Our Definition

When one or more people take on a different identity during a scene. Examples may include teacher-student, doctor-patient, or boss-employee.

Real Life Examples

Josephus and Fleebert enjoy taking on the roles of “Conquering Warlord” and “Favoured Concubine” respectively.

Ethel has a longtime fantasy where she is Spider-man/Peter Parker, and JJ Jameson is demanding pictures of Spider-Man and threatening various punishments if said pictures of spider man are not delivered. 

Common Practices

Everyone is different! You'll see this repeated throughout our website and glossary. Common role-play practices include, but certainly aren't limited to
  • Arranging and planning scenes ahead of time.
  • Staying in character for the duration of a scene 
  • Incorporating costumes or other items to help create a mood or keep the participants engaged in the setting.

Got a beef with our definition?

Of course we don't speak for everyone! If you feel we are missing additional info, context, facts, history, or data, please email us and let us know!

While we can't promise every suggestion will make it, we'll always be working to keep this glossary thorough and inclusive!