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Violet Parr
Violet Parr
Thespian

Mar-21-2007 06:03
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Welcome to the Role Playing Stage: a wonderful creative outlet for all sleuths who are actors, actresses, story tellers & role players at heart.

Here are some basic tips to start you posting at the Stage:

* Assume & maintain an identity: It would be easier for other role-players to identify with your character if he/she has a distinctive personality, traits, characteristics and even catch-phrases that relate to and help your storyline progress.

* Contribute to an existing storyline: It is much easier to begin your postings on the Stage by contributing to an existing storyline where the scene, plot and characters are more or less set for you to react to. You do not have to know the whole story, take a small detail and ‘splinter off’ with it to create your own events and happenings.

* Ask existing role players for help if needed: I know that Barry Grant, Breitkat, Andrea X and all other role players will be more than willing to help and give you feedback on anything you need.

* Review past stories for guidance: If you are unsure on how to approach a storyline, or how to start your own post on the Stage, review past threads for guidance. If you are interested in joining the big story, Yoyofoshow has on his website cliff notes on all the main past storylines that will help you to post on existing threads.

Cliff notes can be found on:

http://www.freewebs.com/yoyofoshow/sleuthcliffnotes.htm

* Keep within the timeframe: The Time-Frame of Sleuth is between the 1920s • 1940s.

* Feel free to take risks: Exactly that. Feel free to take risks with reactive posts, or new threads. There are no rules or "correct" ways to role-play. We all do this for fun & pleasure.

Finally, welcome all to the Stage, the community encourages you to post, and most importantly have fun.


Replies

Breitkat
Breitkat
Thespian

Mar-21-2007 14:39

Two final notes to Violet's introduction, (which she has done a beautiful job on. Thank you, Violet!! ;-): So far, the main storyline that most of the actors are focusing around is taking place in New York, though there have been scenes in London done here, and scenes in Shanghai and Delhi have been done in connection with the storyline also. When you're writing something, it's helpful to byline (post specifically where and when the action is taking place) if you're posting your story in a generic thread such as "The Investigation Continues...". Threads like "The Tricky Mister" don't need a separate byline, because we already know where the action is taking place.

Secondly, this story has been specifically set around the year 1935, just after the worst of the Great Depression, and just before the start of World War II.

Again, Welcome to the Stage!! We're happy you're here. Please, come and join us.... ;-D

Barry Grant
Barry Grant
Old Shoe

Mar-22-2007 13:59

I would like to add something to this, too.

Message threads are set up so that the very first post is seen on every page. It is intended to give an introduction or a general explanation for the thread. It can even be left blank as in the "The Investigation Continues" thread.

An example is "The Empire State Building" thread. The first post just talks about the building. All the following posts take place in that building.

And on that topic, be mindful of where you are posting your contribution to the story. If your storyline starts out at the Empire State Building and then heads over to the Tricky Mister, your post should too. That means 2 posts will be needed.

If you have any questions, I will be more than happy to answer. Please post them here so everyone will see them and the answers. This is the only out of character thread on this board. It will be easier to ask your question here.

*tips hat*
Barry



ToriG
ToriG

Sep-16-2007 19:18

Hey Barry, I'm a bit new to Sleuth, but I love acting and story telling, and when I saw the Role-Playing link on the page, I couldn't click fast enough, but honestly I have no clue how anything works.

Kell Dewclaw
Kell Dewclaw
Collector

Apr-2-2008 05:56

I looks like it's been awhile since this thread was used.

Any interest out there in starting up an old school Barry Grant style story?

Peter O'Neil
Peter O'Neil
Old Shoe

Apr-16-2010 20:58

What is "Barry Grant style"? I am new to RP but would like to give it a go.

Violet Parr
Violet Parr
Thespian

Apr-18-2010 12:14


Hmmm.... I shall attempt an answer to your question Mr. O'Neil.

Different role-players have different writing/playing styles on the stage. Some of the more established ones, like Barry Grant -although he is no longer with us- have a more distinct and renowned style of writing.

Barry Grant, from my time writing with him, would strongly stick to his character at all times, always write in third person, and is extremely wary and aware of the game's timeline between the 1920s to 1940s -though it is an unspoken consensus between those who write that the time era is more specifically the mid to late 1930s. Barry also gave much attention to detail and provided authentic historical detail to surround his plot lines. He romanced a lot around his storylines in a James Bond fashion.

I hope this provides some insight. There are many other interesting writing styles people have brought into the stage. Some of my personal favourites include: Anais Nin's, Joseph Zeo's, Makensie Brewer's, Heimlich VonVictor's, Breitkat's, Joey Bane's and various other excellent writers...

*nods politely*
Violet Parr

Joseph Zeo
Joseph Zeo
Tale Spinner

Apr-19-2010 06:59

Welcome to the stage Peter! It's great that you're reading through this thread and asking question. That's definitely a great way to begin. Ms Parr gave some great advice here (and thanks for the compliment Violet!), so feel free to join any current story or start a new one. Unfortunately the stage has gone slow lately, i myself had 'fallen of the grid' for a while as well. However, i am sure more players like yourself just give it a go, things will become exciting again. Be creative but stay logical, and i am sure you'll have a blast. Role play writing is certainly addictive and lots of fun!!


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