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Roleplay Quick Start Guide

If you are new to Second Life Roleplay you may be wondering, “How do I get started?” It can be a bit overwhelming if someone throws an entire Roleplay 101 class at you or a notecard and says “Good luck!” So this is for you, the down and dirty guide to hopping into RP like… Read more »

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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 – What’s Your Motivation?

The Life or Death Question It’s the stuff of Oscar-winning movies and the Disney songs you still know by heart. It is the subject of endless amounts of art, poems, and can send any of us into an existential crises that is definitely outside the scope of this blog: motivation. I’ll be honest. Asking “What does my… Read more »

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OUTBREAK – Sim Snapshot

A loud hiss echoes nearby as the Infected suddenly appear… Introducing: Sim Spotlights One of the most frequent questions Second Life Roleplayers answers is, “Where are you playing now?” Every time a sim closes or a conflict breaks out, friends reach out to friends for the latest scoop on which sims are out there, which… 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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Crit Your Character Creation – By Any Other Name…

  What’s in a Name? Welcome to – insert sim here- Second Life Username: Character Name: Confession time. I will open up a character app and then spend hours trolling every baby name site for the perfect name for every player character, background character, and NPC. I recognize this is a problem and that not everyone… 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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Sim Opening: Advent Hollow

From the ashes and ruin…Advent Hollow rises….. Thus begins the tale of Advent Hollow, a post-apocalyptic, town on the Souther coast of England. Set in the year 3015 the town has undergone much hardship and strife but the citizens are slowly returning, trying to carve out a new life amidst the horrors surrounding them. Divided into 7 factions ranging… Read more »

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Realism in Fantasy : Characters who Change

We have all created characters who live in a carefully constructed fantasy world. This world relies on cooperation between players to make it come to life in a believable, realistic way. This is the reason we all come together- to make this magic of mutual storytelling within our world. ” But, realism?” We say, “Why… 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 »