The Elements of Roleplaying: A Reference GuideSo you've decided to delve into the world of roleplaying, but you have no idea where to start.
Congratulations, this article is for you.
Step 1: Decide on what sort of roleplayer you want to be.
Tabletop roleplaying can be quite different than chat roleplaying, so I'm going to focus on chat roleplay for now. (This also works for roleplaying on Tumblr, so keep that in mind.)
Step 2: Know your partner(s).
If you're the sort of person who likes to take control of a situation, let your partners know this. There's nothing worse than having a complex storyline set up in your head, only to have a partner ruin it by going off in a completely different direction. Trust me, I've had it happen to me before, and it wasn't pretty at all.
Step 3: Decide on your universe/fandom.
There are times when crossovers happen, but to start off with, it's probably best to stick within your canon 'verse. After all, it's hard to explain why a character does what they do when they aren't "at home
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