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The Tales of Ashenborne – Sim Snapshot

[Update: as of 6/27 Ashenborne was announced as closing. More information at the bottom] A stunning two full estate sims form Ashenborne’s amazing roleplay playground. I invited some friends of the RP Trail out to take some photos and an entire gallery came back from the experience. This post is less a sim Snapshot and more of… Read more »

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CYCC – Stealing Inspiration and Copyright Fails

We’ve all been there. We read a book or watch a movie and there is That Character. The one who captures your imagination. The reasons may vary – that amazing kill move, the weapons or powers, perhaps the grit they have to pull through the conflict and keep on going. Whatever it is that inspires… Read more »

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Sim Spotlight: Mysts of Eyr

    A year ago we covered the Mystara closing and mentioned that even then there were plans for a continuation of Mystara’s story.  In August, the Mysts of Eyr opened it’s doors. Eyr is an island Estate sim, like many on the Grid, but that is where the expected elements end. Not unlike its predecessor, Eyr boasts a… Read more »

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Roleplay Basics – Using “Yes And”

Previously, we’ve discussed the definition of RP and  how an RP scene functions. But it isn’t simply enough to know how to enter and exit a scene without tripping over yourself (although that’s important – and we’ve all been there!) Most of us want to know… “how do I become someone others want to Roleplay with?”… Read more »

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Roleplay Vocabulary – The Unholy Trinity

Previously on Roleplay Vocabulary – “What is RP?“ &  “How do I RP?“ “Don’t Do That!” These three “Roleplay sins” make up the unholy trinity of Roleplay. They are the bane of experienced roleplayers everywhere and are frequently listed in sim rules without any explanation, which can be confusing for the new player. Experienced players may… Read more »

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Sim Closing – The Realm of Mystara

The Roleplay Trail covers the highs and the lows of the Second Life Roleplay  community to be as thorough as possible in capturing all that is essential for the average player to know. Today it was announced that the Raalm of Mystara is closing it’s doors at the end of the month. Annie Ibanez, the… Read more »

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Roleplay Vocabulary – How do I RP?

Last time on ‘Roleplay Vocabulary” we answered “What is RP?” and looked at basic terms for the act of Roleplay. Today, we’re tackling what happens once you get in-world and start looking around. Entering a Scene Listen & Observe You see a group standing around or catch a post in chat range. What do you… Read more »

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Spotlight Tribute – Realm of Estara

What follows are the final roleplays and pictures given to RpTrail.com to say farewell to the Realm of Estara, since other avenues were not available to them. Every RP is individually created as a character exit and contains references to possible endings of Estara itself as a Realm, as imagined by the players involved and take… Read more »

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Sim Spotlight – Skarvald

First Impressions In the land of Vikings, life is beautiful and harsh. Skarvald is a Nordic country nestled in the mountains, where Ogre raiders ride and Frost Giants wander freely. Six months ago, Balder Foehammer rose up to defeat his tyrant brother, Yarric, with the help of the Elven Mage, Ellie. They married, becoming High King… Read more »

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Opening Spotlight – Ehruhi

UPDATE: As of 05/11/16 it appears this sim is no longer active. The post remains untouched below, but links have been struck out for the time being. Spotlight – First Impressions Ehruhi opened Saturday night with a Spirit festival to showcase the sim to new players. I had the opportunity to attend, soaking in the atmosphere… Read more »