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PostSubject: Roleplay advice   Roleplay advice I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 27, 2012 11:27 pm

This topic is meant to answer members' general questions of roleplays/roleplaying.
Feel free to post a question here.

All the asked questions (if not asked before) are editted to this post with the answer and the original question post is deleted.


In which category does my roleplay belong to?
To find the right category for your roleplay, think of the two major genres; fantasy and scifi.

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Fantasy is a genre of fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. Many works within the genre take place in imaginary worlds where magic is common. Fantasy is generally distinguished from the genre of science fiction by the expectation that it steers clear of scientific themes, though there is a great deal of overlap between the two, both of which are subgenres of speculative fiction.

In popular culture, the genre of fantasy is dominated by its medievalist form, especially since the worldwide success of The Lord of the Rings and related books by J. R. R. Tolkien. Fantasy has also included, wizards, sorcerers, or witchcraft, (etc.), in events which avoid horror. In its broadest sense, however, fantasy comprises works by many writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians, from ancient myths and legends to many recent works embraced by a wide audience today.

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Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginary but more or less plausible (or at least non-supernatural) content such as future settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, aliens, and paranormal abilities. Exploring the consequences of scientific innovations is one purpose of science fiction, making it a "literature of ideas".

Science fiction is largely based on writing rationally about alternative possible worlds or futures. It is similar to, but differs from fantasy in that, within the context of the story, its imaginary elements are largely possible within scientifically established or scientifically postulated laws of nature (though some elements in a story might still be pure imaginative speculation).

The settings for science fiction are often contrary to known reality, but most science fiction relies on a considerable degree of suspension of disbelief, which is facilitated in the reader's mind by potential scientific explanations or solutions to various fictional elements.

If your roleplay idea fits one of them, submit it to the respective category.

Then again, there are cases in which the roleplay concept has elements from both fantasy and scifi. In these cases, think which genre is more present and go with that.

All the other concepts are submitted to the Other Genres category.
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