To roleplay, on a general scale, is to assume a role of any entity (a creature or object) and apply its behavior to a fictional situation. Such events, commonly known as "scenes", are depicted alongside other players.
As a genre, roleplay games have become increasingly popular with the releases of various titles including Robloxaville, Star Wars Awakening, After The Flash, Clone Wars Role Play, and Kingdom Life. Roleplaying games on ROBLOX have been known to generally have more overall scripting, along with well-designed and hand-crafted landscapes in them, compared to any other genre in ROBLOX .
Roleplaying is a form of improvisational acting, and actions and quotes are generated on-cue. At most, it is never depicted to be real nor true, unless it is a re-enactment (which is very rare in roleplaying). As an example, a difficult scene to act out where multiple players are real friends and work together is when their "characters" are opposed or on different teams; insults, comebacks, and other negative comments must be thought out well before applying them, as any wrong move or misinterpretation could break the roleplay and potentially the relationship.
Roleplaying can often be halted or broken by a number of factors, including lack of detailed environment pieces, unfinished or later-conflicting character development, or a player's misuse of grammatically correct messaging. There are also compatibility with certain styles of roleplay taken on by different people. The people with happy stories usually do not like to roleplay with the people with sad and mysterious stories.
Godmodding refers to the action of a player giving their character an elevated level of control and power not normally allowed in a typical session. Many rules have been given against godmodding, which is not confined to a limited set.
- In most cases, a player cannot jump into a roleplay conversation without expectation and doing so may break the session, or another player will try to divert the perpetrator.
- A player is not allowed to kill another player instantaneously, and many games have the option to toggle health. For example, a player can say (His/her health decreases from the tackle) but they cannot say (He/She dies because he/she has a heart attack).
- A player says she/he is immortal and cannot die (Person1 hits Person2 with a axe and slashes off Person2's head) (Person2 is headless and still alive and is immortal). This can be unfair to Person1 and may cause arguing.
- Player's character is able to regenerate a missing limb or body part. (Person1 slashes Person2's left arm off.) (Person2 regrows his/her left arm back).
- Player's character (depending on game and roleplay) finds a weapon in the middle of nowhere as well as without warning and picks it up or summons a weapon for his/her use in combat and battle (depending on the roleplay; if it is a fantasy roleplay, summoning weapons would be allowed, but doing so in a war-genre roleplay is considered godmodding since you cannot magically summon yourself a shotgun while in combat).
- In country or nation roleplays ('build a mini country' games where you build and roleplay as countries on a map of the world), example of godmodding would be for example, (Brazil and Argentina head to war with each other, Argentina sends a fair amount of 4 navy ships while Brazil sends out 500 navy ships, which is godmodding) Another example would be, (Brazil nukes Argentina thus ending the war after blowing up Argentina's capital of Buenos Aires, which is godmodding since nuking a country to end a war is a bit idiotic, extreme and causes an abrupt end. In some cases nuclear weapons in nation roleplays are banned, depending on game).
- A player kills another character without permission especially during a fight. (Person2 gets killed instantly by Person1 in 1 punch).
Online dating, compared to roleplaying, has many different aspects that separate the terms sparingly. A couple engaging in online dating will be formally in a relationship through the internet, using communication mediums such as ROBLOX and/or Skype and, depending on the player's preferences, would depict inappropriate actions not typically seen in a normal roleplay session. Online daters (or ODers) are heavily criticised and hated among the ROBLOX community. Online Dating is also against ROBLOX's Rules of Conduct, if you're found to be Online Dating, you can risk a possible warn or ban from the moderators.
A "Go-Getter" is a roleplayer who prefers to do their roleplaying alone, or in very small groups hinting limited to no contact with larger groups/factions. It is not generally a problem in the roleplaying sense, however, story and plot points can become broken and mislead, resulting in various discussions and breaking the roleplay session.
A "Frame-catcher" is a roleplayer who doesn't want others to be the same as him/her, this usually happens in Roleplay Games with morphs of characters, when a Frame-catcher sees someone with the same character, they confront them and say that they are fake, a problem with it is that it can disrupt a roleplay.
An example for it can be this:
Roleplayer 1: HEY! I'M MARIO YOU FAKER!
Roleplayer 2: NO I'M MARIO! YOU'RE THE FAKER!
Roleplayer 1: SHUT UP! I'M REAL!
A roleplay conversation can also include these actions:
player1 Hand me a water bottle please. player2 *Gives water bottle* player1 (Not that bottle, the other one.)
Roleplayer 1: What kind if bread should I get?
Roleplayer 2: *Hands out black bread*
Roleplayer 1: (No, the white bread).
It is uncommon to insert quotations for characters to speak, however players can see them typically in people who use correct grammar more often. The * (asterisk) symbol (pressing the shift key for the number 8 on the keyboard) is put around a sentence to indicate an action by words. For example, if a player was to pick up an object from a table, the player would simply type '*picks up item off table*'. Parentheses are placed around sentences that go outside of the roleplay session and talk generally about what may be going on inside or outside of the session. The parentheses can be used to remind participating roleplayers of any situation that can be outside of the actual roleplaying, such as the interference of a roleplaying session by a player, and if a roleplayer would want to go out of the roleplaying session for any reasons in real life, such as to work on any homework, go to school, has to go to work, having fun with family, or to go to sleep.
List of Notable Roleplay Games
- Not all roleplaying games on ROBLOX are included in the list; you are welcome to include any major roleplaying games, but please do not include any minor roleplaying games.
- Lakeside, by Playrobot
- Atmos Square by Edeltia
- Ciphrus, by darknano
- Robloxaville, by Playrobot
- Welcome to the Town of Robloxia, by 1dev2
- The Complex, by Spyro372
- Roblox Jr High School by Jjsword
- Welcome to the Neighborhood of Robloxia, by testin423
- Robloxity by 1dev3
- After The Flash series (may be an adventure and roleplay itself.), by ChadTheCreator, aka chadthedestroyer2
- AWAKENING [STAR WARS RP], by Jaller7397 (Shut down because of First Order)
- After The Flash: Japan, by ChadTheCreator, aka chadthedestroyer2
- After The Flash: Sandstorm (this includes the full version), by ChadTheCreator, aka chadthedestroyer2
- After The Flash: Snowstorm, by ChadTheCreator, aka chadthedestroyer2
- After The Flash: Darkness, by ChadTheCreator, aka chadthedestroyer2
- After The Flash: Rain, (formerly known as Isle), by ChadTheCreator, aka chadthedestroyer2
- Kingdom Life I & II, by Boopbot (The new version is made by thelolguy301)
- Medieval Roleplay, by TecmagDiams
- -22 and Dropping (has multiple games and spin-offs), by RedneckBricksmith
- Darkened Dawn, by chris046
- Universe Crossover Adventure RPG, by JoshOctober16 (formerly known as freiza567)
- The Island of Mezaa V3 - Wolf Pack RP, by Furea
- My Little Pony 3D: Roleplay is Magic, by ProjectEquestria
- Sonictopia(tm), by ShadowTheHedgehog05
- Sonictopia: Harinezumi Kakumei, by StarAcer
- The Ultimate Crossover RPG, by asuperluigifan
- Vampire Kingdom, by StarforJesus
- Paper Sonictopia the ultimate, by sonicthewerehog124
- Be a Pet or Adopt One!, by Lizzie915
- Universe Adventure Crossover RPG by freiza567
- Hospital Roleplay, by passion4peace
- (Sonic RP) Neo Arcadia, by K30
- The Walking Dead, by ExterminatorCES
- Beach House Roleplay, by DizzyPurple
- Pilgrim Islands Reborn, by Maelstronomer
- TPP My Little Pony Roleplay, by Noxus7071
- Advanced/ Continued/ Different Town of Robloxia, by JuliusColesV2 (Note: JuliusColesV2 is known for copying the game from 1dev2 and using free models in his games)
- Icarus-Badlands,by ediee54
- Welcome to the different town of Robloxia, by JuliusColesV2
- Eternal Moon , Eternal Moon True Blood, Eternal Moon III by Linzy88, Seraph (Alt of Linzy) Xan_TheDragon and KeiHisoka
- Warrior Cats~ Forest Territory by Vizavi
- Roblox High School, by Cindering
- Paper Mario Roleplay, by Dogon
Gang Culture on ROBLOX
There has always been a very underground gangster theme present on ROBLOX, unlike typical roleplays, there are normally these things:
On most RP games if you got a gun you could only blox cops or robbers depending on team, if not you'd have to use roleplay. However, in this type, anyone can get guns and can kill anyone they want.
There are normally resident gangs on there, some people may get property in the game for their group normally by paying robux or being in good standing
Random killing is more prevalent in these types. Random killing would be killing someone with no reason at all other than "I saw them and I want to kill them" these are a big hindrance in these games and the biggest con.
An example of these games would be "Merrick, San Roblo" or "Realistic RP/New Bloxton"
Users such as XiaoXiaoMan have stated in numerous videos that roleplaying and ROBLOX don't mix, and that they don't work out at all.
There has also been some criticism in ROBLOX that many ODers, or online daters, would frequently go to these types of places and supposedly find a person to virtually date. This is a big problem, as in some cases, the person who they are dating may end up meeting that person in real life. Usually, this ends up unexpected. This is why many do not like ODing and ODers. These roleplays include highschool games and other games in the town and city category, not After the Flash, the Walking Dead roleplay, and other good roleplay games.