The BlackRose Manor


Welcome to the blog. This will be a discussion area for the site, characters, ideas and suggestions. I hope each and everyone of you will follow this and give your input when you have any. I want to make this site user friendly and a place that you want to come to. My main goal here is the enjoyment and creativity of role play.

Raven BlackRose


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Cooperative Role Play

Posted on February 24, 2012 at 4:50 PM Comments comments ()

This form of play can be defined as Roleplay in where all involved contribute to a story, where the wants, needs, and goals of each character are brought in to consideration. It is a collaborative effort where all players are co-authoring the overall tale being played out.


I touched base on this with The 3 C’s article and will expand on that subject a bit more.


In a Free-Form Role Playing Game (FFRPG) you are the author of your own story. You can ma...

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The 3 C's.

Posted on February 23, 2012 at 3:55 PM Comments comments ()

Borrowing from my profile a bit....

"...I believe the key to any good story starts with cooperation, collaboration, and communication. If you (speaking generally) want your character to look good, then you have to make the other characters in play look good..."


Lets pause there a moment. 'If you want your character to look good, then you have to make the other characters look good." What does that mean? It's real simple, if you want your character to be awesome, then ...

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What's in a Villain

Posted on February 23, 2012 at 11:55 AM Comments comments ()

Woot! Look at me! Got a blog spot! Well  these "Communications" are designed to help players with any confusion they may have from character creation to solving problems between others so that all involved get what they want out of a scene or play.

A Guide to Villainy

 "I'm not a great roleplayer. I'm only as great as the roles I've played with others." My Own Writing



Part 1


If you (gene...

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The RolePlayer's Pledge

Posted on February 20, 2012 at 2:40 AM Comments comments ()

The Roleplayer's Pledge


1. First and foremost, I will remember that I am a member of a community and that my play is dependent on the direct and indirect participation of others. Without each other, we have nothing.


2. I will treat other players, characters, SLs with respect, even if I am choosing not to play with them.


3. I will keep my OOC criticism of other players, characters, and SLs constructive in nature. When I read constructive...

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The Illusion

Posted on February 17, 2012 at 5:45 AM Comments comments ()

The Illusion

For several years it has come to my attention that there are roleplayers who have trouble creating back stories of their characters.

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:3 Just a friendly warning

Posted on February 16, 2012 at 6:10 PM Comments comments ()

:3 this just to let folks know that im occassionally asked to edit things like plays!

I tend to make as very little changes as possible to the original post in order to keep the plays consistent. Small things like proper capitalization, comma and semi colon usage, typos, run on sentences. This is in no way a reflection of your rping skills. I don't want anyone to be offended at any of the changes i've made. So..this just to let ya know.


^_^ if you dont like a change.....

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New Character IC Info Template

Posted on February 11, 2012 at 4:15 PM Comments comments ()

Hey everyone.  Seen this format used on Wyatt's website project and asked if we could use it here. Obviously he agreed so hopefully for those of you like myself who have a hard time coming up with character information this will help. Or even if you just want to add some more depth feel free. Have fun and hope you all enjoy this.


Full name:


Nickname(s) or Alias:






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Posted on February 10, 2012 at 2:05 PM Comments comments ()

There are several ways to role play within the story line.

  • Forum Play: Just go to The Plays (Forum). RolePlaying area. Place a topic and an introductory post. Check back for a reply.
  • One On One play in Yahoo Instant Messenger. Just ask a member that is online if they want to play. Archive the play, edit it. Give it a title and post it under the Chronicles and Records of BlackRose Manor.
  • Join in on the group plays. These can be fun and a great way to get to know the ...
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Suggestions For New Members

Posted on February 10, 2012 at 12:25 PM Comments comments ()

Here are some suggestions. There there to take or leave, that's why there called suggestions.

Setting up your profile:

  1. Choose a picture that fits your character and the era. I would prefer if you stay away from photograph type images and concentrate more on painted character images. If you can't find an image then ask I have a large archive and i'm sure some of the other players do as well.
  2. Personal info about yourself is optional. I prefer to remain IC (In Character)...
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