This Guide Was Created By Brave Auron, on the original PD
What it takes
Say your new to Roleplaying. You think it is really fun, and think you can make your own. But, you only post one sentence usually, and have bad grammar. If you wish, you can create one. BUT NOBODY WILL JOIN!
Creating RPs is 100000000 times harder then normal Roleplaying. You need a story, setting, all of that jazz. And the people who have successful RPs work on them for days, even months( or in my case, years). And the most important thing about creating is...
YOU CANT JUST CLICK "NEW THREAD" AND MAKE AN RP OFF OF THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD!!!!!
I have done this several times, and it is a big NO-NO. I finally figured it out, and put allot more effort in.
So, you must be at least a mid-level RPer( Semi-Literate) or amazing RPer(Literate). Most, no, ALL beginners are crappy RPers(Illiterate), and it takes A WHILE to grow in ability.
But, in this case, practice isn't all that is needed. You have to read allot(books and even other RPers). The reason I am good at Rping(which took two years BTW), is because I read thread after thread of posts by Trannel, Rangergirl, and Xion. Learn from the elites.
Never, NEVER, post in the same Rper as any other Semi-Literates or Literates. When starting off, RP with the same level RPers as yourself.
Alright, you fit the criteria for a person who can make an RP. But, how do you get started?
First of all, you need a plot.
You can really RP about anything. Pokemon, a logger, an army of Orcs, some hobos. But people won't join your RP if it is like EVERY other.
A generic pokemon journey
Really anything with pokemon.
POKEMON=BAD in terms of RPing.
Now, you could Roleplay a video game or T.V. show, but that is unoriginal and uninteresting. In some cases the creator can make it interesting(i.e., the Siege of Cosmo Canyon). But totally new plots are usually the favorite.
If a plot only takes a day to do, it sucks( there are variations though). If it takes a week, you got yourself a good RP. Any longer and it is GODLY.
REALISM IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING! When coming up with rules, dint say "no cussing or Gore". If it was a war RP, would this make any sense?
Don't be too obsessive over rules also. Unless one is not following the rules and plot at all.
As the creator of an RP, you must make the RP move forward. Don't have someone else making story-filled posts, and you not.
Always stick with the plot you have made. NO EXCEPTIONS!
And of course, have an interesting plot.
BEGIN RPING NOW!