Welcome to Role Play Wiki. This wiki is a database for anything related to role-playing, simming, and is a helpful resource for those who want to role-play. Pages range from in-character information like species and character biographies, to out-of-character role-playing styles, communities and more. It is the successor of SimEnc after the merge of communities in November 2013. (see the News section for more information.)
Purpose of the wiki
See also: Role Play Wiki:Guidelines
Role Play Wiki is meant to be a resource of information about role-playing: simming, online role-playing, role-playing games and other topics useful for role-playing. This definition includes in-character subjects such as;
- important characters and elements of established RPG's,
- biographies of user-created characters,
- species or races a character can be,
- and abilities or items a character can have.
It also includes out-of-character subjects such as;
- RP communities,
- games (role-playing video games and online role-playing games),
- role-playing history and events,
- and simmers/gamers.
Role Play Wiki strives to be an encyclopedia about the what and how, as well as the then and now of role-playing, with information and ways to information that is relevant to every role-player.
What Role Play Wiki is not
Role Play Wiki is not;
- ... a gaming or role-playing guidebook:
You are free to write guides in your user subspace (e.g. "User:Yatalu/How to create an in-depth character") or in your user blog, but there should be no "how to" or "tips and tricks"-pages in the content/main space. The content space could contain articles describing how things are usually done (how role-plays are founded, how characters are built), but they should remain objective to the extent possible.
- ... a database of minor lore elements of an established Role-playing game:
Not every quest, character or special item of role-playing games should have a page on Role Play Wiki. Even though any obscure RPG can have its own article here about the game itself, most role-playing games have their own wikis and we should not aim to be the most elaborate source on what is their goal to write about.
- ... a place to create stub Role-play characters:
Even though we highly support people to post character biographies on Role Play Wiki, it's not a place to store underdeveloped character pages you may never continue to work on. Our minimum requirements (format, page length) can however be easily met, and you can also use your user subspace (e.g. "User:Yatalu/John Smith") as scratchpad.