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Roleplaying Focus – Avoiding Alienation

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Sorry for the long pause since the last blog in Roleplaying Focus. Blame my power supply on my computer, don’t cheap out on inferior PSUs folks!

Anyway, yes…hello there. Welcome to the second post of Roleplaying Focus. I’m back from a rather lengthy absence as my computer has been all kinds of messed up over the last few weeks. Been rather disconnected from the world of roleplay which brings be to this post’s topic. This time I want to talk about engaging players into the game, and a few tips on how to avoid alienating your players. Your world is the way players connect with your game, so shutting them out is something you would never want to do because naturally they the the lifeblood of any good roleplaying game. Read More


Brianne's tips on character creation

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Brianne is a member of the Vampire roleplaying game Reign of Blood

Hey all. So, I was asked to write a few columns about rpg sites and how they run so I figured I would give it a shot. When I first started the rpg I am on, I had no idea how anything worked or what a forum even was. But, I have now been a member for Reign of Blood for almost 2 years now.

Make an original character

I have gone through a few characters and I know the difficulties of creating a good, unique character name. It seems everyone has their own way of creating a character. In my personal opinion, I would rather see a character that is unique instead of one you stole from a book or a movie (Yes, I am talking about people like the Cullen Clones. These are people who try to play the Cullens from the Twilight Series. Well, we call them the Cullen Clones because they couldn’t be creative enough to come up with their own character). I used to spend hours trying to create a good character and now it only takes me about 20 minutes. It can be this quick for you as well.