So you’d like to roleplay a dragon. Or perhaps you’d like to…

So you’d like to roleplay a dragon. Or perhaps you’d like to play a necromancer who’s lived for thousands of years longer than he should have. Maybe you’d like to take the leap and explore what life would be as a dryad or satyr. Or hey, gnolls seem to be a really fascinating species, and you’d like to try your hand at playing one.

Nothing’s stopping you from doing so. As I said when I started this column, you can roleplay whatever you want. But when you leap so far out of the realm of ordinary roleplay, you’ve got a difficult task ahead. The question of just how far you’ll go is entirely up to you — but roleplay isn’t necessarily about you. So how do you come up with an unconventional character? And how do you roleplay that character, and get other people to participate?

Role Play: Roleplaying the extraordinary

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