide any sort of information or hook in your request. Without information, most people are going to ignore your post.


    Why This Sucks: Because there's no info. You aren't telling people what kind of roleplays you like to do. What sort of plot you're interested in. How many people you can play with. People do not want to reply and say they will roleplay with you, only to have to back out or get stuck in a roleplay or with a partner they are totally incompatible with. It's awkward! After all, how uncomfortable would it be to message that requester for a roleplay, then find out all they wanted to play was Furry Yaoi Horny Vampires, when you hate playing with vampires? Information is key!

    Things you NEED to list in your Request Thread:

    • What gender characters you play. (Because some people only play one gender.)
    • Whether or not you want a romance or smutty times. (Because this is a deal maker/breaker for many people.)
    • Whether or not you want a straight/gay romance if you do romance. (Because this is also a deal maker/breaker.)
    • What genre or things you LOVE to play. (If you like elvish fantasy, vampires, space ships, zombies, or whatever.)
    • What sort of things you HATE to play or WON'T play. (That way a potential partner will know not to do those things.)
    • How descriptive you expect posts to be, or grammar requirements. (Are you okay with short posts, or do you prefer turbo long ones. Are you okay with newbie writers?)
    • How OFTEN you expect replies and will reply yourself. (Are you a daily poster? Once a week poster?)
    • Plot/Character ideas you have, or if you're open to partner's bringing the ideas. (People like having ready made examples or ideas!)
    • How and WHERE you want to roleplay. (In the one on ones, mature, groups, private messages, IMs, chat, etc.)
    • How people should contact you for the roleplay. (Should they post in the thread, send you a PM, etc.)


    To make that request even better, you would also post an example of characters you might play, or really want to play. Or a list of plot ideas you might have. Make it even more awesome with subtle use of bbcode!

    Quick Tips for request threads:

    • Post your request in the RIGHT PLACE. Posting a roleplay request in Courtyard or Great Hall or even in the Chat is NOT going to help partners find you. We have request sections so everyone knows all requests are in there in an easy to find location.
    • Make sure you use proper grammar in your requests and ALL posts you make. This IS an international writing community, and though no one expects perfection, people do need to be able to READ what you write.
    • Make your request NEAT. A giant wall of text without any line breaks is hard to read. Break it up in to paragraphs if you have a lot of content, or a lot of ideas to share.
    • Be polite and respectful! People will not want to play with someone that sounds rude, condescending, or judgmental in their request. Phrase like "literate players only" or "I don't play with shitty writers" are total asshole ways to say things, and people will feel like you'll over criticize them.
    #1 Divinatas, Aug 9, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2016
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  2. Once again, I should point out that brevity is the soul of wit. Be succinct, be clear, and don't make me feel like I'm doing you a favor just to read through your post. Besides, I'll probably turn you down anyway (I'm cruel like that).

    Break up your main points with whitespace, and use bulleted lists when appropriate. Don't be afraid to split one paragraph into 5 shorter, distinct sentences, especially if they convey different ideas.
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  3. Samples help as well.
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