JutPlug
 member, 1 post
Fri 1 Dec 2017
at 01:43
New to RPG's in general
I've always wanted to play and rp but never really had the time. I'm new to this and don't fully understand post to play. Would be grateful if someone showed me the ropes or helped out in general. Thanks all.
WhiteComic
 member, 381 posts
 In omnia Paratus
 Momento Mori
Fri 1 Dec 2017
at 04:50
New to RPG's in general
Welcome to RpoL, one of the best PbP websites around.

With a friendly community and loads of games to participate in of all kinds of systems, thou should never be bored.

It's always best to check out the FAQs on this site, located directly in the upper right hand corner if you have specific questions about specific things on this site. The Help option also works in some favor.

On the Main Menu, it's always best to check out the Wanted - Players thread to see if any games spark your interest. From what I've noticed, there are tons of games from free-form to Sandbox to Pathfinder to D&D5e gaming systems. Iím sure youíll find something that sparks your interest.

Or perhaps you have a game idea and donít want to run it and want to look for a GM? Then youíll want to head to Wanted - GMs; perhaps youíll want to GM someone elseís idea.

Wanna join idle conversation? The Community Chat thread from the main menu is the best place to engage in interesting conversations from the community.

We as a whole are always willing to help out to newly registered users so don't be afraid to reach out.

You'll find your calling soon on this site.

Enjoy!
Gaffer
 member, 1509 posts
 Ocoee FL
 40 yrs of RPGs
Sat 2 Dec 2017
at 05:24
New to RPG's in general
WhiteComic's quick tour hit all the site highlights.

As for mechanics...

The GM totally controls each game within the Rpol site regulations.

You first apply to a GM who is looking for players. This takes the form of a Request To Join or RTJ. The GM determines the format of the RTJ for her or his game.

Once accepted, you follow the GM's process for character generation, based on his/her interpretation (including house rules) of the system. Some games are run freeform, usually without any published rules system.

Once the game is begun, the GM posts the story, describing the setting, scenes, and non-player character actions. You post for your character, based on the GM's preferred format, as the story unfolds. Other players post for their characters.

Most GM's frown greatly on godmodding: posting for characters you don't control, whether other player characters (PCs) or nonplayer characters (NPCs).

The GM will resolve in-character actions, as well as out of character issues. The bottom line is that the GM's word is law. The GM can remove you from the game for any reason; there is no appeal.

You just keep posting until the story is done (or, too frequently, until the GM abruptly disappears or otherwise gives up the game.

That's pretty much all.

Have fun!