So, you have a role play to begin. The more the merrier!
To start, you first need your imagination... think of your story... your character...
Then, click on the role play section that it definitely goes in, or where you think it goes.
On right side, there are two buttons: New Topic and New Poll....
Click on: New Topic
The next step is to 'fill out the blanks'
The first blank is for the topic title. Think of a good title, such as 'Halo: reaching out to the stars', 'Men Clad in Green Armor', 'Spartan 'whatshisname's Adventure!'..... or something catchy. If it looks droll and boring for a title, others might not join right away.
The second blank is for what it is about. For instance, taking the title 'Western Legends', we might put, 'The story of how the west was won by legendary gunmen!'... Now THAT is catchy! Something of that sort, or simply 'gunmen in the west'. It's mostly what the general idea of the role play is. You wouldn't want someone bringing Godzilla into a western role play, now would you?.... well... unless that was your intention.
After that comes the fun part. The third blank, the large, square box, is for your story to begin. As an example, let's use a topic title called 'Western Legends'. A story line mighty be:
"The west was wild. There were dangers that many faced when trying to protect a small town. There were raiders, outlaws, and evil men seeking power. There were sheriffs, but sometimes they weren't enough. There were also quick drawing gunmen, both good and bad.
The small town of Tumbleweed is in danger of the Buffalo Gang, a dangerous group of outlaws with a gunman leader. The sheriff has sent messages to other towns to ask for the help of gunmen who fight on the side of the law.
Who will you join?"
...Well, after that the process is simple. You need at least these four items to fill out:
Appearence: (can be replaced with Info:, desription:, or similar)
Age: (Can be the unspecific, 'young adult', 'adult', etc, or a specific number.)"
These are the lest that you may have, but you may also include:
"What you are:
Abilities: (or Powers:)
... and other things such as the ones listed above.
At the bottom there are little faces, a heart, exclamation sign, questionmark, and arrow. You may [use none] if you wish, or mark a hole next to one for fun. It will be a good way to bring out your role play though with a smile!
Then, there are two buttons at the very bottom: Post New Topic and Preview Post
If you wish to see what it will look like before sending it in, click: Prieview Post
If you wish to continue with it and send it to be viewed by others, click: Post New Topic
Go to Google and find a picture. Right click on it. Look for: Copy image location
Then, go back to your role play (rp for short)
Say you found an image for your cowboy gunman and want to put it in. First, put this:
....then, right click and paste what you just copied.
After that, put:
With my picture, it would look like this: *note: do not put the ( ) around the [URL], or the [/URL] This is simply to keep it from showing the image in the example. Also, do not space it appart as I have done. Make it look like all one word (sortoflikethissinceitmakesiteasier)
ok... Then when you have submitted your finished rp 'start up', you will have an image, such as this one that I used as a basis...http://elpatiodemicolegio.files.wordpress....john-wayne1.jpg
So that was for fun!
After that, all you need to do is get others to join.
After you've made your rp starter, you will find four, 'new' buttons on the very bottom right. They are: Add Reply Fast Reply New Topic New Poll
Add reply, takes you to a screen similar to the one when you clicked: New Topic
However, it has only the square box. you can add a reply that way.... or...
Fast Reply causes a small rectangle box to pop up where you can add a reply quickly.
After you make a reply, you click: Add reply
That's basically the normal beginnings of starting a role play. Have fun, and contact an Admin, if you need aid!
And have fun with your rps!