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How to Role-Play This topic is a guide to the do’s and don’ts of roleplaying in our play-by-post format. Hopefully with the reading of this, you can have a better idea about how to role-play on this board, especially if this is your first time. Please read this carefully. What is Roleplaying? Roleplaying is the act of telling a story from your character’s point of view, while other people and their character contribute to it as well. You all begin on a specific plot line with a common knowledge background, which, in this case, is the Harry Potter universe and the back-story used by this board (please read The Story Continues). You do this by making posts in a topic, interacting with one or more other characters. Through your dialogue and descriptions of your character's emotions or their surroundings, as well as their reactions to other characters, you pretend to be a student attending Hogwarts. Following is an outline of the topics below: Role-Playing: The Posting Rules -- Post Length -- Types of Role-playing Threads -- Previewing Posts -- Editing Your Posts -- Font Formatting -- Using a Quote Box -- Emoticons and Smilies Role-Playing: The Writing -- Point-of-View: The Third Person -- The Past Tense -- Grammar -- Common Conventions -- The First Post in a Topic Role-Playing: Tips and Things to Keep in Mind -- Avoid God-Moding -- Reading the Thread -- In Character / Out of Character Knowledge -- Creating a Unique Character -- Blurring the Lines between Reality and Game Role-Playing: The Terminology