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?