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    How do I Join?

    By Kit, in Welcome!,

    Register! Your display name should be something you want to be known as. This can be your name, or a favourite alias! You will be able to change this after you have registered. Make sure you use a real email address, you need to activate your account! When you register there are some fields that you are asked to fill out. None of these are mandatory! Check your email for instructions on how to activate your account. When your account is activated, your account with still have limited functionality. To become a full member, post something!

    Kit

    Beginner's Guide

    By Kit, in Welcome!,

    Welcome to RP-Architects! I'm so happy that you're interested in joining.
    This guide is intended to help you orientate yourself with not only RP-A, but the forum software we use - it's a bit different from mybb and jcink!
    First Steps
    Check out the welcome page! This page covers how we work and what kind of community we are hoping to build. Read the roleplay philosophy. This page was written to set the tone for roleplays. Our guidelines! This covers things like our standards for this community, advertising rules, image use and roleplay standards.  You'll notice the absence of rules like word count and activity levels. There are no activity checks on RP-A and no universal word count. Individual worlds may have different expectations. Players may also have different expectations, be sure to check! Ready to jump in? Check out how to join. How do I do the thing?
    Create a Character and give them an avatar. Join Discord Change your profile picture Change the forum layout Create a blog Make an (automated) thread tracker Create a World FAQ
    Image tags aren't working. How do I post an image?
    If the image is a link, just paste the link into the text area. The forum will do the rest for you! Otherwise, you can upload the image to the forum by clicking on choose files and then clicking on the plus button to add it into your post. How do I post a video?
    Like with the image, just paste the URL into the text area! The forum will do the rest.

    Kit

    Roleplay Philosophy

    By Kit, in Welcome!,

    We at RP-A believe that everyone's philosophy in roleplay varies and this impacts on what we look for in roleplay and the kind of things we are willing to put up with. Or not. This article is intended to set the tone for roleplay here. It is also an invitation to you to consider what your's might be and what that means in terms of what you look for and what you avoid.
    Roleplay is a hobby, first and foremost, but it involves other people. What does this mean in actuality? It means that people shouldn't feel ashamed to focus on threads, characters or genres that they're particularly keen on in that moment in time. Nor should they be pressured to continue with something that they are not enjoying. On the other hand however, it is expected that you will be honest and open with your roleplay partners. Roleplay is a chillout zone. This means that it is drama free, politics free and is not treated like an emotional crutch. Your fellow roleplayers are nice people and want the best for you and for you to be happy, but they are not psychologists or social workers. They are limited in the kind of emotional support they can offer. So in short, this is your escape. People roleplay for different reasons. Some people roleplay as a wish fulfilment. Other people roleplay to craft (what they find) compelling stories. Still others roleplay as a way to feel connected to a community. These reasons can be very disparate in execution, and they may mean that you're simply incompatible with some roleplayers. That's ok. Be honest with yourself and be clear about what it is you're looking for. The prime reason, the guts, the driving force to the characters, situations and plots you write. You can boil this down to the following:
    Have Fun Chill Out

    Kit

    About RP Architects

    By Kit, in Welcome!,

    Welcome to RP Architects!
    Here at RP Architects we value the fun that RP friends have together, with no judgment passed when you inevitably simply enjoy the stories you can create with them! But! We also believe that many of us crave even more RP buddies. Here is the place to enjoy the ones you have and find new ones!
    In addition, we feel that there is unwarranted judgment cast upon RPers with a variety of interests and may wish to develop worlds, plots and characters without the pressure of maintaining that interest for years. You're welcome to try things out and drop them. You're also welcome to exert the kind of love and focus that typical non-multigenre forums enjoy.
    So how does it all work?
    We have two ways to RP:
    Through the forums. Through worlds. Forums are for roleplays that can be considered non-persistent. You might have a plot and it takes place over one thread, this thread can be hundreds of pages long! It's a great way to get to know people you're not familiar with or to play with an idea.
    But say you want to create a more persistent world where it carries over more than one thread. This is what the worlds are for! Worlds can be created by any member. They can be open (anyone can join) or invite only (you need to invite people.)
    Creating a world gives you a few benefits. These are explained in this guide.
    So if you're looking for a chill out place to follow your interests and be a little bit self-indulgent, consider joining RP Architects!

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