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August 30th, 2014 at 11:59am
 
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Use this thread as an example and/or template for your posts when you role-play in this board. You are always free to use your own formatting, of course, but new players might find it useful to start here. Check the comments for formatting examples and the code required to use them, and please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you!
Misc Formatting Tips

Due to the character limit, comments posted in this forum category (and only this forum category) will not be held to the "no double posting" rule. You can use this to split up scenes if necessary, and it might make it easier to visually jump around locations in the story. Please do not abuse this, and only break a comment across multiple posts where necessary. If your comment is too long to post, consider whether or not you should be hogging that much of the story to yourself before breaking it apart. Abusers of this rule may have their posts deleted by the mods, so please follow them. Also, please try not to put any negative or rude comments, as RP threads are made for everyone to have fun and you do not have to participate if you want.
If you want to section-off a part of your story, you can place a horizontal rule across the page by typing a series of at least five hyphens in a row.

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Sometimes you need extra spacing between two sprites or perhaps between a sprite and some text and no matter how much you try to add spaces through the editor they always get collapses back to one space. In these instances, it's helpful to use the tab space. With it you can easily separate objects and text with as much spacing as you need.

[tab]
If you want to align your text to the left or right side of the page, you can use the align code below. This makes it easier for your audience to read and helps to give a sense of a character's physical relationship to others in the same scene.

[align-left]left aligned text[/align-left]
[align-center]center aligned text[/align-center]
[align-right]right aligned text[/align-right]

When writing dialog, it's helpful to include a mugshot of the character that's talking. You can combine the player/robot/mecha tag with any of the type tags for a neat inline effect. Using the above alignment code, you can easily achieve a really nice looking narrative.

[align-left][[robot]{ice-man} : There's something dangerous up ahead, sir!]{freeze}[/align-left]
ice-man : There's something dangerous up ahead, sir!

In addition to dialog, you can easily set up "scenes" using the background and foreground formatting tags together with player, robot, mecha, ability, and even item sprites. All you need to do is put your sprites in a foreground tag, then put that inside a background tag. Spacers can be used to add more distance between characters, and sprite frames and directions can easily be tweaked with some code.


[background-arctic-jungle]
[foreground-arctic-jungle]
[robot:right:defend]{mega-man} [tab][tab][tab] [ability:left:01]{ice-slasher} [robot:left:taunt]{ice-man}
[/foreground-arctic-jungle]
[/background-arctic-jungle]


mega-man        ice-slasher ice-man

UPDATE 2015/06/06 : In preparation for the new update, alts have been added for many characters. Among them are the "Darkness" alts, shown below. Please enjoy using them in the community until the update comes out! :)

cut-man   Cut Man Σ   cut-man      
guts-man   Guts Man Σ   guts-man      
ice-man   Ice Man Σ   ice-man      
bomb-man   Bomb Man Σ   bomb-man      
fire-man   Fire Man Σ   fire-man      
elec-man   Elec Man Σ   elec-man      
time-man   Time Man Σ   time-man      
oil-man   Oil Man Σ   oil-man      

metal-man   Metal Man Σ   metal-man      
air-man   Air Man Σ   air-man      
bubble-man   Bubble Man Σ   bubble-man      
quick-man   Quick Man Σ   quick-man      
crash-man   Crash Man Σ   crash-man      
flash-man   Flash Man Σ   flash-man      
heat-man   Heat Man Σ   heat-man      
wood-man   Wood Man Σ   wood-man      

needle-man   Needle Man Σ   needle-man      
magnet-man   Magnet Man Σ   magnet-man      
gemini-man   Gemini Man Σ   gemini-man      
hard-man   Hard Man Σ   hard-man      
top-man   Top Man Σ   top-man      
snake-man   Snake Man Σ   snake-man      
spark-man   Spark Man Σ   spark-man      
shadow-man   Shadow Man Σ   shadow-man      

bright-man   Bright Man Σ   bright-man
toad-man   Toad Man Σ   toad-man
drill-man   Drill Man Σ   drill-man
pharaoh-man   Pharaoh Man Σ   pharaoh-man
ring-man   Ring Man Σ   ring-man
dust-man   Dust Man Σ   dust-man
dive-man   Dive Man Σ   dive-man
skull-man   Skull Man Σ   skull-man

gravity-man   Gravity Man Σ   gravity-man
wave-man   Wave Man Σ   wave-man
stone-man   Stone Man Σ   stone-man
gyro-man   Gyro Man Σ   gyro-man
star-man   Star Man Σ   star-man
charge-man   Charge Man Σ   charge-man
napalm-man   Napalm Man Σ   napalm-man
crystal-man   Crystal Man Σ   crystal-man


[[robot]{cut-man_alt9} [tab]Cut Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{cut-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{guts-man_alt9} [tab]Guts Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{guts-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{ice-man_alt9} [tab]Ice Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{ice-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{bomb-man_alt9} [tab]Bomb Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{bomb-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{fire-man_alt9} [tab]Fire Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{fire-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{elec-man_alt9} [tab]Elec Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{elec-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{time-man_alt9} [tab]Time Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{time-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{oil-man_alt9} [tab]Oil Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{oil-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{metal-man_alt9} [tab]Metal Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{metal-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{air-man_alt9} [tab]Air Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{air-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{bubble-man_alt9} [tab]Bubble Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{bubble-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{quick-man_alt9} [tab]Quick Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{quick-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{crash-man_alt9} [tab]Crash Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{crash-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{flash-man_alt9} [tab]Flash Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{flash-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{heat-man_alt9} [tab]Heat Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{heat-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{wood-man_alt9} [tab]Wood Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{wood-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{needle-man_alt9} [tab]Needle Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{needle-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{magnet-man_alt9} [tab]Magnet Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{magnet-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{gemini-man_alt9} [tab]Gemini Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{gemini-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{hard-man_alt9} [tab]Hard Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{hard-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{top-man_alt9} [tab]Top Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{top-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{snake-man_alt9} [tab]Snake Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{snake-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{spark-man_alt9} [tab]Spark Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{spark-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{shadow-man_alt9} [tab]Shadow Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{shadow-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{bright-man_alt9} [tab]Bright Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{bright-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{toad-man_alt9} [tab]Toad Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{toad-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{drill-man_alt9} [tab]Drill Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{drill-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{pharaoh-man_alt9} [tab]Pharaoh Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{pharaoh-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{ring-man_alt9} [tab]Ring Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{ring-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{dust-man_alt9} [tab]Dust Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{dust-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{dive-man_alt9} [tab]Dive Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{dive-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{skull-man_alt9} [tab]Skull Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{skull-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{gravity-man_alt9} [tab]Gravity Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{gravity-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{wave-man_alt9} [tab]Wave Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{wave-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{stone-man_alt9} [tab]Stone Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{stone-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{gyro-man_alt9} [tab]Gyro Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{gyro-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{star-man_alt9} [tab]Star Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{star-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{charge-man_alt9} [tab]Charge Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{charge-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{napalm-man_alt9} [tab]Napalm Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{napalm-man_alt9}]{empty}
[[robot]{crystal-man_alt9} [tab]Crystal Man Σ[tab] [robot:left:base]{crystal-man_alt9}]{empty}

Role-Play Formatting Help
Posted by Adrian Marceau on August 30th, 2014 at 11:59am
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Developer
Adrian Marceau
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Posted on August 30th, 2014 at 12:00pm Edited on 2014/08/30 at 12:02pm
Posted 2014/08/30 at 12:00pm Edited 2014/08/30 at 12:02pm
#1

mega-man        peng

Mega Man works his way through Ice Man's stage, and finds Ice Man himself at the end.


mega-man        ice-man

There's something dangerous up ahead, sir! Oh? Freeze it at all costs, soldier!    ice-man
mega-man    I don't believe it... Iceman! Even a loyal robot like you...
Well, sir, I... Soldier, finish your mission!    ice-man


mega-man        core-freeze ice-man

Mega Man fights and defeats Ice Man and collects his Freeze Core.



[background-arctic-jungle]
[foreground-arctic-jungle]
[robot:right:slide]{mega-man} [tab][tab][tab] [mecha:left:base]{peng}
[/foreground-arctic-jungle]
[/background-arctic-jungle]

[align-center]Mega Man works his way through Ice Man's stage, and finds Ice Man himself at the end.[/align-center]

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[background-arctic-jungle]
[foreground-arctic-jungle]
[robot:right:defend]{mega-man} [tab][tab][tab] [robot:left:shoot]{ice-man}
[/foreground-arctic-jungle]
[/background-arctic-jungle]

[align-right][There's something dangerous up ahead, sir! Oh? Freeze it at all costs, soldier! [tab] [robot]{ice-man}]{freeze}[/align-right]
[align-left][[robot]{mega-man} [tab] I don't believe it... Iceman! Even a loyal robot like you...]{copy}[/align-left]
[align-right][Well, sir, I... Soldier, finish your mission! [tab] [robot]{ice-man}]{freeze}[/align-right]

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[background-arctic-jungle]
[foreground-arctic-jungle]
[robot:right:shoot]{mega-man} [tab][tab][tab] [item]{core-freeze} [robot:left:defeat]{ice-man}
[/foreground-arctic-jungle]
[/background-arctic-jungle]

[align-center]Mega Man fights and defeats Ice Man and collects his Freeze Core.[/align-center]
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TheDoc
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Posted on August 30th, 2014 at 1:53pm
Posted 2014/08/30 at 1:53pm
#2
No way. You made a separate Roleplay category? My, my, Adrian, you're seriously going all out on this forum! Keep up the great work, man!
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Topmegaplaya
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Posted on August 30th, 2014 at 2:24pm
Posted 2014/08/30 at 2:24pm
#3
A rp section on and rpg website dang
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Beta Man
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Posted on August 31st, 2014 at 7:54pm
Posted 2014/08/31 at 7:54pm
#4
...Does this mean we can make our own roleplaying topics?
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MegaBossMan
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Posted on August 31st, 2014 at 8:02pm Edited on 2014/08/31 at 8:07pm
Posted 2014/08/31 at 8:02pm Edited 2014/08/31 at 8:07pm
#5
@BtMan : Yes you can, yes you can. Merry Christmas/Labor Day/Birthday/Any other Holliday that exists.
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Beta Man
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Posted on August 31st, 2014 at 8:04pm Edited on 2014/08/31 at 9:41pm
Posted 2014/08/31 at 8:04pm Edited 2014/08/31 at 9:41pm
#6
...I'd take happy Labor Day or something, but whatever.
BTW, do you mind if I try to tackle 2 in one? I also have an idea of a roleplay with just battles.
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ChillPenguin
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Posted on September 1st, 2014 at 12:35am Edited on 2014/09/01 at 12:42am
Posted 2014/09/01 at 12:35am Edited 2014/09/01 at 12:42am
#7
Alright everyone, the first batch of alts are complete! Check my leaderboard profile to see all the different options are present, and remember that these are for forum posts only right now and do not appear in the game (yet). So yeah, feel free to give them their own personalities and backstories if you want and please please share. :)


core-freeze    ice-man     heart     ice-man    core-freeze
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Beta Man
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Posted on September 1st, 2014 at 4:49pm Edited on 2014/09/02 at 9:32pm
Posted 2014/09/01 at 4:49pm Edited 2014/09/02 at 9:32pm
#8
I went ahead and made it. However, you all noticed by now, so saying this is just pointless.
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CHAOS_FANTAZY
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Posted on September 2nd, 2014 at 9:23pm Edited on 2014/09/02 at 9:37pm
Posted 2014/09/02 at 9:23pm Edited 2014/09/02 at 9:37pm
#9
Hey, Adrian! If we're getting some fancy-schmancy alternate palettes for the Robot Masters, why not have a set of palettes for the Robot Masters' Enraged palettes from Rockman 4 Minus Infinity? It's a very famous ROM hack, and I'm sure the people who recognize them will get a kick out of them. I even came prepared with possible palette examples...



And there's a little bit of flair on them because this is MMRPG, of course. Two palettes for Toad because I'm not sure which looks better. And, I admit it, I cheated on Pharaoh-Man...but I wasn't a big fan of how the white mask looked on him and all. Could be altered back if it really needs to, I suppose.
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MegaBossMan
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Posted on September 2nd, 2014 at 9:40pm
Posted 2014/09/02 at 9:40pm
#10
@CHAOS_FANTAZY : I feel we would need to ask permission first to use those sprites. After all, it isn't fair to take someone's work for their fan-game without their permission.
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Beta Man
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Posted on September 2nd, 2014 at 9:40pm
Posted 2014/09/02 at 9:40pm
#11
I'm not sure if that will happen, but if he accepts, I'll maybe ask for X and Zero from the Mega Man X series.
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CHAOS_FANTAZY
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Posted on September 2nd, 2014 at 9:56pm
Posted 2014/09/02 at 9:56pm
#12
They're not his sprites, though; they're MMRPG's sprites given new colors. From my experiences working with these sorts of creators in the past, they're more honored than anything to have their game featured (As long as they get credit, of course). Even then, hard to really claim ownership on a recolor.

And don't get me started on how hard it is to communicate to Japanese developers...
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Spinstrike
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Posted on September 8th, 2014 at 5:27pm
Posted 2014/09/08 at 5:27pm
#13
Not really a formatting thing, but I'd just like to get some publicity for CHAOS_FANTAZY's RP thread. Check it out!
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Meta
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Posted on September 20th, 2014 at 9:57am Edited on 2014/09/20 at 10:07am
Posted 2014/09/20 at 9:57am Edited 2014/09/20 at 10:07am
#14
cut-man          mega-man

cut-manMega man! I must fight you to bring humanity!

mega-manNo, your the one causing trouble.
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MegaBossMan
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Posted on December 9th, 2014 at 8:04pm
Posted 2014/12/09 at 8:04pm
#15
Hello there, I'd like to ask all the RPers here a question.

Would anyone here disagree if my RP were to be stickyed? I know I sound a bit egotistic here, but that thread has ALMOST 3000 views, and it's not on the front page of the RP section. It just sounds a bit weird to me, and I hope I'm justified in thinking this. Hate it or not, it is a very popular RP thread, and it is the one that[I assume] started this whole section.

Note: If it were stickyed, it'd be a different color from these stickyed threads. That would be to distinguish it from the ones that are more "Formatting Help" type threads.
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Beta Man
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Posted on December 9th, 2014 at 8:35pm
Posted 2014/12/09 at 8:35pm
#16
@MerryBossMan : I have no problem with that at all. I actually think it is a good idea.
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Spinstrike
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Posted on January 1st, 2015 at 9:31am
Posted 2015/01/01 at 9:31am
#17
I know this doesn't exactly pertain to RP, but it is a formatting question, so...

Does anyone know how to post pictures directly from the web? Without saving them to your computer, I mean.
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TheDoc
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Posted on January 1st, 2015 at 1:03pm
Posted 2015/01/01 at 1:03pm
#18
[Type here what you want to say when the mouse is placed over the image](Put the image URL here)
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Crystal Miner
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Posted on February 8th, 2015 at 8:21am
Posted 2015/02/08 at 8:21am
#19
how do you do the color alt. for the robots? I need a colored Bass for my plot.
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