Due to the original 'King Arthur's Role Playing Server" thread not having enough room on the first post to fit all this I took the liberty of making this thread. This thread will contain the race overviews to offer players a better idea of what it means to be a human, elf, dwarf, orc & goblin on this server and also write down a short RP guide for newbies because I noticed most don't really know what RP means or how it works. Along with the server rules, reading this will be mandatory. Also please refrain from posting any comments here. If you have suggestions, ideas or complaints post them in the original "King Arthur's Role Playing Server" thread. Newbies's Guide to Role PlayingGeneral definition: Role-playing refers to the changing of one's behavior to assume a role, either unconsciously to fill a social role, or consciously to act out an adopted role. Role Playing in games: A role-playing game is a game in which the participants assume the roles of characters and collaboratively create stories. Participants determine the actions of their characters based on their characterization, and the actions succeed or fail according to a formal system of rules and guidelines. Within the rules, they may improvise freely; their choices shape the direction and outcome of the games. The above are wiki definitions of what Role Playing is but how does a newbie tell the difference between 'good' RP and 'bad' RP? First thing a newbie should be aware off is his or her grammar. Bad grammar pretty much kills all feeling of immersion, even more so then having some random player axe you in the head for no reason. Examples:Bad grammar in RP: "Hey! GTFO u stupid elf noob"Good grammar in RP: "Oy! Git out ya bloody tree huger!"Bad grammar in RP: "OMG That dwarf newb owned me!"Good grammar in RP: "Help! That dwarf huligan attacked me! I need aid!"Bad grammar in RP: "ROFL I owned you with my 1337 skillz!"Good Grammar in RP: "Aha! I have bested you in combat and won due to my combat prowess!"In a medieval fantasy setting modern words such as "ok" , "GTFO", "lmao", "rofl", "lol" or "noob" are non existent and simply kill what little immersion might still exist. Instead, attempt to refrain from using such words and find suitable replacement. Instead of "ok" you could go for "very well" or "alright" while words such as "lol", "noob" should not be used at all, period.It is also important to refrain from using short and crude sentences such as "sorry" when "I apologize!" or "Forgive me, it was a mistake!" will help with immersion and make it 'feel' like you really are RPing and not having a skype conversation.Another important thing in Role Playing is 'common sense' which at present appear to be a super power given how few people seem to show any sign of having such a trait.Just because a human attacked a dwarf does not mean that the next logical step should be "War". The actions of one person shouldn't condemn the entire race in to a needless war unless of course someone with authority gives such an order (such as Dwarven King, Elf Forest Warden, Human Knight of the Round Table or Orc Warchief) and even then it would have to be a very good reason such as half of the elven forest being chopped down, or a group of orcs raiding a nearby hamlet, or a group of humans willingly sabotaging the dwarf mine etc..Even then, the 'victims' could ask the leader of the 'accused' faction to punish those responsible otherwise the attacker should be trialed by the laws of each faction. The dwarf that got attacked could plead to his Dwarven King and ask that justice be made. The Dwarven King could then sent a messenger to the Human Knight of the Round Table (leader of the human faction) and ask that they punish the attacker or hand him over to the dwarves so they can punish him accordingly.Makes sense doesn't it? Good.The above was an example so people refrain from using every small offense as a way to start a senseless war. Yes, conflict can be fun when started right and with good reason.Other then the above mentioned and the most important rule of Role playing is to stay In Character (IC) at all times.I hope this little guide will help those new to Role Playing understand how it works.