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Welcome to the Roleplay Section Information Hub! This is your source for useful links and information across all Roleplay forums and a directory to navigate where you would like to go.


  • Info Hub Links
    • Roleplay Rundown
        This is a concise rundown of all new Roleplay Section forums.
    • Glossary of Acronyms
        This is a list of all acronyms used in the Roleplay Section forums and their descriptions.
    • Topic Tags
        This is a list of all topic tags used in the Roleplay Section forums and their descriptions.
    • [url=OOCRPlink]Linking your Roleplay and OOC Thread [/url]
        This is a guide to link your Roleplay and OOC Thread. Coming Soon!
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Roleplay Section Rundown


Originally posted in the Welcome Mat.



Welcome to the Roleplay Section! This is your guide to the forums with a brief description of each.

Roleplay Community Forums
  • Information Desk
      All Roleplay Crew updates and information will be posted here, including events, announcements, contests, workshops, and other important information.
  • Roleplay Lounge
      This is the forum to chat about anything pertaining to roleplays or just anything in general. When you're not roleplaying, feel free to hang around in here.
    • Welcome Mat
        This is the place to introduce yourself to the Roleplay Section.
  • Out-of-Character Discussion
      This is the place for all out-of-character discussion in the Roleplay Forums.


Roleplay Forums
  • Storybook Sanctuary
      Storybooks are the longest form of roleplay. They usually have a slower pace and an emphasis on collaboration, and you are allowed to control other writers' characters.
  • Roleplay Realm
      This forum contains roleplays that blend the style of the Storybook Sanctuary (collaborative novel-writing where controlling other characters is allowed) and the Roleplay Hollow (endless, drop-character-in-room roleplaying where controlling other characters is forbidden). It often features casual stories with shorter posts.
  • Roleplay Hollow
      Casual and fast-paced, this roleplay forum allows you to drop your characters into any setting and with almost any kind of character ensemble. It's usually meant for fun and games, not storytelling, and you cannot control other characters.
  • Roleplay Duos
      This is a forum specifically for roleplays involving only two writers. You can collaborate on a novel, write short stories, or just roleplay casually with your favorite characters. The options are limitless!
  • Archive
      This is a forum of old, abandoned, or outdated roleplays and roleplay-related threads.
    • Completed Hall of Fame
        This is the roleplay hall of fame, where completed roleplays and storybooks are showcased for all to read and reflect on.


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Roleplay Section Glossary of Acronyms


Originally posted in the Welcome Mat.


  • RP = Roleplay
      A form of writing; collaborating with other writers on this form of writing; the name of the section in which roleplaying occurs.
  • SB = Storybook
      A form of roleplay with emphasis on longer, novel-style writing with collaboration.
  • PM/DM = Private Message/Direct Message
      A form of messaging on YWS.
  • WFP = WriterFeed Pad
      A collaborative writing platform that is hosted by YWS.
  • OOC = Out-of-character
      Any communication that is not in-character/in-story; a forum in the Roleplay Section that houses all OOC discussion.
  • DT = Discussion Thread
      An outdated term for OOC discussion that you might still see.
  • CT = Character Template
      An outline to create and describe a character. Often used interchangibly with CP.
  • CP = Character Profile
      A Character Template that has been completed and submitted for all writers to view.
  • DM/GM = Dungeon Master/Game Master
      Often used interchangibly with the Roleplay Creator, this person created the roleplay and guides the plot.
  • OC = Original Character
      A character created just for the story/only by the writer; a character not based off any characters in published fiction.
  • MC = Main Character
      A focus of the story/plot.
  • PC = Playable/Player Character
      Character(s) written by writers.
  • NPC = Non-Playable/Player Character
      Character(s) in the story but whose perspective is not written by writers; side characters.
  • OP = Over-powered
      A term that indicates something or someone is too powerful to be appropriate for the plot.

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Roleplay Section Topic Tags



  • General Tags
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[16+]
Following the Content Rating Guideline, the [16+] tag indicates that a roleplay has minor swearing, mature content, and violence. (Refer to the [url=RPRules]Roleplay Section Rules[/url] for more information.)

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[18+]
Following the Content Rating Guideline, the [18+] tag indicates that a roleplay has strong language or graphic violdence. Sexual explicitness is not allowed in roleplays. (Refer to the [url=RPRules]Roleplay Section Rules[/url] for more information.)

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[Accepting]
The [Accepting] Tag indicates a roleplay is looking for more writers.

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[Closed]
The [Closed] Tag indicates a roleplay is no longer looking for more writers.



  • Information Desk Tags
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[Workshop]
The [Workshop] Tag indicates a thread is announcing a workshop. Workshops are community events that are educational in nature.

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[YWU]
The [YWU] Tag indicates a thread is connected to the Young Writers Universe (YWU). The YWU is a collaborative universe that all writers can create and mold by their stories and lore.



  • Storybook Sanctum Tags
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[Fast-Paced]
The [Fast-Paced] Tag indicates a storybook requires shorter, more frequent posts from the writers. The improvised storybooking style is better suited to this.

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[Slow-Paced]
The [Slow-Paced] Tag indicates a storybook requires longer, less frequent posts from the writers. The collaborative storybooking style is better suited to this.



  • Roleplay Hollow Tags
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[Script]
The [Script] Tag indicates the roleplay may not follow paragraph or sentence format, and instead focuses directly on dialogue and minor actions. The style depends on the roleplay, but *asterisks*, "quotation marks", and/or [color=blue]colors[/colors] are typically used instead of traditional writing forms.



  • Archive Tags
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[Duo]
The [Duo] Tag indicates that the archived roleplay was a Roleplay Duo.

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[Hollow]
The [Hollow] Tag indicates that the archived roleplay was a Roleplay Hollow roleplay.

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[Realm]
The [Realm] Tag indicates that the archived roleplay was a Roleplay Realm roleplay.

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[Storybook]
The [Storybook] Tag indicates that the archived roleplay was a Storybook Sanctuary roleplay.


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