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A simple question, so I can ask a more complex one later. How do you define public roleplay and private roleplay?

What is public roleplay?

What is private roleplay?

What are some key similarities between them?

What are some key differences between them?

Feel free to go deep, let your rp philosopher loose.
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15-Jul-2019 23:51:42 - Last edited on 15-Jul-2019 23:52:14 by ebolahuakbar

Hazbollah
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Okay, I'll bite.


Public role-play exists in, as you can imagine, the 'public' sphere aka the accepted canon. Because of this it adheres to the common rules of role-playing. I guess you could argue it's more popular because it's easier to interact with people in the public setting and it's very much the kind of thing you'd expect.

Private role-play is a little more complex but probably not as drastically different as people would suggest. I would say it can exist in an accepted canon but in most cases it's an alternative. Private role-play does not necessarily mean the rules don't apply. It's a case by case basis; in private role-plays (e.g special plotlines) certain characters might have different abilities which don't mesh well with the public sphere, but that's not to say every rule is disregarded - there has been a history of private POCs which have very much the same kind of guidelines the public does. Private role-plays I'd say are closer-knit together and work quite well as an intimate group. I suppose in this way it just depends what you're looking for.

Similarities? I'd say mostly the same. Differences? The standards and conduct, dependent on what kind of role-play it is.
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16-Jul-2019 02:22:50 - Last edited on 16-Jul-2019 02:23:12 by Hazbollah

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RiDaku said:
pretty sure we have two stickied threads describing exactly this


Only one of the two stickied threads discusses what public roleplay is.

I chose to not ask this question on the Roleplay Guide & Help because I want to encourage people to go deeper than what a thread aimed primarily at newcomers can go. Also so I can see what the operating definitions of public and private are for various members of the community, rather than just what I think their operating definitions are. This will allow for much better questions in the future.
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16-Jul-2019 03:17:07

RiDaku
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Hazbollah said:
Public role-play exists in, as you can imagine, the 'public' sphere aka the accepted canon.


But with this definition you run in to a rather jarring problem. It's not one that's very hard to realize is jarring either. What determines the public sphere? You run in to one circle that tell you this is the accepted public canon. You go to another, and they tell you this one is. You go to a third and they tell you theirs is! Well, who's telling the truth? Do you go by numbers, or quantity of threads? Quality of threads? Number of roleplays per day, per week? No, you don't. Because every single one of these can be subverted and has been subverted rather famously by some clans that you used to see years ago.

Public roleplay can be defined by roleplay that can be found publicly. Anything that advertises itself as open and available is public roleplay. It is roleplay, that is public. It's very simple to define and self-explanatory; When you hear "Public RP" you think "This is RP that is available to the public."

Private roleplay can be defined by roleplay that is privatized. Clans and groups that hide themselves away (or label themselves as private, in case they're trying to invite new people but want to stay secluded from everything else), that choose to ignore all other roleplay groups and stories. Take "The Arbiters of Honor", for example. They're an rp group that's been ongoing since either during/before my arrival on 42. They no longer have a thread, you can't find them in-game easily, your only way in is by being invited and approved by someone who's already in there. That's a private roleplay.
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16-Jul-2019 03:46:24

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1. Public role-play by definition of the world public, is being open to the entire community. Where even if a person is hated, they are welcome to be part of the role-play without receiving an invitation. This would mean it’s in everyone’s history.

2. Private role-play by definition of the word private, is when the role-play is an invitation only. Not everyone can join and only a circle of handpicked people is allowed and acknowledged. Any outsiders who wants to jump in would be ignored or denied.

3. The key similarities are in few numbers. Both tend to have a player-made canon that bends the lore of the game. Another would be plot driven stories. And lots of planning. Yes, public role-play and private role-play do have planning for role-play events and as such, has scripted events.

4. The key differences are a lot. As I stated above, one denies people in and only accepts few numbers of their inner circles. Another is more open to the community and accepts anyone and everyone. Another informs its members that the event going on is a scripted driven event that outcome depends on the choices of the role-players, another fails to mention of a script being placed for an event. Yes, this is a thing that ends into it being an OOC argument and caused problem. One side accepts a “public” canon, “private” canon, or a “in-game” canon only.

That’s my opinion on the definition of a public and private role-play. You’ll notice (or now notice) that I used the definition of public and private and added role-play into it. So, one is an open thing, and another is not.
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16-Jul-2019 04:33:49

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CrocoNuts said:
Golf clap

He walked right into that one.


My answer is literally on my guide, page two. I don't know what you're implying. "Haa, gotcha! You're.. uh.. saying the same thing you've been saying for years."
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16-Jul-2019 05:15:45 - Last edited on 16-Jul-2019 05:21:31 by RiDaku

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RiDaku said:
CrocoNuts said:
Golf clap

He walked right into that one.


My answer is literally on my guide, page two. I don't know what you're implying. "Haa, gotcha! You're.. uh.. saying the same thing you've been saying for years."


I know what your guide says, dw about that. Your last line was a nice attempt to mock my thoughts but you were right and you don’t know what I was implying.
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16-Jul-2019 07:54:32

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