Club Roleplaying and You!
How to find and join a roleplay
The roleplays have different policies that are set up by the Game Master as such it’s largely dependant on what type of roleplay they have. Their first post, homepage, or any form of extra information should cover what needs to be done; however in the rare case that it doesn’t you should send them an EcchiText or seek out an OOC section so you can ask.
There are four types of clubs:
- Public: Anyone can see these clubs, and anyone can post in it even without joining the actual club, but anyone is able to join the club.
- Open: Anyone can see this club. However they must be a member of the club in order to post content within it. Like with the Public, anyone may join this club.
- Closed: Clubs that anyone can see in the directory, however joining must be approved by the Club Owner, the Club Administrators or Moderators. Non-club members will only see the member list, and not the recent activity or content areas.
- Private: These clubs do not show in public and users must be invited by the Owner or Administrator. Staff can still see these clubs, even if they’re not a member of it, but that is due to over-arching staff powers.
For the closed clubs, there is an approval process that is exceptionally simple and straightforward with an “Accept” (Tick) or “Reject” (Cross). Owners and Administrators (Possibly Moderators) get a notification when a Dreamer requests to join and the Dreamer gets a notification if they’ve been accepted or rejected.
When it comes to looking for a roleplay, the only ones that you will be able to passively browse are the Public and Open roleplays. If they have a Home Page, this generally tells you what the Roleplay is about and might have information about the difficulty of the roleplay so that you can assess if it suits your skill level. If you’re unsure, send an EcchiText to the Owner of the club and ask for more information. In addition to the Home page, all clubs have a description which the Owner may have put information down as to what kind of role play they have, and the general premise. This may be enough to interest you, and get you to join.
Each club may have different requirements for joining. The first step would be joining the club itself. But you might still be required to do things before you roleplay. For example, you may be required to fill out an entire Character ID sheet, and have it posted up in either their Images, or in their Character ID thread. You may be required to post up an extra information, with details regarding your character or a location of your characters that is to be involved in the roleplay. It will be different for each and every club, so pay attention to the requirements and if you aren’t sure, ask!