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What was your character like?
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Just curious to know how old were you guys when you first started RPing?

I was around 19 years old and my character was a male dragonborn magician cuz I was edgy and obsessed with dragons (but my character was kind and hated violence)

It was a great experience cuz my partner was a great friend and very committed so I got hooked on RPing since then!

So, tell me your experiences~

uh... 14 or 15? I think. I found a chatroom for a cartoon series I really liked and uh... yeah.. the rest is history lol.

My first character was a terrible Mary Sue. She was like, related to a canon character, could shapeshift into a panther for no obvious reason, always got hurt for "drama".. oh it was bad.

my second character wasn't much better, she had apparently infinite power and was "lolrandom" so yeah...

Thankfully over the years I grew up and stopped being so annoying ahahaha. I hope? I think? lol, maybe i didn't, oh no!

@purple_monkfish

Wow! You started out really young!
And the reason was panthers are badass(?)
I used to create cartoon OCs too, but never role-played with them.

I also had a phase where most of my OC's could shape shift into some kind of animal or creature just for the lolz!

Then came the Pokemon phase where a lot of my OCs had creature companions (fakemon)

Thanks for sharing<3

I rped with my ex best friend when I was 16, with characters from books that each of us just never finished so we decided to just rp with them in facebook chat. That didn't last long, as we broke up as friends eventually... I didn't rp again until I was...19, when I found RPR and my first character I put up was Ivy, who is Lucifer's daughter. I didn't get much play with her, people didn't seem to like her, so I eventually took her down.

My writing style has changed dramatically in those three years since. I started out as a semi-para, mainly 2 paragraphs max, sometimes 3, but rarely. I now write 2 para min and average 5-6 upwards of 10+. My character pages are way more detailed and I have a whole system for them, and feel more comfortable creating characters in general and try not to base how good of a character they are anymore by how many people express interest in them. Sometimes it gets to me when not a single person is interested in a character but I try and just breath and move on.

I started to rp around the age of 12. We used email to send each other replies, it took forever.
Then we sent mail back and forth to each other, it mostly consisted of drawings and handwritten stories.

The First story was about three orphans who all lived together. After that we got into some fandoms like Avatar the Last Air Bender, then Inuyasha soon after.

When I saw her in the summers , we would larp instead of sending emails. Yea it was incredibly dorky. Try not to laugh too hard now. :')

damnationfromafar wrote:
I rped with my ex best friend when I was 16, with characters from books that each of us just never finished so we decided to just rp with them in facebook chat. That didn't last long, as we broke up as friends eventually... I didn't rp again until I was...19, when I found RPR and my first character I put up was Ivy, who is Lucifer's daughter. I didn't get much play with her, people didn't seem to like her, so I eventually took her down.

My writing style has changed dramatically in those three years since. I started out as a semi-para, mainly 2 paragraphs max, sometimes 3, but rarely. I now write 2 para min and average 5-6 upwards of 10+. My character pages are way more detailed and I have a whole system for them, and feel more comfortable creating characters in general and try not to base how good of a character they are anymore by how many people express interest in them. Sometimes it gets to me when not a single person is interested in a character but I try and just breath and move on.

Ohman this resonates with me because I used to have a best friend who I would rp with a lot with our OCs and when we 'broke up' after after 10 years of friendship, I went on for years without rping...until now.

Sorry about your bff *hug*
And the idea of Ivy sounds super interesting! I'm glad you no longer measure your OCs worth based on other people's interest.

It seems you create your characters with a lot of dedication and I like that! I'll make sure to visit their profiles after work~

Thanks for sharing!<3

RenjiSama wrote:
I started to rp around the age of 12. We used email to send each other replies, it took forever.
Then we sent mail back and forth to each other, it mostly consisted of drawings and handwritten stories.

The First story was about three orphans who all lived together. After that we got into some fandoms like Avatar the Last Air Bender, then Inuyasha soon after.

When I saw her in the summers , we would larp instead of sending emails. Yea it was incredibly dorky. Try not to laugh too hard now. :')

Ohman that is so adorable!
It must've been so awesome to exchange actual letters with a friend at that age!
Handwritten letters are so special. I hope you still have those (':

And I had to Google LARP and it sounds awesome! Like acting your own play

Thanks for sharing! <3

I started really early with my sister, around like, 8 or 9...I'm not sure when it became playing with stuffed animals to giving them personality and setting up simple stories, but yeah. I went through my "bad OC" stage at like, 11 or so because of that. Me and my sister are both still into RP, she's 17 and I'm 15.

Most of my characters from then are scrapped but I kept Gwen and Walter. Gwen was shy and Walter was a weirdo, basically. :P

I started rping when I was leaving elementary school/ just starting middle school (10 or 11 years old). A group of friends and I would pass around notebooks throughout the day and add to the adventures our characters were having in chunks, (sometimes the entries were a page and a half long xD). Looking back on the rp's now, I can't help but cringe cause the writing was really bad (grammar errors, tense inconsistencies), but we had a lot of fun with it, and it eventually helped all of us improve our writing abilities as we grew up. (I think I still have those notebooks somewhere, too).

Before then, I'd just been a big reader, and I'd been inspired by series like The Shannara Chronicles, The Chronicles of Redwall, and Dragonriders of Pern to create my first character and just write stories involving her to keep myself occupied. I am still rping that character, Azilie, to this day, and have had the pleasure of being able to write her from a scrappy kid to a kick butt adult, and have her involved in so many incredible adventures with other amazing writers.

Haaaa....

So uh, I started roleplaying when I was 12.

I can’t remember my first but I can accurately guess that they were from Cringe City.

10/10 all of my first characters are buried deep in some virus ridden hard drive in Windows XP.

Thank god.

I was ten or eleven. I was was just getting into anime and joined a RP for InuYasha with an awful fan character: I kidd you not, Kirayasha--InuYasha's long lost half sister. It was really simple script RP, too, and I didn't discover "proper" paragraph RPs until I moved on to Neopets. I don't know how or why the older players in that thread/forum put up with me, but I'm so grateful they did lol. It sparked a longtime interest in role playing and character creation and writing for me.

All my characters at that time were pretty much the same: dead parents, some sort of lowkey furry--thanks InuYasha--and only like aged 14, lol. One of the characters on my profile, Cori, was one of those characters tbh. But I've fixed her up a bit and developed her beyond being an edgy Mary Sue. She's one of my favorites to this day. :>

Hm... Started when I was 14 or 15 in a wargame. My 1st ever character was Oberleutnant Wolf, pilot of an FW-190 in JG-1 of Luftwaffe in world war two. I had thirty-three kills before being severely wounded and crash-landed my airplane.

8 months ago. The first character I created was medieval Jess. The very first RP died, but the second one was great and most from there have been either good, great, or fantastic, with a few that die here and there.

Oh man.

I started when I was 12 in middle school. I had a scene phase going. Heavy eyeliner, band t-shirts, chopped hair and "rawr xDD" all over my myspace page, you name it and I probably had it. One of the things (at the time) that came with that package was an obsessive love for Twilight.

I already loved writing but then my friends and I got into role-playing our own Twilight OCs. Some of us were vampires with their own powers, some of us were werewolves. My OC was a vampire could see memories of anyone whose blood she touched so she became a crime scene detective (and tell if anyone was lying). Not to mention the heightened senses, the Super Saiyan reflexes.

She was also in love with one of my friend's werewolves.

Anyways, come 8th grade, most of us grew out of the scene phase and role-playing. Not me though. I mean, I'm not in my scene phase anymore, but I kept role-playing. I met really interesting people, my writing and vocabulary improved (my teachers were impressed), I got to write with other writers, so why quit?

Annnd here I am now!

I actually remember RPing at 8 years old. Sadly, I can't really remember any characters. It was a little different than the RP most do here. My introduction to RP actually came about when I was playing Roblox as a wee lad. Later on, that moved to a really niche, kind of underground game called Feral-Heart where you play as a wolf or lion and the whole point is pretty much RP. When I was 14 or 15 I found RPR and made my account. Now I'm 19 and have a ton of experience and it has become something I really enjoy.

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