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how do you like to roleplay?

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by eli, May 2, 2021.

  1. Tavernking Don't believe his lies Patron Shitposter Developer

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    Neutral good hero who only steals if it's for the greater good. Unfortunately in RPGs the stakes are always so high that stealing is always justified.
     
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  2. the mole Learned Shitposter

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    I put on my robe and my wizard hat
     
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  3. gurugeorge Arcane Patron

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    Strap Yourselves In
    In typical CRPGs, I rifle through the portraits and see which of the characters portrayed I have a feeling or intuition for, such that I could understand how that character might think and respond to things; at best, the portrait immediately inspires some sketch of a mini biography in my mind. If the portrait selection is poor, and if the game is moddable, I might look further afield for more portraits even at this stage. Obviously if the paper doll is sophisticated enough, I'll adjust looks of model to portrait.

    Then I check out as much of the mechanics as I can in the character creation, figure out what specializations would suit the character, given the types of attributes the character would have naturally (in terms of the physique and personality I'm envisioning), and given whatever biographical touches are occurring to me.

    So basically character (physique+personality+any biographical elements) comes first, then I min-max to get the best out of that character. But both the processes happen simultaneously - so the attributes are being massaged towards min-maxing around the speciality, while retaining as much flavour as possible.

    I usually get it satisfactory first time, but sometimes I might go back to the drawing board 2 or 3 times before settling on something.

    It doesn't take very long, usually only about 5 minutes or so.
     
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  4. Harthwain Cipher

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    I'd say class and how you can further specialize such class. The upside of such approach is that it can work both narratively and mechanically.
     
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  5. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    Barefoot female character. For reasons. :M
     
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  6. Sykar Arcane

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    Handcuffs, police uniform and rough dogg... errr wait wrong thread.
     
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  7. mkultra Augur

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    the game must match;

    1) my preferred gender (it varies, widely)
    2) my skin color (a color picker like in photoshop would be very good)
    3) my politics (it's very, very, very left leaning, and i'm not afraid to tell you)
    4) my social status (=serialsly oppressed)

    otherwise i just can't imagine it's me in that role, i might even get a little upset and twitter about it.
     
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  8. Serus Arcane

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    Why aren't you more inclusive, the 16 legs + 16 hands blobs are blobs too!
     
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  9. Crispy Don't get old. Undisputed Queen of Faggotry

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    In CP2077 I've had the same jacket, jeans, and boots since Day One because I have yet to find any others that are cooler-looking. This means I'm at least a couple of hundred points lower on my armor rating than I otherwise could be.

    LARPing is so much fun.
     
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  10. Hag Learned

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    Flying Hortator who rains fiery death upon his enemies.
     
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  11. Silverfish Learned

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    Malcolm Tucker.
     
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  12. Unreal Arbiter

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    I don't roleplay.

    Aren't RPGs just strategy games with customizable dice rolls, anyway?
     
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  13. mondblut Arcane

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    Shh! We have to keep RPGs pure from briefing-mission-debriefing taint. Let the railroaded peons stick with their "campaigns" in their own corral.
     
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  14. retinoid Learned

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    I make a white protag and kneel in front of every black character.
     
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  15. EldarEldrad Learned

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    With my big black johnson unzipped
     
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  16. Piotrovitz Learned

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  17. JDR13 Magister

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    I like to roleplay Ron Jeremy while I'm banging your mom.
     
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  18. Zombra An iron rock in the river of blood and evil Patron

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    In CRPGs? Limitations. I like to make a character who has their own rules of behavior and see how far I can get in the game sticking to them. Maybe a character who has a problem with stealing, or an unathletic character who hates to sprint and won't climb through air vents. An arrogant fighter who thinks missile weapons are cowardly. A racist elf who always chooses hostile dialogue options against dwarves. Stuff like this takes me out of the "optimize the number stacks" mindset and invariably tells a more interesting story.
     
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  19. Bloodeyes Arcane

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    When my character has to swim underwater I hold my breath IRL until they resurface. I do this with underwater scenes in movies too.
     
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  20. kain30 Arbiter

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    I have always loved the "teacher-student" roleplay. It gets the women really horny.
     
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  21. kris Arcane

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    Normally I play teacher and she is a student in need of discipline.
     
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  22. kris Arcane

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    Thats some bad timing on my post. Should have gone angel/devil or Police/Jogger.
     
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  23. Vladimuar Learned

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    fat papua trans bipolar gentlemangirl with gay mormon fathers' issues, dressing accordingly
     
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  24. Sykar Arcane

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  25. Sigourn Futa Lover

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    I don't roleplay in role-playing games. I think RPGs in general aren't suited for "roleplaying" as you would in a tabletop game.
    So my roleplaying is pretty much building a character and hoping the game in question was designed with my build in mind in order to provide me with an entertaining gameplay experience.

    Nothing makes me feel like I'm roleplaying more than being able to do things with a given character that I couldn't do with another. Which is why I don't really give a shit about flavor dialogue and quest options unless they are gated behind skill checks.

    What a based take.

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